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Mobile Device Screens That Tap Back

Touchscreen system

Engineers in Germany designed screens for mobile phones and tablets that not only feel touch pressure, but can also return pulses or vibrations to users’ fingers. . . . → Read More: Mobile Device Screens That Tap Back

Trial Testing Targeted Solid Tumor Immunotherapy

Alligator head

A clinical trial is underway testing the safety of a cancer therapy that harnesses the immune system, but also works only in the tumor to reduce adverse side effects. . . . → Read More: Trial Testing Targeted Solid Tumor Immunotherapy

Trials Underway Testing Crispr for Blood Disorders

Crispr genome edits illustration

Clinical trials testing the genome editing technique Crispr for sickle cell disease and beta thalassemia, two inherited blood disorders, enrolled and infused their first patients. . . . → Read More: Trials Underway Testing Crispr for Blood Disorders

Gene Editing Deactivates Cause of T-Cell Side Effects

Human T-cell

A biotechnology company developing engineered T-cells as treatments for cancer, used gene editing to deactivate a likely cause of serious adverse effects from its therapies. . . . → Read More: Gene Editing Deactivates Cause of T-Cell Side Effects

Prosthetic Hand Gives Better Sense of Position, Movement

Prosthetic hand

Prosthetic hand with a more natural sense of touch (Luca Rossini, EPFL)

22 Feb. 2019. An advance in prosthetics and robotics enables artificial hands to provide a more natural sense of position and reach in the dark or without looking at objects. Researchers from institutions in Switzerland and Italy describe this development in . . . → Read More: Prosthetic Hand Gives Better Sense of Position, Movement

Trial Shows RNA Therapy Safe for Diabetes

Blood glucose test

Results from a clinical trial show a new drug with synthetic messenger RNA is safe for people with diabetes, and has the potential to promote new blood vessel growth. . . . → Read More: Trial Shows RNA Therapy Safe for Diabetes

Stem Cell Genes Edited to Avoid Immune Rejection

Sonja Schrepfer and Tobias Deuse

A new study shows editing the genomes of adult stem cells can avoid their rejection by the immune system when implanted in lab mice other than the stem cell donor. . . . → Read More: Stem Cell Genes Edited to Avoid Immune Rejection

Institute Developing Phone-Linked Graphene Sensors

Wearable graphene sensor patch

A research institute is developing sensors made with graphene, worn like a patch on the skin, and connect to a mobile phone to measure key health indicators. . . . → Read More: Institute Developing Phone-Linked Graphene Sensors

Asthma Drug Shown to Lower Airway Muscle Mass

Asthma inhaler and pills

An experimental drug is shown in a clinical trial and computer modeling to reduce the mass of smooth muscle tissue that builds up in airways of people with asthma. . . . → Read More: Asthma Drug Shown to Lower Airway Muscle Mass

Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation Adapted for Epilepsy

Philips EEG system

An academic-industry collaboration in Europe is evaluating brain stimulation, but without implanting electrodes, as a treatment for one type of epilepsy. . . . → Read More: Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation Adapted for Epilepsy