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Proteins from Bacteria Generate Power for Wearables

Air-gen device

A collaboration of engineers and biologists created a way of producing electric power from humidity in the air with fine wires made of proteins from bacteria. . . . → Read More: Proteins from Bacteria Generate Power for Wearables

Engineered Bacteria Deliver Cancer Immunotherapy

E. coli

Escherichia coli, or E. coli, bacteria (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases)

13 Feb. 2020. A biomedical engineering team designed probiotic bacteria, which in lab mice are shown to deliver and enhance cancer immunotherapy drugs. Researchers at Columbia University in New York describe their engineered bacteria and findings in yesterday’s issue of . . . → Read More: Engineered Bacteria Deliver Cancer Immunotherapy

Gene Therapy Licensed for Multiple Aging Diseases

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

A university spin-off company developing treatments to extend the lifetimes of dogs is gaining a gene therapy for preventing multiple age-related diseases. . . . → Read More: Gene Therapy Licensed for Multiple Aging Diseases

Blood Cancers Respond to Cord Blood Cells

Katy Rezvani

A small-scale clinical trial shows most patients with two blood-related cancers safely respond to immune system cells derived from umbilical cord blood. . . . → Read More: Blood Cancers Respond to Cord Blood Cells

Companies Deploy Blockchain for Food Safety, Tracking

Cattle

A company offering food and animal safety services is applying blockchain technologies to boost its livestock and food tracking capabilities. . . . → Read More: Companies Deploy Blockchain for Food Safety, Tracking

Crispr Company Raises $45M in Venture Funds

Editing DNA

A spin-off enterprise from a pioneering Crispr research lab is raising $45 million in venture funds to develop diagnostics and other applications. . . . → Read More: Crispr Company Raises $45M in Venture Funds

Organoids Shown Not Developing Like Real Brains

Arnold Kriegstein

Brain organoids, three-dimensional collections of brain cells grown from stem cells, are found in lab tests to not become fully functioning cells and tissue. . . . → Read More: Organoids Shown Not Developing Like Real Brains

Liquid Biopsy, A.I. Detect Four Cancers

Blood sample tubes

A single blood test analyzed by machine learning is shown in tests with cancer patients to detect the presence of four types of solid tumor cancers. . . . → Read More: Liquid Biopsy, A.I. Detect Four Cancers

FDA Issues Draft, Final Gene Therapy Guidance

Adeno-associated virus

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued new draft guidance for reviewing gene therapies as orphan drugs for rare diseases. . . . → Read More: FDA Issues Draft, Final Gene Therapy Guidance

Organ Chip Systems Simulate Full Body Drug Responses

Liver chip device

A robotic system that ties together multiple chip devices representing different human organs can test for drug effects on patients without affecting the individuals. . . . → Read More: Organ Chip Systems Simulate Full Body Drug Responses