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Math Models to Predict Animal-Borne Disease Outbreaks

A team of ecologists and mathematicians is applying machine learning and statistical models to forecast outbreaks of zoonotic diseases, those spread to humans from animals. . . . → Read More: Math Models to Predict Animal-Borne Disease Outbreaks

Start-Up Formed to Develop Non-Opioid Pain Drugs

A new enterprise is being formed to develop non-addictive drugs for chronic pain that use different biochemical processes than opioid pain relievers. . . . → Read More: Start-Up Formed to Develop Non-Opioid Pain Drugs

Brown, Toy Maker Partner on Elder Assistance Robots

A collaboration between Brown University and toy maker Hasbro is developing robotic assistants for older people that build on Hasbro’s current line of robotic pets. . . . → Read More: Brown, Toy Maker Partner on Elder Assistance Robots

Fox Foundation, 23andMe in Large-Scale Parkinson’s Study

The Michael J. Fox Foundation and personal genetics company 23andMe are recruiting a large group of individuals with and without Parkinson’s disease to provide a more complete picture of the disorder. . . . → Read More: Fox Foundation, 23andMe in Large-Scale Parkinson’s Study

Phone-Based Lupus Home Test Kit in Development

A home test kit using smartphone imaging is being created by biomedical engineers to detect kidney inflammation caused by lupus, an autoimmune disorder. . . . → Read More: Phone-Based Lupus Home Test Kit in Development

Snake-Like Intelligent Robot in Development

An engineering team is creating a self-powered robot that can travel independently like a snake through uneven and cluttered surfaces, such as disaster sites. . . . → Read More: Snake-Like Intelligent Robot in Development

Avian Flu Vaccine with Longer Protection in Development

A biotechnology company is designing a vaccine to protect against the newly emergent avian flu to provide more sustained protection like seasonal flu vaccines. . . . → Read More: Avian Flu Vaccine with Longer Protection in Development

Brain-Computer Link in Development for Spinal Injury

A consortium of engineering labs is designing a system translating commands in the brain to prosthetic devices that help people walk with spinal cord injury. . . . → Read More: Brain-Computer Link in Development for Spinal Injury

Cochlear Implant Robotics Start-Up Gains NIH Funds

A university spin-off enterprise developing robotics to make cochlear implants for hearing loss safer and more effective is receiving a Small Business Innovation Research, or SBIR, grant to advance its technology. . . . → Read More: Cochlear Implant Robotics Start-Up Gains NIH Funds

NIH Funds Heart Tissue Regeneration Tests in Pigs

An experimental drug to help grow new heart tissue after a heart attack is advancing to tests in pigs, with help from National Institutes of Health. . . . → Read More: NIH Funds Heart Tissue Regeneration Tests in Pigs