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Portable Sequencer Identifies Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Klebsiella pneumoniae

Researchers using a hand-held genomic sequencing device were able to identify targets for combating drug-resistant bacteria much faster than current methods. . . . → Read More: Portable Sequencer Identifies Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Engineered Microbe Blocks Ammonia Blood Poisoning

Ammonia molecule

A genetically engineered bacterial strain is shown in tests with animals to stop ammonia poisons in the gut from reaching the blood stream, as well as be safe for humans in a clinical trial. . . . → Read More: Engineered Microbe Blocks Ammonia Blood Poisoning

Sensor-Pill System Designed for Cancer Drugs

Proteus Discover system

A system combining a tiny sensor with oral chemotherapy drugs aims to provide physicians with closer monitoring of cancer patients’ treatments and conditions. . . . → Read More: Sensor-Pill System Designed for Cancer Drugs

Univ. Spin-Off Creates Concussion Detection App

Eye measurements

A start-up enterprise begun by students at Purdue University developed an iPhone app that detects mild brain injuries by measuring responses of eyes to light. . . . → Read More: Univ. Spin-Off Creates Concussion Detection App

Fitbit Devices Providing Precision Medicine Data

Fitbit Charge3

Wearers of Fitbit activity tracking devices now have the option of sharing their data with a large-scale precision medicine project run by National Institutes of Health. . . . → Read More: Fitbit Devices Providing Precision Medicine Data

Consortium to Speed Vaccine Production

Syringe

An alliance of research organizations is designing ways to cut the time needed to develop, test, and manufacture new vaccines to as little as 6 months. . . . → Read More: Consortium to Speed Vaccine Production

Shutdown Delays FDA Peanut Allergy Drug Review

Closed sign

Regulatory review of a drug to prevent allergic reactions to peanuts appears to be delayed by the shutdown of some U.S. government operations. . . . → Read More: Shutdown Delays FDA Peanut Allergy Drug Review

3-D Printed Implants Treat Spinal Cord Injury

Man in wheelchair

Customized implants, produced on a 3-D printer and seeded with stem cells, are shown in tests with lab animals to restore nerve signals and functioning after a spinal cord injury. . . . → Read More: 3-D Printed Implants Treat Spinal Cord Injury

Designing Strawberry Varieties for Japanese Farms

Strawberries

An agricultural genomics company in Israel and auto maker Toyota began a joint project to design new varieties of strawberries to grow on Japanese farms . . . → Read More: Designing Strawberry Varieties for Japanese Farms

RNA Therapy Studied for Parkinson’s Side Effects

Kathy Steece-Collier

Medical researchers are developing a treatment for a frequent side-effect of Parkinson’s disease drugs using a corrective RNA molecule to reverse the condition. . . . → Read More: RNA Therapy Studied for Parkinson’s Side Effects