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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

Foundation Supports ALS Inflammation Treatments

Brain activity graphic

A foundation is funding a biotechnology company’s research on therapies to block proteins encouraging neuron inflammation in people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. . . . → Read More: Foundation Supports ALS Inflammation Treatments

Infographic – U.S. Having Bad Flu Season

Chart: US flu season

According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the infection rate for this year’s seasonal influenza is among the highest in the past five years. . . . → Read More: Infographic – U.S. Having Bad Flu Season

Infant Jumpsuit Captures Objective Movement Data

Smart jumpsuit

A one-piece garment fitted with sensors is shown to capture data about an infant’s movements for analysis by algorithms to reveal possible developmental problems. . . . → Read More: Infant Jumpsuit Captures Objective Movement Data

Wireless Smart Bandage Designed for Chronic Wounds

Hand bandage

A university lab developed a wirelessly-controlled programmable bandage that in tests with lab mice results in more diabetic wound closure than topical medicines. . . . → Read More: Wireless Smart Bandage Designed for Chronic Wounds

Enrollment Completed in Aging Frailty Stem Cell Trial

Hands of older person

A company developing stem cell treatments to counter frailty in older people finished enlisting participants in a clinical trial testing its therapies. . . . → Read More: Enrollment Completed in Aging Frailty Stem Cell Trial

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

Synthetic Cell Matrix Devised for Cancer Drug Testing

Honeycomb scaffold

A bioengineering lab is creating synthetic cell scaffolds that simulate tumor cells and tissue, offering a more reliable way of testing new cancer drugs. . . . → Read More: Synthetic Cell Matrix Devised for Cancer Drug Testing

Janssen, BARDA Partner on Coronavirus Vaccine

Coronavirus

An industry-government collaboration aims to advance and produce vaccines against the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak in China and elsewhere. . . . → Read More: Janssen, BARDA Partner on Coronavirus Vaccine

Nasal Spray Reduces Migraine-Related Stress, Peptides

Richard Kraig

A hormone resembling insulin given as a nasal spray is shown in lab rats to reduce stress on nerve cells and peptides associated with migraine pain. . . . → Read More: Nasal Spray Reduces Migraine-Related Stress, Peptides