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Computer-Aided Bone Graft Process Devised with Stem Cells

Leg in cast

A tissue engineering team developed a process that includes computer-assisted design for personalized grafts derived from a patient’s own stem cells, to repair bone defects caused by trauma or disease. . . . → Read More: Computer-Aided Bone Graft Process Devised with Stem Cells

NSF, Industry Group Fund Bio-Based Semiconductor R&D

Biocircuits illustration

A research consortium in the semiconductor industry and National Science Foundation are supporting a series of projects investigating interactions between biology and circuits for data transfer and storage. . . . → Read More: NSF, Industry Group Fund Bio-Based Semiconductor R&D

Gates, Lauder Backing Early Alzheimer’s Biomarker Tests

Brain circuits

A group of well-known philanthropists is backing a new research program to find simple tests that reveal early indicators of Alzheimer’s disease in a person’s molecular make-up. . . . → Read More: Gates, Lauder Backing Early Alzheimer’s Biomarker Tests

More Damage Detected from Crispr-Cas9 Edits

Crispr genome edits illustration

A genetics lab in the U.K. revealed that a leading technique for editing genomes produces more unwanted damage to the edited genomes than previously understood. . . . → Read More: More Damage Detected from Crispr-Cas9 Edits

A.I. Drug Discovery Company Gains $32M in Early Funds

Brain hemispheres graphic

A company using genomic databases and artificial intelligence to discover new therapies for neurodegenerative diseases is raising $32 million in its first venture funding round. . . . → Read More: A.I. Drug Discovery Company Gains $32M in Early Funds

Exosome Technology Acquired for TBI, Stroke Therapies

Stroke circulation

A company developing therapies for brain injuries and neurodegenerative disorders is acquiring the rights to a process that treats these conditions with pieces of RNA transferred in tiny containers call exosomes. . . . → Read More: Exosome Technology Acquired for TBI, Stroke Therapies

Wearables, Game App Help Boost Exercise Levels

Woman walking and reading

A study assessing FitBit devices and a game-style mobile app shows a combination of the technologies results in more exercise by office workers, at least at the outset, than just the FitBit alone. . . . → Read More: Wearables, Game App Help Boost Exercise Levels

RNA Nanoparticles Designed for Brain Cancer Therapy

Brain cell networks

Medical researchers and material scientists devised a technique for delivering tiny particles of genetic material to the brain, which help lab mice shrink or remove their brain tumors and survive longer. . . . → Read More: RNA Nanoparticles Designed for Brain Cancer Therapy

Trial Testing Vitamin D, Fatty Acids for Type 1 Diabetes

A clinical trial is underway testing vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids in children and adults as a treatment for type 1 diabetes, the form of diabetes where the body does not produce insulin. . . . → Read More: Trial Testing Vitamin D, Fatty Acids for Type 1 Diabetes

FDA Issues Draft Gene Therapy Regulatory Guidance

Editing DNA

FDA issued a series of draft documents spelling out its processes for reviewing gene therapies for three types of diseases, as well as producing and testing these treatments. . . . → Read More: FDA Issues Draft Gene Therapy Regulatory Guidance