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Multi-Function Stretchable Sensor Platform Developed

Stretchable 3-D electronic sensor bandage

An engineering team created a system that combines multiple electronic sensors into a single 3-D stretchable device that can be worn on various body locations to monitor different functions. . . . → Read More: Multi-Function Stretchable Sensor Platform Developed

FDA Clears Fertility Awareness App for Birth Control

Natural Cycles app and device

A mobile app for determining a woman’s fertility state on any given day was cleared for marketing in the U.S. as a birth control method. . . . → Read More: FDA Clears Fertility Awareness App for Birth Control

Start-Up to Tackle Neurodegenerative Diseases, Raises $31 Million

Magnolia Neuroscience

A new company is forming to develop treatments that protect against destruction of brain cells in Alzheimer’s disease and comparable nerve damage from chemotherapy. . . . → Read More: Start-Up to Tackle Neurodegenerative Diseases, Raises $31 Million

FDA Approves RNA-Interference Nerve Disease Therapy

Onpattro

A treatment that silences the actions of RNA and reverses damage to nerves from a rare inherited neurological disease was approved by the Food and Drug Administration. . . . → Read More: FDA Approves RNA-Interference Nerve Disease Therapy

Yeast Biosensor Devised to Measure Radiation Exposure

Yeast radiation badges

An engineering group created a simple monitoring badge using yeast, which in a process similar to fermentation provides instant feedback on radiation exposure to lab workers. . . . → Read More: Yeast Biosensor Devised to Measure Radiation Exposure

Cancer Drug Delivery Through Milk Particles Under Study

Cattle

A new research project is investigating components in raw cow’s milk that could make it possible to give chemotherapy for cancer as oral drugs rather than infusions. . . . → Read More: Cancer Drug Delivery Through Milk Particles Under Study

Start-Up Developing Regenerative Liver Disease Treatments

Damaged liver cells

A new enterprise founded by scientists, is underway developing treatments for advanced liver disorders that combine new drugs with cell and gene therapies to restore or replace liver functions. . . . → Read More: Start-Up Developing Regenerative Liver Disease Treatments

Allergan Licensing Crispr for Inherited Eye Disease

Editing DNA

Drug maker Allergan is acquiring the rights from Editas Medicine to develop an application of the genome-editing technology Crispr for the inherited eye disease Leber congenital amaurosis type 10. . . . → Read More: Allergan Licensing Crispr for Inherited Eye Disease

Precision Medicine Technique Devised for Brain Tumors

Brain tumor graphic

A process for quickly determining genetic mutations behind brain tumors and delivering a treatment addressing those mutations is shown to extend the survival of lab mice induced with those tumors. . . . → Read More: Precision Medicine Technique Devised for Brain Tumors

Tiny Soft Robots Designed for Surgery, Diagnostics

Morph device

Tiny robots resembling spiders, barely larger than a U.S. penny, are being designed with soft materials and microscale channels to aid in medical diagnostics and surgery in small, confined spaces. . . . → Read More: Tiny Soft Robots Designed for Surgery, Diagnostics