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Alzheimer’s Digital Biomarkers Project Gains New Funds

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A venture philanthropy group is funding an initiative to find digital data indicators of early onset of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. . . . → Read More: Alzheimer’s Digital Biomarkers Project Gains New Funds

Covid-19 Delta Variant Testing Reference Released

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A company designing synthetic DNA and RNA says reference materials are available for tests that detect the quickly spreading Covid-19 delta variant. . . . → Read More: Covid-19 Delta Variant Testing Reference Released

Synthetic Blood Vessel Maker Gains $2.2M in Seed Funds

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A start-up company creating synthetic blood vessels for transplants, based on research in materials science and cell biology, is raising $2.2 million in seed funds. . . . → Read More: Synthetic Blood Vessel Maker Gains $2.2M in Seed Funds

Pooled Saliva Tests Detect Covid-19 in Schools

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Combining commercial saliva tests to speed detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in schools is shown as accurate as individual gold-standard nasal swab tests. . . . → Read More: Pooled Saliva Tests Detect Covid-19 in Schools

Trial to Test Antibody Drug for Alzheimer’s Prevention

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Eli Lilly and Company is partnering with an Alzheimer’s disease research center to test a synthetic antibody for preventing the disorder in at-risk individuals. . . . → Read More: Trial to Test Antibody Drug for Alzheimer’s Prevention

Fitness Tracker Data Show Longer Covid-19 Effects

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Data collected from wearable activity trackers show extended cardiac effects in people with Covid-19 infections, in some cases for several months. . . . → Read More: Fitness Tracker Data Show Longer Covid-19 Effects

Univ. Lab Testing Wearable Respiratory Monitor

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Medical researchers are assessing the feasibility of a wearable device to detect advance indicators of chronic respiratory disease symptoms. . . . → Read More: Univ. Lab Testing Wearable Respiratory Monitor

3-D Printed Scaffold Helps Regrow Soft Tissue

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Researchers developed a biodegradable polymer for printed implant scaffolds that in lab rodents maintains its shape to encourage cell and tissue growth. . . . → Read More: 3-D Printed Scaffold Helps Regrow Soft Tissue

Face Mask Sensor Detects Covid-19 Virus

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Engineers designed sensors made from bioactive materials integrated into fabrics, beginning with a face mask that detects the SARS-CoV-2 virus. . . . → Read More: Face Mask Sensor Detects Covid-19 Virus

Long-Acting Capsule Helps Reduce Opioid Use

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A capsule designed to take once a week is shown in animal tests to continuously deliver a craving-reduction drug in that time and suppress opioid intake. . . . → Read More: Long-Acting Capsule Helps Reduce Opioid Use