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Gene-Editing Biotech Gains $34M in Early Funds

Sickle cell illustration

A two year-old enterprise spun-off from Yale University is developing gene-editing treatments for genetic disorders with synthetic peptides and DNA delivered in nanoscale particles. . . . → Read More: Gene-Editing Biotech Gains $34M in Early Funds

Urine Test Shows Promise for Cancer Screening

Mouse urine samples

Biomedical engineers and materials scientists developed a simple urine test that in samples from lab mice show they can screen for colon cancer. . . . → Read More: Urine Test Shows Promise for Cancer Screening

Crispr Deployed for Programmable Smart Hydrogels

Crispr hydrogel

Bio-engineers developed a process using the gene editing technique Crispr to design gel materials with properties added for drug delivery, diagnostics, and electronic circuits. . . . → Read More: Crispr Deployed for Programmable Smart Hydrogels

Nanotube Fibers Configured for Heart Repair

Inspecting a fiber

Medical and engineering researchers developed fibers made with nanoscale carbon tubes that in lab animals conducted electrical signals and repaired heart damage. . . . → Read More: Nanotube Fibers Configured for Heart Repair

Engineered Bacteria Hydrogels Designed for Gut Repair

Nanofibers from engineered E. coli

Biomedical engineers genetically altered bacteria that when added to gel materials can be applied like a spray or ointment to help heal intestinal surfaces. . . . → Read More: Engineered Bacteria Hydrogels Designed for Gut Repair

Spray-On Hydrogel Reduces Heart Surgery Scar Tissue

Surgery

A biocompatible polymer gel, sprayed on the hearts of lab animals, reduces the severity of scar tissue that can build up after cardiac surgery. . . . → Read More: Spray-On Hydrogel Reduces Heart Surgery Scar Tissue

Nanotech Vaccine Aids Melanoma Immunotherapy

Ronit Satchi-Fainaro

A vaccine made with nanoscale peptide particles can prevent the occurrence of melanoma in lab mice, and treat the condition when combined with other drugs. . . . → Read More: Nanotech Vaccine Aids Melanoma Immunotherapy

Artificial DNA Designed to Control Drug Delivery

DNA nanoparticle release

Researchers in Germany are developing techniques with artificial DNA and hydrogel designed to control the sequence of drugs delivered into the body. . . . → Read More: Artificial DNA Designed to Control Drug Delivery

Energy-Efficient Process Devised for Nano-Emulsions

Water drops

A more efficient process using less energy is being developed for producing emulsions with tiny droplets to deliver drugs or cosmetics through the skin. . . . → Read More: Energy-Efficient Process Devised for Nano-Emulsions

Gold Nanoparticles Boost Crispr Delivery

Reza Shabazi and Jennifer Adair

Cancer researchers designed a technique using gold nanoscale particles for safer delivery of edited gene therapies to blood-forming stem cells. . . . → Read More: Gold Nanoparticles Boost Crispr Delivery