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Highly Stretchable Sensors Devised for Wearable Devices

Engineers in Canada developed graphene sensors with a great deal of flexibility that can measure fine human movements and minute functions for wearable medical devices, and be made with an economical process. . . . → Read More: Highly Stretchable Sensors Devised for Wearable Devices

RNA Vaccine Shows Promise with Infant Viral Diseases

A vaccine using synthetic RNA, with protein instructions transcribed from one’s genetic code, is shown in tests with lab animals to protect against infections from cytomegalovirus, a virus affecting infants and transplant recipients. . . . → Read More: RNA Vaccine Shows Promise with Infant Viral Diseases

Lab Burns Graphene Circuits into Food, Fabrics

A chemistry lab at Rice University devised a process for producing graphene, a material that conducts electricity, in materials containing carbon, including fabrics and even food. . . . → Read More: Lab Burns Graphene Circuits into Food, Fabrics

Sanofi Buys Nano-Antibody Biotech in $4.8B Deal

Global drug maker Sanofi is acquiring a Belgian biotechnology company developing synthetic nanoscale therapeutic antibodies in a deal valued at $4.8 billion. . . . → Read More: Sanofi Buys Nano-Antibody Biotech in $4.8B Deal

Vaccine Shown Effective Against Range of Flu Viruses

An experimental vaccine made with protein-infused nanoscale particles was shown to provide long-lasting protection in lab mice against a broad range of common influenza viruses. . . . → Read More: Vaccine Shown Effective Against Range of Flu Viruses

Highly Targeted Opioid Designed to Avoid Side Effects

A pharmacology team decoded complex opioid proteins in the brain to design a compound that can relieve pain, but avoid the dangerous adverse effects causing addiction and overdoses. . . . → Read More: Highly Targeted Opioid Designed to Avoid Side Effects

Thin, Flexible, Lower-Cost Motion Sensors Developed

Engineers in the U.S. and France created and tested motion-detecting sensors more flexible and thinner than today’s sensors, and made with a low-cost process. . . . → Read More: Thin, Flexible, Lower-Cost Motion Sensors Developed

Phone-Based Lupus Home Test Kit in Development

A home test kit using smartphone imaging is being created by biomedical engineers to detect kidney inflammation caused by lupus, an autoimmune disorder. . . . → Read More: Phone-Based Lupus Home Test Kit in Development

Gas-Jet Printing Process Developed for Medications

A team of material scientists and biomedical engineers designed techniques for producing pharmaceuticals on demand by printing drugs as thin films. . . . → Read More: Gas-Jet Printing Process Developed for Medications

Microfluidics, Sound Waves Combined for Liquid Biopsies

Biomedical engineers from several universities developed a microfluidics, or lab-on-a-chip, device that uses sound waves to quickly isolate tiny packets of cell materials for detecting diseases. . . . → Read More: Microfluidics, Sound Waves Combined for Liquid Biopsies