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Nasal Spray Vaccine Shown to Control Peanut Allergies

A vaccine to protect against peanut allergies, given as a nanoscale droplets suspended in a nasal spray, is shown to prevent allergic reactions in tests with lab mice sensitized to peanuts. . . . → Read More: Nasal Spray Vaccine Shown to Control Peanut Allergies

Bio-Inspired Surgical Camera Highlights Cancer Tissue

A camera modeled on capabilities of a butterfly’s eye offers surgeons definitive images of tumor tissue for removal, as demonstrated in tests with lab animals and patients with breast cancer. . . . → Read More: Bio-Inspired Surgical Camera Highlights Cancer Tissue

Hydrogel, Solar Power Provide Simple Water Purification

An engineering lab demonstrates how polymer gels and ambient sunlight can provide a simple, inexpensive alternative to current complex and expensive technologies for desalinating or purifying drinking water. . . . → Read More: Hydrogel, Solar Power Provide Simple Water Purification

Nanotech Pain Drug Formulations Developed

A pharmaceutical researcher developed treatments for chronic pain, formulated as nanoscale droplets, that in tests with lab animals target the source of pain directly and use much smaller doses than current pain drugs. . . . → Read More: Nanotech Pain Drug Formulations Developed

Patent Awarded for Nanoparticle Drug, Cannabis Delivery

A delivery technology for therapeutic compounds in nanoscale natural oil particles received a U.S. patent, which the company owning the technology says can be applied to drugs, nutritional supplements, and cannabis-based treatments. . . . → Read More: Patent Awarded for Nanoparticle Drug, Cannabis Delivery

Quick Bacterial Blood Detection Gains Breakthrough Tag

A technology that detects dangerous bacteria in patients’ blood samples in less than an hour received a breakthrough medical device designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. . . . → Read More: Quick Bacterial Blood Detection Gains Breakthrough Tag

Peptide Hydrogel Boosts Cancer Immunotherapies

A team at Rice University in Houston developed an injectable gel material that in lab mice slows the release of cancer immunotherapy drugs, enhancing the treatments’ effectiveness and reducing the need for repeated doses. . . . → Read More: Peptide Hydrogel Boosts Cancer Immunotherapies

Techniques Devised to Boost Gene Therapy Success

An engineering team at Washington University in St. Louis is developing mechanical and electronic processes to improve the success of inserting large, complex therapeutic molecules like DNA into cells. . . . → Read More: Techniques Devised to Boost Gene Therapy Success

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