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Nanoparticle Process Designed to Detect, Treat Oral Bacteria

Streptococcus mutans

A bioengineering lab devised a way to quickly detect and treat bacteria responsible for tooth decay with a combination of X-rays and a non-toxic compound in nanoscale particles. . . . → Read More: Nanoparticle Process Designed to Detect, Treat Oral Bacteria

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

Ultra-Sensitive Nanotech Robot Skin Receives Patent

ultra-sensitive robot skin

Inventors of a system of sensors packaged in a thin film received a patent for their work that enables robotic devices to better sense conditions in the nearby environment. . . . → Read More: Ultra-Sensitive Nanotech Robot Skin Receives Patent

Tissue-Engineered Heart Chamber Model Developed

Left-ventricle heart model

A university bioengineering group developed a model of a left ventricle, the heart chamber that pumps blood to the body, made with engineered heart muscle tissue to replace animals for drug testing. . . . → Read More: Tissue-Engineered Heart Chamber Model Developed

NSF, Industry Group Fund Bio-Based Semiconductor R&D

Biocircuits illustration

A research consortium in the semiconductor industry and National Science Foundation are supporting a series of projects investigating interactions between biology and circuits for data transfer and storage. . . . → Read More: NSF, Industry Group Fund Bio-Based Semiconductor R&D

RNA Nanoparticles Designed for Brain Cancer Therapy

Brain cell networks

Medical researchers and material scientists devised a technique for delivering tiny particles of genetic material to the brain, which help lab mice shrink or remove their brain tumors and survive longer. . . . → Read More: RNA Nanoparticles Designed for Brain Cancer Therapy

Nanoparticles Shown to Boost Anti-Cancer Immune Cells

Cytokines and T-cells

A bioengineering lab developed a technique to attach larger quantities of cancer-fighting proteins to immune system cells that in lab mice reduced or eliminated tumors while avoiding harmful side effects. . . . → Read More: Nanoparticles Shown to Boost Anti-Cancer Immune Cells

Smart Bandage Monitors, Provides Drugs to Chronic Wounds

Smart bandage

An engineering team at Tufts University is developing a self-contained bandage with sensors that monitor the status of chronic wounds, and also dispenses medication as needed. . . . → Read More: Smart Bandage Monitors, Provides Drugs to Chronic Wounds

Coalition to Fight Surgical Implant Infections

Brown dragonly

Researchers in Australia from academic, not-for-profit, and business labs are investigating a solution for infections that form on orthopedic implants, based on the structure of a dragonfly’s wing. . . . → Read More: Coalition to Fight Surgical Implant Infections

Graphene Circuits Enhanced to Monitor, Image Brain Signals

Graphene model

Engineers and neuroscientists discovered a technique for enhancing the conductivity of graphene electrodes to make them better able to record optical images of brain activity in lab mice. . . . → Read More: Graphene Circuits Enhanced to Monitor, Image Brain Signals