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Cough Suppressant Produced from Engineered Yeast Cells

A bioengineering group created a process for producing a cough suppressant in the lab, usually derived from opium poppies, but instead from genetically modified brewer’s yeast. . . . → Read More: Cough Suppressant Produced from Engineered Yeast Cells

Cancer Drug Seen to Reverse Autism Spectrum Symptoms

Small doses of a drug for blood-related cancers are shown in lab mice to reverse social symptoms often found in children with autism spectrum disorder, a condition characterized by limited social activity. . . . → Read More: Cancer Drug Seen to Reverse Autism Spectrum Symptoms

Trials Test Antibodies to Prevent Hospital Infections

Clinical trials are underway in the U.S. as part of a larger international project testing synthetic antibodies designed to prevent infections from bacteria often found in hospitals and clinics. . . . → Read More: Trials Test Antibodies to Prevent Hospital Infections

NIH Exec: Research Offers Opioid Crisis Solutions

The director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse says recent research in neuroscience and pharmacology reveals possible pathways out of the current epidemic of opioid addiction and overdose deaths. . . . → Read More: NIH Exec: Research Offers Opioid Crisis Solutions

Cardiac Augmented-Reality Hologram System in Development

A start-up company spun-off from Washington University in St. Louis was awarded a grant to advance an augmented reality system that displays an interactive hologram of a patient’s heart, to simplify cardiac procedures. . . . → Read More: Cardiac Augmented-Reality Hologram System in Development

NIH Funding Immune-Friendly Synthetic Vascular Grafts

A bioengineering lab is receiving a National Institutes of Health grant to advance development of more tolerable synthetic veins and arteries implanted in heart bypass patients. . . . → Read More: NIH Funding Immune-Friendly Synthetic Vascular Grafts

Technique Developed for High-Speed Antibody Screening

A process is being developed to quickly discover antibodies in a person’s immune system that can also lead to new vaccines and drugs against viruses. . . . → Read More: Technique Developed for High-Speed Antibody Screening

Small Business Grant Advances Drug Safety Test System

An award from National Institutes of Health is advancing a technology for testing the safety of drugs with heart muscle cells derived from stem cells before the drugs are tested on humans. . . . → Read More: Small Business Grant Advances Drug Safety Test System

First MERS Virus Treatment Found Safe

An experimental treatment for Middle East respiratory syndrome, or MERS, infections made from antibodies produced in cattle is shown in a clinical trial to be safe for patients. . . . → Read More: First MERS Virus Treatment Found Safe

Electronic Pulses, Sounds Shown to Reduce Tinnitus

A non-invasive system that combines coordinated electronic pulses and sounds is shown in tests with lab animals and humans to reduce tinnitus, phantom sounds often called ringing in the ears. . . . → Read More: Electronic Pulses, Sounds Shown to Reduce Tinnitus