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Team Performance Explored in Multi-Sensory Work Sites

A research project is underway that examines the ways teams of workers adapt and perform in new industrial environments demanding attention to visual information as well as cues from sound and touch. . . . → Read More: Team Performance Explored in Multi-Sensory Work Sites

Genome Editing Yields Quality Beer Without Hops

Academic scientists studying synthetic biology with help from professional brewers used genome editing to engineer yeast that produces beer with the taste of hops, but without adding hops. . . . → Read More: Genome Editing Yields Quality Beer Without Hops

Biotech, Pharma Dominate U.S. Academic Patents

In 2016, patents on biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and medical technologies accounted for 40 percent of all academic patents, with measurement technologies and organic chemistry each getting 7 percent of the total. . . . → Read More: Biotech, Pharma Dominate U.S. Academic Patents

Math Models to Predict Animal-Borne Disease Outbreaks

A team of ecologists and mathematicians is applying machine learning and statistical models to forecast outbreaks of zoonotic diseases, those spread to humans from animals. . . . → Read More: Math Models to Predict Animal-Borne Disease Outbreaks

Brown, Toy Maker Partner on Elder Assistance Robots

A collaboration between Brown University and toy maker Hasbro is developing robotic assistants for older people that build on Hasbro’s current line of robotic pets. . . . → Read More: Brown, Toy Maker Partner on Elder Assistance Robots

Snake-Like Intelligent Robot in Development

An engineering team is creating a self-powered robot that can travel independently like a snake through uneven and cluttered surfaces, such as disaster sites. . . . → Read More: Snake-Like Intelligent Robot in Development

Brain-Computer Link in Development for Spinal Injury

A consortium of engineering labs is designing a system translating commands in the brain to prosthetic devices that help people walk with spinal cord injury. . . . → Read More: Brain-Computer Link in Development for Spinal Injury

Wearable-Implant Diagnostics Device in Development

A university engineering lab is developing a device combining a sensor chip implanted under the skin and wrist band to diagnose serious diseases and transmit the data. . . . → Read More: Wearable-Implant Diagnostics Device in Development

Engineered Insulin-Producing Cells to Be Grown in Lab

A team from three universities is developing in the lab synthetic islet cells, the cells that produce insulin in the pancreas, for eventual transplantation in people with type 1 diabetes. . . . → Read More: Engineered Insulin-Producing Cells to Be Grown in Lab

Synthetic Beating Heart Repair Tissue Being Developed

A bioengineering team is developing a synthetic patch that contracts and sends electrical signals to repair heart muscle tissue after a heart attack. . . . → Read More: Synthetic Beating Heart Repair Tissue Being Developed