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Research Labs Get More Patents, Start-Ups Level Off

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A survey of U.S. universities and research institutes shows more patents were awarded to their labs in 2018, while new start-ups stayed the same from 2017. . . . → Read More: Research Labs Get More Patents, Start-Ups Level Off

Wireless Smart Bandage Designed for Chronic Wounds

Hand bandage

A university lab developed a wirelessly-controlled programmable bandage that in tests with lab mice results in more diabetic wound closure than topical medicines. . . . → Read More: Wireless Smart Bandage Designed for Chronic Wounds

Univ. Licenses Therapeutic Hibernation Technology

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University of Alaska is licensing research lab discoveries to a spin-off company to develop techniques to achieve a hibernation-type state in humans. . . . → Read More: Univ. Licenses Therapeutic Hibernation Technology

Patent Awarded for DNA Tags on Synthetic Fibers

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A company creating tags similar to bar codes from nucleic acids like DNA received a patent for a process to identify and track synthetic fibers made from wood. . . . → Read More: Patent Awarded for DNA Tags on Synthetic Fibers

Implanted Guide Helps Regrow Damaged Body Nerves

Nerve cells illustration

A bio-compatible conduit is shown in tests with monkeys to promote regrowth of damaged nerve fibers, like those suffered in traumatic injuries. . . . → Read More: Implanted Guide Helps Regrow Damaged Body Nerves

Protein Tags Devised to Stop Counterfeit Drugs

Drug dose tag

A bio-engineering lab developed a tiny edible tag from natural proteins that uniquely identifies individual doses of medicines to prevent counterfeiting. . . . → Read More: Protein Tags Devised to Stop Counterfeit Drugs

High Innovation in Rural Regions, Not Just Cities

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An analysis of supply-chain interactions by businesses in the U.S. shows many more areas of the country create better products and processes than previously believed. . . . → Read More: High Innovation in Rural Regions, Not Just Cities

Tomato Genetics Altered for Urban Farms

Gene-altered tomatoes

Plant scientists used a genome-editing technique to produce varieties of tomatoes better suited for growing on urban farms and other small plots. . . . → Read More: Tomato Genetics Altered for Urban Farms

Patch Device Stores Vaccine Record in Skin

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A plastic vaccine patch is shown in lab animals to also store an invisible record of that vaccination under the recipient’s skin, displayed with a smartphone. . . . → Read More: Patch Device Stores Vaccine Record in Skin

Device Offers Real-Time Monitoring of Swallowing Problems

Swallowing disorder patch

A thin wearable device is shown to monitor muscles in the mouth and throat of people with difficulty swallowing, to help treat their condition. . . . → Read More: Device Offers Real-Time Monitoring of Swallowing Problems