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Biotech Licenses Mayo Clinic Microbiome Research

A biotechnology company developing therapies with specialized gut microbes is licensing research from the Mayo Clinic on these microbes’ effects with autoimmune diseases. . . . → Read More: Biotech Licenses Mayo Clinic Microbiome Research

Start-Up Formed to Develop Non-Opioid Pain Drugs

A new enterprise is being formed to develop non-addictive drugs for chronic pain that use different biochemical processes than opioid pain relievers. . . . → Read More: Start-Up Formed to Develop Non-Opioid Pain Drugs

Gene Therapy Shown to Prevent, Reverse Multiple Sclerosis

Medical researchers show that transferring healthy genes can protect nerve cells in lab mice against damage from multiple sclerosis, and help reverse effects of the disease. . . . → Read More: Gene Therapy Shown to Prevent, Reverse Multiple Sclerosis

Patent Awarded for Live Bacterial Acne Treatment

A company developing treatments for disease by restoring the natural balance of bacteria on the skin received a patent for its acne therapy using spray-on live bacteria. . . . → Read More: Patent Awarded for Live Bacterial Acne Treatment

Phone App Found to Measure Heart Health Metrics

A medical engineering team designed a smartphone app that in a clinical study shows it can measure key factors in heart health as accurately as MRI scans. . . . → Read More: Phone App Found to Measure Heart Health Metrics

Simple Cell Programming Designed for Gene Therapies

A simpler technique using nanoscale particles was shown in lab tests to deliver messenger RNA to reprogram cells for gene therapies, including changes in T-cells in the immune system now approved to treat a type of leukemia. . . . → Read More: Simple Cell Programming Designed for Gene Therapies

Patent Set for Peptide Nerve Damage Treatments

The European Patent Office announced its intent to award a patent on treatments for nerve cell damage based on the peptide thymosin beta 4. . . . → Read More: Patent Set for Peptide Nerve Damage Treatments

Creative Ideas Mined with Crowdsourcing, Neural Nets

A computer science team developed a process that combines crowdsourcing and artificial intelligence to find analogies across disciplines to spark creative ideas. . . . → Read More: Creative Ideas Mined with Crowdsourcing, Neural Nets

Tough Ingested Hydrogels Designed for Long-Term Drugs

A medical engineering team developed and tested in animals a new water-based polymer material to deliver drugs for long-term release in the stomach. . . . → Read More: Tough Ingested Hydrogels Designed for Long-Term Drugs

Robot Designed to Grow into Shapes, Spaces

Engineering researchers created a new type of robot that grows to extend its form into spaces like a vine, rather than move to different locations. . . . → Read More: Robot Designed to Grow into Shapes, Spaces