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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

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

Nerve Stimulation Shown to Reduce Diabetes Symptoms

Electric stimulation of a key nerve pathway was shown in lab animals to restore insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance typically missing in people with type 2 diabetes. . . . → Read More: Nerve Stimulation Shown to Reduce Diabetes Symptoms

Ingestible Sensors Measure Gases in Stomach, Gut

Researchers in Australia created a sensing device packed in a standard-size drug capsule that measures gas concentrations in the digestive tract in real time. . . . → Read More: Ingestible Sensors Measure Gases in Stomach, Gut

FDA Fast-Tracks Heart Failure Gene Therapy

A biotechnology company developing transfers of healthy genes to treat chronic diseases is receiving an accelerated review of its heart failure therapy from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. . . . → Read More: FDA Fast-Tracks Heart Failure Gene Therapy

Emergency Sealant Gel Developed for Eye Injuries

A medical engineering team created a gel material that safely closes injured eye tissue until surgical treatments can be given. . . . → Read More: Emergency Sealant Gel Developed for Eye Injuries

Programmable Nanoscale Drug Capsules Designed

A lab at University of Connecticut is developing nanoscale capsules that release drug cargoes only when encountering specific enzymes, even inside cells. . . . → Read More: Programmable Nanoscale Drug Capsules Designed

Drug Price Report Calls for Govt Negotiation, More Generics

A panel convened by the National Academies calls for the federal government to use its buying power to negotiate better drug prices for consumers. . . . → Read More: Drug Price Report Calls for Govt Negotiation, More Generics

RNA Injections Shown to Rebuild Damaged Heart Muscle

Engineers and medical researchers developed a technique to deliver genetic material into damaged heart muscle that in lab mice regrows heart cells. . . . → Read More: RNA Injections Shown to Rebuild Damaged Heart Muscle

Survey: More Research Patents, Start-Ups in 2016

A survey of universities and other institutions shows the number of patent filings and new start-up companies resulting from federally-funded research climbed in 2016. . . . → Read More: Survey: More Research Patents, Start-Ups in 2016