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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

Patent Awarded for Nanoparticle Drug, Cannabis Delivery

A delivery technology for therapeutic compounds in nanoscale natural oil particles received a U.S. patent, which the company owning the technology says can be applied to drugs, nutritional supplements, and cannabis-based treatments. . . . → Read More: Patent Awarded for Nanoparticle Drug, Cannabis Delivery

Crispr Enhanced to Find, Edit Tiny Mutations

A bioengineering lab at Harvard University designed a refinement for genome editing to identify and remove small genetic mutations that can lead to diseases or organisms resistant to current drugs. . . . → Read More: Crispr Enhanced to Find, Edit Tiny Mutations

Smartphone App, Device Shown to Measure Blood Pressure

A smartphone-based system and app were shown in a pilot study with human subjects to measure a person’s blood pressure with about the same accuracy as some cuff devices normally used to gauge blood pressure. . . . → Read More: Smartphone App, Device Shown to Measure Blood Pressure

Patents Awarded for Genetic Editing of CAR T-Cells

U.S. patents were awarded to a biotechnology company developing therapies using the genomic editing process known as Crispr to create immune system cells with proteins for attacking cancer cells. . . . → Read More: Patents Awarded for Genetic Editing of CAR T-Cells

Securing Your Small Business’s Profit

Unfortunately, if you don’t take the right steps, others will be able to directly copy your work and profit from it and there won’t be a whole lot that you can do. . . . → Read More: Securing Your Small Business’s Profit

Brain Stimulation Shown to Slow Alzheimer’s Progression

A small-scale study shows an implanted device providing mild electrical stimulation to the brain’s frontal lobe slows the loss of cognitive functions from Alzheimer’s disease. . . . → Read More: Brain Stimulation Shown to Slow Alzheimer’s Progression

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