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UC-Berkeley Gains U.S. Crispr-Cas9 Patent

Editing DNA

University of California received a patent for its genome editing technology known as Crispr, with the most widely used editing enzyme called Cas9. . . . → Read More: UC-Berkeley Gains U.S. Crispr-Cas9 Patent

Brain Stimulation Shown to Restore Limb Mobility in Stroke

brain stimulationgraphic

Mild electronic stimulation to specific brain regions is shown to restore upper limb movements in lab animals induced with stroke, with similar brain signals in humans also identified as targets. . . . → Read More: Brain Stimulation Shown to Restore Limb Mobility in Stroke

Regenerative Dressing Designed for Diabetic Wounds

Guillermo Ameer

A biomedical engineering team developed a dressing for diabetic skin wounds that harnesses the body’s own cell structuring proteins to regenerate new skin tissue for faster healing. . . . → Read More: Regenerative Dressing Designed for Diabetic Wounds

Patent Awarded for Nasal Delivered Cancer Immunotherapy

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

A technology for cancer therapies that harnesses the immune system with nanoscale droplets suspended in an emulsion and delivered through the nose received a U.S. patent. . . . → Read More: Patent Awarded for Nasal Delivered Cancer Immunotherapy

3-D Print Advance Creates More Accurate Medical Models

3-D print foot model and CT image

A new three-dimensional modeling and printing process can produce more accurate models of human anatomy in less time and with less effort than current techniques. . . . → Read More: 3-D Print Advance Creates More Accurate Medical Models

Computer-Designed Heart Valves Operate Over Long Term

Engineered heart valve

A European research team designed customized heart valves with computer models, which when tested in sheep continued to perform in most cases for a year following implantation. . . . → Read More: Computer-Designed Heart Valves Operate Over Long Term

Technique Devised to Monitor Blood Flow in Brain

Brain circuits

A bioengineering lab developed a technique using common photography chips to measure blood flow in the brain, which could help detect traumatic brain injury, stroke, and related disorders. . . . → Read More: Technique Devised to Monitor Blood Flow in Brain

Nasal Spray Vaccine Shown to Control Peanut Allergies

A vaccine to protect against peanut allergies, given as a nanoscale droplets suspended in a nasal spray, is shown to prevent allergic reactions in tests with lab mice sensitized to peanuts. . . . → Read More: Nasal Spray Vaccine Shown to Control Peanut Allergies

Hydrogel, Solar Power Provide Simple Water Purification

An engineering lab demonstrates how polymer gels and ambient sunlight can provide a simple, inexpensive alternative to current complex and expensive technologies for desalinating or purifying drinking water. . . . → Read More: Hydrogel, Solar Power Provide Simple Water Purification

New Company Acquires Off-the-Shelf T-Cell Cancer Therapies

A new enterprise is formed to develop treatments for cancer using donated T-cells from the immune system, rather than the patient’s own T-cells, engineered to attack cancer cells. . . . → Read More: New Company Acquires Off-the-Shelf T-Cell Cancer Therapies