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Trial Underway Testing Insulin Capsules

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Researchers began screening participants for a clinical trial assessing insulin formulated as capsules for people with type 2 diabetes. . . . → Read More: Trial Underway Testing Insulin Capsules

Therapist-Guided Home Stroke Rehab System in Works

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A university lab is designing a system that allows for people with stroke to perform rehabilitation at home, while still guided remotely by a therapist. . . . → Read More: Therapist-Guided Home Stroke Rehab System in Works

Lightweight AI Chip Designer Raises $2.8M in Seed Funds

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A new company is designing computer chips and devices with artificial intelligence modeled on insect brains for autonomous vehicles and robotic systems. . . . → Read More: Lightweight AI Chip Designer Raises $2.8M in Seed Funds

Privacy-Enhanced Contact Tracing App in the Works

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A mobile app for Covid-19 contact tracing, designed to protect the user’s personal privacy, is being developed by two university engineering labs. . . . → Read More: Privacy-Enhanced Contact Tracing App in the Works

$500K Challenge Seeks A.I. Covid-19 Reopening Models

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A new challenge from XPrize seeks evidence-based models using artificial intelligence to help governments reopen their economies during the pandemic. . . . → Read More: $500K Challenge Seeks A.I. Covid-19 Reopening Models

Tech, Genomics Companies Form DNA Storage Alliance

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Four companies from the computer technology and genomics industries are starting a coalition to advance DNA as a data storage medium. . . . → Read More: Tech, Genomics Companies Form DNA Storage Alliance

Start-Up Gains Drug Nanoparticle Manufacturing Tech

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A new enterprise spun-off from University of Connecticut is acquiring a technology for continuous manufacturing of nanoscale drug particles. . . . → Read More: Start-Up Gains Drug Nanoparticle Manufacturing Tech

Salk, Energy Utility Partner on Carbon Capture Plants

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A California energy utility and Salk Institute are collaborating on engineering new plant varieties that capture and store more carbon dioxide in the ground. . . . → Read More: Salk, Energy Utility Partner on Carbon Capture Plants

Electric Crispr Chip Quickly Detects Covid-19 Virus

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An engineering lab developed a chip device that uses gene editing and an electric field to detect viruses responsible for Covid-19 infections. . . . → Read More: Electric Crispr Chip Quickly Detects Covid-19 Virus

Oral Drug Delivery Company Acquired in $1.8B Deal

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Emisphere Technologies, developers of a process that makes biologic drugs available as oral medicines is being acquired by drug maker Novo Nordisk. . . . → Read More: Oral Drug Delivery Company Acquired in $1.8B Deal