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RNA Therapy Helps Reduce Preeclampsia Symptoms

Pregnant woman

Experimental treatments with engineered RNA are shown in lab animals to reduce symptoms of preeclampsia, a disorder causing high blood pressure in pregnant women. . . . → Read More: RNA Therapy Helps Reduce Preeclampsia Symptoms

Update – Verily Suspends Glucose-Sensing Contact Lens Project

Smart contact lenses

An initiative developing a contact lens that measures blood glucose levels in tear fluid is now on hold, according to Verily Life Sciences, a division of Alphabet, the parent company of Google. . . . → Read More: Update – Verily Suspends Glucose-Sensing Contact Lens Project

Radio Frequency Tags, A.I. Designed to Detect Unsafe Food

Infant formula

A computer engineering team designed a simple, inexpensive system for detecting food quality with radio-frequency tags applied to consumer products and machine learning algorithms. . . . → Read More: Radio Frequency Tags, A.I. Designed to Detect Unsafe Food

RNA Therapeutics Company Raises $30M in First Venture Round

Kevin Weeks

A company spun-off from a university biochemistry lab is raising $30 million to fund discovery of treatments targeting RNA, genetic material instructing protein production in cells. . . . → Read More: RNA Therapeutics Company Raises $30M in First Venture Round

NIH Funds Support for Point-of-Care Device Entrepreneurs

Medical care

Two institutions in Massachusetts are starting a program to help inventors and new enterprises anywhere in the U.S. bring their point-of-care medical devices to market. . . . → Read More: NIH Funds Support for Point-of-Care Device Entrepreneurs

Phone App Shown to Detect Serious Heart Attack

KardiaMobile

A smartphone app that monitors heart functions like an electrocardiogram, or EKG, can detect a dangerous form of heart attack, according to results of a clinical trial. . . . → Read More: Phone App Shown to Detect Serious Heart Attack

$200M Gift Supporting Translational Research, Start-Up Incubator

Harvard Medical School

Harvard Medical School is the recipient of a gift from the Blavatnik Family Foundation to develop innovative treatments, apply advanced digital technologies, and accelerate biotech and life science start-up companies. . . . → Read More: $200M Gift Supporting Translational Research, Start-Up Incubator

Modified Cancer Drug Hastens Bone Fracture Healing

Leg in cast

A current drug for leukemia, with a simple protein chemically added, is shown in tests with lab mice to accelerate the healing of broken bones. . . . → Read More: Modified Cancer Drug Hastens Bone Fracture Healing

New Processes Devised to Boost Antibiotics

MRSA bacteria

Researchers in chemistry at two institutions report new techniques that lab tests show modify current antibiotics to make them more effective against infections that resist today’s antibiotics. . . . → Read More: New Processes Devised to Boost Antibiotics

Munich Airport, MIT Lab Partner on Smart City

Munich airport

An engineering lab at MIT and the R&D hub at Munich, Germany’s international airport are studying the use of digital technologies to improve urban life, using the hub’s campus as a laboratory. . . . → Read More: Munich Airport, MIT Lab Partner on Smart City