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Computer-Aided Bone Graft Process Devised with Stem Cells

Leg in cast

A tissue engineering team developed a process that includes computer-assisted design for personalized grafts derived from a patient’s own stem cells, to repair bone defects caused by trauma or disease. . . . → Read More: Computer-Aided Bone Graft Process Devised with Stem Cells

NSF, Industry Group Fund Bio-Based Semiconductor R&D

Biocircuits illustration

A research consortium in the semiconductor industry and National Science Foundation are supporting a series of projects investigating interactions between biology and circuits for data transfer and storage. . . . → Read More: NSF, Industry Group Fund Bio-Based Semiconductor R&D

New Type of Graphene Circuit Designed for Biosensors

An emerging need is for biosensors that can detect electrical and physiological signals in the human body, which require a high degree of sensitivity. . . . → Read More: New Type of Graphene Circuit Designed for Biosensors

A.I. Drug Discovery Company Gains $32M in Early Funds

Brain hemispheres graphic

A company using genomic databases and artificial intelligence to discover new therapies for neurodegenerative diseases is raising $32 million in its first venture funding round. . . . → Read More: A.I. Drug Discovery Company Gains $32M in Early Funds

RNA Nanoparticles Designed for Brain Cancer Therapy

Brain cell networks

Medical researchers and material scientists devised a technique for delivering tiny particles of genetic material to the brain, which help lab mice shrink or remove their brain tumors and survive longer. . . . → Read More: RNA Nanoparticles Designed for Brain Cancer Therapy

Big Data, A.I. Applied to Precision Medicine for Lung Disease

Human lungs illustration

A medical analytics company and two academic scientists are applying artificial intelligence technologies to discover precise therapies for people with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a chronic lung disease. . . . → Read More: Big Data, A.I. Applied to Precision Medicine for Lung Disease

Nanoparticles Shown to Boost Anti-Cancer Immune Cells

Cytokines and T-cells

A bioengineering lab developed a technique to attach larger quantities of cancer-fighting proteins to immune system cells that in lab mice reduced or eliminated tumors while avoiding harmful side effects. . . . → Read More: Nanoparticles Shown to Boost Anti-Cancer Immune Cells

Pharmacy Lab, Space Company Partner on Plant Microgravity Study

CubeLabs

A university pharmacy lab and spin-off company building cargoes for space travel plan to test various plants in microgravity on their ability to produce therapeutic compounds. . . . → Read More: Pharmacy Lab, Space Company Partner on Plant Microgravity Study

Coalition to Fight Surgical Implant Infections

Brown dragonly

Researchers in Australia from academic, not-for-profit, and business labs are investigating a solution for infections that form on orthopedic implants, based on the structure of a dragonfly’s wing. . . . → Read More: Coalition to Fight Surgical Implant Infections

University Tissue, Cell Fabrication Lab Set to Open

3-D bioprinter

A laboratory for producing new types of biomaterials is scheduled to open next year on the University of Illinois campus in Urbana. . . . → Read More: University Tissue, Cell Fabrication Lab Set to Open