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Ingestible Device Designed to Monitor Gut Health

Ingestible gut sensor capsule

Biomedical engineers designed a sensor chip small enough to be swallowed, which in tests with pigs shows it can detect indicators of disease in the gut and transmit its readings to an external device. . . . → Read More: Ingestible Device Designed to Monitor Gut Health

Crispr Deployed to Correct Inherited Vision Disorder

Editing DNA

Researchers at Columbia University developed and tested in lab mice a technique using the genome editing technology Crispr with gene replacement therapy to correct the inherited eye disease retinitis pigmentosa. . . . → Read More: Crispr Deployed to Correct Inherited Vision Disorder

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

Implanted Sensor Monitors Alcohol in Body

Alcohol monitoring chip

A university bioengineering lab developed a tiny implantable sensor that in lab tests tracked alcohol levels in bodily fluids, while requiring little power, making it capable of operating for extended periods. . . . → Read More: Implanted Sensor Monitors Alcohol in Body

Bio-Inspired Surgical Camera Highlights Cancer Tissue

A camera modeled on capabilities of a butterfly’s eye offers surgeons definitive images of tumor tissue for removal, as demonstrated in tests with lab animals and patients with breast cancer. . . . → Read More: Bio-Inspired Surgical Camera Highlights Cancer Tissue

RNA Treatment Tested for West Nile Virus

A therapy for West Nile Virus made with interfering RNA molecules is shown in lab mice to reduce viral loads, including in the brain where the disease can do serious damage. . . . → Read More: RNA Treatment Tested for West Nile Virus

Crispr Techniques Devised for Editing RNA

Geneticists and bioengineers developed a technology for applying genomic editing techniques known as Crispr to ribonucleic acid, or RNA, transcribed from the genetic code in a person’s DNA. . . . → Read More: Crispr Techniques Devised for Editing RNA

Esophagus Tissue from Stem Cells Grown, Implanted

Replacement engineered esophagus tissue grown from stem cells was shown in tests with pigs to be a feasible alternative to transplanting pieces from other parts of the body for people with esophagus cancer. . . . → Read More: Esophagus Tissue from Stem Cells Grown, Implanted

Cancer Drug Seen to Reverse Autism Spectrum Symptoms

Small doses of a drug for blood-related cancers are shown in lab mice to reverse social symptoms often found in children with autism spectrum disorder, a condition characterized by limited social activity. . . . → Read More: Cancer Drug Seen to Reverse Autism Spectrum Symptoms