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Organoid in Chip Device Better Simulates Gut Functions

Tissue on intestine chip

A chip device simulating intestinal functions, bolstered by a gut tissue organoid, behaves more like a human intestine in lab tests than the gut organoid alone. . . . → Read More: Organoid in Chip Device Better Simulates Gut Functions

Venture Philanthropy Funds Rare Neuro Disease Trial

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A gene therapy start-up is receiving an award resembling venture financing to advance its treatment for a rare inherited neuromuscular disorder to clinical trials. . . . → Read More: Venture Philanthropy Funds Rare Neuro Disease Trial

Light-Activated Brain Electrodes in Development

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A wireless electrode activated by light waves is being developed to connect with nerve cells in the brain that promises to make brain-computer connections safer. . . . → Read More: Light-Activated Brain Electrodes in Development

Pharma Gains Fibrosis Technology in $1B+ Deal

Stuart Cook

Drug maker Boehringer Ingelheim is acquiring an antibody technology that blocks actions of a signaling protein associated with a range of fibrosis diseases. . . . → Read More: Pharma Gains Fibrosis Technology in $1B+ Deal

Human Tooth Tissue Modeled in Chip Device

Tooth-on-a-chip

Dentistry researchers created a model of a tooth that simulates on a plastic slide the architecture and dynamic stresses in human teeth. . . . → Read More: Human Tooth Tissue Modeled in Chip Device

Patch Device Stores Vaccine Record in Skin

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A plastic vaccine patch is shown in lab animals to also store an invisible record of that vaccination under the recipient’s skin, displayed with a smartphone. . . . → Read More: Patch Device Stores Vaccine Record in Skin

Duke Univ Forms Drug Development Company

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Duke University and life science investor Deerfield Management are forming a new enterprise to develop drug candidates through early development stages. . . . → Read More: Duke Univ Forms Drug Development Company

New Process Boosts Silk in Medical Devices

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Engineers developed a more efficient process using heat to make items from raw silk into manufactured goods, including bio-compatible medical devices. . . . → Read More: New Process Boosts Silk in Medical Devices

Viruses Altered to Boost Gene Therapy Delivery

Neurons

Researchers in Sweden developed a process to improve the targeting of benign viruses for delivering gene therapies to the brain. . . . → Read More: Viruses Altered to Boost Gene Therapy Delivery

Once-a-Month Contraceptive Pill Demonstrated

Monthly contraceptive

A contraceptive capsule is shown in tests with pigs to release and maintain detectable levels of birth control drugs in the blood stream for up to 29 days. . . . → Read More: Once-a-Month Contraceptive Pill Demonstrated