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Wireless Smart Bandage Designed for Chronic Wounds

Hand bandage

A university lab developed a wirelessly-controlled programmable bandage that in tests with lab mice results in more diabetic wound closure than topical medicines. . . . → Read More: Wireless Smart Bandage Designed for Chronic Wounds

Engineered Bacteria Deliver Cancer Immunotherapy

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Escherichia coli, or E. coli, bacteria (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases)

13 Feb. 2020. A biomedical engineering team designed probiotic bacteria, which in lab mice are shown to deliver and enhance cancer immunotherapy drugs. Researchers at Columbia University in New York describe their engineered bacteria and findings in yesterday’s issue of . . . → Read More: Engineered Bacteria Deliver Cancer Immunotherapy

Synthetic Cell Matrix Devised for Cancer Drug Testing

Honeycomb scaffold

A bioengineering lab is creating synthetic cell scaffolds that simulate tumor cells and tissue, offering a more reliable way of testing new cancer drugs. . . . → Read More: Synthetic Cell Matrix Devised for Cancer Drug Testing

Nasal Spray Reduces Migraine-Related Stress, Peptides

Richard Kraig

A hormone resembling insulin given as a nasal spray is shown in lab rats to reduce stress on nerve cells and peptides associated with migraine pain. . . . → Read More: Nasal Spray Reduces Migraine-Related Stress, Peptides

Skin Patch Senses Glucose, Emits Insulin as Needed

Insulin patch

A bio-engineering team developed a small patch worn on the skin that in lab mice and pigs senses blood glucose levels and releases insulin when required. . . . → Read More: Skin Patch Senses Glucose, Emits Insulin as Needed

Univ. Licenses Therapeutic Hibernation Technology

Arctic ground squirrel

University of Alaska is licensing research lab discoveries to a spin-off company to develop techniques to achieve a hibernation-type state in humans. . . . → Read More: Univ. Licenses Therapeutic Hibernation Technology

Organoids Shown Not Developing Like Real Brains

Arnold Kriegstein

Brain organoids, three-dimensional collections of brain cells grown from stem cells, are found in lab tests to not become fully functioning cells and tissue. . . . → Read More: Organoids Shown Not Developing Like Real Brains

Stem Cell Transplants Offer Nerve Pain Relief

Researchers in Australia show in tests with lab mice that transplanted adult stem cells can provide long-term relief from chronic pain caused by nerve damage. . . . → Read More: Stem Cell Transplants Offer Nerve Pain Relief

Int’l Group Funding Coronavirus Vaccines

Health screening Shanghai

An international health coalition is funding development of vaccines against the new coronavirus outbreak spreading quickly through China and to other countries. . . . → Read More: Int’l Group Funding Coronavirus Vaccines

Implanted Guide Helps Regrow Damaged Body Nerves

Nerve cells illustration

A bio-compatible conduit is shown in tests with monkeys to promote regrowth of damaged nerve fibers, like those suffered in traumatic injuries. . . . → Read More: Implanted Guide Helps Regrow Damaged Body Nerves