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App Offers Fast, Inexpensive Urinary Tract Infection Test

Bacterial test app

A system for identifying bacterial infections shows the system’s smartphone app and accompanying lab kit can detect urinary tract infections, including those with sepsis, in about an hour. . . . → Read More: App Offers Fast, Inexpensive Urinary Tract Infection Test

Small Business Grant Supports Bone Fracture Technology

Philip and Stewart Low

An award from National Institutes of Health is funding development of a new injected drug that promises to repair bone fractures without surgery. . . . → Read More: Small Business Grant Supports Bone Fracture Technology

Gene-Edited Stem Cells Reduce Cocaine Seeking, Overdoses

Cocaine addiction

The genome-editing technique Crispr used with stem cells is shown to release enzymes that reduce cocaine-seeking behavior in lab mice and protect against overdoses. . . . → Read More: Gene-Edited Stem Cells Reduce Cocaine Seeking, Overdoses

Gilead Gains Genome-Editing Hepatitis B Therapy

Hepatitis-B virus

Biopharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences is acquiring a genome-editing technology for treating hepatitis-B, a viral disease affecting the liver. . . . → Read More: Gilead Gains Genome-Editing Hepatitis B Therapy

Nanoscale Sponges Deliver Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment

rheumatoid arthritis damage

An engineering lab developed a technique to load molecules from white blood cells into tiny particles that act like sponges to reduce joint damage in lab mice from rheumatoid arthritis. . . . → Read More: Nanoscale Sponges Deliver Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment

Smartphone Device IDs Dangerous Mosquitoes

Mosquito analyzer

A study shows a smartphone-based system can quickly and inexpensively identify the species of mosquito that carries many infectious diseases, as well as a natural enemy of those mosquitoes. . . . → Read More: Smartphone Device IDs Dangerous Mosquitoes

Non-Invasive Imaging Technology Probes Deeper Into Tissue

Photoacoustic tomography image

An imaging process that combines ultrasound and lasers is shown in tests with lab samples and in animals to provide clearer and more detailed images of tissue deeper in the body. . . . → Read More: Non-Invasive Imaging Technology Probes Deeper Into Tissue

New Antibiotics Discovered in Stomach Peptides

Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Researchers in Italy and the U.S. found a potential source of new antibiotics in derivatives of peptides used by the digestive process in the stomach. . . . → Read More: New Antibiotics Discovered in Stomach Peptides

Organ-on-Chip Model Simulates Blood-Brain Barrier

Blood-brain barrier chip illustration

Researchers at Harvard University developed a chip model of the blood-brain barrier that protects the brain’s nerve cells and tested the model with the drug methamphetamine. . . . → Read More: Organ-on-Chip Model Simulates Blood-Brain Barrier

Peptide Pain Drugs in Development Aimed at Alternative Targets

Neuron

Pain drugs made from peptides, small protein-like compounds, and guided by antibodies are being developed as alternatives to prescription opioids to treat moderate to severe pain. . . . → Read More: Peptide Pain Drugs in Development Aimed at Alternative Targets