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Small Business Grant Advances Drug Safety Test System

An award from National Institutes of Health is advancing a technology for testing the safety of drugs with heart muscle cells derived from stem cells before the drugs are tested on humans. . . . → Read More: Small Business Grant Advances Drug Safety Test System

Nerve Stimulation Shown to Reduce Diabetes Symptoms

Electric stimulation of a key nerve pathway was shown in lab animals to restore insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance typically missing in people with type 2 diabetes. . . . → Read More: Nerve Stimulation Shown to Reduce Diabetes Symptoms

Stem Cell Patches Shown to Treat Heart Attack Damage

Human heart muscle patches made from stem cells helped fix damage and improve heart functions in tests with pigs induced with heart attacks. . . . → Read More: Stem Cell Patches Shown to Treat Heart Attack Damage

HIV Drugs Formulated Into Once-Weekly Capsules

Medical and engineering researchers developed and tested in pigs a technique for packing several drugs into a capsule taken once a week to prevent and treat HIV infections. . . . → Read More: HIV Drugs Formulated Into Once-Weekly Capsules

Electronic Pulses, Sounds Shown to Reduce Tinnitus

A non-invasive system that combines coordinated electronic pulses and sounds is shown in tests with lab animals and humans to reduce tinnitus, phantom sounds often called ringing in the ears. . . . → Read More: Electronic Pulses, Sounds Shown to Reduce Tinnitus

Microneedle Patch Delivers Anti-Obesity Drugs

A skin patch containing hundreds of tiny porous needles is shown in lab mice to deliver drugs that turn ordinary body fat into calorie-burning brown fat to reduce body mass. . . . → Read More: Microneedle Patch Delivers Anti-Obesity Drugs

Emergency Sealant Gel Developed for Eye Injuries

A medical engineering team created a gel material that safely closes injured eye tissue until surgical treatments can be given. . . . → Read More: Emergency Sealant Gel Developed for Eye Injuries

Programmable Nanoscale Drug Capsules Designed

A lab at University of Connecticut is developing nanoscale capsules that release drug cargoes only when encountering specific enzymes, even inside cells. . . . → Read More: Programmable Nanoscale Drug Capsules Designed

RNA Injections Shown to Rebuild Damaged Heart Muscle

Engineers and medical researchers developed a technique to deliver genetic material into damaged heart muscle that in lab mice regrows heart cells. . . . → Read More: RNA Injections Shown to Rebuild Damaged Heart Muscle

Biotech, Cancer Center Partner on T-Cell Research

A developer of cancer diagnostics and treatments is collaborating with Moffitt Cancer Center to advance therapies for ovarian cancer with T-cells from the immune system. . . . → Read More: Biotech, Cancer Center Partner on T-Cell Research