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Engineered Microbe Blocks Ammonia Blood Poisoning

Ammonia molecule

A genetically engineered bacterial strain is shown in tests with animals to stop ammonia poisons in the gut from reaching the blood stream, as well as be safe for humans in a clinical trial. . . . → Read More: Engineered Microbe Blocks Ammonia Blood Poisoning

3-D Printed Implants Treat Spinal Cord Injury

Man in wheelchair

Customized implants, produced on a 3-D printer and seeded with stem cells, are shown in tests with lab animals to restore nerve signals and functioning after a spinal cord injury. . . . → Read More: 3-D Printed Implants Treat Spinal Cord Injury

RNA Therapy Studied for Parkinson’s Side Effects

Kathy Steece-Collier

Medical researchers are developing a treatment for a frequent side-effect of Parkinson’s disease drugs using a corrective RNA molecule to reverse the condition. . . . → Read More: RNA Therapy Studied for Parkinson’s Side Effects

Start-up Funds Univ. Medical Cannabis Research

Cannabis plant

A developer of therapies derived from cannabis is sponsoring a 3-year basic and translational research program, including clinical trials, at Imperial College London. . . . → Read More: Start-up Funds Univ. Medical Cannabis Research

Genetic Acids Harnessed to Promote Wound Healing

Hand bandage

A bioengineering team designed a way to use acids in DNA that in lab tests promote wound repair by encouraging production of healing proteins in surrounding tissues. . . . → Read More: Genetic Acids Harnessed to Promote Wound Healing

Inhaled Messenger RNA Developed, Tested

lung illustration

An academic-industry team developed an inhaled form of genetic material in nanoscale particles that enables lab mice to safely produce proteins in their lungs. . . . → Read More: Inhaled Messenger RNA Developed, Tested

Eye Drops Reverse Infected Eye Scarring

Eyes looking at laptop

Eye drops containing a therapeutic protein and applied as a gel, are shown in lab mice to remove scar tissue from the surface of infected or damaged corneas. . . . → Read More: Eye Drops Reverse Infected Eye Scarring

Bluetooth Data Added to Ingestible Capsules

Wireless ingestible sensor

Engineers created a sensor device, which in tests with pigs can be packed into a capsule, swallowed, and communicate wirelessly for weeks with Bluetooth protocols. . . . → Read More: Bluetooth Data Added to Ingestible Capsules

Immune Cell Chips to Launch into Space for Microgravity Tests

Astronaut with tissue chip

Chip devices with human immune system and stem cells are among the cargo set for launch today to the International Space Station. . . . → Read More: Immune Cell Chips to Launch into Space for Microgravity Tests

Electrode in Brain Blood Vessel Shown to Stimulate Body Muscles

Stentrode device

Electrodes sent into a blood vessel in the brain with a catheter and stent are shown in tests with sheep to stimulate muscles in the animals’ faces and limbs. . . . → Read More: Electrode in Brain Blood Vessel Shown to Stimulate Body Muscles