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Bio-Inspired Surgical Camera Highlights Cancer Tissue

A camera modeled on capabilities of a butterfly’s eye offers surgeons definitive images of tumor tissue for removal, as demonstrated in tests with lab animals and patients with breast cancer. . . . → Read More: Bio-Inspired Surgical Camera Highlights Cancer Tissue

RNA Treatment Tested for West Nile Virus

A therapy for West Nile Virus made with interfering RNA molecules is shown in lab mice to reduce viral loads, including in the brain where the disease can do serious damage. . . . → Read More: RNA Treatment Tested for West Nile Virus

Crispr Techniques Devised for Editing RNA

Geneticists and bioengineers developed a technology for applying genomic editing techniques known as Crispr to ribonucleic acid, or RNA, transcribed from the genetic code in a person’s DNA. . . . → Read More: Crispr Techniques Devised for Editing RNA

Esophagus Tissue from Stem Cells Grown, Implanted

Replacement engineered esophagus tissue grown from stem cells was shown in tests with pigs to be a feasible alternative to transplanting pieces from other parts of the body for people with esophagus cancer. . . . → Read More: Esophagus Tissue from Stem Cells Grown, Implanted

Cancer Drug Seen to Reverse Autism Spectrum Symptoms

Small doses of a drug for blood-related cancers are shown in lab mice to reverse social symptoms often found in children with autism spectrum disorder, a condition characterized by limited social activity. . . . → Read More: Cancer Drug Seen to Reverse Autism Spectrum Symptoms

Peptide Hydrogel Boosts Cancer Immunotherapies

A team at Rice University in Houston developed an injectable gel material that in lab mice slows the release of cancer immunotherapy drugs, enhancing the treatments’ effectiveness and reducing the need for repeated doses. . . . → Read More: Peptide Hydrogel Boosts Cancer Immunotherapies

3-D Biomaterial Boosts Personal Cancer Immunotherapy

A Harvard University bioengineering lab developed an injectable material designed to load up with proteins from a patient’s own tumors to induce immune reactions that fight that person’s cancer. . . . → Read More: 3-D Biomaterial Boosts Personal Cancer Immunotherapy

Start-Up Developing Blood-Brain Barrier Treatments

A medical school professor in Singapore is starting a biotechnology company to discover and develop new drugs for neurological disorders based on his research with mechanisms for crossing the blood-brain barrier. . . . → Read More: Start-Up Developing Blood-Brain Barrier Treatments

Protein Engineered to Boost Nerve Cell Imaging

Engineers and neuroscientists developed a synthetic protein that illuminates electrical activity in animal brain nerve cells, with a process using robotics to test millions of protein candidates in cells. . . . → Read More: Protein Engineered to Boost Nerve Cell Imaging

RNA Vaccine Shows Promise with Infant Viral Diseases

A vaccine using synthetic RNA, with protein instructions transcribed from one’s genetic code, is shown in tests with lab animals to protect against infections from cytomegalovirus, a virus affecting infants and transplant recipients. . . . → Read More: RNA Vaccine Shows Promise with Infant Viral Diseases