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Genome Editing, Informatics Lead to New Antibiotic

Antibiotics from engineered bacteria

Researchers in the U.K. created an antibiotic acid from a natural microbe found in soil, using a combination of the genome editing technique Crispr and bioinformatics. . . . → Read More: Genome Editing, Informatics Lead to New Antibiotic

Licensing Deal for Bioinks in 3-D Printed Transplant Lungs

Human lungs illustration

A company in Maryland developing alternatives to human organ transplants is licensing a technology to help create 3-D printed lungs for transplantation with bioinks derived from tobacco plants. . . . → Read More: Licensing Deal for Bioinks in 3-D Printed Transplant Lungs

Nerve Stimulation Reduces Pain, Fatigue from Lupus

Neurons illustration

Results from a clinical trial show external stimulation of a major nerve in the body helps relieve pan and fatigue in people with systemic lupus erythematosus, more commonly known as lupus. . . . → Read More: Nerve Stimulation Reduces Pain, Fatigue from Lupus

NIH Supporting Electronic Neuro Drug Test Technology

Neurons

A university spin-off enterprise is receiving funds from National Institute of Mental Health to develop a simple, reliable electronic device to evaluate effects of neurological drugs on brain cells. . . . → Read More: NIH Supporting Electronic Neuro Drug Test Technology

Harvard Spin-Off, AbbVie Partner on Fibrosis Treatments

Handshake

Drug maker AbbVie and biotechnology company Morphic Therapeutic are collaborating on new treatments for fibrosis based on Morphic’s technology blocking proteins that promote fibrosis. . . . → Read More: Harvard Spin-Off, AbbVie Partner on Fibrosis Treatments

Robotic Exoskeleton Systems Studied for Industrial Workforce

Guardian XO exoskeleton

Control systems for whole-body robotic devices worn by industrial workers to help them perform their jobs are being designed and assessed by an academic-industry engineering team. . . . → Read More: Robotic Exoskeleton Systems Studied for Industrial Workforce

Diabetes Drug Assessed Long-Term Against All Other Treatments

Bathroom scale

A new clinical trial is testing the drug semaglutide for people with type 2 diabetes against as many as 40 other diabetes treatments when used as a supplemental drug over 2 years. . . . → Read More: Diabetes Drug Assessed Long-Term Against All Other Treatments

Infectious Disease Sequencing Service, Training Launched

Aedes albopictus mosquito

A cloud-based open-source genomic sequencing program is underway to identify the source and nature of infectious diseases anywhere in the world. . . . → Read More: Infectious Disease Sequencing Service, Training Launched

Antibody Designed to Stop Inflammation Protein in Brain

Katerina Akassoglou

A synthetic antibody is shown in tests with lab mice to block the blood protein fibrin from causing inflammation and related damage to brain cells found in neurodegenerative diseases. . . . → Read More: Antibody Designed to Stop Inflammation Protein in Brain

Virtual Knee Replacement Rehab Shown Less Costly

Knee joint X-ray

Early results from a clinical trial show a virtual rehabilitation program for people with total knee replacement surgery works as well as conventional rehab methods, but at a lower cost. . . . → Read More: Virtual Knee Replacement Rehab Shown Less Costly