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Microfluidics, Sound Waves Combined for Liquid Biopsies

Biomedical engineers from several universities developed a microfluidics, or lab-on-a-chip, device that uses sound waves to quickly isolate tiny packets of cell materials for detecting diseases. . . . → Read More: Microfluidics, Sound Waves Combined for Liquid Biopsies

Stem Cells Shown to Heal Chronic Leg Wounds

Experimental treatments using patients’ own stem cells were shown in a pilot test to heal painful chronic wounds on their legs and feet. . . . → Read More: Stem Cells Shown to Heal Chronic Leg Wounds

Brain-Computer Link in Development for Spinal Injury

A consortium of engineering labs is designing a system translating commands in the brain to prosthetic devices that help people walk with spinal cord injury. . . . → Read More: Brain-Computer Link in Development for Spinal Injury

Cochlear Implant Robotics Start-Up Gains NIH Funds

A university spin-off enterprise developing robotics to make cochlear implants for hearing loss safer and more effective is receiving a Small Business Innovation Research, or SBIR, grant to advance its technology. . . . → Read More: Cochlear Implant Robotics Start-Up Gains NIH Funds

Microchips Designed for Tracking Bodily Functions

Engineering researchers designed a tiny chip device that identifies precise locations inside the body, a key feature for ingestible medical devices. . . . → Read More: Microchips Designed for Tracking Bodily Functions

Risks of E-Cigarette Use, Ingredients Highlighted

Several sessions at a scientific meeting on respiratory diseases report on effects of electronic cigarettes on people’s health, including those who also smoke conventional cigarettes. . . . → Read More: Risks of E-Cigarette Use, Ingredients Highlighted

University, Drug Maker Partner on Suicide Genetics

Pharmaceutical company Janssen Research and Development and University of Utah Health in Salt Lake City are studying genetic factors linked to higher suicide risks. . . . → Read More: University, Drug Maker Partner on Suicide Genetics

Wearable-Implant Diagnostics Device in Development

A university engineering lab is developing a device combining a sensor chip implanted under the skin and wrist band to diagnose serious diseases and transmit the data. . . . → Read More: Wearable-Implant Diagnostics Device in Development

MIT, IBM Open Artificial Intelligence Lab

Massachusetts Institute of Technology and IBM are establishing a joint lab to advance the state of knowledge and business impact of artificial intelligence. . . . → Read More: MIT, IBM Open Artificial Intelligence Lab

Start-Up Lands $10M for Gene-Editing HIV Treatments

A new enterprise developing treatments using gene editing to eliminate HIV infections received $10 million in its seed funding round. . . . → Read More: Start-Up Lands $10M for Gene-Editing HIV Treatments