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Nanoparticle Process Designed to Detect, Treat Oral Bacteria

Streptococcus mutans

A bioengineering lab devised a way to quickly detect and treat bacteria responsible for tooth decay with a combination of X-rays and a non-toxic compound in nanoscale particles. . . . → Read More: Nanoparticle Process Designed to Detect, Treat Oral Bacteria

Bread Wheat Genome Sequenced

Growing wheat

An international collaboration published a complete, annotated genomic sequencing of wheat used in making bread, a widely grown staple crop and major source of nutrition worldwide. . . . → Read More: Bread Wheat Genome Sequenced

Genomic Sequencing for Newborns Studied in Clinical Trial

Newborn

A group of newborn infants with genetic disorders that went undetected in standard testing will receive genomic sequencing in a clinical study of its safety and feasibility. . . . → Read More: Genomic Sequencing for Newborns Studied in Clinical Trial

Multi-Function Stretchable Sensor Platform Developed

Stretchable 3-D electronic sensor bandage

An engineering team created a system that combines multiple electronic sensors into a single 3-D stretchable device that can be worn on various body locations to monitor different functions. . . . → Read More: Multi-Function Stretchable Sensor Platform Developed

Start-Up to Tackle Neurodegenerative Diseases, Raises $31 Million

Magnolia Neuroscience

A new company is forming to develop treatments that protect against destruction of brain cells in Alzheimer’s disease and comparable nerve damage from chemotherapy. . . . → Read More: Start-Up to Tackle Neurodegenerative Diseases, Raises $31 Million

Ultra-Sensitive Nanotech Robot Skin Receives Patent

ultra-sensitive robot skin

Inventors of a system of sensors packaged in a thin film received a patent for their work that enables robotic devices to better sense conditions in the nearby environment. . . . → Read More: Ultra-Sensitive Nanotech Robot Skin Receives Patent

Yeast Biosensor Devised to Measure Radiation Exposure

Yeast radiation badges

An engineering group created a simple monitoring badge using yeast, which in a process similar to fermentation provides instant feedback on radiation exposure to lab workers. . . . → Read More: Yeast Biosensor Devised to Measure Radiation Exposure

Cancer Drug Delivery Through Milk Particles Under Study

Cattle

A new research project is investigating components in raw cow’s milk that could make it possible to give chemotherapy for cancer as oral drugs rather than infusions. . . . → Read More: Cancer Drug Delivery Through Milk Particles Under Study

Graphene Tested in Space Launch

Graphene samples

The material graphene, studied for more than a decade on earth, is the subject of tests for its ability to withstand the rigors of space travel. . . . → Read More: Graphene Tested in Space Launch

Start-Up Developing Regenerative Liver Disease Treatments

Damaged liver cells

A new enterprise founded by scientists, is underway developing treatments for advanced liver disorders that combine new drugs with cell and gene therapies to restore or replace liver functions. . . . → Read More: Start-Up Developing Regenerative Liver Disease Treatments