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$200M Gift Supporting Translational Research, Start-Up Incubator

Harvard Medical School

Harvard Medical School is the recipient of a gift from the Blavatnik Family Foundation to develop innovative treatments, apply advanced digital technologies, and accelerate biotech and life science start-up companies. . . . → Read More: $200M Gift Supporting Translational Research, Start-Up Incubator

Modified Cancer Drug Hastens Bone Fracture Healing

Leg in cast

A current drug for leukemia, with a simple protein chemically added, is shown in tests with lab mice to accelerate the healing of broken bones. . . . → Read More: Modified Cancer Drug Hastens Bone Fracture Healing

Nanotech Immunotherapy Reduces Heart Transplant Rejection

Heart and major blood vessels

Proteins known to regulate immune cells, given as nanoscale particles, are shown in lab mice to encourage long-term acceptance of a transplanted heart. . . . → Read More: Nanotech Immunotherapy Reduces Heart Transplant Rejection

New Processes Devised to Boost Antibiotics

MRSA bacteria

Researchers in chemistry at two institutions report new techniques that lab tests show modify current antibiotics to make them more effective against infections that resist today’s antibiotics. . . . → Read More: New Processes Devised to Boost Antibiotics

Munich Airport, MIT Lab Partner on Smart City

Munich airport

An engineering lab at MIT and the R&D hub at Munich, Germany’s international airport are studying the use of digital technologies to improve urban life, using the hub’s campus as a laboratory. . . . → Read More: Munich Airport, MIT Lab Partner on Smart City

Rapid Antimicrobial Resistance Diagnostics System Advances

MRSA bacteria

Developers of a system that uses high-speed genomic analysis with standard semiconductor chips say they demonstrated an ability to sequence bacterial DNA directly from raw blood samples. . . . → Read More: Rapid Antimicrobial Resistance Diagnostics System Advances

NASA Boosts 3-D Printing, Lasers in Space Manufacturing

Glass-metal welding samples

The federal government’s space agency is supporting two projects for improving the capabilities of astronauts to create and repair their equipment during space travel. . . . → Read More: NASA Boosts 3-D Printing, Lasers in Space Manufacturing

Trial Testing Smartwatch to Detect Heart Rhythm Problems

Apple smartwatch

clinical trial is enrolling more than 400,000 participants to test an app written for an Apple smartwatch to detect atrial fibrillation, a form of irregular heart rhythms. . . . → Read More: Trial Testing Smartwatch to Detect Heart Rhythm Problems

Bio-Friendly Film Material Devised from Silk, Carbon Nanotubes

Carbon nanotubes

Materials scientists and engineers developed a new material with the natural mechanical and degradable properties of silk, but configured as a film better suited for flexible biomedical devices. . . . → Read More: Bio-Friendly Film Material Devised from Silk, Carbon Nanotubes

NIH Stops Stem Cell Heart Failure Trial Over Retracted Data

Stop sign

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, or NHLBI, part of the National Institutes of Health is suspending a clinical trial of stem cells to regenerate new heart muscle. . . . → Read More: NIH Stops Stem Cell Heart Failure Trial Over Retracted Data