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Pet Health Ingredients Shown Effective Against Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Baby with microcephaly

Researchers in the U.S. and the Netherlands found ingredients in over-the-counter products to control fleas and ticks in house pets can also help prevent infectious diseases in humans spread by mosquitoes. . . . → Read More: Pet Health Ingredients Shown Effective Against Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Coalition to Fight Surgical Implant Infections

Brown dragonly

Researchers in Australia from academic, not-for-profit, and business labs are investigating a solution for infections that form on orthopedic implants, based on the structure of a dragonfly’s wing. . . . → Read More: Coalition to Fight Surgical Implant Infections

Inexpensive Blood Test Technique Devised for Hepatitis-B

Hepatitis-B screening

An international research team developed a simple blood testing process to diagnose hepatitis-B at a small fraction of the cost as current methods. . . . → Read More: Inexpensive Blood Test Technique Devised for Hepatitis-B

University Tissue, Cell Fabrication Lab Set to Open

3-D bioprinter

A laboratory for producing new types of biomaterials is scheduled to open next year on the University of Illinois campus in Urbana. . . . → Read More: University Tissue, Cell Fabrication Lab Set to Open

Bloodless Glucose Monitoring Technology in Development

Blood glucose meter

An engineering lab in Canada is developing a system that adapts radar technology to measure blood glucose levels, to eventually replace the blood drop samples now used by people with diabetes. . . . → Read More: Bloodless Glucose Monitoring Technology in Development

Robotics, A.I. Employed for Personal Autism Therapy

Nao robot

An engineering lab at MIT developed techniques for combining robotics with deep learning, a form of artificial intelligence, to personalize autism therapy. . . . → Read More: Robotics, A.I. Employed for Personal Autism Therapy

Engineered Polio Virus Tested as Brain Cancer Treatment

Brain tumor graphic

Results of a clinical trial show a genetically engineered polio virus helps more people with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer, survive for longer periods. . . . → Read More: Engineered Polio Virus Tested as Brain Cancer Treatment

Insulin Formulated as Liquid for Capsule Delivery

Insulin in capsules

An bioengineering team created a process to formulate insulin, needed regularly by people with diabetes, as a liquid, to be taken in capsules rather than injections. . . . → Read More: Insulin Formulated as Liquid for Capsule Delivery

Univ. Spin-Off Developing Long-Lasting Diabetes Drug

Bathroom scale

A company spun-off from a University at Buffalo biochemistry lab is the recipient of a small business grant to design a once-a-week drug for people with type 2 diabetes to control their blood sugar and weight. . . . → Read More: Univ. Spin-Off Developing Long-Lasting Diabetes Drug

Cancer T-Cell Start-Up Gains $150 Million in IPO

NASDAQ share price display

A three year-old company developing treatments for cancer with engineered T-cells from the immune system raised $150 million in its initial public offering of common stock. . . . → Read More: Cancer T-Cell Start-Up Gains $150 Million in IPO