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Brown, Toy Maker Partner on Elder Assistance Robots

A collaboration between Brown University and toy maker Hasbro is developing robotic assistants for older people that build on Hasbro’s current line of robotic pets. . . . → Read More: Brown, Toy Maker Partner on Elder Assistance Robots

Cancer Drug Price Rises Shown Unrelated to Competition

An analysis of cancer drugs shows their prices steadily increased over 16 years despite competition from newer drugs on the market. . . . → Read More: Cancer Drug Price Rises Shown Unrelated to Competition

Artificial Beta Cells Shown to Produce Insulin as Needed

A biomedical engineering team developed artificial beta cells that in animal tests perform similar to natural cells in the pancreas to produce insulin as needed for controlling blood glucose levels. . . . → Read More: Artificial Beta Cells Shown to Produce Insulin as Needed

Project to Develop Universal Flu Vaccine

An initiative joining academic, private, and national labs is designing a vaccine that covers all influenza strains, with clinical studies expected to begin early next year. . . . → Read More: Project to Develop Universal Flu Vaccine

Phone-Based Lupus Home Test Kit in Development

A home test kit using smartphone imaging is being created by biomedical engineers to detect kidney inflammation caused by lupus, an autoimmune disorder. . . . → Read More: Phone-Based Lupus Home Test Kit in Development

Blood-Thinning Drugs Linked with Lower Dementia Risk

People with irregular heart rhythms given anti-coagulation drugs to reduce their risk of stroke were also less likely to develop dementia than their counterparts not receiving blood-thinners. . . . → Read More: Blood-Thinning Drugs Linked with Lower Dementia Risk

Big Data Analysis Platform for Brainwaves in Development

Two companies in Northern Ireland, U.K. are creating a technology platform applying big data analytics to a collection of brainwaves generated by mobile games for measuring cognitive health. . . . → Read More: Big Data Analysis Platform for Brainwaves in Development

Univ. Lab, Company Broaden Bacterial Vaccine Impact

Researchers from University at Buffalo and a campus spin-off enterprise devised a way to expand the scope of anti-bacterial vaccines, as shown in tests with lab animals. . . . → Read More: Univ. Lab, Company Broaden Bacterial Vaccine Impact

Contact Lens Devised to Measure Glaucoma Eye Pressure

Engineers in the U.K. developed a soft contact lens that in a clinical study shows it can reliably track changes in pressure inside the eye, a key factor in glaucoma. . . . → Read More: Contact Lens Devised to Measure Glaucoma Eye Pressure

Snake-Like Intelligent Robot in Development

An engineering team is creating a self-powered robot that can travel independently like a snake through uneven and cluttered surfaces, such as disaster sites. . . . → Read More: Snake-Like Intelligent Robot in Development