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Fox Foundation Supports Parkinson’s Walking Device

VibeForward device

A spin-off enterprise from University of Delaware is developing an electronic vibrating device that fits on the feet or ankles of people with Parkinson’s disease to help them walk. . . . → Read More: Fox Foundation Supports Parkinson’s Walking Device

Biogen Acquires Gene Therapy Company in $800M Deal

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A company developing treatments for inherited eye diseases that replace malfunctioning with healthy genes is being acquired by biotechnology company Biogen. . . . → Read More: Biogen Acquires Gene Therapy Company in $800M Deal

Spider Silk Property Discovered with Robotics Uses

Moist spider web

Dragline silk, also known as spider silk, is found in a new study to have a property that makes the natural material suitable for artificial muscles and actuators in robotics. . . . → Read More: Spider Silk Property Discovered with Robotics Uses

Wireless Sensors Monitor Newborns in ICUs

Amy Paller and Taschana Taylor

An international team developed two wireless sensors that safely monitor the vital signs of newborn infants in intensive care units, replacing the multiple wired devices used today. . . . → Read More: Wireless Sensors Monitor Newborns in ICUs

Blood Test as Good as Biopsy to Detect Cancer Targets

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Results of a clinical trial show a commercial blood test works at least as well as tissue biopsies for determining precise genetic mutations causing most lung cancers. . . . → Read More: Blood Test as Good as Biopsy to Detect Cancer Targets

Anti-Inflammatory Human Protein Produced in Plants

Researchers in Canada genetically engineered tobacco plants to economically produce large quantities of a human protein with anti-inflammatory properties. . . . → Read More: Anti-Inflammatory Human Protein Produced in Plants

Organoids Designed for Faster Cancer Diagnostics

Tumor organoids

A new process grows small samples of tumor tissue in the lab to enable high-speed diagnostics for personalized cancer treatments and drug testing. . . . → Read More: Organoids Designed for Faster Cancer Diagnostics

Gene Therapy Company Acquired in $4.3B Deal

Retinal gene therapy

Spark Therapeutics, a biotechnology company that pioneered gene therapies, is being acquired by drug maker Roche Group in a deal valued at $4.3 billion. . . . → Read More: Gene Therapy Company Acquired in $4.3B Deal

Blockchain Prototype Designed for Clinical Trial Data

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A bioinformatics lab developed a prototype system for securely transmitting and storing clinical trial data with blockchain that protects against corrupting trial records. . . . → Read More: Blockchain Prototype Designed for Clinical Trial Data

Prosthetic Hand Gives Better Sense of Position, Movement

Prosthetic hand

Prosthetic hand with a more natural sense of touch (Luca Rossini, EPFL)

22 Feb. 2019. An advance in prosthetics and robotics enables artificial hands to provide a more natural sense of position and reach in the dark or without looking at objects. Researchers from institutions in Switzerland and Italy describe this development in . . . → Read More: Prosthetic Hand Gives Better Sense of Position, Movement