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Experimental Drug Shown to Prevent Memory Loss

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A drug candidate designed to compensate for damage to brain cells from toxic proteins prevented nerve cell damage and memory loss in lab mice. . . . → Read More: Experimental Drug Shown to Prevent Memory Loss

Stanford, Berkeley, MIT Top Undergrad Start-Up Ranking

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Stanford University, University of California in Berkeley, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology lead the undergraduate programs producing founders of start-up companies in 2019. . . . → Read More: Stanford, Berkeley, MIT Top Undergrad Start-Up Ranking

Spin-Off Licensing Athletic Microbiome Technology

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A company spun-off from biomedical engineering labs at Harvard University is acquiring research on microbial communities in elite athletes to create new probiotics. . . . → Read More: Spin-Off Licensing Athletic Microbiome Technology

Peanut Desensitizing Found Safe, Effective Long-Term

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A clinical trial shows children with peanut allergies taking peanut protein under the tongue avoid allergic reactions from peanuts for up to five years. . . . → Read More: Peanut Desensitizing Found Safe, Effective Long-Term

Gates Investing in HIV, Tuberculosis Immunotherapies

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The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is taking an equity stake in a biotechnology company developing immunotherapies from messenger RNA. . . . → Read More: Gates Investing in HIV, Tuberculosis Immunotherapies

Urine Test Shows Promise for Cancer Screening

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Biomedical engineers and materials scientists developed a simple urine test that in samples from lab mice show they can screen for colon cancer. . . . → Read More: Urine Test Shows Promise for Cancer Screening

Deep Learning Techniques Speed Drug Discovery

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Researchers developed and demonstrated techniques with deep learning to discover new small molecule drugs ready for validation and lab animal tests in 21 days. . . . → Read More: Deep Learning Techniques Speed Drug Discovery

Chip Device Simulates Islet Cell Functions

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A new device testing the functions of insulin-producing islet cells in the pancreas is designed on a plastic chip made with common materials and manufacturing methods. . . . → Read More: Chip Device Simulates Islet Cell Functions

Robotic Device Navigates Brain Blood Vessels

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Engineers and materials scientists designed a robotic device thin and flexible enough to thread through blood vessels in a model brain under remote control. . . . → Read More: Robotic Device Navigates Brain Blood Vessels

Patch Designed for Vaccines, Cancer Treatments

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An engineering team designed a small skin patch with tiny needles that in lab mice quickly delivers vaccines and possibly treatments for melanoma. . . . → Read More: Patch Designed for Vaccines, Cancer Treatments