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Engineered Bacteria Deliver Cancer Immunotherapy

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Escherichia coli, or E. coli, bacteria (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases)

13 Feb. 2020. A biomedical engineering team designed probiotic bacteria, which in lab mice are shown to deliver and enhance cancer immunotherapy drugs. Researchers at Columbia University in New York describe their engineered bacteria and findings in yesterday’s issue of . . . → Read More: Engineered Bacteria Deliver Cancer Immunotherapy

Synthetic Cell Matrix Devised for Cancer Drug Testing

Honeycomb scaffold

A bioengineering lab is creating synthetic cell scaffolds that simulate tumor cells and tissue, offering a more reliable way of testing new cancer drugs. . . . → Read More: Synthetic Cell Matrix Devised for Cancer Drug Testing

Skin Cancer Apps Shown Misleading, Unreliable

Phone photo

A review of smartphone apps that photograph and purport to analyze skin conditions for signs of cancer shows the apps are unreliable in detecting cancer. . . . → Read More: Skin Cancer Apps Shown Misleading, Unreliable

Nasal Spray Reduces Migraine-Related Stress, Peptides

Richard Kraig

A hormone resembling insulin given as a nasal spray is shown in lab rats to reduce stress on nerve cells and peptides associated with migraine pain. . . . → Read More: Nasal Spray Reduces Migraine-Related Stress, Peptides

Incubator Seeks Heart, Lung, Blood Device Entrepreneurs

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A business incubator in Massachusetts is seeking entrepreneurs and their companies developing medical devices for heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders. . . . → Read More: Incubator Seeks Heart, Lung, Blood Device Entrepreneurs

Smartphone Saliva Test Detects Infectious Diseases

Smartphone system developers

A university engineering lab designed a simple, inexpensive point-of-care device, powered by a smartphone, to detect infectious and other diseases. . . . → Read More: Smartphone Saliva Test Detects Infectious Diseases

Gene Therapy Licensed for Multiple Aging Diseases

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

A university spin-off company developing treatments to extend the lifetimes of dogs is gaining a gene therapy for preventing multiple age-related diseases. . . . → Read More: Gene Therapy Licensed for Multiple Aging Diseases

Blood Cancers Respond to Cord Blood Cells

Katy Rezvani

A small-scale clinical trial shows most patients with two blood-related cancers safely respond to immune system cells derived from umbilical cord blood. . . . → Read More: Blood Cancers Respond to Cord Blood Cells

Skin Patch Senses Glucose, Emits Insulin as Needed

Insulin patch

A bio-engineering team developed a small patch worn on the skin that in lab mice and pigs senses blood glucose levels and releases insulin when required. . . . → Read More: Skin Patch Senses Glucose, Emits Insulin as Needed

Intl Group Calls for More Coronavirus Vaccines

Hong Kong residents in masks

An international consortium issued a proposal call for more vaccines to protect against the novel coronavirus now spreading from China to the rest of the world. . . . → Read More: Intl Group Calls for More Coronavirus Vaccines