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Darpa Funds Early Disease Detection System

3-D print of influenza virus

The Defense Department’s advanced research agency is underwriting a system that gives an earlier notice of disease outbreaks and pandemics than current methods. . . . → Read More: Darpa Funds Early Disease Detection System

Spray-On Hydrogel Reduces Heart Surgery Scar Tissue

Surgery

A biocompatible polymer gel, sprayed on the hearts of lab animals, reduces the severity of scar tissue that can build up after cardiac surgery. . . . → Read More: Spray-On Hydrogel Reduces Heart Surgery Scar Tissue

Company Forms to Treat Vaginal Microbial Disorders

Lactobacillus

A new enterprise has launched to develop live microbial treatments for urinary tract infections and other diseases originating in vaginal bacterial communities. . . . → Read More: Company Forms to Treat Vaginal Microbial Disorders

Nanotech Vaccine Aids Melanoma Immunotherapy

Ronit Satchi-Fainaro

A vaccine made with nanoscale peptide particles can prevent the occurrence of melanoma in lab mice, and treat the condition when combined with other drugs. . . . → Read More: Nanotech Vaccine Aids Melanoma Immunotherapy

Heart Components Produced with 3-D Printing

Bioprinted heart valve

Researchers developed techniques for accurate three-dimensional printing of human heart elements with bio-inks containing the cellular framework on which tissue can grow. . . . → Read More: Heart Components Produced with 3-D Printing

Industry-Academic Team Studies Myelin Renewal

Nerve cells illustration

Researchers are studying techniques for blocking proteins that damage myelin, the protective coating on nerve cells, as occurs in multiple sclerosis and other diseases. . . . → Read More: Industry-Academic Team Studies Myelin Renewal

Smart Watch, A.I. Analyzing Human Emotions

Apple smartwatch

A study is underway mapping human emotions with data collected by smart watches and analyzed with an app powered by artificial intelligence. . . . → Read More: Smart Watch, A.I. Analyzing Human Emotions

Protein-Eluding Scaffolds Help Grow New Blood Vessels

Antigen-releasing scaffold

A polymer frame infused with proteins that stimulate immune cells encourages growth of new blood vessels in lab mice with peripheral artery disease. . . . → Read More: Protein-Eluding Scaffolds Help Grow New Blood Vessels

Once-a-Month Contraceptive Pill Being Developed

Family planning in India

A company specializing in long-term release of drugs is receiving a foundation grant to develop a contraceptive pill for women that works for weeks at a time. . . . → Read More: Once-a-Month Contraceptive Pill Being Developed

A.I. Helps Visualize Emergency Social Media Data

Helping flooded regions

A set of computational tools developed at Purdue University enables public safety agencies to monitor potentially catastrophic events in real time by analyzing text and images on social media. . . . → Read More: A.I. Helps Visualize Emergency Social Media Data