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Space Station Crew Cultivates Crystals for Drug Development

International Space Station crew cultivates crystals for drug development

Crew members aboard the International Space Station will begin conducting research this week to improve the way we grow crystals on Earth. The information gained from the...
Researchers make flexible glass for tiny medical devices

Researchers make flexible glass for tiny medical devices

Brigham Young University researchers have developed new glass technology that could add a new level of flexibility to the microscopic world of medical devices. Led...
A rapid, automated and inexpensive fertility test for men

A rapid, automated and inexpensive fertility test for men

Scientists have developed a low-cost and easy-to-use smartphone attachment that can quickly and accurately evaluate semen samples for at-home fertility testing. This provides a potentially...
A pocket-sized retina camera, no dilating required

A pocket-sized retina camera, no dilating required

It's the part of the eye exam everyone hates: the pupil-dilating eye drops. The drops work by opening the pupil and preventing the iris from...
Study points a way to better implantable medical devices

Study points a way to better implantable medical devices

Selectively blocking immune cells can prevent formation of scar tissue around medical devices. Medical devices implanted in the body for drug delivery, sensing, or tissue...
How economics can shape precision medicines?

How economics can shape precision medicines?

Innovation incentives, pricing, and access are critical. Many public and private efforts focus on research in precision medicine, the process by which genomic information and...
Oral delivery system could make vaccination needle-free

Oral delivery system could make vaccination needle-free

Patients could one day self-administer vaccines using a needleless, pill-sized technology that jet-releases a stream of vaccine inside the mouth, according to a proof-of-concept...
New technology offers fast peptide synthesis

New technology offers fast peptide synthesis

Manufacturing small proteins known as peptides is usually very time-consuming, which has slowed development of new peptide drugs for diseases such as cancer, diabetes,...
New gene sequencing software could aid in early detection, treatment of cancer

New gene sequencing software could aid in early detection, treatment of cancer

Digital detection tool will be shared freely over the web A research team from the United States and Canada has developed and successfully tested new...
Virtual reality helps surgery

Virtual reality helps surgery

Virtual reality imaging gives surgeons a better view of patient anatomy Gina Milner’s successful surgery, the first at Packard Children’s to use the new imaging...