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Breakthrough study on molecular interactions could improve development of new medicines

Posted January 3, 2020

A first-of-its-kind study on molecular interactions by biomedical engineers in the University of Minnesota’s College of Science and Engineering will make it easier and more efficient for scientists to develop new medicines and other therapies for diseases such cancer, HIV, and autoimmune diseases.

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Research Brief: Researchers invent shape-changing textiles powered only by body heat

Posted October 30, 2019

A breakthrough invention in wearable technology has the potential to change how we interact with the clothes we wear every day.

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3D-printed transparent skull provides a window to the brain

Posted April 2, 2019

Researchers have developed a unique 3D-printed transparent skull implant for mice that provides an opportunity to watch activity of the entire brain surface in real time. The device allows fundamental brain research for human brain conditions such as concussions, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.

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Most precise measurements of sickle cell disease building blocks could lead to new treatments

Posted March 28, 2019

In a breakthrough study of sickle cell disease, University of Minnesota researchers have revealed that the building blocks of the disease are much less efficient at organizing than previously thought. The findings open the door to new treatments.

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University of Minnesota to lead $9.7 million NIH grant to improve hearing restoration

Posted March 19, 2019

The University of Minnesota announced that it will lead a $9.7 million grant from the National Institutes for Health (NIH) BRAIN Initiative to develop a new implantable device and surgical procedure with the goal of restoring more natural hearing to people who are deaf or severely hard-of-hearing.

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Ultrasound stimulation of spleen could lead to new treatments for inflammatory arthritis

Posted March 13, 2019

Researchers involved in a study using mice showed that they could actually ‘turn down’ the inflammatory response in arthritis with daily noninvasive ultrasound stimulation of the spleen.

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University researchers 3D bio-print a model that could improve anticancer drugs and treatments

Posted February 11, 2019

University of Minnesota researchers have developed a way to study cancer cells which could lead to new and improved treatment.

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U of M start-up CoreBiome acquired by OraSure Technologies, Inc

Posted January 4, 2019

The University of Minnesota announced that its 2017 start-up company CoreBiome Inc., based on discoveries by CSE Associate Professor Dan Knights, was acquired by OraSure Technologies, Inc.

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U of M startup Vascudyne to commercialize biologically engineered tissue

Posted December 3, 2018

University of Minnesota Technology Commercialization announced the formal launch of Vascudyne Inc., a startup company based in Stillwater, Minn., focused on the development of biologically engineered tissue for medical device and therapeutics applications.

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Researchers stop ‘sneaky’ cancer cells in their tracks

Posted November 20, 2018

A new study by University of Minnesota biomedical engineers shows how they stopped cancer cells from moving and spreading, even when the cells changed their movements.