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The DOD wants a memory-restoring brain implant, a potential device industry boon

The U.S. Department of Defense is pursuing the creation of brain implants that could treat brain injury-related memory loss, an initiative that could benefit companies ranging from Medtronic to General Electric and more.

Pentagon tasks Pfizer with radically rethinking vaccine development

Vaccines have basically worked the same way for decades. A pathogen antigen is isolated, used as the basis of a vaccine and administered to the patient. The Pentagon thinks there might be a better way of doing things, and it has tasked Pfizer with investigating its hunch.

DOD agency commits $70M to develop brain-monitoring implant

The U.S. Department of Defense is launching a $70 million project involving the use of a brain monitoring implant to help soldiers better manage depression, stress and other related conditions.

UPDATED: Obama seeks revolutionary brain discoveries on a budget

President Barack Obama plans to roll out a highly anticipated brain mapping project today, providing details about the ambitious initiative to uncover mysteries about complex brain functions that could lead to new therapies for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases.

Video game players take on deadly sepsis for U.S. military

A unit of the U.S. Department of Defense has challenged the Foldit video gamers to craft proteins in a virtual online setting that bind to pathogens in the blood, to bolster research of sepsis treatments.

New lab organs promise faster, cheaper, better drug development

It will come as no surprise to anyone in the business of drug development and translational research to hear that animal studies suffer from severe shortcomings. The traditional mouse study often can't detect the kind of simple toxicities that will scuttle a program later on.

17 universities win NIH cash for tissue chip/drug safety testing

The National Institutes of Health is moving ahead with a $70 million initiative to promote the development of tissue chips for drug research, a hybrid of computers and tissue engineering that could give scientists a viable alternative to the use of animals in preclinical trials.

Medicago facility cranks up for VLP vax production

Vaccine seeding is under way at Medicago's new 97,000-square-foot, plant-based vaccine facility in Research Triangle Park, NC. Less than a year after groundbreaking, the production of vaccines based

Nanoparticles may be key for new pain therapy

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, is funneling $1.3 million to researchers at the University of Michigan to see if they can use nanoparticles to transform the way morphine is