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(Image credit: Yichao Zhao and Zhaoqing Wang/UCLA) (Image credit: Yichao Zhao and Zhaoqing Wang/UCLA)

Sweating the small stuff: Smartwatch developed at UCLA measures key stress hormone

A UCLA research team has developed a device that could be a major step forward: a smartwatch that assesses cortisol levels found in sweat — accurately, noninvasively and in real time. Described in a study published in Science Advances, the technology could offer wearers the ability to read and react to an essential biochemical indicator of stress.This device opens new possibilities for personal health…
(Image credit: South Florida University) (Image credit: South Florida University)

New online portal to streamline process for licensing University of South Florida inventions

A new portal at the University of South Florida Technology Transfer Office is improving accessibility for USF inventors and the general public, including companies interested in licensing inventions.
(Image credit: Stanford University) (Image credit: Stanford University)

Stanford researchers develop an engineered ‘mini’ CRISPR genome editing system

Bioengineers have repurposed a “non-working” CRISPR system to make a smaller version of the genome engineering tool. Its diminutive size should make it easier to deliver into human cells, tissues and the body for gene therapy.
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