Other

Users care about assistive devices' look, feel and smell

A new study by North Carolina State University researchers found that people often considered the look, texture and, occasionally, the smell of two assistive devices—compression gloves and a knee brace—in online reviews ...

Health

FDA to take a hard look at its food, tobacco programs

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will begin a comprehensive review of its food and tobacco programs amid a high-profile infant formula shortage and recent rulings on e-cigarettes.

Biomedical technology

Candy-coated pills could prevent pharmaceutical fraud

While most of us were baking sourdough bread and watching "Tiger King" to stay sane during the pandemic shutdown, UC Riverside bioengineering professor William Grover kept busy counting the colorful candy sprinkles perched ...

Medications

Promising nose spray could prevent, treat COVID-19

A newly discovered small molecule could be sprayed into people's noses to prevent COVID-19 illness prior to exposure and provide early treatment if administered soon after infection, according to a study in mice led by Cornell ...

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