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Climate-Resistant Oilseed Crop Plant Developed

An academic-industry team developed a new crop plant variety that produces cooking oil like rapeseed or canola, but in a warmer and dryer climate. . . . → Read More: Climate-Resistant Oilseed Crop Plant Developed

Diet Enhancing Gut Microbes Shown to Slow Type 1 Diabetes

A diet that produces certain short-chain fatty acids in the gut is shown in lab mice to support the immune system and slow the onset of type 1 diabetes. . . . → Read More: Diet Enhancing Gut Microbes Shown to Slow Type 1 Diabetes

T-Cell Therapy Trial Begins for Autoimmune Diseases

A biotechnology company began testing on humans an experimental drug to increase healthy T-cells in the immune system for people with autoimmune disorders. . . . → Read More: T-Cell Therapy Trial Begins for Autoimmune Diseases

Genetic Techniques Speed Brain, Muscle Cell Production

A new technology targets the expression of genes in stem cells to produce specific brain and muscle cells on demand and in a few days, a fraction of the time now required. . . . → Read More: Genetic Techniques Speed Brain, Muscle Cell Production

Univ. Spin-Off Developing Non-Toxic Bedbug Killer

Research from a lab at Pennsylvania State University led to a technology for controlling bedbug infestations with natural enemies that are harmless to humans. . . . → Read More: Univ. Spin-Off Developing Non-Toxic Bedbug Killer

Inhaled Drug Shown Feasible for Postpartum Bleeding

Results from a clinical trial show a dry-powder inhaled form of the drug oxytocin works in the body much like the injected form, given to prevent postpartum hemorrhage, excessive bleeding in some women after childbirth. . . . → Read More: Inhaled Drug Shown Feasible for Postpartum Bleeding

Protein IDed to Cut Implanted Device Immune Reactions

Researchers at MIT identified a protein playing a key role in promoting the scar tissue that forms from immune reactions to implanted medical devices, and blocking actions of this protein can prevent scar tissue from forming on materials often used with implants. . . . → Read More: Protein IDed to Cut Implanted Device Immune Reactions

Trial to Test Gene Therapy for Inherited Eye Disease

A spin-off enterprise from University of Oxford in the U.K. began enrolling participants in a clinical trial testing gene therapy to correct a genetic eye disease. . . . → Read More: Trial to Test Gene Therapy for Inherited Eye Disease

Sensors, Wearables Track Moods and Eating Behavior

A system that captures and interprets spoken words by individuals and groups can track their various moods, which also predict eating behaviors leading to obesity. . . . → Read More: Sensors, Wearables Track Moods and Eating Behavior

Simpler Method Devised to Produce Malaria Drug

A biochemistry group in the U.K. developed simpler and potentially more efficient techniques for producing a first-line drug for treating malaria. . . . → Read More: Simpler Method Devised to Produce Malaria Drug