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Trial to Test Stem Cells for Treating Heart Failure

A clinical trial testing a treatment for heart failure using a patient’s own bone marrow stem cells is recruiting participants at the first two study sites. . . . → Read More: Trial to Test Stem Cells for Treating Heart Failure

Brain Cancer Regression Shown with Engineered T-Cells

A patient treated with immune system cells genetically modified to attack his brain cancer reported regression of recurring tumors in the brain and spinal cord. . . . → Read More: Brain Cancer Regression Shown with Engineered T-Cells

Trial to Test Liquid Biopsy for Breast Cancer Complication

A clinical trial plans to assess the use of a blood test to diagnose neurological complications from the spread of breast cancer. . . . → Read More: Trial to Test Liquid Biopsy for Breast Cancer Complication

FDA Approves Spinal Muscular Atrophy Drug [Updated]

A drug to treat spinal muscular atrophy, a genetic disorder causing the wasting away of muscle tissue in children and adults, was approved for sale in the U.S. . . . → Read More: FDA Approves Spinal Muscular Atrophy Drug [Updated]

Christmas 2016

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26 December 2016. It’s the official Christmas holiday in the USA and many parts of the world, so Science & Enterprise is taking the day off. We will continue our regular posting tomorrow.

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Genetic Tests, Elec. Health Records Show Hidden Disease

A program that connects mass genetic screening to electronic health records shows a segment of the population tested has an undiagnosed blood disorder causing high cholesterol levels. . . . → Read More: Genetic Tests, Elec. Health Records Show Hidden Disease

Solar Reactor Devised for Small-Scale Chemical Production

An engineering group developed a solar-powered catalytic reactor that can produce small amounts of drugs and agricultural chemicals on demand. . . . → Read More: Solar Reactor Devised for Small-Scale Chemical Production

Smartphone System Shown to Control Blood Glucose Levels

A bionic pancreas system using a smartphone was shown in a clinical trial to control blood glucose levels better than a commercial insulin pump in persons with type 1 diabetes. . . . → Read More: Smartphone System Shown to Control Blood Glucose Levels

Spin-Off Creates Enzyme to Prevent Celiac Disease

A spin-off enterprise from University of Washington is developing a synthetic enzyme that prevents dietary gluten from triggering symptoms of celiac disease. . . . → Read More: Spin-Off Creates Enzyme to Prevent Celiac Disease

Cell Biotech Gains Organoid Technology

A Canadian biotechnology enterprise is licensing a technology that generates organoids, three-dimensional clusters of cells from stem cells that can form into gastrointestinal organs. . . . → Read More: Cell Biotech Gains Organoid Technology