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Biotech, Institute Partner on Gut Microbe Links to Parkinson’s

Gut microbes

Gut microbes cultured in an artistic design (Nicola Fawcett, Wikimedia Commons)

18 June 2018. Researchers from a biotechnology company and a research institute are starting a joint project to find treatments for Parkinson’s disease targeting bacteria in the gut. Financial and intellectual property aspects of the partnership between Axial Biotherapeutics Inc. in Boston, and . . . → Read More: Biotech, Institute Partner on Gut Microbe Links to Parkinson’s

115M Euro Grant for Precision Medicine, Trials in Autism

Autism graphic

A new initiative in Europe is investigating the connection between a person’s molecular composition and autism, particularly when other disorders complicate that individual’s condition. . . . → Read More: 115M Euro Grant for Precision Medicine, Trials in Autism

Connected Meters, Coaching Help Improve Diabetes Outcomes

Livongo meter

A study of people with type 2 diabetes shows the combination of intensive lifestyle coaching with a blood glucose meter connected to the Internet results in more weight loss and lower blood glucose levels. . . . → Read More: Connected Meters, Coaching Help Improve Diabetes Outcomes

Graphene Circuits Enhanced to Monitor, Image Brain Signals

Graphene model

Engineers and neuroscientists discovered a technique for enhancing the conductivity of graphene electrodes to make them better able to record optical images of brain activity in lab mice. . . . → Read More: Graphene Circuits Enhanced to Monitor, Image Brain Signals

Soil Microbes Yield Rich Antibiotic Sources

Researchers taking soil samples

A group of geo- and bioscience researchers analyzed microbes residing in soil under northern California and discovered many new potential sources of antibiotics, well beyond current sources. . . . → Read More: Soil Microbes Yield Rich Antibiotic Sources

Natural, Engineered Microbes Shown to Control Cholera

Distributing water hygiene kits

A combination of natural bacteria found in milk products and a synthetic variation of those microbes are shown in tests with lab mice to detect and prevent cholera infections. . . . → Read More: Natural, Engineered Microbes Shown to Control Cholera

Hospital Network Formed for Childhood Cancer Immunotherapies

T-cells illustration

A network of academic children’s medical centers is being formed to expand access to clinical trials testing immunotherapy treatments for childhood cancer. . . . → Read More: Hospital Network Formed for Childhood Cancer Immunotherapies

FDA Issues Guidance on Patient Experience Data Collection

Scott Gottlieb

The Food and Drug Administration issued draft regulatory guidance outlining methods for collecting data from patients that the agency says will help improve evaluations of more precisely targeted drugs. . . . → Read More: FDA Issues Guidance on Patient Experience Data Collection

$850M Deal Kicks Off RNA Vaccine Research

RNA strand illustration

Drug maker Sanofi is partnering with biotechnology company Translate Bio to develop vaccines against infectious diseases from messenger RNA, material transcribed from genetic codes in DNA. . . . → Read More: $850M Deal Kicks Off RNA Vaccine Research

Regenerative Dressing Designed for Diabetic Wounds

Guillermo Ameer

A biomedical engineering team developed a dressing for diabetic skin wounds that harnesses the body’s own cell structuring proteins to regenerate new skin tissue for faster healing. . . . → Read More: Regenerative Dressing Designed for Diabetic Wounds