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Synthetic DNA Start-Up Raises $13M in Early Funds

A company producing synthesized DNA for medical and other biotechnology applications is raising €11 million ($US 13 million) in its first venture funding round. . . . → Read More: Synthetic DNA Start-Up Raises $13M in Early Funds

Trial Shows Antibody Effective Against Asthma

Results from a large-scale clinical trial show a synthetic antibody, when added to standard treatments, reduces asthma attacks and improves lung functioning. . . . → Read More: Trial Shows Antibody Effective Against Asthma

Risks of E-Cigarette Use, Ingredients Highlighted

Several sessions at a scientific meeting on respiratory diseases report on effects of electronic cigarettes on people’s health, including those who also smoke conventional cigarettes. . . . → Read More: Risks of E-Cigarette Use, Ingredients Highlighted

University, Drug Maker Partner on Suicide Genetics

Pharmaceutical company Janssen Research and Development and University of Utah Health in Salt Lake City are studying genetic factors linked to higher suicide risks. . . . → Read More: University, Drug Maker Partner on Suicide Genetics

NIH Funds Heart Tissue Regeneration Tests in Pigs

An experimental drug to help grow new heart tissue after a heart attack is advancing to tests in pigs, with help from National Institutes of Health. . . . → Read More: NIH Funds Heart Tissue Regeneration Tests in Pigs

Wearable-Implant Diagnostics Device in Development

A university engineering lab is developing a device combining a sensor chip implanted under the skin and wrist band to diagnose serious diseases and transmit the data. . . . → Read More: Wearable-Implant Diagnostics Device in Development

MIT, IBM Open Artificial Intelligence Lab

Massachusetts Institute of Technology and IBM are establishing a joint lab to advance the state of knowledge and business impact of artificial intelligence. . . . → Read More: MIT, IBM Open Artificial Intelligence Lab

Start-Up Lands $10M for Gene-Editing HIV Treatments

A new enterprise developing treatments using gene editing to eliminate HIV infections received $10 million in its seed funding round. . . . → Read More: Start-Up Lands $10M for Gene-Editing HIV Treatments

Phone App Found to Measure Heart Health Metrics

A medical engineering team designed a smartphone app that in a clinical study shows it can measure key factors in heart health as accurately as MRI scans. . . . → Read More: Phone App Found to Measure Heart Health Metrics

Engineered T-Cell Trials Stopped after Patient Death

The Food and Drug Administration stopped two clinical trials testing genetically engineered T-cells from the immune system to treat leukemia, after a participant in one trial died. . . . → Read More: Engineered T-Cell Trials Stopped after Patient Death