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Crispr, Stem Cells Produce Precise Arthritis Therapy

Editing the genes in stem cells is shown to produce cartilage that in lab tests releases therapeutic proteins only when needed to relieve joint inflammation in arthritis. . . . → Read More: Crispr, Stem Cells Produce Precise Arthritis Therapy

Smartphone-Controlled Cells Produce Insulin on Demand

A system designed by researchers in China and Switzerland and controlled by a smartphone app was shown in lab mice to produce insulin on demand from engineered pancreas cells. . . . → Read More: Smartphone-Controlled Cells Produce Insulin on Demand

Vaccine R&D Underway to Protect Against Animal Microbes

Research is underway in the U.K. on development of new vaccines to protect humans against zoonotic diseases, infectious diseases originating in animals. . . . → Read More: Vaccine R&D Underway to Protect Against Animal Microbes

Nanoparticles Boost T-Cells to Fight Leukemia

A cancer research lab designed a process to treat leukemia by reprogramming cells in the immune system with genes on nanoscale biodegradable particles. . . . → Read More: Nanoparticles Boost T-Cells to Fight Leukemia

Crispr-Based Diagnostics System Designed

A bioengineering team from Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology designed simple, inexpensive diagnostics tools to detect infectious diseases, based on Crispr, an emerging genome-editing technology. . . . → Read More: Crispr-Based Diagnostics System Designed

Cancer Gene Therapy Company Raises $85M in IPO

A developer of cancer immunotherapies that transfer gene treatments into patients with brain tumors is raising $85 million in its initial public stock offering. . . . → Read More: Cancer Gene Therapy Company Raises $85M in IPO

Corn, Shellfish Ingredients Enable DNA Vaccine Pills

Biomaterials researchers discovered substances from corn and shellfish can package genetic material to pass through the digestive system, making possible vaccines as pills rather than injections. . . . → Read More: Corn, Shellfish Ingredients Enable DNA Vaccine Pills

Engineered Bacteria Designed to Detect Gut Inflammation

A bioengineering team at Rice University developed a genetically modified form of bacteria that in lab mice detects inflammatory diseases in the gut. . . . → Read More: Engineered Bacteria Designed to Detect Gut Inflammation

Antibody Shows Promise Against Marburg Virus Infections

Tests with lab animals show an experimental synthetic antibody protects against deadly Marburg and Ravn viruses as long as 5 days following infections. . . . → Read More: Antibody Shows Promise Against Marburg Virus Infections

Enhanced Gene Therapy Boosts Anti-Tumor Response

Gene therapies delivered with electronic pulses were shown in lab mice to increase production of natural immune-system proteins and reduce melanoma, or advanced skin cancer, tumors. . . . → Read More: Enhanced Gene Therapy Boosts Anti-Tumor Response