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Zymeworks, Janssen in $1.45B Antibody Licensing Deal

Janssen Biotech, a division of drug maker Johnson & Johnson, is acquiring technologies that make it possible to create synthetic antibodies that hit multiple targets. . . . → Read More: Zymeworks, Janssen in $1.45B Antibody Licensing Deal

Project to Develop Universal Flu Vaccine

An initiative joining academic, private, and national labs is designing a vaccine that covers all influenza strains, with clinical studies expected to begin early next year. . . . → Read More: Project to Develop Universal Flu Vaccine

Trial Comparing 2-D, 3-D Mammogram Outcomes

A large-scale clinical trial is underway comparing the effectiveness of two-dimensional and three-dimensional mammograms in screening for breast cancer. . . . → Read More: Trial Comparing 2-D, 3-D Mammogram Outcomes

Algorithms, Imaging Help Predict Alzheimer’s Onset

Neurologists and computer scientists developed techniques for analyzing images to determine the chance of someone progressing from mild cognitive impairment to Alzheimer’s disease. . . . → Read More: Algorithms, Imaging Help Predict Alzheimer’s Onset

Injectable Patch Designed to Repair Heart Tissue

An injectable soft mesh patch seeded with cardiac cells is shown to fix damaged heart tissue in tests with lab animals, as an alternative to open-heart surgery. . . . → Read More: Injectable Patch Designed to Repair Heart Tissue

System Designed to Monitor Bee Colony Health Buzz

A system being developed by a Canadian graduate student monitors the health of bee colonies by analyzing the sounds they make in the hive. . . . → Read More: System Designed to Monitor Bee Colony Health Buzz

Acne Drug Shown to Treat Early Multiple Sclerosis

A clinical trial in Canada shows a common and inexpensive antibiotic to treat acne can reduce the chance early-stage multiple sclerosis becomes a full-blown disease. . . . → Read More: Acne Drug Shown to Treat Early Multiple Sclerosis

Smartphone Test Results Speed Hospital Patient Release

Results of lab tests sent to doctors’ smartphones can speed the release of emergency room patients by nearly a half-hour, according to a newly published study. . . . → Read More: Smartphone Test Results Speed Hospital Patient Release

Trial to Examine Immune System Workings

Unlike conventional clinical studies testing a particular treatment, this trial aims to explore in more detail the body’s interactions with a class of drugs, in this case vaccines. . . . → Read More: Trial to Examine Immune System Workings

Messenger RNA Engineered to Produce Antibodies

Academic and industry researchers demonstrated production of therapeutic antibodies inside cells of lab mice, offering a simpler and lower-cost alternative to monoclonal antibodies. . . . → Read More: Messenger RNA Engineered to Produce Antibodies