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Regeneron to Sequence 500K UK Biobank Genomes

A biotech company and health database center are partnering with drug maker GlaxoSmithKline to produce genomic data on 500,000 individuals for drug discovery. . . . → Read More: Regeneron to Sequence 500K UK Biobank Genomes

Inhaled Drug Shown Feasible for Postpartum Bleeding

Results from a clinical trial show a dry-powder inhaled form of the drug oxytocin works in the body much like the injected form, given to prevent postpartum hemorrhage, excessive bleeding in some women after childbirth. . . . → Read More: Inhaled Drug Shown Feasible for Postpartum Bleeding

Trial to Test Gene Therapy for Inherited Eye Disease

A spin-off enterprise from University of Oxford in the U.K. began enrolling participants in a clinical trial testing gene therapy to correct a genetic eye disease. . . . → Read More: Trial to Test Gene Therapy for Inherited Eye Disease

Simpler Method Devised to Produce Malaria Drug

A biochemistry group in the U.K. developed simpler and potentially more efficient techniques for producing a first-line drug for treating malaria. . . . → Read More: Simpler Method Devised to Produce Malaria Drug

Trial Shows Bioactive Glass Stops Bone Infections

Grafts of glass-based substitute material were shown in a clinical trial to stop bacterial bone infections from osteomyelitis, in most cases without additional antibiotics. . . . → Read More: Trial Shows Bioactive Glass Stops Bone Infections

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

Genome Editing Builds Viral Disease Resistance in Pigs

Veterinary researchers used Crispr-Cas9, an emerging genome editing technique, to produce pigs with cells resistant to a common viral disease affecting commercial herds. . . . → Read More: Genome Editing Builds Viral Disease Resistance in Pigs

Online Pharmacies Seen Fueling Antibiotic Overuse

A study of pharmacies selling drugs online shows many of these sites offer antibiotics to consumers in the U.K. without prescriptions, which would be illegal in retail drug stores. . . . → Read More: Online Pharmacies Seen Fueling Antibiotic Overuse

Gates Grant Funding Malaria Control Test Products

Two universities in the U.K. are developing testing protocols for a new generation of technologies coming to market to prevent mosquitoes from spreading diseases. . . . → Read More: Gates Grant Funding Malaria Control Test Products

EU Project to Develop More Versatile Heart Pacemakers

An initiative in Europe plans to design a new type of pacemaker device that adapts to a host of signals in the cardiovascular system and regulates multiple heart functions. . . . → Read More: EU Project to Develop More Versatile Heart Pacemakers