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CARB-X Commits $48M for Antibiotic Resistance R&D

A public-private partnership is spending $48 million in grants to biotechnology companies for research on treatments and diagnostics to counter antibiotic resistance, with half of that amount distributed immediately. . . . → Read More: CARB-X Commits $48M for Antibiotic Resistance R&D

Climate-Resistant Oilseed Crop Plant Developed

An academic-industry team developed a new crop plant variety that produces cooking oil like rapeseed or canola, but in a warmer and dryer climate. . . . → Read More: Climate-Resistant Oilseed Crop Plant Developed

Univ. of California to Gain European Crispr-Cas9 Patent

A patent dispute among top research universities took another turn, as the European Patent Office announced its intention to grant a patent to University of California for its genome editing techniques. . . . → Read More: Univ. of California to Gain European Crispr-Cas9 Patent

Genetic Techniques Speed Brain, Muscle Cell Production

A new technology targets the expression of genes in stem cells to produce specific brain and muscle cells on demand and in a few days, a fraction of the time now required. . . . → Read More: Genetic Techniques Speed Brain, Muscle Cell Production

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