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23andMe, Grünenthal Partner on Pain Genetics

A personal genetics company in Silicon Valley is collaborating with a German pharmaceutical company to better understand the relationship between genetics and pain. . . . → Read More: 23andMe, Grünenthal Partner on Pain Genetics

Muscle Supplement Shown Safe, Active in Elderly

A clinical trial testing a dietary supplement to improve muscle function in older persons shows the derivative from pomegranates is safe and produces desired biological actions. . . . → Read More: Muscle Supplement Shown Safe, Active in Elderly

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

FDA Shown Approving New Drugs Faster than Europe

An analysis of regulatory actions in the U.S. and Europe, shows the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves more new therapies and faster than the European Medicines Agency. . . . → Read More: FDA Shown Approving New Drugs Faster than Europe

Triple-Drug Inhaler Shown to Cut COPD Attacks

Results from a year-long clinical trial show that an inhaler with three types of drugs reduces the number of COPD attacks compared to a common single-drug inhaler. . . . → Read More: Triple-Drug Inhaler Shown to Cut COPD Attacks

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