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Genome Editing Yields Quality Beer Without Hops

Academic scientists studying synthetic biology with help from professional brewers used genome editing to engineer yeast that produces beer with the taste of hops, but without adding hops. . . . → Read More: Genome Editing Yields Quality Beer Without Hops

Cancer Drug Seen to Reverse Autism Spectrum Symptoms

Small doses of a drug for blood-related cancers are shown in lab mice to reverse social symptoms often found in children with autism spectrum disorder, a condition characterized by limited social activity. . . . → Read More: Cancer Drug Seen to Reverse Autism Spectrum Symptoms

Trials Test Antibodies to Prevent Hospital Infections

Clinical trials are underway in the U.S. as part of a larger international project testing synthetic antibodies designed to prevent infections from bacteria often found in hospitals and clinics. . . . → Read More: Trials Test Antibodies to Prevent Hospital Infections

Cardiac Augmented-Reality Hologram System in Development

A start-up company spun-off from Washington University in St. Louis was awarded a grant to advance an augmented reality system that displays an interactive hologram of a patient’s heart, to simplify cardiac procedures. . . . → Read More: Cardiac Augmented-Reality Hologram System in Development

Microsoft Providing A.I. for Big Data Cancer Research

Seven research teams are receiving grants to study complex problems in cancer immunotherapy with large-scale data sets, and assistance with machine learning and artificial intelligence provided by Microsoft Corp. . . . → Read More: Microsoft Providing A.I. for Big Data Cancer Research

Grants Made to Commercialize Bone, Cancer Research

A program supporting research with commercial potential awarded grants to scientists studying stem cells for bone grafts, treatments for melanoma, and protein therapies for cancer that change gene expression patterns. . . . → Read More: Grants Made to Commercialize Bone, Cancer Research

Energy Dept Grant Funding Poplar Tree Rust Study

A university-government biotechnology lab is studying the genomics of leaf rust, a fungus afflicting poplar trees, an emerging biofuel crop, with the goal of engineering resistance to the pathogen. . . . → Read More: Energy Dept Grant Funding Poplar Tree Rust Study

NIH Funding Immune-Friendly Synthetic Vascular Grafts

A bioengineering lab is receiving a National Institutes of Health grant to advance development of more tolerable synthetic veins and arteries implanted in heart bypass patients. . . . → Read More: NIH Funding Immune-Friendly Synthetic Vascular Grafts

Small Business Grant Advances Drug Safety Test System

An award from National Institutes of Health is advancing a technology for testing the safety of drugs with heart muscle cells derived from stem cells before the drugs are tested on humans. . . . → Read More: Small Business Grant Advances Drug Safety Test System

Electronic Pulses, Sounds Shown to Reduce Tinnitus

A non-invasive system that combines coordinated electronic pulses and sounds is shown in tests with lab animals and humans to reduce tinnitus, phantom sounds often called ringing in the ears. . . . → Read More: Electronic Pulses, Sounds Shown to Reduce Tinnitus