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Vaccines in Development for Opioid Combinations

Researchers studying the immune system as a weapon against opioid addiction say they can develop vaccines that block combinations of opioids, like those sold on the street. . . . → Read More: Vaccines in Development for Opioid Combinations

Study Testing Repurposed Drugs with Resistant Bacteria

A university team is investigating two current drug compounds for their ability to take on a new task, fighting bacteria becoming resistant to antibiotics. . . . → Read More: Study Testing Repurposed Drugs with Resistant Bacteria

AstraZeneca, Biotech Partner on Messenger RNA Therapies

Global drug maker AstraZeneca is acquiring an option to license the rights to a technology based on genetic material transcribed from DNA, for new respiratory disease treatments. . . . → Read More: AstraZeneca, Biotech Partner on Messenger RNA Therapies

Small Business Grant Funds Blood-Brain Barrier Model

A spin-off company from University of Washington is developing a chip device emulating the blood-brain barrier that prevents many drugs from treating neurological disorders. . . . → Read More: Small Business Grant Funds Blood-Brain Barrier Model

Cryptography Technique Boosts Genomic Privacy

A team of geneticists and computer scientists developed a technique of analyzing disease-causing mutations in a human genome without revealing other genetic data. . . . → Read More: Cryptography Technique Boosts Genomic Privacy

Telemedicine Shown Feasible for Parkinson’s Care

Findings from a one-year clinical trial show individuals in the U.S. with Parkinson’s disease can receive quality care through telemedicine comparable to persons with the disorder receiving the usual care from neurologists alone. . . . → Read More: Telemedicine Shown Feasible for Parkinson’s Care

Trial Testing Engineered Virus as Cancer Treatment

A clinical trial is underway testing a genetically engineered virus to kill cancer cells, then stimulate the immune system to treat solid tumor cancers. . . . → Read More: Trial Testing Engineered Virus as Cancer Treatment

3-D Printing Process Developed for Living Tissue

Researchers in the U.K. devised 3-D printing techniques for human and animal cells to produce functioning tissue with multiple types of cells. . . . → Read More: 3-D Printing Process Developed for Living Tissue

Alliance to Develop Rare Cancer Preclinical Models

A coalition of a patient advocacy organization, research institute, and cancer research company are implanting mice with human tumors to help study a rare form of cancer. . . . → Read More: Alliance to Develop Rare Cancer Preclinical Models

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