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Company Claims High Speeds, Resolution in 3-D Printed Tissue

Prellis Biologics founders

A company developing a three-dimensional printing technology to produce human tissue says it can produce tissue with higher resolution, including blood vessels, and higher speeds than before. . . . → Read More: Company Claims High Speeds, Resolution in 3-D Printed Tissue

$3.4M NIH Grant Funding New ALS Treatments

Brain cell networks

A biotechnology company is receiving a grant from National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to advance its experimental treatments for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. . . . → Read More: $3.4M NIH Grant Funding New ALS Treatments

Gates Backs Engineered Mosquitoes to Stop Malaria

Anopheles mosquito

A company that applies genetic engineering to limit the spread of disease-carrying pests is partnering with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to develop mosquitoes that stop the spread of malaria. . . . → Read More: Gates Backs Engineered Mosquitoes to Stop Malaria

Engineered T-Cells Tested for Childhood Brain Cancer

Human T-cell

A clinical trial is getting underway testing modified T-cells from the immune system in children and young adults with brain tumors that do not respond to other treatments. . . . → Read More: Engineered T-Cells Tested for Childhood Brain Cancer

UC-Berkeley Gains U.S. Crispr-Cas9 Patent

Editing DNA

University of California received a patent for its genome editing technology known as Crispr, with the most widely used editing enzyme called Cas9. . . . → Read More: UC-Berkeley Gains U.S. Crispr-Cas9 Patent

Brain Stimulation Shown to Restore Limb Mobility in Stroke

brain stimulationgraphic

Mild electronic stimulation to specific brain regions is shown to restore upper limb movements in lab animals induced with stroke, with similar brain signals in humans also identified as targets. . . . → Read More: Brain Stimulation Shown to Restore Limb Mobility in Stroke

Biotech, Institute Partner on Gut Microbe Links to Parkinson’s

Gut microbes

Gut microbes cultured in an artistic design (Nicola Fawcett, Wikimedia Commons)

18 June 2018. Researchers from a biotechnology company and a research institute are starting a joint project to find treatments for Parkinson’s disease targeting bacteria in the gut. Financial and intellectual property aspects of the partnership between Axial Biotherapeutics Inc. in Boston, and . . . → Read More: Biotech, Institute Partner on Gut Microbe Links to Parkinson’s

115M Euro Grant for Precision Medicine, Trials in Autism

Autism graphic

A new initiative in Europe is investigating the connection between a person’s molecular composition and autism, particularly when other disorders complicate that individual’s condition. . . . → Read More: 115M Euro Grant for Precision Medicine, Trials in Autism

Connected Meters, Coaching Help Improve Diabetes Outcomes

Livongo meter

A study of people with type 2 diabetes shows the combination of intensive lifestyle coaching with a blood glucose meter connected to the Internet results in more weight loss and lower blood glucose levels. . . . → Read More: Connected Meters, Coaching Help Improve Diabetes Outcomes

Graphene Circuits Enhanced to Monitor, Image Brain Signals

Graphene model

Engineers and neuroscientists discovered a technique for enhancing the conductivity of graphene electrodes to make them better able to record optical images of brain activity in lab mice. . . . → Read More: Graphene Circuits Enhanced to Monitor, Image Brain Signals