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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

Protein IDed to Cut Implanted Device Immune Reactions

Researchers at MIT identified a protein playing a key role in promoting the scar tissue that forms from immune reactions to implanted medical devices, and blocking actions of this protein can prevent scar tissue from forming on materials often used with implants. . . . → Read More: Protein IDed to Cut Implanted Device Immune Reactions

Heart Assoc, Amazon Partner on Precision Medicine Data

American Heart Association and Amazon Web Services are collecting data from researchers to advance precision medicine in cardiovascular diseases and stroke. . . . → Read More: Heart Assoc, Amazon Partner on Precision Medicine Data

Sensors, Wearables Track Moods and Eating Behavior

A system that captures and interprets spoken words by individuals and groups can track their various moods, which also predict eating behaviors leading to obesity. . . . → Read More: Sensors, Wearables Track Moods and Eating Behavior

Organ Transplant Start-Up Gains $38M in Early Funds

A one year-old company applying genome editing to make animal organs fit for human transplantation is raising $38 million its first venture funding round. . . . → Read More: Organ Transplant Start-Up Gains $38M in Early Funds

Medical Robotics Company Crowdfunding IPO

A medical robotics company spun-off from labs at MIT is issuing its initial public stock offering through equity crowdfunding, aiming to raise $15 million. . . . → Read More: Medical Robotics Company Crowdfunding IPO

Mobile App Shown Feasible for Asthma Data

An academic-industry team found a smartphone app can reliably collect data from people with asthma about their conditions, but some limitations remain. . . . → Read More: Mobile App Shown Feasible for Asthma Data

Univ. Spin-Off Develops Head Impact Sports Sensor

Two chemistry faculty in Michigan developed a simple sensor that measures the force and shows the location of head impacts in contact sports, and started a company to develop the product. . . . → Read More: Univ. Spin-Off Develops Head Impact Sports Sensor

Inexpensive Pumps Devised for Portable Labs-on-Chips

An engineering lab developed an inexpensive pump without electric power for lab-on-a-chip devices, making these systems more portable for diagnostics. . . . → Read More: Inexpensive Pumps Devised for Portable Labs-on-Chips

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