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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

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

Nanotech Gel Designed to Treat Snake Bites

A team from University of California in Irvine developed a snake bite treatment that in lab tests stops venom more effectively and at lower cost than current antidotes. . . . → Read More: Nanotech Gel Designed to Treat Snake Bites

Trial Underway to Test Cancer Immunotherapy Aid

A clinical trial began recruiting participants with advanced tumors to test a compound that helps treatments for cancer harnessing the immune system. . . . → Read More: Trial Underway to Test Cancer Immunotherapy Aid

Messenger RNA Engineered to Produce Antibodies

Academic and industry researchers demonstrated production of therapeutic antibodies inside cells of lab mice, offering a simpler and lower-cost alternative to monoclonal antibodies. . . . → Read More: Messenger RNA Engineered to Produce Antibodies

Biotech Companies to Discover Ebola, Zika Vaccines

Two biotechnology companies are collaborating to discover new vaccines protecting against Ebola and Zika viruses that present global threats to public health. . . . → Read More: Biotech Companies to Discover Ebola, Zika Vaccines

Duchenne Gene-Editing Company Launched, Raising $5M

A biotechnology start-up is applying a process for editing-out disease-causing mutations to correct the inherited disorder Duchenne muscular dystrophy. . . . → Read More: Duchenne Gene-Editing Company Launched, Raising $5M

Patent Issued for Peptides in Diabetes Gene Therapy

A U.S. patent was issued today for synthetic peptides that support gene therapies developed to treat type 2 diabetes and heart failure. . . . → Read More: Patent Issued for Peptides in Diabetes Gene Therapy

Stomach Acid Harnessed to Power Ingestible Devices

Researchers at MIT and Harvard University designed a tiny device that in tests with animals show it can run for days powered by acids in the stomach. . . . → Read More: Stomach Acid Harnessed to Power Ingestible Devices

EU Project to Develop More Versatile Heart Pacemakers

An initiative in Europe plans to design a new type of pacemaker device that adapts to a host of signals in the cardiovascular system and regulates multiple heart functions. . . . → Read More: EU Project to Develop More Versatile Heart Pacemakers