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Biopharm, Hospital to Partner on Cell Energy Diseases

A biopharmaceutical company in Sweden and children’s hospital in the U.S. are collaborating on research into deficiencies in cells’ energy components responsible for a number of genetic disorders. . . . → Read More: Biopharm, Hospital to Partner on Cell Energy Diseases

Safer Engineered-Cell Cancer Immunotherapy Designed

A biotechnology company designed a new type of engineered T-cell from the immune system that more precisely targets tumors and stays away from healthy cells. . . . → Read More: Safer Engineered-Cell Cancer Immunotherapy Designed

Electronic Gene Editing Corrects Inherited Blood Disorder

A team at National Institutes of Health used an electronic-aided process to carry out a gene editing technique that in lab mice repaired a genetic defect causing a rare blood disease. . . . → Read More: Electronic Gene Editing Corrects Inherited Blood Disorder

Sanofi Licensing Antibody for Autoimmune Diseases

The global drug company Sanofi is licensing a synthetic antibody to treat autoimmune disorders being developed by a spin-off enterprise from Dartmouth College. . . . → Read More: Sanofi Licensing Antibody for Autoimmune Diseases

Stem Cells Shown to Regenerate Dental Pulp Tissue

A combination of dental pulp stem cells and cells from human umbilical cords, mixed with a common hydrogel, were shown in lab rats to regenerate pulp-like tissue in teeth roots. . . . → Read More: Stem Cells Shown to Regenerate Dental Pulp Tissue

Peptide-Infused Gel Shown to Heal Chronic Wounds

A tissue engineering group developed a gel material infused with a synthetic peptide that in lab cultures and animals healed chronic diabetic wounds faster than a current commercial treatment. . . . → Read More: Peptide-Infused Gel Shown to Heal Chronic Wounds

Synthetic Insulin-Producing Cells Designed, Tested

Synthetic beta cells, like natural cells in the pancreas, were shown in tests with lab mice to sense glucose levels in the blood and produce insulin. . . . → Read More: Synthetic Insulin-Producing Cells Designed, Tested

LEDs Shown to Reduce Alzheimer’s Brain Plaques

Pulsating LED lights were shown in lab mice to reduce amyloid-beta plaque deposits associated with Alzheimer’s disease on brain cells, with the lead researchers starting a company to commercialize the technology. . . . → Read More: LEDs Shown to Reduce Alzheimer’s Brain Plaques

Trial to Test Radio Waves to Treat Alzheimer’s

A clinical trial is inviting individuals with Alzheimer’s disease to test a device that its designers claim can reverse cognitive impairment resulting from Alzheimer’s disease. . . . → Read More: Trial to Test Radio Waves to Treat Alzheimer’s

Ostrich Antibodies to Fight Resistant Infections

A biotechnology company developing antibodies grown in ostrich eggs is partnering with a Boston hospital to test a new treatment for Clostridium difficile, or C. difficile, a stubborn infection, increasingly resistant to antibiotics, and often contracted in hospitals. . . . → Read More: Ostrich Antibodies to Fight Resistant Infections