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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

Breath Test for Throat, Stomach Cancer Developed

A new method for diagnosing cancer of the throat and stomach, two regions considered difficult to detect in cancer patients, analyzes the breath of patients for characteristic biomarkers of the disease. . . . → Read More: Breath Test for Throat, Stomach Cancer Developed

Trial Testing Gene-Edited, Modified Oilseed Plants

Camelina plant

An agricultural science lab in the U.K. is beginning research on sustainable methods for growing genome-edited camelina plants, along with modifying the plant’s genetics by adding genes from other plant species. . . . → Read More: Trial Testing Gene-Edited, Modified Oilseed Plants

Infographic – Graphene Investment in Decline

Investments in graphene start-ups

In a report this week, our friends at CB Insights note that the investment community is waiting for graphene to reach a critical commercial mass, but their patience may be running out. . . . → Read More: Infographic – Graphene Investment in Decline

Cannabis Derivative Shown to Reduce Severe Seizures

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A clinical trial shows treatments made with cannabidiol, a medical-grade derivative of cannabis plants, reduce the number of severe seizures in people with Lennox–Gastaut syndrome, when combined with conventional drugs. . . . → Read More: Cannabis Derivative Shown to Reduce Severe Seizures

Drug Shown Able to Kill Malaria-Carrier Mosquitoes

A clinical trial in Kenya shows blood from people who take a current anti-parasite drug can kill mosquitoes carrying malaria, offering a potential new strategy for controlling this disease. . . . → Read More: Drug Shown Able to Kill Malaria-Carrier Mosquitoes

Immune Disease Precision Therapy Company Starts Up

An enterprise to discover biomarkers and precise treatments for individuals with immune system disorders is starting up, founded by six researchers in the U.S. and Europe. . . . → Read More: Immune Disease Precision Therapy Company Starts Up

Breathalyzer Biopsy Company Gains $15M in New Funds

A company in the U.K. developing a technology for early and precise diagnosis of lung and other cancers by analyzing exhaled breath is raising $15 million in new venture capital. . . . → Read More: Breathalyzer Biopsy Company Gains $15M in New Funds

Institute Using Software to Boost Results Reproducibility

A genomics research lab in the U.K. is adding software to automate data collection that its developer says can improve the productivity of scientists and reproducibility of their findings. . . . → Read More: Institute Using Software to Boost Results Reproducibility

Nerve Stimulation Shown to Reduce Diabetes Symptoms

Electric stimulation of a key nerve pathway was shown in lab animals to restore insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance typically missing in people with type 2 diabetes. . . . → Read More: Nerve Stimulation Shown to Reduce Diabetes Symptoms