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$300M Fund to Back European Life Science Companies

A new investment fund plans to invest $300 million in European life science and biotechnology companies in the later stages of their product development. . . . → Read More: $300M Fund to Back European Life Science Companies

Wearable Heartbeat Simulator Helps Reduce Stress

A device that sends rhythmic vibrations resembling heart beats into the wrist helps reduce stress among individuals facing the prospect of making a public speech. . . . → Read More: Wearable Heartbeat Simulator Helps Reduce Stress

Synthetic Retina Developed with Natural Materials

A chemistry lab in the U.K. developed a synthetic retina made of natural materials resembling human tissue that in lab tests detects static, moving, and grey-scale images. . . . → Read More: Synthetic Retina Developed with Natural Materials

Computer Vision, Deep Learning Aid Prosthetic Hands

A built-in camera and artificial intelligence can improve the speed and grasping ability of a prosthetic hand, as shown in tests with people missing a hand. . . . → Read More: Computer Vision, Deep Learning Aid Prosthetic Hands

Vaccine R&D Underway to Protect Against Animal Microbes

Research is underway in the U.K. on development of new vaccines to protect humans against zoonotic diseases, infectious diseases originating in animals. . . . → Read More: Vaccine R&D Underway to Protect Against Animal Microbes

Triple-Drug Inhaler Shown to Cut COPD Attacks

Results from a year-long clinical trial show that an inhaler with three types of drugs reduces the number of COPD attacks compared to a common single-drug inhaler. . . . → Read More: Triple-Drug Inhaler Shown to Cut COPD Attacks

CARB-X Commits $48M for Antibiotic Resistance R&D

A public-private partnership is spending $48 million in grants to biotechnology companies for research on treatments and diagnostics to counter antibiotic resistance, with half of that amount distributed immediately. . . . → Read More: CARB-X Commits $48M for Antibiotic Resistance R&D

Genetic Techniques Speed Brain, Muscle Cell Production

A new technology targets the expression of genes in stem cells to produce specific brain and muscle cells on demand and in a few days, a fraction of the time now required. . . . → Read More: Genetic Techniques Speed Brain, Muscle Cell Production

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

Inhaled Drug Shown Feasible for Postpartum Bleeding

Results from a clinical trial show a dry-powder inhaled form of the drug oxytocin works in the body much like the injected form, given to prevent postpartum hemorrhage, excessive bleeding in some women after childbirth. . . . → Read More: Inhaled Drug Shown Feasible for Postpartum Bleeding