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RNA-Nanoparticle Spray Protects Against Plant Viruses

Plant scientists combined synthetic genetic material with clay nanoparticles, which when sprayed on plants provides enduring protection against viruses. . . . → Read More: RNA-Nanoparticle Spray Protects Against Plant Viruses

Neurology Drug Signals Shown to Help Tooth Repair

Chemical signals from a drug designed to treat Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological disorders were shown in tests with mice to stimulate stem cells that repair teeth. . . . → Read More: Neurology Drug Signals Shown to Help Tooth Repair

Trial Testing Stem-Cell Implant for Cartilage Repair

An early clinical trial testing implants of a person’s stem cells to repair damaged knee cartilage in younger adults returned largely favorable results. . . . → Read More: Trial Testing Stem-Cell Implant for Cartilage Repair

Biotech to Earn Up to $1 Billion from Synthetic Peptides

A biotechnology enterprise designing synthetic peptides to treat a range of diseases could gain up to $1 billion or more in a licensing deal with the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca. . . . → Read More: Biotech to Earn Up to $1 Billion from Synthetic Peptides

Algae Feed Proposed to Enrich Farm Salmon Fatty Acids

A developer of feeds for farmed salmon says its algae-based feed supplements could arrest the sharp decline in omega-3 fatty acids discovered in a recent study. . . . → Read More: Algae Feed Proposed to Enrich Farm Salmon Fatty Acids

Seedless Fruit Varieties Seen As Food Security Boost

A review of studies evaluating techniques for producing seedless fruit concludes these techniques can contribute to higher yields that help ensure the security of food supplies. . . . → Read More: Seedless Fruit Varieties Seen As Food Security Boost

Oxford, Evotec Partner on Drug Discovery

A collaboration between University of Oxford and a German drug discovery company aims to speed promising new treatments to the market, including support for start-up enterprises. . . . → Read More: Oxford, Evotec Partner on Drug Discovery

Florida Voters Give Split Decision on GM Mosquitoes [Updated]

Voters in the Florida Keys yesterday returned a split decision on non-binding ballot questions about testing genetically modified mosquitoes to stop the Zika virus. . . . → Read More: Florida Voters Give Split Decision on GM Mosquitoes [Updated]

Engineered Mosquito Production Facility Opens

A new industrial lab to produce mosquitoes genetically engineered to prevent the spread of infectious diseases opened in Piracicaba, Brazil. . . . → Read More: Engineered Mosquito Production Facility Opens

Start-Up to Commercialize New Parkinson’s Treatment

Mavalon Therapeutics, a new company in the U.K., is being formed to bring a treatment to market that stops the progression of Parkinson’s disease. . . . → Read More: Start-Up to Commercialize New Parkinson’s Treatment