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Genome Editing Builds Viral Disease Resistance in Pigs

Veterinary researchers used Crispr-Cas9, an emerging genome editing technique, to produce pigs with cells resistant to a common viral disease affecting commercial herds. . . . → Read More: Genome Editing Builds Viral Disease Resistance in Pigs

Online Pharmacies Seen Fueling Antibiotic Overuse

A study of pharmacies selling drugs online shows many of these sites offer antibiotics to consumers in the U.K. without prescriptions, which would be illegal in retail drug stores. . . . → Read More: Online Pharmacies Seen Fueling Antibiotic Overuse

Gates Grant Funding Malaria Control Test Products

Two universities in the U.K. are developing testing protocols for a new generation of technologies coming to market to prevent mosquitoes from spreading diseases. . . . → Read More: Gates Grant Funding Malaria Control Test Products

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

Novo Nordisk to Open Oxford Diabetes Research Center

The pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk will build a research center to study type 2 diabetes on the campus of University of Oxford in the U.K. . . . → Read More: Novo Nordisk to Open Oxford Diabetes Research Center

Knowledge Bank Tapped for Precision Cancer Treatments

An international research team devised techniques for analyzing accumulated clinical trial data to help determine precise treatment strategies for people with cancer. . . . → Read More: Knowledge Bank Tapped for Precision Cancer Treatments

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