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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

Univ. Spin-Off Developing Non-Toxic Bedbug Killer

Research from a lab at Pennsylvania State University led to a technology for controlling bedbug infestations with natural enemies that are harmless to humans. . . . → Read More: Univ. Spin-Off Developing Non-Toxic Bedbug Killer

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

Protein IDed to Cut Implanted Device Immune Reactions

Researchers at MIT identified a protein playing a key role in promoting the scar tissue that forms from immune reactions to implanted medical devices, and blocking actions of this protein can prevent scar tissue from forming on materials often used with implants. . . . → Read More: Protein IDed to Cut Implanted Device Immune Reactions

Trial to Test Gene Therapy for Inherited Eye Disease

A spin-off enterprise from University of Oxford in the U.K. began enrolling participants in a clinical trial testing gene therapy to correct a genetic eye disease. . . . → Read More: Trial to Test Gene Therapy for Inherited Eye Disease

Sensors, Wearables Track Moods and Eating Behavior

A system that captures and interprets spoken words by individuals and groups can track their various moods, which also predict eating behaviors leading to obesity. . . . → Read More: Sensors, Wearables Track Moods and Eating Behavior

Organ Transplant Start-Up Gains $38M in Early Funds

A one year-old company applying genome editing to make animal organs fit for human transplantation is raising $38 million its first venture funding round. . . . → Read More: Organ Transplant Start-Up Gains $38M in Early Funds

Simpler Method Devised to Produce Malaria Drug

A biochemistry group in the U.K. developed simpler and potentially more efficient techniques for producing a first-line drug for treating malaria. . . . → Read More: Simpler Method Devised to Produce Malaria Drug

Medical Robotics Company Crowdfunding IPO

A medical robotics company spun-off from labs at MIT is issuing its initial public stock offering through equity crowdfunding, aiming to raise $15 million. . . . → Read More: Medical Robotics Company Crowdfunding IPO

Software Aims to Boost Lab Results Reproducibility

A software package that claims to tackle a growing problem of the failure to reproduce results of scientific research, is being field tested in an academic lab. . . . → Read More: Software Aims to Boost Lab Results Reproducibility