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Radiation, Biotech Companies Partner on Scar Therapy

Two companies taking different approaches to treating keloids — visible raised skin scars — are integrating their therapies to develop an anticipated treatment that removes and prevents the recurrence of these scars. . . . → Read More: Radiation, Biotech Companies Partner on Scar Therapy

Texas Vaccine Center Expanding R&D

A vaccine research center in Galveston, Texas is expanding its operations to add more basic and preclinical studies that lead to clinical trials resulting in more preventive and therapeutic vaccines. . . . → Read More: Texas Vaccine Center Expanding R&D

Brain Wave Data Harnessed for Open-Source Brain Model

A lab in Germany created a technique for discovering a person’s neurological patterns from brain waves captured with a headset and simulated with population-wide brain data run on open-source software. . . . → Read More: Brain Wave Data Harnessed for Open-Source Brain Model

Engineered T-Cells Show Extended Leukemia Remission

A clinical trial shows a patient’s immune system cells, modified to add cancer-fighting proteins, can extend high remission among children with a type of leukemia for as long as 12 months, but also with high rates of adverse effects. . . . → Read More: Engineered T-Cells Show Extended Leukemia Remission

Brain Stimulation Shown to Slow Alzheimer’s Progression

A small-scale study shows an implanted device providing mild electrical stimulation to the brain’s frontal lobe slows the loss of cognitive functions from Alzheimer’s disease. . . . → Read More: Brain Stimulation Shown to Slow Alzheimer’s Progression

Microsoft Providing A.I. for Big Data Cancer Research

Seven research teams are receiving grants to study complex problems in cancer immunotherapy with large-scale data sets, and assistance with machine learning and artificial intelligence provided by Microsoft Corp. . . . → Read More: Microsoft Providing A.I. for Big Data Cancer Research

Grants Made to Commercialize Bone, Cancer Research

A program supporting research with commercial potential awarded grants to scientists studying stem cells for bone grafts, treatments for melanoma, and protein therapies for cancer that change gene expression patterns. . . . → Read More: Grants Made to Commercialize Bone, Cancer Research

Energy Dept Grant Funding Poplar Tree Rust Study

A university-government biotechnology lab is studying the genomics of leaf rust, a fungus afflicting poplar trees, an emerging biofuel crop, with the goal of engineering resistance to the pathogen. . . . → Read More: Energy Dept Grant Funding Poplar Tree Rust Study

Biotech, Pharma Dominate U.S. Academic Patents

In 2016, patents on biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and medical technologies accounted for 40 percent of all academic patents, with measurement technologies and organic chemistry each getting 7 percent of the total. . . . → Read More: Biotech, Pharma Dominate U.S. Academic Patents

Spin-Off Gains FDA Clearance for Bone Graft Material

A company spun-off from a university tissue engineering research lab received clearance from the Food and Drug Administration to market its polymer material in the U.S. to help regrow bones. . . . → Read More: Spin-Off Gains FDA Clearance for Bone Graft Material