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Antibodies Help Some Hospitalized Covid-19 Patients

Hospital room

Results from a clinical trial show a combination of two synthetic antibodies reduces deaths in hospitalized Covid-19 patients with no earlier immune response. . . . → Read More: Antibodies Help Some Hospitalized Covid-19 Patients

Biotechs Partner on Crispr Therapies for Neuro Disorders

Adeno-associated virus

Two biotechnology companies are designing therapies to deliver edited genes to treat Friedreich’s ataxia and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. . . . → Read More: Biotechs Partner on Crispr Therapies for Neuro Disorders

Diverse Genomic Variation Analytics Panel Created

Population genetics

A synthetic biology company and genetics research service are providing analytics on population genomic variations they say are more racially and ethnically diverse. . . . → Read More: Diverse Genomic Variation Analytics Panel Created

DNA Data Search, Retrieval Medium Designed

Digital DNA

A bioengineering team created a practical technique for using DNA as a medium to store and retrieve vast and rapidly growing volumes of data. . . . → Read More: DNA Data Search, Retrieval Medium Designed

Plant-Based Material Designed to Replace Plastics

Uses of plant-based material

Biochemists created a polymer film derived from soy proteins in a sustainable process that can replace many of today’s single-use plastics. . . . → Read More: Plant-Based Material Designed to Replace Plastics

U.S. to Buy Covid-19 Antiviral Drug in $1.2B Deal

Capsules

Two U.S. government health agencies agreed to purchase some 1.7 million doses of a Covid-19 antiviral drug, once the drug receives clearance from FDA. . . . → Read More: U.S. to Buy Covid-19 Antiviral Drug in $1.2B Deal

Apple Expands Health Data, Trends, Sharing

Apple iPhone screen shots

Apple Inc. is adding new data collection, reporting, and sharing features to its iPhone and watch health apps supported by its latest operating system upgrades. . . . → Read More: Apple Expands Health Data, Trends, Sharing

Genetic Link Found for Covid-19 Loss of Smell

Saliva sample kit

A genetic analysis identifies a single genetic variation associated with loss of smell and taste, an early symptom in many people with Covid-19 infections. . . . → Read More: Genetic Link Found for Covid-19 Loss of Smell

FDA Okays Lower Dose, Injected Covid-19 Antibodies

Intradermal injection

The Food and Drug Administration updated its emergency authorization for a dual-antibody Covid-19 therapy to allow for a lower and injectable dose. . . . → Read More: FDA Okays Lower Dose, Injected Covid-19 Antibodies

Low Cost Vaccine, Patch Device Produce Immune Responses

Vaccine patch

Tests with lab mice show one dose of a lower cost Covid-19 vaccine given with a needle-free patch generates strong antibody and cellular immune responses. . . . → Read More: Low Cost Vaccine, Patch Device Produce Immune Responses