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Trial Shows Psilocybin Drug Helps Reduce Depression

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A clinical trial shows a drug derived from the hallucinogenic compound psilocybin reduces symptoms of depression, when part of a therapy program. . . . → Read More: Trial Shows Psilocybin Drug Helps Reduce Depression

Chip Device Simulates Coronavirus Gut Symptoms

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Biomedical engineers found a chip device with intestinal tissue can simulate coronavirus infections and symptoms in the gut, and test possible treatments. . . . → Read More: Chip Device Simulates Coronavirus Gut Symptoms

Joint Venture to Develop Stable RNA Covid-19 Vaccine

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A developer of synthetic bio-based products from engineered yeast cells is joining with an immunotherapy drug maker to produce a stable RNA Covid-19 vaccine. . . . → Read More: Joint Venture to Develop Stable RNA Covid-19 Vaccine

Alphabet Forms AI Drug Discovery Company

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Alphabet, the parent company of Google, is forming a new enterprise using artificial intelligence techniques to discover new protein-based drugs. . . . → Read More: Alphabet Forms AI Drug Discovery Company

Cell Therapy Biotech Raises $75.5M in Venture Funds

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A developer of off-the-shelf genetically engineered platelet cells to treat a range of diseases is raising $75.5 million in its second venture round. . . . → Read More: Cell Therapy Biotech Raises $75.5M in Venture Funds

Synthetic Protein Company Gains $25M in New Funds

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A company designing engineered proteins to work better than natural chemistries as treatments for disease is raising $25 million in its first venture round. . . . → Read More: Synthetic Protein Company Gains $25M in New Funds

Data Partnership Aims for Precise Parkinson’s Care

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A medical device maker is offering brain stimulation data to a neurological software company to provide personalized care for people with Parkinson’s disease. . . . → Read More: Data Partnership Aims for Precise Parkinson’s Care

Hydrogel Obesity Capsule Shown to Protect Gut Tissue

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Lab tests show an ingestible hydrogel designed to encourage weight loss by acting like raw vegetables helps protect and regulate intestinal tissue. . . . → Read More: Hydrogel Obesity Capsule Shown to Protect Gut Tissue

Stem Cell Patch Shown to Repair Retinal Damage

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Research with lab rats shows a transplanted tissue patch derived from stem cells repairs damaged retinas and helps restore visual functions. . . . → Read More: Stem Cell Patch Shown to Repair Retinal Damage

AI Analysis Finds Serious Covid-19 Genetic Driver

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A deep and multi-variable analysis of patients with serious Covid-19 respiratory symptoms finds the condition associated with abnormal expression of one gene. . . . → Read More: AI Analysis Finds Serious Covid-19 Genetic Driver