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NSF, Industry Group Fund Bio-Based Semiconductor R&D

Biocircuits illustration

A research consortium in the semiconductor industry and National Science Foundation are supporting a series of projects investigating interactions between biology and circuits for data transfer and storage. . . . → Read More: NSF, Industry Group Fund Bio-Based Semiconductor R&D

Big Data, A.I. Applied to Precision Medicine for Lung Disease

Human lungs illustration

A medical analytics company and two academic scientists are applying artificial intelligence technologies to discover precise therapies for people with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a chronic lung disease. . . . → Read More: Big Data, A.I. Applied to Precision Medicine for Lung Disease

Gene Therapy Shown to Reduce Extreme High Cholesterol

Heart check

A gene therapy technique that stops production of a targeted protein is shown in tests with monkeys to reduce levels of harmful cholesterol, but also expose potential risks associated with the technique. . . . → Read More: Gene Therapy Shown to Reduce Extreme High Cholesterol

Pharmacy Lab, Space Company Partner on Plant Microgravity Study

CubeLabs

A university pharmacy lab and spin-off company building cargoes for space travel plan to test various plants in microgravity on their ability to produce therapeutic compounds. . . . → Read More: Pharmacy Lab, Space Company Partner on Plant Microgravity Study

Pet Health Ingredients Shown Effective Against Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Baby with microcephaly

Researchers in the U.S. and the Netherlands found ingredients in over-the-counter products to control fleas and ticks in house pets can also help prevent infectious diseases in humans spread by mosquitoes. . . . → Read More: Pet Health Ingredients Shown Effective Against Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Coalition to Fight Surgical Implant Infections

Brown dragonly

Researchers in Australia from academic, not-for-profit, and business labs are investigating a solution for infections that form on orthopedic implants, based on the structure of a dragonfly’s wing. . . . → Read More: Coalition to Fight Surgical Implant Infections

Agriculture Group Adapts Satellite Imaging, A.I., Big Data

WorldView-4 satellite

An international agricultural network is partnering with a private company to boost the group’s capabilities in satellite imaging, big data analytics, and artificial intelligence. . . . → Read More: Agriculture Group Adapts Satellite Imaging, A.I., Big Data

Engineered Polio Virus Tested as Brain Cancer Treatment

Brain tumor graphic

Results of a clinical trial show a genetically engineered polio virus helps more people with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer, survive for longer periods. . . . → Read More: Engineered Polio Virus Tested as Brain Cancer Treatment

Gates Backs Engineered Mosquitoes to Stop Malaria

Anopheles mosquito

A company that applies genetic engineering to limit the spread of disease-carrying pests is partnering with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to develop mosquitoes that stop the spread of malaria. . . . → Read More: Gates Backs Engineered Mosquitoes to Stop Malaria

Biotech, Institute Partner on Gut Microbe Links to Parkinson’s

Gut microbes

Gut microbes cultured in an artistic design (Nicola Fawcett, Wikimedia Commons)

18 June 2018. Researchers from a biotechnology company and a research institute are starting a joint project to find treatments for Parkinson’s disease targeting bacteria in the gut. Financial and intellectual property aspects of the partnership between Axial Biotherapeutics Inc. in Boston, and . . . → Read More: Biotech, Institute Partner on Gut Microbe Links to Parkinson’s