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$850M Deal Kicks Off RNA Vaccine Research

RNA strand illustration

Drug maker Sanofi is partnering with biotechnology company Translate Bio to develop vaccines against infectious diseases from messenger RNA, material transcribed from genetic codes in DNA. . . . → Read More: $850M Deal Kicks Off RNA Vaccine Research

NIH, Biotech Partner on Electro-Aided Crispr for Sickle Cell

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The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and a biotechnology company are testing genome editing with electronically treated cells as a therapy for sickle cell disease. . . . → Read More: NIH, Biotech Partner on Electro-Aided Crispr for Sickle Cell

Long-Term Effects Shown from Hemophilia Gene Therapy

Drop of blood

Participants in a clinical trial testing a one-time genetic therapy to treat a rare form of hemophilia sharply reduced their bleeding incidents after a year, with few adverse effects, none considered serious. . . . → Read More: Long-Term Effects Shown from Hemophilia Gene Therapy

Trial to Test 3-D Printed Prosthetic Arms for Kids

3-D printed prosthetic arms

A clinical trial is recruiting participants to evaluate low-cost prosthetic arms custom-designed for children and produced with three-dimensional printing. . . . → Read More: Trial to Test 3-D Printed Prosthetic Arms for Kids

Clinical Trials Okayed for Sickle Cell Gene Editing

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Two companies developing therapies for inherited blood disorders say the Food and Drug Administration approved their application to begin clinical trials of treatments for sickle cell disease with gene editing. . . . → Read More: Clinical Trials Okayed for Sickle Cell Gene Editing

University, Industry Labs Partner on Bioprinted Tissue

lung illustration

A joint project between Indiana University and the company Lung Biotechnology is investigating three-dimensional bioprinting to produce animal tissue for research on organ transplantation, and eventually for transplants themselves. . . . → Read More: University, Industry Labs Partner on Bioprinted Tissue

3-D Models Devised to Simulate Patients’ Tumors

Gioeli lab group

A university lab is teaming up with a local biotechnology company to develop realistic models of tumors from individual cancer patients, enabling more personalized treatment options. . . . → Read More: 3-D Models Devised to Simulate Patients’ Tumors

Gates Grant Funds A.I. for Malaria Drug Discovery

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An award from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is supporting research by a digital drug discovery company and university lab into use of artificial intelligence to find new drugs for treating malaria. . . . → Read More: Gates Grant Funds A.I. for Malaria Drug Discovery

Virtual Reality Harnessed for Stroke Rehab

Peii Chen

A rehabilitation research foundation and company specializing in immersive technologies are applying virtual reality to help treat spacial neglect, a common cognitive disability associated with stroke. . . . → Read More: Virtual Reality Harnessed for Stroke Rehab

Students Write App to Operate, Enhance Exoskeleton

Operating Mobile Maestro

A group of computer science students at Michigan State University designed a smartphone app to operate a robotic-arm exoskeleton for individuals with disabilities. . . . → Read More: Students Write App to Operate, Enhance Exoskeleton