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Small Business Grant Supports Bone Fracture Technology

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An award from National Institutes of Health is funding development of a new injected drug that promises to repair bone fractures without surgery. . . . → Read More: Small Business Grant Supports Bone Fracture Technology

NIH Grant Aims to Make Drugs Taste Better, Not Bitter

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A new award from National Institutes of Health funds a study to identify components in taste bud cells that block bitter taste sensations encountered in some drugs and foods. . . . → Read More: NIH Grant Aims to Make Drugs Taste Better, Not Bitter

Start-Up Offers Digital Health Prescriptions, Raises $1.8M

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A new enterprise that offers electronic health service prescriptions is raising $1.8 million in seed funds and starting a program for prescribing digital health services simultaneously to groups of people. . . . → Read More: Start-Up Offers Digital Health Prescriptions, Raises $1.8M

Scientists, Investors Form $100M+ Tech Venture Fund

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A group of entrepreneurs and leading scientists in the U.K. unveiled a venture investment fund that plans to back start-up companies developing a wide range of ground-breaking technologies. . . . → Read More: Scientists, Investors Form $100M+ Tech Venture Fund

Genomics-Blockchain Company Launches, Raises $4.3 Million

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A new enterprise that promises to collect and protect a person’s genomic data with blockchain technology is starting up with the help of a genomics legend and $4.3 million in seed financing. . . . → Read More: Genomics-Blockchain Company Launches, Raises $4.3 Million

M.D. Anderson, Spin-Off Company Gain $50M from Texas Agency

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M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and a spin-off enterprise formed earlier this month are receiving nearly $50 million in grants from Texas’s state cancer prevention and research agency. . . . → Read More: M.D. Anderson, Spin-Off Company Gain $50M from Texas Agency

Biotechs Collaborate on More Precise Gene, Cell Cancer Therapies

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Two biotechnology enterprises developing cancer treatments are pooling their efforts to develop therapies aimed at more specific targets across a range of solid tumor types. . . . → Read More: Biotechs Collaborate on More Precise Gene, Cell Cancer Therapies

Fully Biodegradable Plastic Straws in Testing

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A university research center and biodegradable plastics company are testing a new type of drink straw that degrades completely after use in normal soil and water conditions. . . . → Read More: Fully Biodegradable Plastic Straws in Testing

Genomic Sequencing for Newborns Studied in Clinical Trial

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A group of newborn infants with genetic disorders that went undetected in standard testing will receive genomic sequencing in a clinical study of its safety and feasibility. . . . → Read More: Genomic Sequencing for Newborns Studied in Clinical Trial

Start-Up to Tackle Neurodegenerative Diseases, Raises $31 Million

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A new company is forming to develop treatments that protect against destruction of brain cells in Alzheimer’s disease and comparable nerve damage from chemotherapy. . . . → Read More: Start-Up to Tackle Neurodegenerative Diseases, Raises $31 Million