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Early Trials Show Responses for Some Blood Cancers

Natural killer cell

First results from two clinical trials testing the safety of natural killer cell therapies show responses by patients with some forms of blood-related cancers. . . . → Read More: Early Trials Show Responses for Some Blood Cancers

Trial to Test AI-Designed Cancer Antibody Therapy

Cancer magnified

A clinical trial is set to begin evaluating a synthetic antibody treatment for solid tumor cancer designed with machine learning algorithms. . . . → Read More: Trial to Test AI-Designed Cancer Antibody Therapy

Brain-Computer Implant Found Safe After a Year

Stentrode illustration

A clinical trial shows an electronic prosthetic device sent into the brain does not cause serious adverse effects after a year in a small group of people with ALS. . . . → Read More: Brain-Computer Implant Found Safe After a Year

Start-Up to Discover Proteins for Difficult Drug Targets

Chemical atom model

A new biotechnology company designing proteins in the lab for difficult drug targets in a range of diseases is raising $100 million in venture funds. . . . → Read More: Start-Up to Discover Proteins for Difficult Drug Targets

Saliva Test IDs Early Oral Cancer Signature

Detect cancer scrabble

An analysis is shown to identify characteristic patterns found in microbial communities in saliva indicating early stages of oral and throat cancer. . . . → Read More: Saliva Test IDs Early Oral Cancer Signature

Nasal Spray Shown to Stop Covid-19 Infection, Disease

Nasal spray

An antiviral nasal spray is shown in tests with lab mice to prevent infection from SARS-CoV-2 viruses and reduce disease-causing cytokines. . . . → Read More: Nasal Spray Shown to Stop Covid-19 Infection, Disease

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

Crispr-Edited Bananas Get Industry Funding

Cavendish bananas

A popular type of banana, genetically edited to resist a soil fungus that threatens this fruit worldwide, is now backed by a major American food brand. . . . → Read More: Crispr-Edited Bananas Get Industry Funding

U.S. Supports Home Smartphone Covid-19 Test

Ellume home Covid-19 test

The U.S. government is funding large-scale production of Covid-19 home test kits that send results to the user’s smartphone. . . . → Read More: U.S. Supports Home Smartphone Covid-19 Test

University Halts Covid-19 Vaccine Trials

Syringes for disposal

An Australian university is stopping development of a vaccine to prevent Covid-19 infections due to antibodies from the vaccine that interfere with HIV tests. . . . → Read More: University Halts Covid-19 Vaccine Trials