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Infographic – Tracking Global Monkeypox Spread

Chart: Monkeypox status

The data and chart show as of end of July, the highest concentrations of monkeypox cases per 1 million residents are in North America and Europe. . . . → Read More: Infographic – Tracking Global Monkeypox Spread

Univ. Labs Ink Licensing Deals for Covid-19 Tests

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Two companies agreed to license technologies from academic labs in the U.S. and U.K. for developing faster and more sensitive at-home tests for Covid-19 infections. . . . → Read More: Univ. Labs Ink Licensing Deals for Covid-19 Tests

Immune Disease Biotech Acquired in $405M Deal

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A biotechnology developer of treatments for autoimmune disorders with checkpoint receptor proteins is acquired by drug maker Gilead Sciences. . . . → Read More: Immune Disease Biotech Acquired in $405M Deal

Peptide Vaccine Shown to Reduce Harmful Cholesterol

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Tests with lab monkeys show a vaccine with a synthetic peptide lowers so-called bad cholesterol in blood for longer periods than a comparable monoclonal antibody. . . . → Read More: Peptide Vaccine Shown to Reduce Harmful Cholesterol

Patent Issued for Anti-Bacterial Viruses with Crispr Payloads

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A biotechnology company received a patent for its engineered viruses to deliver gene-edited treatments to combat bacterial infections in the microbiome. . . . → Read More: Patent Issued for Anti-Bacterial Viruses with Crispr Payloads

Alzheimer’s Assn Collecting Real-World Therapy Data

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An advocacy group for Alzheimer’s disease care and research is establishing a network for collecting long-term safety and outcomes data from patients in real-world settings. . . . → Read More: Alzheimer’s Assn Collecting Real-World Therapy Data

Infographic – Fewer in US See Covid-19 Threat

Chart: Views of Covid-19 threat

The percentage of Americans viewing Covid-19 as a major threat to public health is declining, with a majority now saying the disease is a minor or no threat at all. . . . → Read More: Infographic – Fewer in US See Covid-19 Threat

Biotech Start-Up Demonstrates Cancer Therapy, Raises $6.4M

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A new biotechnology company demonstrated in lab mice its therapy for glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer, that overcomes limitations of current treatments. . . . → Read More: Biotech Start-Up Demonstrates Cancer Therapy, Raises $6.4M

Women’s Health Companies Partner on New Contraceptive

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Two companies working in women’s reproductive health are developing a new non-hormonal contraceptive that works in cervical mucous membranes. . . . → Read More: Women’s Health Companies Partner on New Contraceptive

Small Biz Grant Funds Non-Viral Gene Editing Delivery

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National Institutes of Health is financing a delivery method for gene-editing therapies to blood-forming stem cells with natural lipid bubbles instead of viruses. . . . → Read More: Small Biz Grant Funds Non-Viral Gene Editing Delivery