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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

More Damage Detected from Crispr-Cas9 Edits

Crispr genome edits illustration

A genetics lab in the U.K. revealed that a leading technique for editing genomes produces more unwanted damage to the edited genomes than previously understood. . . . → Read More: More Damage Detected from Crispr-Cas9 Edits

Exosome Technology Acquired for TBI, Stroke Therapies

Stroke circulation

A company developing therapies for brain injuries and neurodegenerative disorders is acquiring the rights to a process that treats these conditions with pieces of RNA transferred in tiny containers call exosomes. . . . → Read More: Exosome Technology Acquired for TBI, Stroke Therapies

RNA Nanoparticles Designed for Brain Cancer Therapy

Brain cell networks

Medical researchers and material scientists devised a technique for delivering tiny particles of genetic material to the brain, which help lab mice shrink or remove their brain tumors and survive longer. . . . → Read More: RNA Nanoparticles Designed for Brain Cancer Therapy

FDA Issues Draft Gene Therapy Regulatory Guidance

Editing DNA

FDA issued a series of draft documents spelling out its processes for reviewing gene therapies for three types of diseases, as well as producing and testing these treatments. . . . → Read More: FDA Issues Draft Gene Therapy Regulatory Guidance

Nanoparticles Shown to Boost Anti-Cancer Immune Cells

Cytokines and T-cells

A bioengineering lab developed a technique to attach larger quantities of cancer-fighting proteins to immune system cells that in lab mice reduced or eliminated tumors while avoiding harmful side effects. . . . → Read More: Nanoparticles Shown to Boost Anti-Cancer Immune Cells

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

Crispr Deployed to Boost Plant Disease Resistance

Junqi Song

A plant science lab in Dallas is designing a new use of the emerging genome editing technique known as Crispr to add more resistance to plant diseases in two staple food crops. . . . → Read More: Crispr Deployed to Boost Plant Disease Resistance

NIH Grant Funds New Spinal Cord Injury Treatment

Spine

A biotechnology company developing regenerative therapies for neurological disorders is receiving a Small Business Innovation Research grant to advance an experimental treatment for spinal cord injury. . . . → Read More: NIH Grant Funds New Spinal Cord Injury Treatment

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