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Light-Activated Treatment Kills Covid-19 Nasal Viruses

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Clinical trial findings show a light-activated disinfectant process kills SARS-CoV-2 viruses in the nose causing Covid-19 infections without harming nasal tissue. . . . → Read More: Light-Activated Treatment Kills Covid-19 Nasal Viruses

Implanted Tissue Shown to Produce Thyroid Hormones

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In a preclinical test, thyroid tissue earlier removed from lab animals was re-implanted in a protective pouch, which generates production of key hormones by the animals. . . . → Read More: Implanted Tissue Shown to Produce Thyroid Hormones

New Venture Funds to Back Life Science, Tech Start-Ups

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Three new venture funds are seeking to invest up to $6.3 billion in start-up companies with advances in life sciences, health care, energy, and information technologies. . . . → Read More: New Venture Funds to Back Life Science, Tech Start-Ups

Grocery Chain Offering Sites for Cancer Biomarker Trial

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The Kroger grocery store chain in the U.S. is establishing a clinical trial network through its urgent care centers, starting with a study of microbiome cancer biomarkers. . . . → Read More: Grocery Chain Offering Sites for Cancer Biomarker Trial

Damaged Human Lungs Restored for Transplantation

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A research team demonstrated the feasibility of connecting anesthetized pigs to human lungs deemed unfit for transplants, for recovering the lungs to transplant quality. . . . → Read More: Damaged Human Lungs Restored for Transplantation

Biotech, Academic Lab Partner on Microbiome-Safe Products

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A biotechnology company creating products for gut health and a university immunology lab are evaluating cleaning products for potential damage to human protective tissues. . . . → Read More: Biotech, Academic Lab Partner on Microbiome-Safe Products

Trial to Assess At-Home Asthma Lung Function Tests

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A clinical trial is set to begin that compares monitoring of lung functions in people with asthma using portable ultrasound and mobile app at home to conventional tests in a clinic. . . . → Read More: Trial to Assess At-Home Asthma Lung Function Tests

Nasal Spray Vaccine Shown to Stop Gonorrhea Infections

Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacteria

A vaccine against gonorrhea given as a nasal spray is shown to generate protective immune responses in lab mice of both sexes, and in females similar to an intravaginal vaccine. . . . → Read More: Nasal Spray Vaccine Shown to Stop Gonorrhea Infections

Infographic – 2022 Biotech Venture Funding Weakens

Chart: Venture investments total by year for biotech and pharma companies

Venture funds for new U.S. biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies declined from historical highs in 2022, but a closer look reveals even more signs of financial tightening. . . . → Read More: Infographic – 2022 Biotech Venture Funding Weakens

Environmental Biomarker Start-Up Gains $16M in Early Funds

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A new company developing diagnostics for neurological and other disorders based on environmental exposures is raising $16 million in venture funds. . . . → Read More: Environmental Biomarker Start-Up Gains $16M in Early Funds