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Company Launches Attacking Cancer Proteins, Lands $67M

Cancer magnified

A new enterprise is starting-up to develop treatments that target cancer-causing proteins considered unreachable with current therapies. . . . → Read More: Company Launches Attacking Cancer Proteins, Lands $67M

Gut Microbe Linked to Longer Exercise Endurance

2014 Boston Marathon

An analysis of gut microbes from elite athletes identified a particular bacterial strain, which in tests with lab mice boosted their exercise endurance. . . . → Read More: Gut Microbe Linked to Longer Exercise Endurance

CBD Shown Effective Against Staph, Strep Bacteria

MRSA bacteria

Tests of synthetic cannabidiol, or CBD, show the compound is as effective as current antibiotics against a class of microbes that includes Staphyloccocus and Streptococcus bacteria. . . . → Read More: CBD Shown Effective Against Staph, Strep Bacteria

Topical Immune Drug Reverses Skin Disease

Hands with vitiligo

A drug targeting immune system enzymes used as a skin cream is shown in a clinical trial to reverse effects of vitiligo, or loss of skin coloring. . . . → Read More: Topical Immune Drug Reverses Skin Disease

Foundation Supports Muscular Dystrophy RNA Therapy

Nerve cells illustration

A university spin-off company is receiving a foundation grant to advance its Crispr technology targeting RNA to treat a form of muscular dystrophy. . . . → Read More: Foundation Supports Muscular Dystrophy RNA Therapy

Antibiotics Synthesized from Scorpion Venom

Biochemistry labs in the U.S. and Mexico isolated and synthesized key compounds from scorpion venom that kills bacteria resistant to antibiotics. . . . → Read More: Antibiotics Synthesized from Scorpion Venom

DoD Funding Vaccine, Therapy Delivery Device

Field medical care

The U.S. Department of Defense is supporting creation of a small, portable device that safely sends vaccines and therapies through the skin. . . . → Read More: DoD Funding Vaccine, Therapy Delivery Device

Engineered Antibody Delays Type 1 Diabetes Onset

TrialNet participants

Results from a clinical trial show a synthetic antibody delayed for about 2 years the start of type 1 diabetes symptoms among people at high risk of the disease. . . . → Read More: Engineered Antibody Delays Type 1 Diabetes Onset

Gut Microbe Links to Autism Revealed

Microbiome graphic

Lab mice with bacteria transplanted from human intestines show signs that autism behaviors may result from the state of their gut microbes. . . . → Read More: Gut Microbe Links to Autism Revealed

Gold Nanoparticles Boost Crispr Delivery

Reza Shabazi and Jennifer Adair

Cancer researchers designed a technique using gold nanoscale particles for safer delivery of edited gene therapies to blood-forming stem cells. . . . → Read More: Gold Nanoparticles Boost Crispr Delivery