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Voice Indicators to Monitor Dementia Progression

Brain circuits illustration

A company developing diagnostics for cognitive disorders from changes in speech patterns is partnering on vocal biomarkers to track progression of a form of dementia. . . . → Read More: Voice Indicators to Monitor Dementia Progression

Home Chronic Disease Blood Test in Development

Drop of blood

A university chemistry lab and start-up company are developing a home monitoring device that aims to reduce repeated clinic visits by people with chronic diseases. . . . → Read More: Home Chronic Disease Blood Test in Development

Radiation-Antibody Biotech Raises $105M in Venture Funds

John Valiant

A company creating cancer treatments that combine radiation therapy with the targeting of synthetic antibodies is raising $105 million in its second round of venture financing. . . . → Read More: Radiation-Antibody Biotech Raises $105M in Venture Funds

Gates Supporting Infectious Antibody Discovery

Human B-cell

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is enlisting a company that discovers therapeutic antibodies to help researchers develop new drugs and vaccines for serious infectious diseases. . . . → Read More: Gates Supporting Infectious Antibody Discovery

Anti-Inflammatory Human Protein Produced in Plants

Tony Jevnikar and Shengwu Ma

Researchers in Canada genetically engineered tobacco plants to economically produce large quantities of a human protein with anti-inflammatory properties. . . . → Read More: Anti-Inflammatory Human Protein Produced in Plants

Trials Underway Testing Crispr for Blood Disorders

Crispr genome edits illustration

Clinical trials testing the genome editing technique Crispr for sickle cell disease and beta thalassemia, two inherited blood disorders, enrolled and infused their first patients. . . . → Read More: Trials Underway Testing Crispr for Blood Disorders

Asthma Drug Shown to Lower Airway Muscle Mass

Asthma inhaler and pills

An experimental drug is shown in a clinical trial and computer modeling to reduce the mass of smooth muscle tissue that builds up in airways of people with asthma. . . . → Read More: Asthma Drug Shown to Lower Airway Muscle Mass

Spin-Off Gains Seed Funds for Non-Opioid Pain Drug

Molly Shoichet

A company spun-off from a university medical materials lab received start-up funds to develop a non-opioid surgical pain therapy, including a clinical trial. . . . → Read More: Spin-Off Gains Seed Funds for Non-Opioid Pain Drug

Tissue Chip, A.I. Companies Partner on Heart Drug Discovery

Heart check

A developer of chip devices emulating heart tissue and a medical analytics company using artificial intelligence are jointly discovering new drugs to treat aging heart muscles. . . . → Read More: Tissue Chip, A.I. Companies Partner on Heart Drug Discovery

Smartphone App Measures Wounds, Tracks Healing

Swift Skin and Wound app

The need for better ways of tracking the size and healing of wounds led a medical resident in Canada to help develop a smartphone app and start a company for these tasks. . . . → Read More: Smartphone App Measures Wounds, Tracks Healing