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Nasal Spray Vaccines Get CEPI, NIH Funding

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A developer of infectious disease vaccines is gaining funds for new nasal sprays protecting against a range of coronaviruses and the sexually-transmitted disease gonorrhea. . . . → Read More: Nasal Spray Vaccines Get CEPI, NIH Funding

Algae-Grown Non-Needle Malaria Vaccine in Preclinical Test

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A vaccine grown in genetically-altered algae, designed as a nasal-spray and edible drug, is shown to protect lab mice against parasite infections causing malaria. . . . → Read More: Algae-Grown Non-Needle Malaria Vaccine in Preclinical Test

Start-Up Developing Efficient RNA Process, Raises $12M

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A company formed earlier this year is commercializing a more efficient process for making synthetic RNA molecules and raising $12 million in seed funds. . . . → Read More: Start-Up Developing Efficient RNA Process, Raises $12M

ALS Treatment Shown Safe, Affects Key Proteins

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Results of a clinical trial show a combination of two approved drugs changes levels of proteins associated with ALS, with patients experiencing few adverse effects. . . . → Read More: ALS Treatment Shown Safe, Affects Key Proteins

Addiction Biotech Using Crowdfunding for Investments

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A start-up enterprise developing treatments for drug and alcohol addiction is raising investment capital with a direct pitch to small investors through a crowdfunding platform. . . . → Read More: Addiction Biotech Using Crowdfunding for Investments

Trial Shows LSD Treatment Reduces Anxiety Symptoms

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A clinical trial shows a medication made with lysergic acid diethylamide or LSD, given in a supervised clinical setting, helps reduce anxiety and depression symptoms. . . . → Read More: Trial Shows LSD Treatment Reduces Anxiety Symptoms

Precision Meds Shown Effective in Rare Cancer

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Results from a clinical trial show patients with rare bile duct tumors respond to an experimental treatment blocking a specific cancer-causing protein. . . . → Read More: Precision Meds Shown Effective in Rare Cancer

Cannabinoid Synthesis Process Licensed to Spin-Off Company

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A genetic technology for synthesizing cannabinoid compounds without cannabis cells was licensed to a company spun-off from the lab that developed the process. . . . → Read More: Cannabinoid Synthesis Process Licensed to Spin-Off Company

Synthetic Bio Chemicals Start-Up Gains $5M in Early Funds

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A new enterprise using digital and synthetic biology to create sustainable chemicals at industrial scale is raising $5 million in pre-seed round funds. . . . → Read More: Synthetic Bio Chemicals Start-Up Gains $5M in Early Funds

Infant Gut Microbiome Biomarker Study Underway

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A clinical study has begun analyzing infants’ stool samples to determine the characteristics of healthy microbial communities in young children. . . . → Read More: Infant Gut Microbiome Biomarker Study Underway