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Hospitals Testing Fast Covid-19 Diagnostic

SARS-Cov-2 virus

A New England hospital system is assessing with real patients a point-of-care test for Covid-19 viruses that returns results in about an hour. . . . → Read More: Hospitals Testing Fast Covid-19 Diagnostic

Muti-Focus Contact Lenses Slow Children’s Myopia

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Results of a clinical trial show contact lenses that focus light on multiple areas of the retina reduce near-sightedness in children. . . . → Read More: Muti-Focus Contact Lenses Slow Children’s Myopia

A.I. Discovery Company Raises $123M in Venture Funds

Synthetic biology

A company using image analysis and deep learning to discover therapies for diseases often considered difficult to treat is raising $123 million in new venture funds. . . . → Read More: A.I. Discovery Company Raises $123M in Venture Funds

Breath Analysis Sensor Licensed to Detect Covid-19

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Discoveries in a university lab that enable detection of Covid-19 infections from a person’s breath are being licensed for development by a biotechnology company. . . . → Read More: Breath Analysis Sensor Licensed to Detect Covid-19

Covid-19 Vaccines, Therapies – 10 August 2020

Covid-19 vaccine and therapy tracker

Seven new vaccine projects got underway last week, raising the total to 164, with six more vaccines reaching clinical trials now totaling 41. . . . → Read More: Covid-19 Vaccines, Therapies – 10 August 2020

Venture Fund Plans $350M for Biotech Start-Ups

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A new venture fund plans investments in early-stage life science companies addressing critical needs in therapeutics, but also agriculture and industrial biotechnology. . . . → Read More: Venture Fund Plans $350M for Biotech Start-Ups

UCLA, Apple Partner on Depression Study

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Researchers from University of California in Los Angeles and Apple Corp. are beginning a study of wearable and home technologies to detect depression. . . . → Read More: UCLA, Apple Partner on Depression Study

New Allergy Biotech Launches, Raises $10M

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A new company developing treatments to relieve allergic reactions with reprogrammed antibodies began work and is raising $10 million in its first venture funding round. . . . → Read More: New Allergy Biotech Launches, Raises $10M

Covid-19 Vaccines, Therapies – 3 August 2020

Vaccine and therapy tracker

The numbers of vaccine candidates in development and clinical trials show modest but steady growth, now up to 157 and 35 respectively. . . . → Read More: Covid-19 Vaccines, Therapies – 3 August 2020

A.I. Employed for Local Covid-19 Prediction Models

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Computer scientists in California are writing deep learning algorithms that generate forecasts for Covid-19 infections in local communities. . . . → Read More: A.I. Employed for Local Covid-19 Prediction Models