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Psychedelic Drug Shown to Relieve PTSD Brain Signals

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A small clinical trial shows psychotherapy with the psychedelic drug MDMA generates brain signals that help relieve symptoms in people with post-traumatic stress disorder. . . . → Read More: Psychedelic Drug Shown to Relieve PTSD Brain Signals

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

Audio Digital Biomarkers Start-Up Raises $3.7M in Seed Funds

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A new company developing techniques to analyze internal physiological sounds captured by stethoscopes as health indicators is raising $3.7 million in seed funds. . . . → Read More: Audio Digital Biomarkers Start-Up Raises $3.7M in Seed Funds

Nanotech Enzyme Process Boosts T-Cell Cancer Therapies

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A bioengineering team devised techniques for feasibly adding cancer-killing enzymes to engineered immune cells that in lab mice kill solid-tumor and blood cancer cells. . . . → Read More: Nanotech Enzyme Process Boosts T-Cell Cancer Therapies

Biotech Alliance Creating Circular RNA Cancer Drug

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A partnership of biotechnology components and therapy companies aims to develop new drugs made from circular forms of RNA, starting with a colorectal cancer treatment. . . . → Read More: Biotech Alliance Creating Circular RNA Cancer Drug

Implanted Organoid Connects to Brain, Reacts to Visual Cues

Mature neuron

Engineers and neuroscientists developed a circuit that in lab mice connects implanted lab-grown brain tissue to the brain’s cognitive center and responds to visual stimuli. . . . → Read More: Implanted Organoid Connects to Brain, Reacts to Visual Cues

Cell Biology Tools Companies Merge in $57.8M Deal

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Two providers of technologies for cellular analysis are merging to form a new company focusing on cell biology research tools, in a sign of continued industry consolidation. . . . → Read More: Cell Biology Tools Companies Merge in $57.8M Deal

Immune Organoid Company Raises $4.3M in Seed Funds

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A new company developing 3-D cell and tissue models of lymph nodes for discovery of immunotherapies is raising $4.3 million in seed funds. . . . → Read More: Immune Organoid Company Raises $4.3M in Seed Funds

Personal Allergy Start-Up Gains $16.5M in Early Funds

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A new business that provides personalized allergy testing, drug making, and delivery to consumers is raising $16.5 million in its first venture funding round. . . . → Read More: Personal Allergy Start-Up Gains $16.5M in Early Funds

Bye-Bye Bluebird

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In mid-November we removed our Twitter feed display in the right-hand column. Yesterday, we decided to leave Twitter altogether. . . . → Read More: Bye-Bye Bluebird