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UC-Berkeley to Get New Crispr Patent

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

University of California in Berkeley will soon receive a new patent for its development of the genome editing process known as Crispr, the latest round in a years-long dispute. . . . → Read More: UC-Berkeley to Get New Crispr Patent

Capsule Designed to Inject Insulin in Stomach Wall

Tanzanian leopard tortoise

A biomedical engineering team created a capsule that in animal tests releases a tiny needle delivering an insulin dose to the stomach lining, equivalent to conventional insulin injections. . . . → Read More: Capsule Designed to Inject Insulin in Stomach Wall

Brain Tissue Model Devised for Cancer Drug Testing

Mini-brain spheroid

A three-dimensional brain tissue model, including a patient’s tumor cells, shows in lab tests an ability to test current and experimental cancer drugs. . . . → Read More: Brain Tissue Model Devised for Cancer Drug Testing

Trial Assesses MRI-Guided Radiation Cancer Therapy

Unity MR-Linac system

A clinical trial is underway to evaluate radiation therapy guided by magnetic resonance imaging, to help encourage its adoption in clinical cancer practice. . . . → Read More: Trial Assesses MRI-Guided Radiation Cancer Therapy

Compounds Made Available for Pandemic Drug Discovery

Pandemic Response Box

Two international health organizations are making 400 compounds freely available to researchers to spur development of new drugs for pandemic infectious diseases. . . . → Read More: Compounds Made Available for Pandemic Drug Discovery

Trial Underway Testing Stem Cells for Stroke Repair

Brain model

A clinical trial assessing stem cell treatments to repair long-term damage to brain cells from a stroke recruited its first patient. . . . → Read More: Trial Underway Testing Stem Cells for Stroke Repair

Engineered Hens Produce Human Proteins in Eggs

Genetically-modified chickens

An animal biology lab in Scotland developed genetically engineered chickens that efficiently produce human therapeutic proteins in their eggs. . . . → Read More: Engineered Hens Produce Human Proteins in Eggs

Trial Testing Stem Cell Implants for Type 1 Diabetes

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A clinical trial is underway testing the safety of implanted stem cells to generate working beta cells in the pancreas that produce insulin, in patients with type 1 diabetes. . . . → Read More: Trial Testing Stem Cell Implants for Type 1 Diabetes

Start-up Funds Univ. Medical Cannabis Research

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A developer of therapies derived from cannabis is sponsoring a 3-year basic and translational research program, including clinical trials, at Imperial College London. . . . → Read More: Start-up Funds Univ. Medical Cannabis Research

Genetic Acids Harnessed to Promote Wound Healing

Hand bandage

A bioengineering team designed a way to use acids in DNA that in lab tests promote wound repair by encouraging production of healing proteins in surrounding tissues. . . . → Read More: Genetic Acids Harnessed to Promote Wound Healing