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CEPI Assessing Advanced RNA Nanoparticle Vaccine

Zika virus

An international health organization is evaluating a new type of vaccine made with biodegradable RNA nanoparticles to help head off future viral pandemics. . . . → Read More: CEPI Assessing Advanced RNA Nanoparticle Vaccine

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

MD with stethoscope

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

AI-Aided System to Identify Diabetes Complication Risks

Diabetes blood glucose test

Researchers at University of Houston are creating a system aided by algorithms for primary care physicians to better identify people at risk for complications from diabetes. . . . → Read More: AI-Aided System to Identify Diabetes Complication Risks

Grant Funds Regenerative Gel for Treating Skin Ulcers

Antoni Ribas

A California state research agency is funding preclinical development of a gel designed to regenerate stem cells in the skin to help heal venous skin ulcers. . . . → Read More: Grant Funds Regenerative Gel for Treating Skin Ulcers

New Funds Awarded for Rapid Infection Diagnostics

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A developer of faster infection diagnostics is receiving another $8.2 million from an international group supporting solutions to antibiotic resistant microbes. . . . → Read More: New Funds Awarded for Rapid Infection Diagnostics

Nasal Spray Vaccines Get CEPI, NIH Funding

Nasal spray

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

NIH Funds Decentralized Rare Disease Data Network

Blockchain

A start-up company is building a secure decentralized network of genomic and other medical data on rare diseases, funded by a fast-track award from an NIH agency. . . . → Read More: NIH Funds Decentralized Rare Disease Data Network

Trial to Test Smart Watch to Guide Blood Thinners

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A clinical trial is planned to test heart rhythms measured with an Apple smart watch to guide use of blood thinning medicines in people with irregular heartbeat. . . . → Read More: Trial to Test Smart Watch to Guide Blood Thinners

Small Biz Grant Funds Non-Viral Gene Editing Delivery

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National Institutes of Health is financing a delivery method for gene-editing therapies to blood-forming stem cells with natural lipid bubbles instead of viruses. . . . → Read More: Small Biz Grant Funds Non-Viral Gene Editing Delivery

NIH Funding Engineered Phage Screening Device

National Institutes of Health is funding initial development of a microfluidic device that tests engineered viruses for their ability to kill disease-causing bacteria. . . . → Read More: NIH Funding Engineered Phage Screening Device