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Research Labs Get More Patents, Start-Ups Level Off

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A survey of U.S. universities and research institutes shows more patents were awarded to their labs in 2018, while new start-ups stayed the same from 2017. . . . → Read More: Research Labs Get More Patents, Start-Ups Level Off

Foundation Supports ALS Inflammation Treatments

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A foundation is funding a biotechnology company’s research on therapies to block proteins encouraging neuron inflammation in people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. . . . → Read More: Foundation Supports ALS Inflammation Treatments

Enrollment Completed in Aging Frailty Stem Cell Trial

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A company developing stem cell treatments to counter frailty in older people finished enlisting participants in a clinical trial testing its therapies. . . . → Read More: Enrollment Completed in Aging Frailty Stem Cell Trial

Incubator Seeks Heart, Lung, Blood Device Entrepreneurs

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A business incubator in Massachusetts is seeking entrepreneurs and their companies developing medical devices for heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders. . . . → Read More: Incubator Seeks Heart, Lung, Blood Device Entrepreneurs

Univ. Licenses Therapeutic Hibernation Technology

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University of Alaska is licensing research lab discoveries to a spin-off company to develop techniques to achieve a hibernation-type state in humans. . . . → Read More: Univ. Licenses Therapeutic Hibernation Technology

Univ. of Washington Opens Research Entrepreneurs Center

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A new program at University of Washington helps biomedical researchers convert their discoveries into useful products or services for patients. . . . → Read More: Univ. of Washington Opens Research Entrepreneurs Center

Microsoft Launches $1 Billion Climate Fund

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Microsoft Corp. plans to invest $1 billion over the next four years to create technologies for removing carbon from the atmosphere. . . . → Read More: Microsoft Launches $1 Billion Climate Fund

Venture Philanthropy Funds Rare Neuro Disease Trial

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A gene therapy start-up is receiving an award resembling venture financing to advance its treatment for a rare inherited neuromuscular disorder to clinical trials. . . . → Read More: Venture Philanthropy Funds Rare Neuro Disease Trial

Light-Activated Brain Electrodes in Development

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A wireless electrode activated by light waves is being developed to connect with nerve cells in the brain that promises to make brain-computer connections safer. . . . → Read More: Light-Activated Brain Electrodes in Development

Duke Univ Forms Drug Development Company

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Duke University and life science investor Deerfield Management are forming a new enterprise to develop drug candidates through early development stages. . . . → Read More: Duke Univ Forms Drug Development Company