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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

Small Biz Grant Funds PTSD Diagnostic, Treatment

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A company creating diagnostics and a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is receiving initial funding to develop its products. . . . → Read More: Small Biz Grant Funds PTSD Diagnostic, Treatment

Rice Univ, Shell Partner on Sustainable Carbon

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Rice University and the energy company Shell launched a program to sustainably produce carbon derived from splitting rather than burning hydrocarbons. . . . → Read More: Rice Univ, Shell Partner on Sustainable Carbon

University Opens Geothermal Entrepreneurship Center

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A federally-funded research and entrepreneurship center is underway to adapt and commercialize geothermal energy technologies from the oil and gas industry. . . . → Read More: University Opens Geothermal Entrepreneurship Center

Once-a-Month Contraceptive Pill Demonstrated

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A contraceptive capsule is shown in tests with pigs to release and maintain detectable levels of birth control drugs in the blood stream for up to 29 days. . . . → Read More: Once-a-Month Contraceptive Pill Demonstrated

AI-Based Discovery Seeks Non-Opioid Pain Drugs

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A new initiative aims to find non-opioid treatments for chronic pain targeting specific nerve cells that initiate pain sensations. . . . → Read More: AI-Based Discovery Seeks Non-Opioid Pain Drugs

NIH Grant Funds A.I.-Based Tuberculosis Detector

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A company developing a system to quickly detect tuberculosis by analyzing sputum images received a federal grant to advance and validate its technology. . . . → Read More: NIH Grant Funds A.I.-Based Tuberculosis Detector

Company, Univ. Lab Partner on Skin Disease Treatment

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A company making regenerative skin therapies and a medical school research center are developing a spray-on treatment for a genetic skin disorder. . . . → Read More: Company, Univ. Lab Partner on Skin Disease Treatment