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Genomic Sequencing for Newborns Studied in Clinical Trial

Newborn

A group of newborn infants with genetic disorders that went undetected in standard testing will receive genomic sequencing in a clinical study of its safety and feasibility. . . . → Read More: Genomic Sequencing for Newborns Studied in Clinical Trial

Peptide Pain Drugs in Development Aimed at Alternative Targets

Neuron

Pain drugs made from peptides, small protein-like compounds, and guided by antibodies are being developed as alternatives to prescription opioids to treat moderate to severe pain. . . . → Read More: Peptide Pain Drugs in Development Aimed at Alternative Targets

Cancer Drug Delivery Through Milk Particles Under Study

Cattle

A new research project is investigating components in raw cow’s milk that could make it possible to give chemotherapy for cancer as oral drugs rather than infusions. . . . → Read More: Cancer Drug Delivery Through Milk Particles Under Study

Engineered Bacteria Studied for Rare Inherited Skin Disorder

f Staphylococcus epidermidis

A biotechnology company and research lab are evaluating a modified skin bacteria as a treatment for Netherton syndrome, a rare inherited skin disease affecting mainly infants and young children. . . . → Read More: Engineered Bacteria Studied for Rare Inherited Skin Disorder

NIH Small Business Grant Funds Severe Hepatitis Treatment

RNA strand illustration

A biotechnology company is developing treatments for a severe form of hepatitis, which up to now has only limited therapy options, with a synthetic form of RNA designed to shut down the infecting virus. . . . → Read More: NIH Small Business Grant Funds Severe Hepatitis Treatment

BASF, UC-Davis Partner on Human Milk Sugars

Breastfeeding mother

BASF and a research institute at University of California in Davis are investigating complex sugars found in human breast milk, and their role in maintaining healthy gut microbes. . . . → Read More: BASF, UC-Davis Partner on Human Milk Sugars

NSF, Industry Group Fund Bio-Based Semiconductor R&D

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A research consortium in the semiconductor industry and National Science Foundation are supporting a series of projects investigating interactions between biology and circuits for data transfer and storage. . . . → Read More: NSF, Industry Group Fund Bio-Based Semiconductor R&D

Gates, Lauder Backing Early Alzheimer’s Biomarker Tests

Brain circuits

A group of well-known philanthropists is backing a new research program to find simple tests that reveal early indicators of Alzheimer’s disease in a person’s molecular make-up. . . . → Read More: Gates, Lauder Backing Early Alzheimer’s Biomarker Tests

University Tissue, Cell Fabrication Lab Set to Open

3-D bioprinter

A laboratory for producing new types of biomaterials is scheduled to open next year on the University of Illinois campus in Urbana. . . . → Read More: University Tissue, Cell Fabrication Lab Set to Open

NIH Grant Funds New Spinal Cord Injury Treatment

Spine

A biotechnology company developing regenerative therapies for neurological disorders is receiving a Small Business Innovation Research grant to advance an experimental treatment for spinal cord injury. . . . → Read More: NIH Grant Funds New Spinal Cord Injury Treatment