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Genome Centers Named for Precision Medicine Program

DNA methylation illustration

Three medical research centers in the U.S. will begin analyzing the DNA in specimen samples from participants in a large-scale precision medicine initiative conducted by National Institutes of Health. . . . → Read More: Genome Centers Named for Precision Medicine Program

Electronic Skins Add Robotic Functions to Objects

Robotic skin

An engineering lab developed a way to integrate electronic sensors and motors into flexible materials, which can be added to inanimate objects to give them robotic functions. . . . → Read More: Electronic Skins Add Robotic Functions to Objects

Small Business Grant Supports Bone Fracture Technology

Philip and Stewart Low

An award from National Institutes of Health is funding development of a new injected drug that promises to repair bone fractures without surgery. . . . → Read More: Small Business Grant Supports Bone Fracture Technology

NIH Grant Aims to Make Drugs Taste Better, Not Bitter

Dispensing pills

A new award from National Institutes of Health funds a study to identify components in taste bud cells that block bitter taste sensations encountered in some drugs and foods. . . . → Read More: NIH Grant Aims to Make Drugs Taste Better, Not Bitter

Clinical Trial Testing Anti-Resistant Malaria Therapy

Malaria clinic

A clinical trial is getting underway that tests the safety and dosage levels of a new drug to treat malaria and block resistance from developing to it. . . . → Read More: Clinical Trial Testing Anti-Resistant Malaria Therapy

M.D. Anderson, Spin-Off Company Gain $50M from Texas Agency

U.S. and Texas flags

M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and a spin-off enterprise formed earlier this month are receiving nearly $50 million in grants from Texas’s state cancer prevention and research agency. . . . → Read More: M.D. Anderson, Spin-Off Company Gain $50M from Texas Agency

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

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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