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BASF, UC-Davis Partner on Human Milk Sugars

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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

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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

Univ. Spin-Off Developing Long-Lasting Diabetes Drug

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A company spun-off from a University at Buffalo biochemistry lab is the recipient of a small business grant to design a once-a-week drug for people with type 2 diabetes to control their blood sugar and weight. . . . → Read More: Univ. Spin-Off Developing Long-Lasting Diabetes Drug

$3.4M NIH Grant Funding New ALS Treatments

Brain cell networks

A biotechnology company is receiving a grant from National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to advance its experimental treatments for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. . . . → Read More: $3.4M NIH Grant Funding New ALS Treatments

115M Euro Grant for Precision Medicine, Trials in Autism

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A new initiative in Europe is investigating the connection between a person’s molecular composition and autism, particularly when other disorders complicate that individual’s condition. . . . → Read More: 115M Euro Grant for Precision Medicine, Trials in Autism

Virtual Biopsy in Development to Detect Melanoma

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An engineering professor in Colorado is developing a new process for diagnosing melanoma, an aggressive form of skin cancer that analyzes conditions in the skin without removing tissue samples. . . . → Read More: Virtual Biopsy in Development to Detect Melanoma

New Urinary Tract Infection Diagnostic Gains Funding

E. coli

A company developing a desktop system for diagnosing urinary tract infections in as little as 30 minutes is the recipient of grant funding from a public-private consortium to combat drug-resistant microbial infections. . . . → Read More: New Urinary Tract Infection Diagnostic Gains Funding