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Cancer Drug Seen to Reverse Autism Spectrum Symptoms

Small doses of a drug for blood-related cancers are shown in lab mice to reverse social symptoms often found in children with autism spectrum disorder, a condition characterized by limited social activity. . . . → Read More: Cancer Drug Seen to Reverse Autism Spectrum Symptoms

Trials Test Antibodies to Prevent Hospital Infections

Clinical trials are underway in the U.S. as part of a larger international project testing synthetic antibodies designed to prevent infections from bacteria often found in hospitals and clinics. . . . → Read More: Trials Test Antibodies to Prevent Hospital Infections

Cardiac Augmented-Reality Hologram System in Development

A start-up company spun-off from Washington University in St. Louis was awarded a grant to advance an augmented reality system that displays an interactive hologram of a patient’s heart, to simplify cardiac procedures. . . . → Read More: Cardiac Augmented-Reality Hologram System in Development

Microsoft Providing A.I. for Big Data Cancer Research

Seven research teams are receiving grants to study complex problems in cancer immunotherapy with large-scale data sets, and assistance with machine learning and artificial intelligence provided by Microsoft Corp. . . . → Read More: Microsoft Providing A.I. for Big Data Cancer Research

Grants Made to Commercialize Bone, Cancer Research

A program supporting research with commercial potential awarded grants to scientists studying stem cells for bone grafts, treatments for melanoma, and protein therapies for cancer that change gene expression patterns. . . . → Read More: Grants Made to Commercialize Bone, Cancer Research

Energy Dept Grant Funding Poplar Tree Rust Study

A university-government biotechnology lab is studying the genomics of leaf rust, a fungus afflicting poplar trees, an emerging biofuel crop, with the goal of engineering resistance to the pathogen. . . . → Read More: Energy Dept Grant Funding Poplar Tree Rust Study

NIH Funding Immune-Friendly Synthetic Vascular Grafts

A bioengineering lab is receiving a National Institutes of Health grant to advance development of more tolerable synthetic veins and arteries implanted in heart bypass patients. . . . → Read More: NIH Funding Immune-Friendly Synthetic Vascular Grafts

Small Business Grant Advances Drug Safety Test System

An award from National Institutes of Health is advancing a technology for testing the safety of drugs with heart muscle cells derived from stem cells before the drugs are tested on humans. . . . → Read More: Small Business Grant Advances Drug Safety Test System

Electronic Pulses, Sounds Shown to Reduce Tinnitus

A non-invasive system that combines coordinated electronic pulses and sounds is shown in tests with lab animals and humans to reduce tinnitus, phantom sounds often called ringing in the ears. . . . → Read More: Electronic Pulses, Sounds Shown to Reduce Tinnitus

NIH Grant Funds Synthetic Peptide for Severe Asthma

A synthetic peptide, a short chain of amino acids, is being developed as a treatment for severe cases of asthma that do not respond to conventional drugs. . . . → Read More: NIH Grant Funds Synthetic Peptide for Severe Asthma