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Biotech, Academic Lab Partner on Microbiome-Safe Products

Spray bottle

A biotechnology company creating products for gut health and a university immunology lab are evaluating cleaning products for potential damage to human protective tissues. . . . → Read More: Biotech, Academic Lab Partner on Microbiome-Safe Products

Project to Sequence 20K Dog and Cat Genomes

Dog's nose

Some 20,000 dogs and cats are expected to have their genomes sequenced in the next 10 years for a publicly available database to enable precision medicine for pets. . . . → Read More: Project to Sequence 20K Dog and Cat Genomes

Over-the-Counter Naloxone Receiving Faster FDA Review

Nasal spray

The opioid overdose drug naloxone in nasal spray form is receiving priority review from the Food and Drug Administration as an over-the-counter drug. . . . → Read More: Over-the-Counter Naloxone Receiving Faster FDA Review

Infographic – Higher HIV Burden for Women, Girls in Africa

Chart: HIV infections by age and sex in sub-Saharan Africa since 2010

The data show falling numbers of young men and women in sub-Saharan Africa with new HIV infections since 2010, but the percentage of infected women and girls also rising over that time. . . . → Read More: Infographic – Higher HIV Burden for Women, Girls in Africa

Trial Shows Fast-Absorbing Opioid Overdose Nasal Swab

Medical nasal swab

Results of a clinical trial show a nasal swab dispensing an opioid antidote transfers more of the antidote into the blood stream than syringe injections or nasal sprays. . . . → Read More: Trial Shows Fast-Absorbing Opioid Overdose Nasal Swab

Infographic – U.S. Dominates Diabetes Drug Sales

Chart - Global diabetes drug sales

More than 133 million people have diabetes, nearly one-third of the world’s total, yet almost half of the world’s diabetes drug sales volume is in the U.S. . . . → Read More: Infographic – U.S. Dominates Diabetes Drug Sales

Mental Health Therapy, Tech Network Gains Early Funds

Brain hemispheres graphic

A company building a therapy and technology network for improving access to mental health providers is raising $15 million in its first venture round. . . . → Read More: Mental Health Therapy, Tech Network Gains Early Funds

AI-Aided System to Identify Diabetes Complication Risks

Diabetes blood glucose test

Researchers at University of Houston are creating a system aided by algorithms for primary care physicians to better identify people at risk for complications from diabetes. . . . → Read More: AI-Aided System to Identify Diabetes Complication Risks

RSV Nose Drops Vaccine Gets FDA Fast Track Tag

Respiratory syncytial virus

A vaccine designed from engineered live viruses and taken as nose drops to prevent respiratory syncytial virus received a Food and Drug Administration fast-track designation. . . . → Read More: RSV Nose Drops Vaccine Gets FDA Fast Track Tag

Trial Shows Antibody Neutralizes, Reduces HIV Virus

T-cell infected by HIV

Results from a clinical trial show an experimental one-time antibody therapy, even at low doses, lowers levels of HIV virus in people living with the disease. . . . → Read More: Trial Shows Antibody Neutralizes, Reduces HIV Virus