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Blood Cancers Respond to Cord Blood Cells

Katy Rezvani

A small-scale clinical trial shows most patients with two blood-related cancers safely respond to immune system cells derived from umbilical cord blood. . . . → Read More: Blood Cancers Respond to Cord Blood Cells

Infographic – China Closes R&D Funding Gap

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A new report from National Science Foundation shows China now ranks a close second to the U.S. in total research and development investments. . . . → Read More: Infographic – China Closes R&D Funding Gap

Synthetic Bio Cancer Immunotherapy Company Acquired

Natural killer cell

A biotechnology company creating synthetic proteins that invoke the immune system to fight cancer is being acquired by drug maker Astellas Pharma. . . . → Read More: Synthetic Bio Cancer Immunotherapy Company Acquired

Trial Shows Nanotech Drug Induces Gluten Tolerance

bread and rolls

Results from a clinical trial show an experimental treatment encourages immune-system tolerance of gluten, preventing intestinal damage from celiac disease. . . . → Read More: Trial Shows Nanotech Drug Induces Gluten Tolerance

Migraine Drug Developer Raises $82.5M in IPO

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A developer of a drug for migraine formulated as a dry powder and given as a nasal spray is raising $82.5 million in its initial public offering of common stock. . . . → Read More: Migraine Drug Developer Raises $82.5M in IPO

Sumitomo Dainippon, Biotechs in $3B Acquisition Deal

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Japanese pharmaceutical company Sumitomo Dainippon agreed to acquire five biotechnology companies and gain an equity stake in the Roivant Sciences group. . . . → Read More: Sumitomo Dainippon, Biotechs in $3B Acquisition Deal

Hearing Loss Cell Therapy Licensed in $625M Deal

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A biotechnology company developing regenerative treatments for various disorders is licensing its lead therapy candidate for hearing loss to Astellas Pharma. . . . → Read More: Hearing Loss Cell Therapy Licensed in $625M Deal

Stem Cell Start-Up Raises $250M in Venture Funds

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A company begun last year to create cancer therapies from banked, off-the-shelf stem cells is raising $250 million in its first round of venture financing. . . . → Read More: Stem Cell Start-Up Raises $250M in Venture Funds

Genetic Risk Analysis Shows Ethnic Bias

DNA puzzle

Techniques analyzing data from across the genome that reveal risks of diseases, better predict disorders in the main ethnicity of the population studied than other ethnic groups. . . . → Read More: Genetic Risk Analysis Shows Ethnic Bias

Designing Strawberry Varieties for Japanese Farms

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An agricultural genomics company in Israel and auto maker Toyota began a joint project to design new varieties of strawberries to grow on Japanese farms . . . → Read More: Designing Strawberry Varieties for Japanese Farms