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Research Labs Get More Patents, Start-Ups Level Off

Test tubes in a lab

A survey of U.S. universities and research institutes shows more patents were awarded to their labs in 2018, while new start-ups stayed the same from 2017. . . . → Read More: Research Labs Get More Patents, Start-Ups Level Off

Nasal Spray Reduces Migraine-Related Stress, Peptides

Richard Kraig

A hormone resembling insulin given as a nasal spray is shown in lab rats to reduce stress on nerve cells and peptides associated with migraine pain. . . . → Read More: Nasal Spray Reduces Migraine-Related Stress, Peptides

Gene Therapy Licensed for Multiple Aging Diseases

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

A university spin-off company developing treatments to extend the lifetimes of dogs is gaining a gene therapy for preventing multiple age-related diseases. . . . → Read More: Gene Therapy Licensed for Multiple Aging Diseases

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

Univ. Licenses Therapeutic Hibernation Technology

Arctic ground squirrel

University of Alaska is licensing research lab discoveries to a spin-off company to develop techniques to achieve a hibernation-type state in humans. . . . → Read More: Univ. Licenses Therapeutic Hibernation Technology

Crispr Company Raises $45M in Venture Funds

Editing DNA

A spin-off enterprise from a pioneering Crispr research lab is raising $45 million in venture funds to develop diagnostics and other applications. . . . → Read More: Crispr Company Raises $45M in Venture Funds

Implanted Guide Helps Regrow Damaged Body Nerves

Nerve cells illustration

A bio-compatible conduit is shown in tests with monkeys to promote regrowth of damaged nerve fibers, like those suffered in traumatic injuries. . . . → Read More: Implanted Guide Helps Regrow Damaged Body Nerves

Pharma Gains Fibrosis Technology in $1B+ Deal

Stuart Cook

Drug maker Boehringer Ingelheim is acquiring an antibody technology that blocks actions of a signaling protein associated with a range of fibrosis diseases. . . . → Read More: Pharma Gains Fibrosis Technology in $1B+ Deal

Vaccine Developer Gains $11M in Early Funds

Baby with microcephaly

A company designing vaccines delivered with a microneedle patch to prevent infectious diseases is raising $11 million in its first venture funding round. . . . → Read More: Vaccine Developer Gains $11M in Early Funds

Laser Images, A.I. Diagnose Brain Tumors

Brain tumor graphic

Results of a clinical trial show laser images analyzed by machine learning algorithms can offer near real-time diagnosis of brain tumor tissue during surgery. . . . → Read More: Laser Images, A.I. Diagnose Brain Tumors