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Nanotech Pain Drug Formulations Developed

A pharmaceutical researcher developed treatments for chronic pain, formulated as nanoscale droplets, that in tests with lab animals target the source of pain directly and use much smaller doses than current pain drugs. . . . → Read More: Nanotech Pain Drug Formulations Developed

Antibodies Licensed for Multi-Target Immunotherapies

MedImmune, the biologics subsidiary of drug maker AstraZeneca, is licensing antibodies from a biotechnology company for treatments that simultaneously address two or more cancer targets. . . . → Read More: Antibodies Licensed for Multi-Target Immunotherapies

Complications Can Result from Plastic Surgery Tourism

Surgeons at a Boston hospital report a continuing flow of cases where people go overseas for plastic surgery, only to encounter complications needing repair, including drug-resistant bacterial infections, after they return. . . . → Read More: Complications Can Result from Plastic Surgery Tourism

RNA Treatment Tested for West Nile Virus

A therapy for West Nile Virus made with interfering RNA molecules is shown in lab mice to reduce viral loads, including in the brain where the disease can do serious damage. . . . → Read More: RNA Treatment Tested for West Nile Virus

Drug Shown Able to Kill Malaria-Carrier Mosquitoes

A clinical trial in Kenya shows blood from people who take a current anti-parasite drug can kill mosquitoes carrying malaria, offering a potential new strategy for controlling this disease. . . . → Read More: Drug Shown Able to Kill Malaria-Carrier Mosquitoes

FDA Authorizes Interoperable Glucose Monitoring System

The Food and Drug Administration authorized a device that electronically monitors blood glucose levels in people with diabetes, but is also designed to exchange data with other compatible electronic systems. . . . → Read More: FDA Authorizes Interoperable Glucose Monitoring System

Patent Awarded for Nanoparticle Drug, Cannabis Delivery

A delivery technology for therapeutic compounds in nanoscale natural oil particles received a U.S. patent, which the company owning the technology says can be applied to drugs, nutritional supplements, and cannabis-based treatments. . . . → Read More: Patent Awarded for Nanoparticle Drug, Cannabis Delivery

Crowdsourced Project Building Whole Beta Cell Model

A new initiative is seeking participants from the worldwide research community to develop a multi-dimensional online model of the beta cell that produces insulin, found in the pancreas. . . . → Read More: Crowdsourced Project Building Whole Beta Cell Model

Crispr Enhanced to Find, Edit Tiny Mutations

A bioengineering lab at Harvard University designed a refinement for genome editing to identify and remove small genetic mutations that can lead to diseases or organisms resistant to current drugs. . . . → Read More: Crispr Enhanced to Find, Edit Tiny Mutations

Nerve Stimulation Device Being Tested for Arthritis

A device sending electrical pulses through a main nerve pathway is starting a clinical trial to test the device in people with rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disease affecting joints and surrounding tissue. . . . → Read More: Nerve Stimulation Device Being Tested for Arthritis