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$3.4M NIH Grant Funding New ALS Treatments

Brain cell networks

A biotechnology company is receiving a grant from National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to advance its experimental treatments for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. . . . → Read More: $3.4M NIH Grant Funding New ALS Treatments

Engineered T-Cells Tested for Childhood Brain Cancer

Human T-cell

A clinical trial is getting underway testing modified T-cells from the immune system in children and young adults with brain tumors that do not respond to other treatments. . . . → Read More: Engineered T-Cells Tested for Childhood Brain Cancer

115M Euro Grant for Precision Medicine, Trials in Autism

Autism graphic

A new initiative in Europe is investigating the connection between a person’s molecular composition and autism, particularly when other disorders complicate that individual’s condition. . . . → Read More: 115M Euro Grant for Precision Medicine, Trials in Autism

Soil Microbes Yield Rich Antibiotic Sources

Researchers taking soil samples

A group of geo- and bioscience researchers analyzed microbes residing in soil under northern California and discovered many new potential sources of antibiotics, well beyond current sources. . . . → Read More: Soil Microbes Yield Rich Antibiotic Sources

Natural, Engineered Microbes Shown to Control Cholera

Distributing water hygiene kits

A combination of natural bacteria found in milk products and a synthetic variation of those microbes are shown in tests with lab mice to detect and prevent cholera infections. . . . → Read More: Natural, Engineered Microbes Shown to Control Cholera

Hospital Network Formed for Childhood Cancer Immunotherapies

T-cells illustration

A network of academic children’s medical centers is being formed to expand access to clinical trials testing immunotherapy treatments for childhood cancer. . . . → Read More: Hospital Network Formed for Childhood Cancer Immunotherapies

FDA Issues Guidance on Patient Experience Data Collection

Scott Gottlieb

The Food and Drug Administration issued draft regulatory guidance outlining methods for collecting data from patients that the agency says will help improve evaluations of more precisely targeted drugs. . . . → Read More: FDA Issues Guidance on Patient Experience Data Collection

$850M Deal Kicks Off RNA Vaccine Research

RNA strand illustration

Drug maker Sanofi is partnering with biotechnology company Translate Bio to develop vaccines against infectious diseases from messenger RNA, material transcribed from genetic codes in DNA. . . . → Read More: $850M Deal Kicks Off RNA Vaccine Research

NIH, Biotech Partner on Electro-Aided Crispr for Sickle Cell

Sickle cell illustration

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and a biotechnology company are testing genome editing with electronically treated cells as a therapy for sickle cell disease. . . . → Read More: NIH, Biotech Partner on Electro-Aided Crispr for Sickle Cell

Single Technology Produces Vaccines for Multiple Infectious Diseases

Ebola diagnostics

A single technology platform is being used to design and produce vaccines that in tests with lab animals protect against a number of infectious diseases. . . . → Read More: Single Technology Produces Vaccines for Multiple Infectious Diseases