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Nanotech Immunotherapy Reduces Heart Transplant Rejection

Heart and major blood vessels

Proteins known to regulate immune cells, given as nanoscale particles, are shown in lab mice to encourage long-term acceptance of a transplanted heart. . . . → Read More: Nanotech Immunotherapy Reduces Heart Transplant Rejection

NIH Award Supports Esophagus Tissue Implants from Stem Cells

Newborn

A company developing engineered tissue implants from stem cells received a grant from National Institutes of Health to develop an implant to correct a congenital defect in a newborn infant’s esophagus. . . . → Read More: NIH Award Supports Esophagus Tissue Implants from Stem Cells

New Processes Devised to Boost Antibiotics

MRSA bacteria

Researchers in chemistry at two institutions report new techniques that lab tests show modify current antibiotics to make them more effective against infections that resist today’s antibiotics. . . . → Read More: New Processes Devised to Boost Antibiotics

Infographic – Growing Interest in Longevity Research

Chart: human longevity references

A chart showing a growing journalistic interest in topics related to human longevity, this weekend’s infographic. . . . → Read More: Infographic – Growing Interest in Longevity Research

Rapid Antimicrobial Resistance Diagnostics System Advances

MRSA bacteria

Developers of a system that uses high-speed genomic analysis with standard semiconductor chips say they demonstrated an ability to sequence bacterial DNA directly from raw blood samples. . . . → Read More: Rapid Antimicrobial Resistance Diagnostics System Advances

FDA Clears Some Drug Reaction Genetic Tests, Warns About Others

DNAmolcule model

The Food and Drug Administration cleared a consumer genetics company’s tests for gene variations associated with effective or adverse drug reactions, but warned about similar tests from non-authorized providers. . . . → Read More: FDA Clears Some Drug Reaction Genetic Tests, Warns About Others

FDA Preparing Animal, Plant Biotech Regulatory Guidance

Two piglets

The Food and Drug Administration intends to issue new regulatory guidance to cover advances in biotechnology, including genome editing, in animals and plants. . . . → Read More: FDA Preparing Animal, Plant Biotech Regulatory Guidance

NIH Stops Stem Cell Heart Failure Trial Over Retracted Data

Stop sign

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, or NHLBI, part of the National Institutes of Health is suspending a clinical trial of stem cells to regenerate new heart muscle. . . . → Read More: NIH Stops Stem Cell Heart Failure Trial Over Retracted Data

Gene Silencing Technology Licensed in $3.7B Deal

RNA strand illustration

Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, developing treatments for disease that silence genes by interfering with their RNA instructions, is licensing its technology to drug maker Eli Lilly and Co . . . → Read More: Gene Silencing Technology Licensed in $3.7B Deal

NVIDIA, Scripps Partner on Medical Deep Learning Applications

Artificial intelligence graphic

A high-performance computer chip maker and life science research center are collaborating on extending deep learning, a form of artificial intelligence, into more areas of medical science and practice. . . . → Read More: NVIDIA, Scripps Partner on Medical Deep Learning Applications