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Peptide Vaccine Shown to Reduce Harmful Cholesterol

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Tests with lab monkeys show a vaccine with a synthetic peptide lowers so-called bad cholesterol in blood for longer periods than a comparable monoclonal antibody. . . . → Read More: Peptide Vaccine Shown to Reduce Harmful Cholesterol

Biotech Start-Up Demonstrates Cancer Therapy, Raises $6.4M

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A new biotechnology company demonstrated in lab mice its therapy for glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer, that overcomes limitations of current treatments. . . . → Read More: Biotech Start-Up Demonstrates Cancer Therapy, Raises $6.4M

Women’s Health Companies Partner on New Contraceptive

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Two companies working in women’s reproductive health are developing a new non-hormonal contraceptive that works in cervical mucous membranes. . . . → Read More: Women’s Health Companies Partner on New Contraceptive

Small Biz Grant Funds Non-Viral Gene Editing Delivery

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National Institutes of Health is financing a delivery method for gene-editing therapies to blood-forming stem cells with natural lipid bubbles instead of viruses. . . . → Read More: Small Biz Grant Funds Non-Viral Gene Editing Delivery

AI Analytics Find New ALS Genetic Drug Targets

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Researchers analyzed medical and scientific databases with algorithms to identify eight previously unreported biomarkers contributing to neurodegeneration similar to ALS. . . . → Read More: AI Analytics Find New ALS Genetic Drug Targets

Human Organoids Show Drug Activity in Lab Animals

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A study shows implanted lab-grown pieces of human 3-D kidney tissue can demonstrate chemical activity of drugs in preclinical tests with lab rats. . . . → Read More: Human Organoids Show Drug Activity in Lab Animals

CEPI Funds New Broad Coronavirus Vaccine

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An international health group is funding a new vaccine to cover a broad range of coronaviruses using exosomes, tiny natural bubbles for delivery to cells. . . . → Read More: CEPI Funds New Broad Coronavirus Vaccine

Cancer Nutrition Therapy Biotech Raises $47M in Early Funds

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A start-up company developing nutritional therapies to attack precise molecular cancer targets is raising $47 million in its first venture funding round. . . . → Read More: Cancer Nutrition Therapy Biotech Raises $47M in Early Funds

Preclinical 3-D Printed Breast Tissue Implant Study Begins

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A study is underway testing 3-D printed regenerative breast tissue models, derived from genetically engineered plant cells, implanted in pigs. . . . → Read More: Preclinical 3-D Printed Breast Tissue Implant Study Begins

AI Drug Company Creating Covid-19 Therapy for Rapid Delivery

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A company applying artificial intelligence to drug discovery says it designed a new oral drug for Covid-19 infections that can be quickly produced. . . . → Read More: AI Drug Company Creating Covid-19 Therapy for Rapid Delivery