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RNA Therapy Helps Reduce Preeclampsia Symptoms

Pregnant woman

Experimental treatments with engineered RNA are shown in lab animals to reduce symptoms of preeclampsia, a disorder causing high blood pressure in pregnant women. . . . → Read More: RNA Therapy Helps Reduce Preeclampsia Symptoms

Modified Cancer Drug Hastens Bone Fracture Healing

Leg in cast

A current drug for leukemia, with a simple protein chemically added, is shown in tests with lab mice to accelerate the healing of broken bones. . . . → Read More: Modified Cancer Drug Hastens Bone Fracture Healing

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

NIH Stops Stem Cell Heart Failure Trial Over Retracted Data

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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

Harvard Spin-Off, AbbVie Partner on Fibrosis Treatments

Handshake

Drug maker AbbVie and biotechnology company Morphic Therapeutic are collaborating on new treatments for fibrosis based on Morphic’s technology blocking proteins that promote fibrosis. . . . → Read More: Harvard Spin-Off, AbbVie Partner on Fibrosis Treatments

Antibody Designed to Stop Inflammation Protein in Brain

Katerina Akassoglou

A synthetic antibody is shown in tests with lab mice to block the blood protein fibrin from causing inflammation and related damage to brain cells found in neurodegenerative diseases. . . . → Read More: Antibody Designed to Stop Inflammation Protein in Brain

Electro-Pharmaceutical Device Tested to Heal Nerve Injuries

Neuron

An implanted electronic device is shown in tests with lab rats to help heal peripheral nerve injuries, after which the device degrades and is absorbed into the body. . . . → Read More: Electro-Pharmaceutical Device Tested to Heal Nerve Injuries

Prenatal Genome Edits Prevent Inherited Liver Disorder

Editing DNA

Research with lab mice shows prenatal genome editing with techniques including Crispr can correct an inherited defect associated with a fatal congenital liver disorder. . . . → Read More: Prenatal Genome Edits Prevent Inherited Liver Disorder

Human Antibodies Devised for Snakebite Treatment

Black mamba snake

An academic-industry team in Europe and Central America assembled a group of human antibodies that protects lab mice against venomous toxins from a dangerous African snake. . . . → Read More: Human Antibodies Devised for Snakebite Treatment

Protein Delivered with Gold Nanoparticles Helps Fix Muscle Injuries

Gold particles

A bioengineering lab at Harvard University devised a technique using gold nanoscale particles to deliver a protein to reduce inflammation from muscle injuries in lab mice. . . . → Read More: Protein Delivered with Gold Nanoparticles Helps Fix Muscle Injuries