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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

$29.5M Funding Raised for Sinus Drug Delivery Company

Sinus doctor

A company developing a drug delivery technology to treat chronic sinus conditions is raising $29.5 million in its second venture financing round. . . . → Read More: $29.5M Funding Raised for Sinus Drug Delivery Company

App Offers Fast, Inexpensive Urinary Tract Infection Test

Bacterial test app

A system for identifying bacterial infections shows the system’s smartphone app and accompanying lab kit can detect urinary tract infections, including those with sepsis, in about an hour. . . . → Read More: App Offers Fast, Inexpensive Urinary Tract Infection Test

Small Business Grant Supports Bone Fracture Technology

Philip and Stewart Low

An award from National Institutes of Health is funding development of a new injected drug that promises to repair bone fractures without surgery. . . . → Read More: Small Business Grant Supports Bone Fracture Technology

Gene-Edited Stem Cells Reduce Cocaine Seeking, Overdoses

Cocaine addiction

The genome-editing technique Crispr used with stem cells is shown to release enzymes that reduce cocaine-seeking behavior in lab mice and protect against overdoses. . . . → Read More: Gene-Edited Stem Cells Reduce Cocaine Seeking, Overdoses

Gilead Gains Genome-Editing Hepatitis B Therapy

Hepatitis-B virus

Biopharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences is acquiring a genome-editing technology for treating hepatitis-B, a viral disease affecting the liver. . . . → Read More: Gilead Gains Genome-Editing Hepatitis B Therapy