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Implanted Organoid Connects to Brain, Reacts to Visual Cues

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Engineers and neuroscientists developed a circuit that in lab mice connects implanted lab-grown brain tissue to the brain’s cognitive center and responds to visual stimuli. . . . → Read More: Implanted Organoid Connects to Brain, Reacts to Visual Cues

Bone Regeneration Experiment Begun on Space Station

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An experiment is underway testing a bone repair biomaterial in lab mice under weightless conditions on the International Space Station. . . . → Read More: Bone Regeneration Experiment Begun on Space Station

Grant Funds Regenerative Gel for Treating Skin Ulcers

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A California state research agency is funding preclinical development of a gel designed to regenerate stem cells in the skin to help heal venous skin ulcers. . . . → Read More: Grant Funds Regenerative Gel for Treating Skin Ulcers

Hydrogel Biomaterials Company Raises $3M in Early Funds

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A developer of bioactive hydrogels as alternatives to animal models for drug discovery and clinical lab tests is raising $3 million in its first venture round. . . . → Read More: Hydrogel Biomaterials Company Raises $3M in Early Funds

Gene Therapy Stimulates Missing Enzymes in Rare Disease

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Results from a clinical trial show an experimental gene therapy for Krabbe disease is safe and produces enzymes missing in children with the rare disease. . . . → Read More: Gene Therapy Stimulates Missing Enzymes in Rare Disease

Stem Cell Lab Planned for Commercial Space Station

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A collaboration between university researchers and a space science company is designing a stem cell research lab on a proposed commercial space station. . . . → Read More: Stem Cell Lab Planned for Commercial Space Station

Venture to Build Cell, Gene Therapy Businesses

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A joint venture with business development and bio-manufacturing companies aims to build new cell and gene therapy businesses to advance treatments from Mayo Clinic labs. . . . → Read More: Venture to Build Cell, Gene Therapy Businesses

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

Diabetes Cell Therapy Biotech Acquired in $320M Deal

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A developer of therapies derived from stem cells to replace malfunctioning islet cells in people with type 1 diabetes was acquired by Vertex Pharmaceuticals. . . . → Read More: Diabetes Cell Therapy Biotech Acquired in $320M Deal

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