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Faster Crop Breeding Techniques Made Available to Other Scientists

Growing wheat

Plant scientists in the U.K. and Australia are making available to their colleagues experimental techniques that speed-up breeding cycles for more commercial crop varieties. . . . → Read More: Faster Crop Breeding Techniques Made Available to Other Scientists

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

Genome Editing, Informatics Lead to New Antibiotic

Antibiotics from engineered bacteria

Researchers in the U.K. created an antibiotic acid from a natural microbe found in soil, using a combination of the genome editing technique Crispr and bioinformatics. . . . → Read More: Genome Editing, Informatics Lead to New Antibiotic

Model Biotech Materials Sharing Agreement Unveiled

Lab jars and beakers

A document with standard legal language for terms and conditions of sharing biotechnology materials is now available for academic and industry research labs. . . . → Read More: Model Biotech Materials Sharing Agreement Unveiled

Artificial Pancreas Controls Type 1 Diabetes Better Than Insulin Pump Alone

Diabetes word cloud

A clinical trial shows a closed-loop algorithm-controlled artificial pancreas system helps people with type 1 diabetes better control their blood sugar levels than a glucose sensor and insulin pump system alone. . . . → Read More: Artificial Pancreas Controls Type 1 Diabetes Better Than Insulin Pump Alone

Jet Fuel from Carbon Waste Powers Virgin Atlantic flight

Richard Branson at Gatwick

A Virgin Atlantic flight arriving earlier today from Orlando, Florida to London’s Gatwick airport is the first to use a biofuel made from fermented carbon-rich industrial waste gases. . . . → Read More: Jet Fuel from Carbon Waste Powers Virgin Atlantic flight

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

Spin-Off Company Developing New Antibiotics

MRSA bacteria

A start-up enterprise in the U.K. is commercializing research from a university lab that discovered a new class of antibiotics promising to treat drug-resistant bacterial infections. . . . → Read More: Spin-Off Company Developing New Antibiotics

Virtual Reality Therapy Company Gains $5.1M in Early Funds

Scene from VR program

A company in the U.K. developing automated treatments for phobias using immersive virtual reality is raising £3.2 million ($US 5.1 million) in its first venture funding round. . . . → Read More: Virtual Reality Therapy Company Gains $5.1M in Early Funds

Univ. Spin-Off Developing A.I.-Boosted Heart Monitor

Heartbeat graphic

A new enterprise in the U.K. is developing a wearable heart monitor that diagnoses irregular heart rhythms with artificial intelligence using cloud-based algorithms. . . . → Read More: Univ. Spin-Off Developing A.I.-Boosted Heart Monitor