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Start-up Funds Univ. Medical Cannabis Research

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A developer of therapies derived from cannabis is sponsoring a 3-year basic and translational research program, including clinical trials, at Imperial College London. . . . → Read More: Start-up Funds Univ. Medical Cannabis Research

Genetic Acids Harnessed to Promote Wound Healing

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A bioengineering team designed a way to use acids in DNA that in lab tests promote wound repair by encouraging production of healing proteins in surrounding tissues. . . . → Read More: Genetic Acids Harnessed to Promote Wound Healing

Inhaled Messenger RNA Developed, Tested

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An academic-industry team developed an inhaled form of genetic material in nanoscale particles that enables lab mice to safely produce proteins in their lungs. . . . → Read More: Inhaled Messenger RNA Developed, Tested

Trial Testing Breath Detection for Cancer

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A clinical trial is recruiting participants to test a technology that analyzes exhaled breath for indicators of specific types of cancer. . . . → Read More: Trial Testing Breath Detection for Cancer

Eye Drops Reverse Infected Eye Scarring

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Eye drops containing a therapeutic protein and applied as a gel, are shown in lab mice to remove scar tissue from the surface of infected or damaged corneas. . . . → Read More: Eye Drops Reverse Infected Eye Scarring

Project to Catalog Precision Lung Cancer Immunotherapies

Lung cancer development

A new research initiative in the U.K. is collecting and mapping precise combinations of therapies that invoke the immune system to treat lung cancer. . . . → Read More: Project to Catalog Precision Lung Cancer Immunotherapies

Personalized Computer Models Developed for Heart Disease

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Researchers in the U.K. are developing computer models of heart functions that enable physicians to simulate recommended treatments for individual patients to gauge and optimize their outcomes. . . . → Read More: Personalized Computer Models Developed for Heart Disease

U.K. Pharmas, Regulators Agree on Faster Drug Review

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Drug makers and regulators in the U.K. agreed on new review processes for more effective therapies in company pipelines, in exchange for caps on branded drug sales, which is expected to save £930 million ($US 1.2 billion) next year. . . . → Read More: U.K. Pharmas, Regulators Agree on Faster Drug Review

Faster Crop Breeding Techniques Made Available to Other Scientists

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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

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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