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Gut Microbes Shown to Detect Colorectal Cancer

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An analysis of gut bacteria and blood samples from patients indicates changes in the microbiome can provide early warnings for colorectal cancer. . . . → Read More: Gut Microbes Shown to Detect Colorectal Cancer

Univ. Labs Ink Licensing Deals for Covid-19 Tests

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Two companies agreed to license technologies from academic labs in the U.S. and U.K. for developing faster and more sensitive at-home tests for Covid-19 infections. . . . → Read More: Univ. Labs Ink Licensing Deals for Covid-19 Tests

Immune Disease Biotech Acquired in $405M Deal

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A biotechnology developer of treatments for autoimmune disorders with checkpoint receptor proteins is acquired by drug maker Gilead Sciences. . . . → Read More: Immune Disease Biotech Acquired in $405M Deal

GSK Acquires Advanced Vaccine Biotech in $3.3B Deal

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Drug maker GSK is buying a biotechnology company developing vaccines for respiratory and infectious diseases that generate multiple immune responses. . . . → Read More: GSK Acquires Advanced Vaccine Biotech in $3.3B Deal

Partnership Developing Faster, Sensitive Covid-19 Test

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A collaboration between developers of protein analytics and test-strip diagnostics aims to create a quicker, more sensitive, easy-to-use Covid-19 detection test. . . . → Read More: Partnership Developing Faster, Sensitive Covid-19 Test

Biotech Start-Up Begins Longevity Therapy Work

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A new biotechnology company has begun developing gene therapies aimed at reprogramming cells damaged by the aging process. . . . → Read More: Biotech Start-Up Begins Longevity Therapy Work

Gates Funds Engineered Malaria Mosquito Pilot Test

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A developer of genetically altered insects designed to destroy disease-spreading colonies is set to begin pilot tests of its anti-malarial mosquito line. . . . → Read More: Gates Funds Engineered Malaria Mosquito Pilot Test

Whole Genome Sequencing Shown to Detect Neuro Disorders

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An analysis of genetic database records indicates a class of neurological diseases can be detected by sequencing of a person’s entire genome. . . . → Read More: Whole Genome Sequencing Shown to Detect Neuro Disorders

Synthetic SARS-CoV-2 Particle Designed for Drug R&D

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Two biotechnology companies created a synthetic non-infectious target model to represent SARS-CoV-2 viral variants for vaccine and therapy developers. . . . → Read More: Synthetic SARS-CoV-2 Particle Designed for Drug R&D

Health Breakthrough Research Group Doubles Funding

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A not-for-profit organization that sponsors accelerated and high-impact health research worldwide says it gained a new $335 million in funding. . . . → Read More: Health Breakthrough Research Group Doubles Funding