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Infographic – Mobile Internet Costs Worldwide

Chart - mobile internet costs

Our friends at Statista provide an indication of the cost paid by consumers for transmitting those data over the mobile internet in many countries of the world. . . . → Read More: Infographic – Mobile Internet Costs Worldwide

Biogen Acquires Gene Therapy Company in $800M Deal

Eye exam

A company developing treatments for inherited eye diseases that replace malfunctioning with healthy genes is being acquired by biotechnology company Biogen. . . . → Read More: Biogen Acquires Gene Therapy Company in $800M Deal

Trials Underway Testing Crispr for Blood Disorders

Crispr genome edits illustration

Clinical trials testing the genome editing technique Crispr for sickle cell disease and beta thalassemia, two inherited blood disorders, enrolled and infused their first patients. . . . → Read More: Trials Underway Testing Crispr for Blood Disorders

Asthma Drug Shown to Lower Airway Muscle Mass

Asthma inhaler and pills

An experimental drug is shown in a clinical trial and computer modeling to reduce the mass of smooth muscle tissue that builds up in airways of people with asthma. . . . → Read More: Asthma Drug Shown to Lower Airway Muscle Mass

Brain Tissue Model Devised for Cancer Drug Testing

Mini-brain spheroid

A three-dimensional brain tissue model, including a patient’s tumor cells, shows in lab tests an ability to test current and experimental cancer drugs. . . . → Read More: Brain Tissue Model Devised for Cancer Drug Testing

Venture Fund Formed to Back Longevity Research

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A new venture capital fund is being formed to finance start-up companies developing technologies that aim to extend healthy human life spans. . . . → Read More: Venture Fund Formed to Back Longevity Research

Trial Underway Testing Stem Cells for Stroke Repair

Brain model

A clinical trial assessing stem cell treatments to repair long-term damage to brain cells from a stroke recruited its first patient. . . . → Read More: Trial Underway Testing Stem Cells for Stroke Repair

Engineered Hens Produce Human Proteins in Eggs

Genetically-modified chickens

An animal biology lab in Scotland developed genetically engineered chickens that efficiently produce human therapeutic proteins in their eggs. . . . → Read More: Engineered Hens Produce Human Proteins in Eggs

Comment – Precision Medicine to Beat Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotics from engineered bacteria

Precision is applied to the bacterial genome, to find vulnerabilities making the microbe more susceptible to antibiotics, with those targets used to identify appropriate drugs. . . . → Read More: Comment – Precision Medicine to Beat Antibiotic Resistance

Start-up Funds Univ. Medical Cannabis Research

Cannabis plant

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