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Inexpensive Blood Test Technique Devised for Hepatitis-B

Hepatitis-B screening

An international research team developed a simple blood testing process to diagnose hepatitis-B at a small fraction of the cost as current methods. . . . → Read More: Inexpensive Blood Test Technique Devised for Hepatitis-B

Cannabis Drug Approved by FDA for Rare, Severe Seizures

Cannabis plant

A drug based on chemicals derived from cannabis plants was approved by Food and Drug Administration for marketing in the U.S. to treat seizures associated with two rare and severe forms of epilepsy. . . . → Read More: Cannabis Drug Approved by FDA for Rare, Severe Seizures

Is Your Home Business Legal?

If you are starting up, or already have, here are some things that you need to do, to ensure your business is legal. . . . → Read More: Is Your Home Business Legal?

Cancer T-Cell Start-Up Gains $150 Million in IPO

NASDAQ share price display

A three year-old company developing treatments for cancer with engineered T-cells from the immune system raised $150 million in its initial public offering of common stock. . . . → Read More: Cancer T-Cell Start-Up Gains $150 Million in IPO

Gates Backs Engineered Mosquitoes to Stop Malaria

Anopheles mosquito

A company that applies genetic engineering to limit the spread of disease-carrying pests is partnering with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to develop mosquitoes that stop the spread of malaria. . . . → Read More: Gates Backs Engineered Mosquitoes to Stop Malaria

115M Euro Grant for Precision Medicine, Trials in Autism

Autism graphic

A new initiative in Europe is investigating the connection between a person’s molecular composition and autism, particularly when other disorders complicate that individual’s condition. . . . → Read More: 115M Euro Grant for Precision Medicine, Trials in Autism

Breath Test for Throat, Stomach Cancer Developed

A new method for diagnosing cancer of the throat and stomach, two regions considered difficult to detect in cancer patients, analyzes the breath of patients for characteristic biomarkers of the disease. . . . → Read More: Breath Test for Throat, Stomach Cancer Developed

Trial Testing Gene-Edited, Modified Oilseed Plants

Camelina plant

An agricultural science lab in the U.K. is beginning research on sustainable methods for growing genome-edited camelina plants, along with modifying the plant’s genetics by adding genes from other plant species. . . . → Read More: Trial Testing Gene-Edited, Modified Oilseed Plants

Infographic – Graphene Investment in Decline

Investments in graphene start-ups

In a report this week, our friends at CB Insights note that the investment community is waiting for graphene to reach a critical commercial mass, but their patience may be running out. . . . → Read More: Infographic – Graphene Investment in Decline

Cannabis Derivative Shown to Reduce Severe Seizures

Epilepsy graphic

A clinical trial shows treatments made with cannabidiol, a medical-grade derivative of cannabis plants, reduce the number of severe seizures in people with Lennox–Gastaut syndrome, when combined with conventional drugs. . . . → Read More: Cannabis Derivative Shown to Reduce Severe Seizures