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Algae-Grown Non-Needle Malaria Vaccine in Preclinical Test

Malaria clinic

A vaccine grown in genetically-altered algae, designed as a nasal-spray and edible drug, is shown to protect lab mice against parasite infections causing malaria. . . . → Read More: Algae-Grown Non-Needle Malaria Vaccine in Preclinical Test

Patent Issued for Crispr-Edited Viruses in Microbiome

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A biotechnology company developing gene-edited therapies for bacterial infections in the gut received a U.S. patent for viruses engineered as treatments. . . . → Read More: Patent Issued for Crispr-Edited Viruses in Microbiome

Start-Up Developing Efficient RNA Process, Raises $12M

Vials and bottles

A company formed earlier this year is commercializing a more efficient process for making synthetic RNA molecules and raising $12 million in seed funds. . . . → Read More: Start-Up Developing Efficient RNA Process, Raises $12M

Stem Cell Lab Planned for Commercial Space Station

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A collaboration between university researchers and a space science company is designing a stem cell research lab on a proposed commercial space station. . . . → Read More: Stem Cell Lab Planned for Commercial Space Station

Start-Up Licenses Gene-Edited Drug Discovery Tech.

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A new company is acquiring a technology using genome-edited tadpoles that finds current drugs addressing precise genetic conditions underlying rare diseases. . . . → Read More: Start-Up Licenses Gene-Edited Drug Discovery Tech.

NIH Funds Decentralized Rare Disease Data Network

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A start-up company is building a secure decentralized network of genomic and other medical data on rare diseases, funded by a fast-track award from an NIH agency. . . . → Read More: NIH Funds Decentralized Rare Disease Data Network

Challenge Seeks Animal-Free Testing for Precision Meds.

Bioprinting

A charitable foundation promoting research on human longevity unveiled a challenge competition to develop animal-free testing for personalized medicine. . . . → Read More: Challenge Seeks Animal-Free Testing for Precision Meds.

Cell, mRNA Therapy Biotech Raises $165M in Early Funds

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A new company, founded by university medical researchers, is developing cell therapies engineered with messenger RNA or mRNA to work inside the body. . . . → Read More: Cell, mRNA Therapy Biotech Raises $165M in Early Funds

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

Trial Shows LSD Treatment Reduces Anxiety Symptoms

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A clinical trial shows a medication made with lysergic acid diethylamide or LSD, given in a supervised clinical setting, helps reduce anxiety and depression symptoms. . . . → Read More: Trial Shows LSD Treatment Reduces Anxiety Symptoms