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Antibodies Help Some Hospitalized Covid-19 Patients

Hospital room

Results from a clinical trial show a combination of two synthetic antibodies reduces deaths in hospitalized Covid-19 patients with no earlier immune response. . . . → Read More: Antibodies Help Some Hospitalized Covid-19 Patients

DNA Data Search, Retrieval Medium Designed

Digital DNA

A bioengineering team created a practical technique for using DNA as a medium to store and retrieve vast and rapidly growing volumes of data. . . . → Read More: DNA Data Search, Retrieval Medium Designed

Plant-Based Material Designed to Replace Plastics

Uses of plant-based material

Biochemists created a polymer film derived from soy proteins in a sustainable process that can replace many of today’s single-use plastics. . . . → Read More: Plant-Based Material Designed to Replace Plastics

U.S. to Buy Covid-19 Antiviral Drug in $1.2B Deal

Capsules

Two U.S. government health agencies agreed to purchase some 1.7 million doses of a Covid-19 antiviral drug, once the drug receives clearance from FDA. . . . → Read More: U.S. to Buy Covid-19 Antiviral Drug in $1.2B Deal

Low Cost Vaccine, Patch Device Produce Immune Responses

Vaccine patch

Tests with lab mice show one dose of a lower cost Covid-19 vaccine given with a needle-free patch generates strong antibody and cellular immune responses. . . . → Read More: Low Cost Vaccine, Patch Device Produce Immune Responses

Electronic Device Cuts Bacterial Lab Test Time

Klebsiella pneumoniae

An electronic device for assessing bacteria in blood samples is shown to meet conventional lab culture standards in a fraction of the usual testing time. . . . → Read More: Electronic Device Cuts Bacterial Lab Test Time

Plant-Based Lipids Developed for mRNA Vaccines

Vesicles

Chemists at industry and academic labs created safer lipids for delivering messenger RNA vaccines, such as those protecting against Covid-19. . . . → Read More: Plant-Based Lipids Developed for mRNA Vaccines

Small Biz Award Funds Space Travel Refrigerator

Microgravity testing

An industry-university team is testing a compact refrigerator that works in weightless conditions and keeps food cold during long space missions. . . . → Read More: Small Biz Award Funds Space Travel Refrigerator

Precision Cancer Meds Company Raises $43M in Early Funds

Network pointer

A company combining computational genetic analysis and precision medicine discovery for cancer therapies is raising $43 million in its first venture round. . . . → Read More: Precision Cancer Meds Company Raises $43M in Early Funds

Computational Health Incubator Opens in Seattle

Synthetic biology

A new business accelerator program is underway to nurture start-up companies applying computational techniques to the life sciences and health care. . . . → Read More: Computational Health Incubator Opens in Seattle