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Machine Learning Detects More Cancer Mutations

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Medical researchers and data scientists developed a system for analyzing genomic data from cancer patients that accurately detects more cancer-causing mutations than other current techniques. . . . → Read More: Machine Learning Detects More Cancer Mutations

Start-Up Offers Digital Health Prescriptions, Raises $1.8M

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A new enterprise that offers electronic health service prescriptions is raising $1.8 million in seed funds and starting a program for prescribing digital health services simultaneously to groups of people. . . . → Read More: Start-Up Offers Digital Health Prescriptions, Raises $1.8M

Scientists, Investors Form $100M+ Tech Venture Fund

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A group of entrepreneurs and leading scientists in the U.K. unveiled a venture investment fund that plans to back start-up companies developing a wide range of ground-breaking technologies. . . . → Read More: Scientists, Investors Form $100M+ Tech Venture Fund

Genetic Engineering with Algae Boosts Crop Photosynthesis

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Researchers developed a genetic engineering technique adding algae genes to some staple crops for capturing more carbon dioxide during photosynthesis and improving their yields. . . . → Read More: Genetic Engineering with Algae Boosts Crop Photosynthesis

Nanoscale Sponges Deliver Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment

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An engineering lab developed a technique to load molecules from white blood cells into tiny particles that act like sponges to reduce joint damage in lab mice from rheumatoid arthritis. . . . → Read More: Nanoscale Sponges Deliver Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment

Smartphone Device IDs Dangerous Mosquitoes

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A study shows a smartphone-based system can quickly and inexpensively identify the species of mosquito that carries many infectious diseases, as well as a natural enemy of those mosquitoes. . . . → Read More: Smartphone Device IDs Dangerous Mosquitoes

Genomics-Blockchain Company Launches, Raises $4.3 Million

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A new enterprise that promises to collect and protect a person’s genomic data with blockchain technology is starting up with the help of a genomics legend and $4.3 million in seed financing. . . . → Read More: Genomics-Blockchain Company Launches, Raises $4.3 Million

Non-Invasive Imaging Technology Probes Deeper Into Tissue

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An imaging process that combines ultrasound and lasers is shown in tests with lab samples and in animals to provide clearer and more detailed images of tissue deeper in the body. . . . → Read More: Non-Invasive Imaging Technology Probes Deeper Into Tissue

A.I., Imaging Shown to Predict Immunotherapy Success

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Researchers in France developed a system for computing data from CT scans and genomic analysis to predict the success for therapies that invoke the immune system in patients with solid-tumor cancers. . . . → Read More: A.I., Imaging Shown to Predict Immunotherapy Success

M.D. Anderson, Spin-Off Company Gain $50M from Texas Agency

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M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and a spin-off enterprise formed earlier this month are receiving nearly $50 million in grants from Texas’s state cancer prevention and research agency. . . . → Read More: M.D. Anderson, Spin-Off Company Gain $50M from Texas Agency