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Tonix Pharmaceuticals has received a grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to support development of TNX-1300 a recombinant enzyme that efficiently degrades and metabolizes cocaine. In 2021, more than 24,900 individuals in the U.S. died from drug overdose deaths involving cocaine.

Endosymbionts are little critters that actually live inside the cells of other organisms. A University of Montana researcher recently earned a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to study these organisms – especially how they interact with their hosts and the environment – which could help improve health for a huge swath of the world’s population.

When future astronauts heading to Mars sit down to a hearty supper in their spaceship, they may dine on a nutritious, meat-like product made from a microbe that Montana State University scientists discovered in a Yellowstone National Park hot spring.

The four-year grant will enable MSU and its partners from across Montana to deliver quality medical, dental and behavioral health care to kids in rural and underserved areas while providing exceptional educational opportunities for MSU students.

In making the announcement, MSU President Waded Cruzado said “During the pandemic, Dr. Carter helped lead a group of MSU faculty, students and staff in significantly increasing Montana’s COVID-19 testing capacity during the pandemic. He oversaw the MSU research enterprise, the state’s largest, when it set records in expenditures in 2020, 2021 and set it on track to set another record this year.”

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The federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs offer a lifeline to small medical technology companies that otherwise would not be able to secure the initial funding necessary for expensive research and development.

The House Appropriations Committee has approved its FY 2023 spending bill including a $2.5 billion funding increase for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a $466 million funding boost for the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and $2.75 billion for the Advanced Research Projects Agency on Health (ARPA-H). The bill increases current funding levels for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cancer screening and early detection programs and for the CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health, which provides funding for programs […]

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July 2, 2022

Biomarker testing helps connect patients with the most effective treatments for their cancer – but not all patients are benefiting from the latest advances in cancer treatment. Learn how biomarker testing helps cancer patients and what can be done to improve access and advance health equity.

Bio event draws about 3,000 companies to the San Diego Convention Center to take stock of the latest trends and research.

Four-time gold medalist and seven-time Grand Slam singles champion Venus Williams will discuss her groundbreaking career, business success, and prioritizing health in a conversation moderated by Emmy-nominated sports reporter Erin Andrews at the BIO International Convention June 13-16, 2022, in San Diego. Both women have faced their own health challenges, becoming advocates for increased awareness and better outcomes for all.

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