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National Institutes of Health — Rocky Mountain Laboratories
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May 21, 2024

NIAID scientists and colleagues are investigating a potential treatment strategy against Lyme disease that would directly suppress Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacterium that causes the disease. If successful, their idea could reduce or end aggressive broad-spectrum antibiotic treatments that can be drawn-out and destroy the body’s helpful bacteria.

Golden Helix, Inc., a leading provider of clinical bioinformatics solutions, is pleased to announce that it has received CE mark approval for its genetic analysis platform VarSeq Suite. This significant regulatory milestone paves the way for the expansion of Golden Helix’s advanced genetic analytics products to the European market, ensuring compliance with the European Union’s health, safety, and environmental protection standards.

National Institutes of Health — Rocky Mountain Laboratories
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May 17, 2024

A new study of prion diseases, using a human cerebral organoid model, suggests there is a substantial species barrier preventing transmission of chronic wasting disease (CWD) from cervids—deer, elk and moose—to people.

Inimmune, a leading clinical stage biotech company focused on the development of novel vaccine adjuvants, immunotherapies and delivery systems, has announced the top line results from its Phase 1b Multiple Ascending Dose (MAD) study of INI-2004 in people suffering with Allergic Rhinitis. 

A team at Montana State University published research this week that shows how RNA, the close chemical cousin to DNA, can be edited using CRISPRs. The work reveals a new process in human cells that has potential for treating a wide variety of genetic diseases.  Postdoctoral researchers Artem Nemudryi and Anna Nemudraia conducted the research alongside Blake Wiedenheft, professor in the Department of Microbiology and Cell Biology in MSU’s College of Agriculture. The paper, titled “Repair of CRISPR-guided RNA breaks enables site-specific RNA excision in […]

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National Institutes of Health
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January 14, 2024

Updates from product development and small business programs

Bio
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December 11, 2023

The wait is finally over as the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) taps John F. Crowley, a longtime leader and tireless patient advocate in the biotech industry, to fill the role of the organization’s new CEO.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals and bluebird bio
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December 11, 2023

Dec. 8 was a historic day for the sickle cell community and CRISPR technology, as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved two milestone treatments: Casgevy, made by Vertex Pharmaceuticals, and Lyfgenia, made by bluebird bio.

National Institute on Aging
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November 12, 2023

The NIA is accepting applications for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) funding. Learn more about these open opportunities. The next deadline to apply is January 5, 2024, unless otherwise noted. 

National Institutes of Health
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November 12, 2023

The Senate has voted to confirm President Joe Biden’s pick to run the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Dr. Monica Bertagnolli, filling the director spot at the country’s top medical research agency after a vacancy of almost two years.

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