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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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The biennial report provides a national snapshot of the most pressing current and anticipated talent needs of the nation’s dynamic life science industry. This year’s report distills a set of key themes sourced from 185 executive interviews and nearly 700 survey responses from companies in eighteen states and Puerto Rico, as well as an assessment of nearly 2.8M job postings from life science companies over the last four years.

Bio.News
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May 22, 2023

Drug makers have been racing at a breakneck pace to develop respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccines this year. On May 3, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it has approved Arexvy, the first-ever RSV vaccine for individuals 60 and over.

National Institutes of Health
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May 5, 2023

Information on Small Business Funding Webinar, National Small Business Week, America’s SEED Fund Week — and more

National Institutes of Health
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March 27, 2023

SBIR and STTR grant funding opportunities offer small business entrepreneurs a chance to obtain non-dilutive funding for early-stage research and development. Applications are accepted three times a year. The next deadline is April 5. Omnibus Solicitations. Researcher-initiated ideas are proposed via the SBIR and STTR Omnibus grant solicitations. These FOAs do not specify a topic, though they link to identified topics of interest for each participating awarding component. Most small business applications to NIH are submitted to the Omnibus solicitations. Specific Funding […]

FDA advisers endorsed the safety and efficacy of GSK’s respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccine in older adults, setting up a final mad dash with Pfizer as both companies eye the regulatory finish line with their promising new vaccines.

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