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Bristol secures £45M to advance gene therapy treatment of chronic kidney diseases

The University of Bristol has secured a £45million deal to advance its groundbreaking gene therapy technology for chronic kidney diseases. The commitment, made by healthcare company Syncona Ltd to Bristol spin-out Purespring Therapeutics, aims to address a global unmet need for renal conditions in one of the largest single investments made to a new UK […]

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Bristol secures £45M to advance gene therapy treatment of chronic kidney diseases

The University of Bristol has secured a £45million deal to advance its groundbreaking gene therapy technology for chronic kidney diseases. The commitment, made by healthcare company Syncona Ltd to Bristol spin-out Purespring Therapeutics, aims to address a global unmet need for renal conditions in one of the largest single investments made to a new UK […]

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Revolutionary CRISPR-based genome editing system treatment destroys cancer cells

Researchers at Tel Aviv University (TAU) have demonstrated that the CRISPR/Cas9 system is very effective in treating metastatic cancers, a significant step on the way to finding a cure for cancer. The researchers developed a novel lipid nanoparticle-based delivery system that specifically targets cancer cells and destroys them by genetic manipulation. The system, called CRISPR-LNPs, carries a […]

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Fujitsu: Establishment of Joint Venture Aimed at the Development of Therapeutics for the Treatment of Coronavirus Disease

PeptiDream Inc., a public Kanagawa-based biopharmaceutical company (TSE:4587), Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702), Mizuho Capital Co., Ltd. which is a consolidated subsidiary of Mizuho Financial Group, Inc., Takenaka Corporation and KISHIDA CHEMICAL CO., LTD. have agreed today to establish PeptiAID Inc., a joint venture company that will research and develop peptide therapeutics capable of neutralizing both the […]

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Fujitsu: Establishment of Joint Venture Aimed at the Development of Therapeutics for the Treatment of Coronavirus Disease

PeptiDream Inc., a public Kanagawa-based biopharmaceutical company (TSE:4587), Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702), Mizuho Capital Co., Ltd. which is a consolidated subsidiary of Mizuho Financial Group, Inc., Takenaka Corporation and KISHIDA CHEMICAL CO., LTD. have agreed today to establish PeptiAID Inc., a joint venture company that will research and develop peptide therapeutics capable of neutralizing both the […]

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Cardiac arrest treatment that uses life support machine boosts survival

Using a life support machine to replicate the functions of the heart and lungs significantly improved the survival of people who suffered from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, according to a new study published in The Lancet(link is external). The treatment program involving the life support machine called extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) proved so much more effective […]

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Cardiac arrest treatment that uses life support machine boosts survival

Using a life support machine to replicate the functions of the heart and lungs significantly improved the survival of people who suffered from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, according to a new study published in The Lancet(link is external). The treatment program involving the life support machine called extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) proved so much more effective […]

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‘Rewiring’ metabolism in insulin-producing cells may aid Type 2 diabetes treatment

Researchers have discovered a previously unknown way that pancreatic cells decide how much insulin to secrete. It could provide a promising new target to develop drugs for boosting insulin production in people with Type 2 diabetes. In a pair of papers recently published in Cell Metabolism, scientists from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and their colleagues point to […]