Immunotherapy that promotes organ transplant acceptance

NOVEMBER 07, 2018 | RESEARCH Researchers have developed a novel type of immunotherapy based on innovative nanotechnology that induces long-term organ transplant acceptance in mice. Their study, published in the November 6 online issue of Immunity, could transform patient care and help to overcome barriers that prevent successful long-term transplant outcomes. “Our findings and the development of […]

Researchers fight Alzheimer’s disease using nanoparticles

Researchers fight Alzheimer's disease using nanoparticles

OCTOBER 10, 2018 | RESEARCH About 29 million people around the world are affected by the disease “Alzheimer”. In an international collaboration, scientists of the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPI-P) in Mainz together with teams from Italy, Great Britain, Belgium and the USA are now working together on an approach for a therapy. On the […]

Nanoparticle therapy restores prostate cancer’s tumor suppressor

Research | SEPTEMBER 18, 2018 Using nanotechnology, researchers have developed a way to treat prostate cancer by restoring tumor suppressors, based on preclinical models in the lab. The loss of tumor suppressors, including genes such as PTEN and p53, helps cancer cells grow uninhibited. Researchers from the Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital in Boston, as […]

Israeli researchers say new treatment could boost fertility in women and men

#MedicalScientists say single dose of compound developed at #Ben-GurionUniversity could speed up #eggmaturation and #ovulation By SHOSHANNA SOLOMON #Israeliresearchers say they may have found a new compound that can help #boostfertility in both men and women. #BGNTechnologies, the technology transfer company of Ben-Gurion University (BGU), said this week that researchers at the university are developing a […]

Eye implants for glaucoma patients inspired by Butterfly wings

May 01, 2018  – RESEARCH   Inspired by tiny structures on transparent #butterflywings, scientists have developed a light-#manipulatingsurface for more effective and longer-lasting #eyeimplants for #glaucoma patients. Sections of the wings of a #longtailglasswing #butterfly are almost perfectly transparent, according to the research published in the journal Nature #Nanotechnology. Researchers at California Institute of Technology […]

Israeli cancer profiling co NovellusDx raises $6m

NovellusDx CEO: The funds will let us move into commercialization and enable us to meet the need for functional oncology worldwide.   #Israeli #functionalgenomics and #cancer profiling company #NovellusDx today announced it has completed a $6 million #financing round with the participation of Helsinn #InvestmentFund S.A. SICAR, part of Helsinn Group, a leading cancer care […]

FDA clears Pluristem radiation treatment for emergency use

Tova Cohen | Reuters   Biologists work in a laboratory at Pluristem Therapeutics in Haifa. A laboratory worker removes cells from a storage unit at Pluristem Therapeutics in Haifa, Israel March 6, 2016. REUTERS/BAZ RATNER (Reuters) – Pluristem Therapeutics Inc, a developer of #placenta-based #stemcell products, said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared the […]

United Therapeutics pens $216M deal to buy SteadyMed, neutralizing pump-based threat to PAH franchise

by Nick Paul Taylor | FierceBiotech | Apr 30, 2018 SteadyMed’s pump technology. (SteadyMed) United #Therapeutics has struck a $216 million deal to buy #SteadyMed. The acquisition enables United to eliminate a potential threat by taking control of a #startup that has been fighting to invalidate its patents and mount a #pump-based attack on its #pulmonaryarterialhypertension (PAH) #franchise. SteadyMed’s […]

Measuring glucose without need for finger-prick blood test

  Scientists at Bath University have developed a wearable sensor that measures glucose levels through the skin, an advance that could mark the end of finger-prick blood tests for diabetics. The non-invasive patch is said to draw glucose from fluid between cells across hair follicles, which are accessed via an array of miniature sensors using […]

Israeli Medical Device Developer V-Wave Raises $70 Million

V-Wave develops a minimally #invasive #implanted #shuntdevice for treating patients with severe #heartfailure Meir Orbach | 26.04.18 | CTech  Israeli #medical shunt #developer V-Wave Ltd. announced on Thursday it completed a $70 million series C financing round led by U.S. #investment firm Deerfield Management Company, L.P. with participation from medtech funds Endeavour Vision SA, Quark Venture Inc., […]