NIH Awards Color $4.6 Million As Genetic Counselor Provider for 1 Million Person Study

A woman draws blood as part of the All Of Us study. All Of Us/NIH Color, a Silicon Valley health tech company that specializes in genomics received a $ 4.6 million grant to collaborate with the National Institutes of Health’s “All of Us” research program, the company announced Wednesday. As part of the national study… Read More »

High levels of exhaust pollutants may raise risk for degenerative eye disease

(Reuters Health) – Exposure to high levels of exhaust may raise the risk of the vision robbing disease called age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a new study suggests. In a study of nearly 40,000 people in Taiwan, researchers found that high levels of exhaust could nearly double the risk of the age-related eye condition, which damages… Read More »

Probiotic hydrogels heal gut wounds other bandages can’t reach

Joshi’s and other laboratories have previously harnessed commensal strains of E. coli to secrete biofilm-forming nanofibers, and as living foundries for the fabrication of pharmaceuticals, fine chemicals, or substances that can help with environmental remediation by engineering the CsgA protein that the bacteria secrete, which self-assembles into curli nanofibers in the extracellular environment. In these… Read More »