Tag Archives: University of California

Broad Institute, UC Berkeley fight CRISPR patent battle for untold $$$; hey IRS: where does nonprofit college end and for-profit business begin?

The News: The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on Wednesday (February 15, 2017) ruled in favor of the Broad Institute (Cambridge MA) of Harvard University and MIT regarding certain CRISPR-Cas9 patents,… Read more »

Study Says Gene Test Spots Cancer Patients Who Could Avoid Chemo

For patients facing a diagnosis of early stage breast cancer, the traditional course of treatment is typically surgery, followed by an often difficult course of chemotherapy to try to make… Read more »

GE Healthcare Barges into Cell-Therapy Arena with Swiss Buy; Where’s the FDA?

GE Healthcare (Little Chalfont GBR) just signaled its intention to build a $1 billion business which offers specialized manufacturing tools for an upcoming tidal wave of cell therapies by acquiring… Read more »

New Research Questions Origins of Alzheimer’s Disease

Thought-provoking new research by a team of investigators at Harvard University raises the question of whether Alzheimer’s disease stems from the toxic remnants of the brain’s attempt to fight off… Read more »

People are Living Longer, But May Foreshadow Increase in Age-Related Mental Decline

People are living longer these days, but the good news foreshadows the possible increase in cases of age-related mental decline. By some estimates, the global incidence of dementia will more… Read more »