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5/24/2019

Burger King has launched its plant-based biotech burger, which is a new version of Impossible Foods' Impossible Whopper, in Sweden.

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5/24/2019

Mentoring is good for individuals on both sides of the relationship, and it's good for business, says Carla Boragno, senior vice president of global engineering and facilities for Genentech and Roche. People seeking a mentor should define their specific goals, and those who want to be mentors should be prepared to ask questions, listen and help mentees think through issues, Boragno says.

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5/24/2019

Molecular biologist Maria Jasin won the $1.2 million Shaw Prize in life sciences and medicine for her work on the DNA repair process, leading to the invention of CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing.

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Nature (free content)
5/24/2019

LanzaTech CEO Jennifer Holmgren and her team are tackling the greenhouse gas problem with technology that converts industrial waste gases into ethanol fuel using Clostridium autoethanogenum bacteria. Holmgren plans to introduce more products made from recycled carbon by the end of the year, and her larger goal is to change the consumer mindset about single-use carbon products.

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5/24/2019

Dr. Virginia Rentko, medical director of Tufts University's Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, was appointed chief veterinary medical officer of Life Biosciences unit Animal Biosciences. The company develops therapeutics and supplements to extend pets' life spans.

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Xconomy
5/24/2019

Low nighttime blood oxygen levels and disrupted sleep associated with obstructive sleep apnea might be factors in cancer, and the risk might be higher in women with sleep apnea compared with men, researchers reported in the European Respiratory Journal. Though a causal association was not proven and the overall risk was low, the findings suggest that sleep apnea is a risk factor and clinicians should carefully evaluate female patients for sleep disorders, study leader Athanasia Pataka said.

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5/24/2019

Rebecca Li, Aarthi Vijayakumar and Michelle Sung watched a livestream from the International Space Station as an astronaut performed a DNA experiment the high-school seniors designed with co-collaborator David Li for the Genes in Space contest. The team might get a paper published, and the girls said the highlights of the project have been bonding with each other and knowing their work has value.

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5/24/2019

Medtronic generated $8.15 billion in revenue during its fiscal fourth quarter, beating analyst expectations, due to strong demand for its surgical devices. "The launch of the Mazor X is off to a great start and we expect this will continue to drive growth in our newest surgery business," said CEO Omar Ishrak.

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5/24/2019

New York- and Ireland-based Fountain Healthcare Partners has closed its third life sciences fund at about $132 million for use in making up to 12 investments. The firm focuses on private European companies, although it sometimes invests in US and public companies.

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Labiotech (Germany)
5/24/2019

A prospectus has been filed by RTI Surgical for a mixed shelf offering in hopes of raising $100 million.

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