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With $65M, Cygnal Tunes In to Nerve Signals for Drug-Making Clues

1 month ago   |   By Xconomy

The peripheral nervous system traverses the body, connecting the brain and spinal cord to distant organs and limbs similar to the way a fiber optic network connects an Internet provider to a computer user at a far-flung home. But peripheral nerves also communicate with disease cells, according to Cygnal Therapeutics CEO Pearl Huang. Understanding this dialogue is key to unlocking a new approach to treating disease, she says. Cambridge, MA-based Cygnal has spent the past two years studying the peripheral nervous system and its back-and-forth communication with disease cells. Today, the...
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