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Cross-lingual Semantic Annotation of Biomedical Literature: Experiments in Spanish and English

1 day ago   |   Oxford Journals

AbstractMotivationBiomedical literature is one of the most relevant sources of information for knowledge mining in the field of Bioinformatics. In spite of English being the...
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Sarepta pays StrideBio $48M for preclinical gene therapies

1 day ago   |   Fierce Biotech

Sarepta is set to pay $48 million upfront to work with StrideBio on gene therapies. The deal gives Sarepta exclusive licenses to four CNS targets plus an option to pay a...
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Bayer and Dewpoint Ink Deal for Drugs R&D at New Frontier of Biology

Bayer and Dewpoint Ink Deal for Drugs R&D at New Frontier of Biology

2 days ago   |   Xconomy

Inside of a cell, some proteins and RNA are concentrated in liquid droplets that assemble in formation during a variety of cellular functions. Dewpoint Therapeutics is making...
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Avidity Bio Adds $100M to Advance R&D of Muscle Disorder Drugs

Avidity Bio Adds $100M to Advance R&D of Muscle Disorder Drugs

3 days ago   |   Xconomy   |   2 articles

Earlier this year, Avidity Biosciences and Eli Lilly began a partnership to develop new drugs based on the biotech's technology for delivering genetic material to cells. On...
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Calporta, Started by Avalon Ventures-GSK, Is Acquired by Merck

Calporta, Started by Avalon Ventures-GSK, Is Acquired by Merck

3 days ago   |   Xconomy   |   2 articles

Another of the biopharma startups created as part of a collaboration between San Diego investment firm Avalon Ventures and GlaxoSmithKline has been acquired-but not by GSK...
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Merck buys Calporta for preclinical neurodegeneration assets

3 days ago   |   Fierce Biotech

Merck has struck a deal to buy Calporta Therapeutics for up to $576 million. The takeover centers on TRPML1 agonists designed to treat neurodegenerative disorders by clearing...
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Looking to Level Up in NASH, Novo Nordisk Licenses Ube Drug Candidate

Looking to Level Up in NASH, Novo Nordisk Licenses Ube Drug Candidate

7 days ago   |   Xconomy

Danish diabetes giant Novo Nordisk took another step this week in its efforts to establish a presence in nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, or NASH, a metabolic disorder closely...
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Bio Roundup: Feds Sue Gilead, Biogen Eyes China, CRISPR'd Kidneys & More

Bio Roundup: Feds Sue Gilead, Biogen Eyes China, CRISPR'd Kidneys & More

8 days ago   |   Xconomy

During the state of the union address this year, President Trump pledged to end HIV transmission within the next decade. A key part of that plan is an HIV prevention drug made...
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Arkuda Unveils $44M and a Protein Restoration Approach to Dementia

Arkuda Unveils $44M and a Protein Restoration Approach to Dementia

9 days ago   |   Xconomy

The onset of one of the most devastating forms of dementia often comes with a misdiagnosis. Personality and behavioral changes in a patient can spark a hypothesis of depression...
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EGenesis Lands $100M to Advance CRISPR-ed Pig Kidney to Human Test

EGenesis Lands $100M to Advance CRISPR-ed Pig Kidney to Human Test

9 days ago   |   Xconomy

Biotech startup eGenesis, which is applying gene editing to animal organs in order to make them suitable for human transplant, has raised $100 million to ramp work on its...
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World Biotechnology Congress 2019

Hilaris Conferences is going to host its premier World Biotechnology Congress 2019 during October 01-02, 2019, Valencia, Spain. Biotechnology 2019 Congress aim to create a... Read more ...

World Biotechnology Congress 2019

Hilaris Conferences is going to host its premier World Biotechnology Congress 2019 during October 01-02, 2019, Valencia, Spain. Biotechnology 2019 Congress aim to create a... Read more ...

2nd International Conference on Tissue Science and Regenerative Medicine

This conference is designed for experts in academia and industries working in the tissue science and regenerative field, this conference will examine cutting-edge research in... Read more ...

IAmScience Clayton Kranawetter

IAmScience Clayton Kranawetter

By Mariah Cox | Bond LSC Taking things apart to figure out how they function was a huge part of Clayton Kranawetter's childhood. From dismantling his parents' old computer to... Read more ...

Cellular “Cleaners” More Active in Quiet Brains

Cellular “Cleaners” More Active in Quiet Brains

Like a robot vacuum for your brain, immune cells called microglia survey around and hoover up the neuro-equivalent of crumbs and dirt. But for the first time Mayo researchers... Read more ...

ResTORbio's Respiratory Drug Flunks Phase 3 Test, Shattering Shares

ResTORbio's Respiratory Drug Flunks Phase 3 Test, Shattering Shares

A resTORbio respiratory drug has failed a late-stage test, and the company is stopping further development of the compound for lung infections in elderly patients. In the first... Read more ...

Biotech Roundup: Gottlieb v. Juul, Solid Slumps, Avidity Gets $100M & More

Biotech Roundup: Gottlieb v. Juul, Solid Slumps, Avidity Gets $100M & More

Lung injuries connected to the use of electronic cigarettes have topped 2,000 and killed 40 people, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It's still... Read more ...

Daré to Add Microchip-Based Birth Control to Women's Health Portfolio

Daré to Add Microchip-Based Birth Control to Women's Health Portfolio

The list of activities our smartphones can control grows daily. Transfer money? It's simple. Order groceries? That, too. Turn off the bedroom lights? Check. How about... Read more ...

CRISPR‐Cas12a enables efficient biallelic gene targeting in rice

Abstract Harnessing genetic diversity and introducing elite alleles into commercial cultivars has been a major goal in crop breeding programs. Gene targeting , based on the... Read more ...

OmicplotR: visualizing omic datasets as compositions

Differential abundance analysis is widely used with high-throughput sequencing data to compare gene abundance or expression between groups of samples. Many software packages... Read more ...

Identification of urban particulate matter-induced disruption of human...

Exposure to air particulate matter is associated with various diseases in the human respiratory system. To date, most in vitro studies showing cellular responses to PM have... Read more ...

SEQdata-BEACON: a comprehensive database of sequencing performance and...

The sequencing platform BGISEQ-500 is based on DNBSEQ technology and provides high throughput with low costs. This sequencer has been widely used in various areas of scientific... Read more ...

Success tips from women in science, for girls who want to go into science

Learning from mentors, taking chances and showing passion go a long way... Read more ...