RNA KEY IN HELPING STEM CELLS KNOW WHAT TO BECOME

If every cell has the same genetic blueprint, why does an eye cell look and act so differently than a brain cell or skin cell? In a...

ANTIOXIDANTS IN CORN LINE COULD AID HUMAN IBD PROTECTION, THERAPY

Flavonoids from a specific line of corn act as anti-inflammatory agents in the guts of mice with an inflammatory-bowel-disease-like...

 
 
 

SPIDER SILK MADE BY PHOTOSYNTHETIC BACTERIA

A research team in Japan reported that they succeeded in producing the spider silk - ultra-lightweight, though, biodegradable and biocompatible...

BIOLOGISTS TRACE PLANTS' STEADY MITOCHONDRIAL GENOMES TO A GENE FOUND IN VIRUSES, BACTERIA

Biologists have traced the stability of plant mitochondrial genomes to a particular gene - MSH1 - that plants have but animals don't....

 
 
 

STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS OF COVID-19 SPIKE PROTEIN PROVIDES INSIGHT INTO ITS EVOLUTION

Researchers have characterized the structure of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein as well as its most similar relative in a bat coronavirus....

SAFER CRISPR GENE EDITING WITH FEWER OFF-TARGET HITS

The CRISPR system is a powerful tool for the targeted editing of genomes, with significant therapeutic potential, but runs the risk...

 
 
 

NEW CLUES FROM FRUIT FLIES ABOUT THE CRITICAL ROLE OF SEX HORMONES IN STEM CELL CONTROL

In one of the first studies addressing the role of sex hormones' impact on stem cells in the gut, scientists outline new insights showing...

A NOVEL SPERM SELECTION TECHNOLOGY TO INCREASE SUCCESS RATES OF IN VITRO FERTILIZATION

Motile sperm are difficult to collect with a conventional cell sorter because they are vulnerable to physical damage. A research collaboration...

 
 
 

SCIENTISTS USE NANOPARTICLE-DELIVERED GENE THERAPY TO INHIBIT BLINDING EYE DISEASE IN RODENTS

In experiments in rats and mice, two scientists - an engineer and an ophthalmologist - report the successful use of nanoparticles to...

SENSORY NEURONS OUTSIDE THE BRAIN DRIVE AUTISTIC SOCIAL BEHAVIORS, STUDY SUGGESTS

A new study lends further evidence that the social behaviors tied to autism spectrum disorders emerge from abnormal function of sensory...

 
 
 

HOW GOOD GUT BACTERIA HELP REDUCE THE RISK FOR HEART DISEASE

Scientists have discovered that one of the good bacteria found in the human gut has a benefit that has remained unrecognized until...

COMMON INHERITED GENETIC VARIANT IDENTIFIED AS FREQUENT CAUSE OF DEAFNESS IN ADULTS

A common inherited genetic variant is a frequent cause of deafness in adults, meaning that many thousands of people are potentially...

 
 
 

WHEN IT COMES TO DNA REPAIR, IT'S NOT ONE TOOL FITS ALL

Researchers studied double-strand breaks with complex damage and found that enzyme tools to resect the breaks are highly specific to...

STRAIN OF E. COLI MAY OFFER PROTECTIONS AGAINST ITS MORE MALEVOLENT COUSINS

Researchers say E. coli Nissle may protect human cells against other more pathogenic strains of E. coli such as E. coli 0157:H7, which...

 
 
 

RESEARCH REVEALS REGULATORY FEATURES OF MAIZE GENOME DURING EARLY REPRODUCTIVE DEVELOPMENT

A team of researchers has mapped out the non-coding, 'functional' genome in maize during an early developmental window critical to...

RESEARCHERS DEVELOP SOFTWARE TO FIND DRUG-RESISTANT BACTERIA

The program could make it easier to identify the deadly antimicrobial resistant bacteria that exist in the environment. Such superbugs...

 
 
 

PHYSICS: BUBBLING AND BURPING DROPLETS OF DNA

Liquid droplets formed from DNA display a peculiar response to enzymes. An international collaboration has now been able to explain...

BIOLOGICAL FACTORIES: HOW DO BACTERIA BUILD UP NATURAL PRODUCTS?

The active agents of many drugs are natural products, so called because often only microorganisms are able to produce the complex structures....

 
 
 

BUZZING TO REBUILD BROKEN BONE

Healing broken bones could get easier with a device that provides both a scaffold for the bone to grow on and electrical stimulation...

NEW CANDIDATE FOR RAW MATERIAL SYNTHESIS THROUGH GENE TRANSFER

Cyanobacteria hardly need any nutrients and use the energy of sunlight. Bathers are familiar with these microorganisms as they often...

 
 
 



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 ...

Foghorn Therapeutics Inks Chromatin-Targeting Cancer Deal with Merck

Foghorn Therapeutics Inks Chromatin-Targeting Cancer Deal with Merck

Foghorn Therapeutics could receive up to $425 million in the development deal with Merck, its first partnership with a major biopharma. One way that a cell regulates which... Read more ...

Sanofi Pays Kymera $150M to Kick Off Protein Degrader Partnership

Sanofi Pays Kymera $150M to Kick Off Protein Degrader Partnership

Kymera Therapeutics has signed a deal with French biopharma Sanofi to advance two potential treatments for immune-inflammatory diseases that leverage the Cambridge, MA-based... Read more ...

Data Migration: Being Prepared

Data Migration: Being Prepared

Our Professional Services Written by: Alan Pham, Business Development Associate In a world where our data is crucial to our everyday lives, implementing new platforms is... Read more ...

NFlection Looks to Erase NF1 Tumors With Drug That Only Goes Skin Deep

NFlection Looks to Erase NF1 Tumors With Drug That Only Goes Skin Deep

The first drug for neurofibromatosis type 1 is available to patients following the FDA's approval of the AstraZeneca treatment earlier this year. Biotech startup NFlection... Read more ...

VelosBio Tacks on $137M to Advance Its ROR1-Targeting Cancer Antibody Drugs

VelosBio Tacks on $137M to Advance Its ROR1-Targeting Cancer Antibody Drugs

Dave Johnson has known UC San Diego physician and cancer reseacher Thomas Kipps for nearly 20 years. Now Johnson, CEO of San Diego-based cancer drug developer VelosBio, has... Read more ...

Biogen Alzheimer's Drug in FDA's Court Following Completion of Filing

Biogen Alzheimer's Drug in FDA's Court Following Completion of Filing

By early September Biogen-plus the many scientists, patients, and investors following the saga of its controversial Alzheimer's drug aducanamab-should know whether the FDA... Read more ...

The 2020 National Xconomy Awards Expands, Goes Virtual & Reopens Nomination...

The 2020 National Xconomy Awards Expands, Goes Virtual & Reopens Nomination Period

The 2020 National Xconomy Awards - celebrating the best in biotech innovation and entrepreneurship - just got bigger! We're excited to announce the expansion of the 2020... Read more ...

Scientists Dive Deep Into Hidden World of Quantum States

Scientists Dive Deep Into Hidden World of Quantum States

Right: Animation of a Van Hove singularity shown approximately 1 nanometer below the surface of an oxide heterostructure made of atomically thin layers of strontium titanate... Read more ...

UFGI Publication round-up week 7/6/20

Manipulation of sensory characteristics and volatile compounds in strawberry fruit through the use of isolated wavelengths of light. Campbell SM, Sims CA, Bartoshuk LM... Read more ...

DNA Chisel, a versatile sequence optimizer

AbstractMotivationAccounting for biological and practical requirements in DNA sequence design often results in challenging optimization problems. Current software solutions are... Read more ...