Cancer & Disease Research
Cancer Cell Map Initiative reveals protein interactions that drive cancer
A research group has mapped previously unknown interactions between proteins that drive cancer, thereby revealing potential new biomarkers and drug targets. The findings were published in a trio of papers in Science on October 1. Read More
Nanoscale sequencer detects 2 cancer-linked RNA base modifications simultaneously
Using a new nanoscale sequencer, a research group has sequenced a microRNA that is a marker for refractory gastrointestinal cancer. The novel method can detect two types of chemical base modifications simultaneously, according to a study published on September 29 in Scientific Reports. Read More
Nanopore sensor quickly detects infectious viruses
Scientists have designed a nanopore-based sensor that can detect the presence and infectiousness of a virus in a sample within minutes, according to a new study published in Science Advances on September 22. The new method successfully detected SARS-CoV-2, positioning it as a speedier, less fussy alternative to other tests. Read More
5 ways social media can make drug development more patient-centered
Insights gleaned from analyzing social media can facilitate patient-centered drug development and help spur innovation in drug discovery, according to a paper published online recently in Drug Discovery Today. Read More
Venture Lab selects early-stage companies for accelerator program
The BioInnovation Institute has named the first cohort of early-stage companies participating in its Venture Lab startup accelerator program. Seven ventures have been selected across three specialized areas: therapeutics, bioindustrials, and health technology. Read More
How challenging risky ideas fuels the research ecosystem
If you knew that an experiment would fail, would it be worthwhile to conduct if it had the potential to challenge fundamental hypotheses about science? In a recent interview with ScienceBoard.net, world-renowned Stanford University scientist and serial entrepreneur Stephen Quake, PhD, discussed the value of basic research and his contributions to the biomedical field. Read More
Vizgen begins shipping Merscope instruments for single-cell genomics
Vizgen has shipped its first commercial Merscope instruments to research institutions as part of a limited summer release program. Merscope enables high-plex, single-cell spatial genomics and large-scale spatial profiling of individual transcripts within cells. Read More
Rice to establish Genetic Design and Engineering Center
Researchers at Rice University have received a five-year, $4 million grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas to establish a new Genetic Design and Engineering Center. Read More
New sensor-based test could lead to fast, cheap antibiotic susceptibility testing
Scientists have developed a new method for monitoring bacterial responses to antibiotics that could enable personalized antibiotic therapies. The test uses sensors to reduce time and costs while increasing the portability for antibiotic susceptibility testing of patient samples. The results of the study were published recently in Scientific Reports. Read More
Machine learning identifies genes important for cancer growth
Using machine learning, researchers have developed a method that evaluates the contributions of all possible tumor mutations to the development and progression of cancer. The results of the study were published in Nature on July 28. Read More
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Milan, Lombardia Italy
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