Cell Biology
2021 Life Science Industry Award winners announced
New technologies make advancements in life science research possible, such as the development of drugs, therapeutics, and molecular diagnostics. This year's winners represent a cross section of major laboratory equipment and consumable providers. Read More
COVID-19-related sales remain strong for lab tool firms in 2021
Laboratory tool companies have been among the biggest beneficiaries of U.S. government COVID-19-related spending on coronavirus testing and vaccine R&D and manufacturing. COVID-19-related sales have propelled sales at Thermo Fisher Scientific, Danaher, and PerkinElmer, already three of the world's largest scientific instrument and reagent providers. Read More
Bioengineered peptide combats antibiotic-resistant bacteria
Researchers have engineered a bioinspired molecule that was highly effective in clearing infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria strains in a mouse model, according to a paper published in Scientific Reports on December 6. But there's a twist: The molecule doesn't act like an antibiotic. Read More
Gamma delta T cells may hold key to malaria immunity
Scientists have shown how a poorly understood group of immune cells -- gamma delta T cells -- are directly involved in immunity to malaria, according to research published December 1 in Science Translational Medicine. The results promise to spur the future development of next-generation malaria vaccines. Read More
New machine-learning approach promises to speed drug design
A new approach to machine learning outperformed current machine-learning methods in drug design, demonstrating its potential in speeding up the drug discovery process, according to research published online November 29 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Read More
BioTools Innovator opens 2022 applications
BioTools Innovator is now accepting applications from startups and emerging growth companies for its second annual accelerator program. The program aims to advance innovation in life science and improve human health by accelerating the growth of best-in-class startups that are developing and commercializing biotechnology products, platforms, and services. Read More
Machine-learning system decodes nuclear magnetic resonance spectra of organic crystals
A group of researchers has developed a machine-learning framework that assigns the chemical shifts of organic crystals directly from their 2D structure -- accelerating an often time-consuming process. The study was published November 26 in Science Advances. Read More
Researchers create artificial nanopores capable of detecting DNA
Scientists have designed bottom-up peptides that can form artificial nanopores to identify and enable single molecule-sorting of genetic material in a lipid membrane, according to new research published in Nature Nanotechnology on November 22. Read More
Stem cell model reveals gene expression during development of hypothalamus
Researchers created an in vitro stem cell model of the hypothalamus to study its development over different stages. In doing so, they identified several genes involved with bodily functions associated with the hypothalamus, including disorders related to sleep and reproduction, according to research published November 19 in Nature Communications. Read More
Asgard Therapeutics raises seed funding for novel in vivo cancer immunotherapy
Asgard Therapeutics, a private biotech startup based in Lund, Sweden, has raised 6 million euros (about $6.8 million) in seed financing, co-led by Novo Holdings, a global life science investor based in Hellerup, Denmark. Read More
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