Cell Biology
COVID-19 therapies could come from existing drugs
At least four drugs that have already been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration may be effective as COVID-19 therapies, according to a study published on June 3 in Nature Communications by researchers from the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, CA. Read More
Single-cell study discovers how antibody regulators develop in tissue
The development process of immune cells important for establishing long-term immunity has been revealed through detailed single-cell techniques. A new study, published in the journal Science Immunology on May 28, examined extracted tonsils and lymph nodes to establish how human T follicular cells specialize in the body. Read More
10 rules for better lab meetings -- and better science
When you hear the words "lab meeting," do they evoke warm feelings of camaraderie and inspiration or the dread of tedium and dysfunction? To ensure more of the former and less of the latter, a new paper published on May 27 in PLOS Computational Biology gives 10 rules for better lab meetings -- and ultimately better science. Read More
Accenture report highlights growth in 'New Science'
Combining health and science technology to deliver more precise and effective treatments is driving growth in the life sciences market, according to a new market report produced by Accenture. The company calls the trend "New Science" and predicts it will lead to more personalized treatments for patients. Read More
The business of science: Taking your idea to the next level
If you are a scientist with an idea or a product that you think might be successful, then starting a company might be the career choice for you. In an interview with ScienceBoard.net, Olga Kubassova, PhD, CEO of Image Analysis Group, shares helpful information on launching a science startup. Read More
Researchers determine new classification system for DNA architecture across life
A novel classification system for cell nuclei has been proposed in a new study investigating genome folding across the entire tree of life. In the paper, published in Science on May 27, an international team of researchers also detailed a method for transmuting one type of cell nucleus into another. Read More
Single-cell mapping of malaria parasite transmission may lead to new treatments
Single-cell transcriptomics have been used to map which genes are turned on and off during the entire transmission cycle of the deadly human malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum. The results, published in Nature Communications on May 27, may lead to the identification of new gene targets for antimalarial treatments. Read More
FDA updates requirements for COVID-19 vaccine EUAs
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a new guidance document on May 25 that updates previously issued guidance and sets expectations for future COVID-19 vaccine emergency use authorizations (EUAs) during the pandemic. Read More
New research uncovers how SARS-CoV-2 hijacks RNA host proteins
A new study has uncovered the interactions that SARS-CoV-2 RNA establishes with the host cell proteins, many of which are fundamental for infection. The results, published in Molecular Cell on May 24, pave the way for the development of new therapeutic strategies for COVID-19 with broad-range antiviral potential. Read More
Survey: Scientists want to boost use of lab automation
In the era of big data and new analytical technologies, research laboratories are rapidly adopting new lab automation equipment and processes. While most labs are already using some type of automation in their workflows, many researchers would like to increase their use of these new technologies, according to results from a new ScienceBoard.net survey. Read More
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