Cell Biology
Precision Advance aims to improve patient access to cell and gene therapy
Improving patient access to cell and gene therapy treatments is the goal of Precision Advance, an initiative of Precision Medicine Group. Precision Advance provides a set of interconnected services and personnel designed to help bring new therapies to market. Read More
New 4D visualization shows epigenetic processes unfold over time
Scientists have developed a new visualization method to construct 4D models of X chromosome inactivation, lending insight into gene expression and opening new pathways to drug treatments for gene-based disorders and diseases. The findings are being published on October 8 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. Read More
How one company aims to make bedside cell therapies a reality
SQZ Biotech is developing high-throughput technology that can manufacture novel cell therapy products in under 24 hours. Founder and CEO Armon Sharei, PhD, spoke with ScienceBoard.net recently at Biotech Week Boston 2021. Read More
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
New software finds relationships between RNA modifications, cancers
A new computational tool called ModTect could identify RNA modifications using preexisting sequencing data gathered from clinical cohort studies. The tool may bring scientists closer to understanding the relationships between RNA modifications and the development of cancer and other diseases, according to a recent study in Science Advances. 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
Researchers figure out how the immune system sparks cell death
Immunologists have discovered how the innate immune system launches a multifaceted attack against invaders through the use of multiple immune sensors. The work was published in Nature on September 1. Read More
KromaTiD launches mapping service for human genome in single cells
KromaTiD has launched a new product called dGH Screen for mapping the human genome in single cells. The tool uses the company's proprietary directional genomic hybridization (dGH) technology, a platform for measuring genomic structure and structural variation. Read More
'Dimmable' switch for gene therapy shows potential for rare diseases
A new alternative splicing system called Xon can modulate levels of protein expression in gene therapy, much like a dimmer switch. The invention addresses a major shortcoming of most gene therapies, which is the ability to regulate gene expression levels in diseases like spinal muscular atrophy. Read More
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Building Biology in 3D Hybrid Symposium
October 26-27
La Jolla, California United States
Northeast Regional Laboratory Staff and Core Directors (NERLSCD) 2021
November 3-5
Portsmouth, New Hampshire United States
CPhI Worldwide 2021
November 9-11
Milan, Lombardia Italy
Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) Annual Meeting
November 10-14
Washington, DC, District of Columbia United States
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