Immunology
Scientists release open-source platform for large-scale biological simulations
A team of scientists has released BioDynaMo, an open-source simulation platform for the life sciences. The new computational tool can perform complex simulations of biological processes in fields such as neuroscience, oncology, and epidemiology. The software was detailed in a paper published on September 16 in Bioinformatics. Read More
Science's gender gap persists online as male researchers dominate mentions
Research performed by female scholars is mentioned less frequently online than that of male scientists, a phenomenon that occurs across all areas of science, according to a large-scale study published on September 20 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. Read More
Cancer-linked genes help tumors evade immune system
Tumors have more genetic tricks for escaping detection by the immune system than previously thought, according to a new study published on September 17 in Science. The study results may inform the development of therapeutic strategies that can counter those tricks. Read More
NanoCellect raises $35M for new development
NanoCellect Biomedical has raised $35 million this year in funding rounds to accelerate the company's commercial growth plans and new product development goals. 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
Vaccine for tooth decay? It's not science fiction, says NIH
A vaccine for caries could be possible under a new division of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) that has been tasked with using "crazy, bold ideas" to prevent and cure disease. Health leaders introduced the proposed agency at a September 9 meeting of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. 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
McMaster, Sartorius partner on improving biomanufacturing
Sartorius Stedim Biotech and McMaster University, which is located in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, plan to collaborate on an effort to improve advanced manufacturing processes for antibody and virus-based treatments for diseases like COVID-19 and cancer. Read More
New England Biolabs launches NEBNext immune sequencing kits
New England Biolabs has launched NEBNext immune sequencing kits, which are available for human or mouse samples to allow for B-cell and/or T-cell repertoire analysis of infections, the company announced. Read More
Heat-controlled CAR T cells show improved cancer-killing ability
By adding a genetic on-off switch to engineered CAR T cells, researchers have developed a remote-controlled system that enables precision invasion of the tumor microenvironment for improved cancer-killing capabilities. The details of the research were published in Nature Biomedical Engineering on August 12. Read More
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