Proteomics
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
Technology upgrades needed to address future pandemics, GAO report says
Vaccine R&D and manufacturing face many challenges despite the success of COVID-19 vaccines. This is according to a new U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report. Read More
Where is the immunotherapy field headed after COVID-19?
WASHINGTON, DC - Best known for his contributions to the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, former Moderna chief medical officer, Dr. Tal Zaks, PhD, chaired a session on RNA vaccines at the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer's (SITC) 2021 annual meeting. Zaks shared his perspectives and hopeful outlook with ScienceBoard at the meeting. Read More
New neoadjuvant platform helps inform combo immunotherapy selection for cancers
WASHINGTON, DC - In order to address some of the major challenges facing the immuno-oncology field, Dr. Tom Marron, PhD, has developed a platform to help researchers decide which drugs or combination of drugs to advance toward late-stage clinical trials. Marron spoke with ScienceBoard Editor in Chief, Samantha Black, PhD, onsite at the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer's 2021 annual meeting. Read More
Experimental drug enhances immunotherapy against pancreatic cancer in mice
A combination treatment that included an experimental small molecule drug not only led to a reduction in tumor growth in murine models of pancreatic cancer, but it also eliminated the cancer in some mice. The findings were published in the Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer on November 4. Read More
Online portal helps screen COVID-19 drug candidates
An interdisciplinary team of engineers and scientists has released DINC-COVID, a web-based portal where researchers can screen COVID-19 drug candidates that might attack specific SARS-CoV-2 proteins. Details of the new platform were published online in Computers in Biology and Medicine. Read More
How the life science industry is grappling with business challenges
Worldwide, the business environment is facing several challenges. Not surprisingly, these issues also impact laboratory tool companies. Tanya Samazan, managing editor of Instrument Business Outlook, spoke with Michael Copps, president and CEO of the Analytical, Life Science & Diagnostics Association, about how its members are addressing the challenges. Read More
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Cell Bio 2021
December 11-15
San Diego, California United States
Antibody Engineering and Therapeutics
December 13-17
San Diego, California United States
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Cell Bio 2021
December 11-15
San Diego, California United States
Antibody Engineering and Therapeutics
December 13-17
San Diego, California United States
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