Proteomics
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
Synthetic gel grows tiny pancreases from human-derived cells
Engineers have developed a new gel that supports the growth of tiny replicas of the pancreas from healthy or cancerous pancreatic cells. The breakthrough could help researchers develop and test potential drugs for pancreatic cancer -- one of the hardest types of cancer to treat -- according to a study published September 13 in Nature Materials. 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
Thermo Fisher announces new spectrometers, facility, more
Thermo Fisher Scientific announced that it is building a manufacturing facility in Tennessee. In addition, it has released a line of spectrometers and a liquid chromatography system. 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
Sciex launches BioPhase 8800 for high-throughput capillary electrophoresis
Sciex has launched BioPhase 8800, a new capillary electrophoresis system for enhanced biologic characterization in the development of biopharmaceutical therapies. The new instrument is a multicapillary system for capillary electrophoresis sodium dodecyl sulfate that processes eight samples simultaneously. 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
Vizgen begins shipping Merscope instruments for single-cell genomics
Vizgen has shipped its first commercial Merscope instruments to research institutions as part of a limited summer release program. Merscope enables high-plex, single-cell spatial genomics and large-scale spatial profiling of individual transcripts within cells. Read More
ARES deep-learning system improves 3D RNA structure prediction
A new deep-learning system called Atomic Rotationally Equivariant Scorer (ARES) significantly improves the prediction of RNA structures over previous artificial intelligence models. The advance, described by Stanford University researchers in a paper in Science on August 26, may help scientists uncover the biological functions of RNA and pave the way to the discovery of novel RNA-targeted drugs. Read More
'Minibrains' grown from stem cells replicate brain's electrical activity
Researchers have grown 3D human brain tissue from stem cells that replicates the patterns of electrical activity found in the brains of patients with Rett syndrome. These "minibrain organoids" can be used to investigate the underlying causes of neurological disease and screen and test potential drug candidates, according to research published on August 23 in Nature Neuroscience. Read More
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BioTech Pharma Summit
September 27-28
Porto Portugal
Infectious Diseases (ID) Week 2021
September 29 - October 3
San Diego, California United States
Imaging Mass Spectrometry Society (IMSS) 3 in 2021
October 3-6
Colorado Springs, Colorado United States
Cell & Gene Meeting on the Mesa
October 10-14
Carlsbad, California United States
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