Proteomics
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Antisense oligonucleotide therapies get delivered across the blood-brain barrier
Researchers have demonstrated that heteroduplex oligonucleotide drugs conjugated with cholesterol efficiently cross the blood-brain barrier and can be used to treat central nervous system diseases. The findings were published in Nature Biotechnology on August 12. Read More
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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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