PerkinElmer offers analysis platform for cell and gene therapy research, manufacturing
September 28, 2022 -- At the BioProcess International conference in Boston, PerkinElmer launched its new Cellaca PLX Image Cytometry System, which combines image cytometer hardware, software, validated consumables, and trackable data reporting -- all in one platform. Read More
Demand for viral vectors seen outpacing capacity growth despite investment surge
September 19, 2022 -- The growth in demand for viral vectors is outpacing a push to add capacity, leading to predictions that the current supply shortage will continue despite investment in the space. Read More
‘RoboCap’ tunnels through mucus barrier to deliver large protein drug
September 30, 2022 -- Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have created a capsule that tunnels through the mucus barrier in the gastrointestinal tract and allows large protein drugs such as insulin to be delivered to the small intestine. Read More
Fixing 'junk' DNA breaks can protect and treat dementia
September 30, 2022 -- Fixing breaks in so-called “junk” DNA could protect people from neurological diseases and lead to earlier detection, intervention, and the development of therapeutic treatments for disorders such as dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and others, a new study finds. Read More
Gene editing possible for inherited retinal diseases
September 26, 2022 -- Precision genome editing agents can enable gene correction and disease rescue in inherited retinal diseases, according to University of California, Irvine researchers. Read More
Federal funding of $2B to support biotechnology and biomanufacturing
September 14, 2022 -- The White House announced on Wednesday federal funding of more than $2 billion to advance President Joe Biden’s executive order intended to enable the U.S. to harness the full potential of biotechnology and biomanufacturing. Read More
Swiss researchers discover how pathogens poison cells
September 30, 2022 -- Swiss researchers have discovered the mechanism by which pathogens exploit a key cellular process to poison cells, furthering understanding of host-pathogen interactions and fundamental biological processes. Read More
Mitochondria shape influences autoimmune disorders: study
September 29, 2022 -- The shape and function of the immune system’s Th17 mitochondria play a key role in autoimmune and inflammatory disorders such as multiple sclerosis, new research suggests. Read More
New drug turns COVID-19 virus against itself in animal models
September 30, 2022 -- A Scripps Research team showed that NMT5, a variation of a previously approved drug, can cause the COVID-19 virus to block infection in animals and bring about its own demise. Read More
SARS-CoV-2 mimics could make COVID-19 vaccine research safer, quicker
September 21, 2022 -- Viruslike particles, molecular mimics that look and act like SARS-CoV-2 without being infectious, are providing new tools against COVID-19 -- the disease caused by the virus. Read More
Non-psychedelic compound has similar antidepressant effect as psychedelics in mice
September 29, 2022 -- Researchers have developed a new non-psychedelic compound that hits the same brain cell target as psychedelic drugs, triggering lasting antidepressant effects in mice but without hallucinations. Read More
MIT miniaturizes antenna for wireless operation inside living cells
September 23, 2022 -- Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers have created an antenna that can operate inside cells and is compatible with 3D biological systems, with the potential for applications in diagnostics and therapeutics. Read More
NIH launches $42.5M program to investigate every human gene
September 28, 2022 -- The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is launching a $42.5 million program to systematically investigate every gene’s function and to catalog the consequences of inactivating each of those genes. Read More
Scientists unlock the secrets of gut coil development
September 26, 2022 -- Scientists now have a better understanding of embryo gut development: They've learned the counterclockwise gut rotation that occurs when the organ is formed is orchestrated by two waves of the transcription factor Pitx2 Read More
Scientists identify immune cell targets to fight chemo-resistant breast cancer
September 27, 2022 -- London-based scientists have identified certain immune cells that may potentially be targeted to develop immunotherapies that benefit patients with chemotherapy-resistant breast cancers. Read More
Researchers learn why carp virus inhibits host cell immune system
September 26, 2022 -- Belgian researchers have learned how a carp virus uses the protein domain Zalpha (Zα) to inhibit the defense mechanisms of the host cell. The discovery has implications for how Zα domain-containing proteins of the immune system function. Read More
Link between circadian disruption and cancer may have to do with temperature: study
September 28, 2022 -- Scientists from the Scripps Research Institute have discovered a surprising link between circadian disruption and cancer that may have to do with temperature. Read More
Swiss researchers awaken dormant cells to fight melanoma
September 23, 2022 -- Researchers from the University of Geneva and the University Hospitals of Geneva have identified a drug-targetable mechanism whose blockage reduces metastatic melanoma cells’ resistance to treatment. Read More
Researchers identify transcription factors that restore hearing in zebrafish
September 15, 2022 -- Certain transcription factors were able to restore hearing in zebrafish through cell regeneration and could inform treatments for hearing loss in humans, according to National Institutes of Health researchers. Read More
Single-cell sequencing reveals spatial map of immune cells in early-stage lung cancer
September 14, 2022 -- Using single-cell sequencing, researchers at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have revealed a spatial map of tumor-infiltrating B cells and plasma cells that are prevalent in early-stage lung cancers, providing a basis for finding new immunotherapy targets. Read More
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