NIH awards grants to launch experimental science rigor initiative
August 4, 2022 -- The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded five new grants to launch an initiative designed to support education in the principles of rigorous scientific research. Read More
Thermo Fisher, Structura Biotechnology unveil particle analysis software
August 3, 2022 -- Thermo Fisher Scientific and Structura Biotechnology are partnering together on a new, single particle analysis software. The software will be a version of Structura's CryoSparc Live and will integrate with Thermo Fisher's Smart EPU software and cryo-transmission electron microscope technology. Read More
Georgetown gets $12.5M NSF award to create institute for emerging virus research
August 10, 2022 -- The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Georgetown University $12.5 million to establish a collaborative institute for the advancement of research and education regarding viruses transmitted from animals to humans. Read More
UCLA researchers receive $4M from NIH for ‘miniscope’
August 8, 2022 -- University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) brain researchers have received a $4 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to observe neuronal activity in freely moving animals with a “miniscope.” Read More
New technique could enable production of generic CAR T cells at scale
August 4, 2022 -- A Boston Children’s Hospital lab has developed a new method that could make chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy more widely available using induced pluripotent stem cells to develop mature immune cells. Read More
Gene therapy shows promise in treating ALS in rodent models
August 2, 2022 -- A gene therapy, patented through the University of California, San Diego and the Department of Veterans Affairs, and licensed to Eikonoklastes Therapeutics, measurably delayed disease onset in humanized mouse and rat models of familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Read More
Researchers further understanding of microglia, immune cells that reside in the brain
August 9, 2022 -- Harvard University and Broad Institute of Massachusetts Institute of Technology scientists have furthered the understanding of microglia, showing how these immune cells are prompted to change their state to adapt to different areas of the brain. Read More
AI, computer models of brain cells open door to experiments not possible in lab
August 9, 2022 -- Cedars-Sinai Medical Center researchers used artificial intelligence (AI) to create what they contend are the most realistic and complex computer models of individual brain cells to date, enabling biological experiments not currently possible in the laboratory. Read More
Video from AACC: AACC president on Theranos, VALID Act
August 1, 2022 -- Dr. Stephen Master, president of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, provided his thoughts about the main highlights of the 2022 AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo held this week in Chicago. Read More
New drug heals nervous system damage from stroke
August 1, 2022 -- A new drug can repair nervous system damage caused by a stroke, at least in animal studies. In a preclinical study, researchers from the University of Cincinnati and Case Western Reserve University have found that one drug resulted in significant improvement in motor function, sensory function, spatial learning, and memory. Read More
Spatial transcriptomics enables genetic mapping of tumors, revealing how cancers grow
August 10, 2022 -- Using spatial transcriptomics, researchers have created a cross-sectional map of a whole prostate, including areas of healthy and cancerous cells, providing genetic mapping of tumors that reveals how cancers grow. Read More
Video from AACC: PerkinElmer on diagnostics, acquisitions
August 2, 2022 -- Greg Stock, general manager of PerkinElmer’s Euroimmun business, discussed products and technologies on display at AACC 2022, as well as the integration of acquired companies such as Oxford Immunotec. Read More
Molecule inhibits drug-resistant bacteria in mice with pneumonia, UTIs
August 10, 2022 -- A new molecule that inhibits drug-resistant bacteria in laboratory experiments, as well as in mice with pneumonia and urinary tract infections (UTIs), has potential for treating stubborn infections in humans, according to researchers. Read More
Exhausted T cells can be resurrected
August 8, 2022 -- Even the most exhausted T cells can be revived, according to University of Pittsburgh and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center researchers. Previously, it was thought when T cells reached a certain stage of exhaustion they were done, but a study published August 5 in Science Immunology shows that’s not the case. Read More
Seer debuts new proteomic-mapping software
August 3, 2022 -- Seer has launched a new Proteogenomics Workflow that integrates deep proteomics with genomics and is powered by the Proteograph Analysis Suite 2.0. Read More
Video from AACC: Enzo BioChem CEO on COVID-19 test landscape
August 1, 2022 -- Enzo BioChem develops diagnostic tests and provides testing in centers throughout New York and its surrounding areas. CEO Hamid Erfanian spoke to us at AACC 2022 about the changes he sees in the in vitro diagnostics landscape as the COVID-19 pandemic evolves. Read More
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