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Single-cell mapping of malaria parasite transmission may lead to new treatments
May 27, 2021 -- Single-cell transcriptomics have been used to map which genes are turned on and off during the entire transmission cycle of the deadly human malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum. The results, published in Nature Communications on May 27, may lead to the identification of new gene targets for antimalarial treatments. Read More
FDA updates requirements for COVID-19 vaccine EUAs
May 26, 2021 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a new guidance document on May 25 that updates previously issued guidance and sets expectations for future COVID-19 vaccine emergency use authorizations (EUAs) during the pandemic. Read More
New research uncovers how SARS-CoV-2 hijacks RNA host proteins
May 26, 2021 -- A new study has uncovered the interactions that SARS-CoV-2 RNA establishes with the host cell proteins, many of which are fundamental for infection. The results, published in Molecular Cell on May 24, pave the way for the development of new therapeutic strategies for COVID-19 with broad-range antiviral potential. Read More
Survey: Scientists want to boost use of lab automation
May 25, 2021 -- In the era of big data and new analytical technologies, research laboratories are rapidly adopting new lab automation equipment and processes. While most labs are already using some type of automation in their workflows, many researchers would like to increase their use of these new technologies, according to results from a new ScienceBoard.net survey. Read More
Career planning is a lifelong journey for scientists
May 24, 2021 -- For many scientists who have just received their doctorate, professional development may be an afterthought compared to technical or job-specific skills required in their early careers. Contrary to this view, continual planning for all aspects of professional growth is critical to ensuring career success. Read More
Report identifies 8 areas of growth in genetics/genomics industry
May 21, 2021 -- With a $265 billion contribution to the U.S. economy in 2019 alone, the human genetics and genomics industry is thriving and promises to have a major impact in eight areas in coming years, according to a new report by the American Society of Human Genetics published on May 19. Read More
7 ways to communicate your research to a wider audience
May 19, 2021 -- You've just wrapped up the perfect research study. But how can you let the wider world know about your discovery? Disseminating research to a broader audience was the subject of a May 15 talk at the 2021 International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine virtual meeting. Read More
Lentiviral cell therapies hold promise for monogenic blood disorders
May 19, 2021 -- Lentiviral vectors show promise for monogenic blood disorders and the future is bright for these genetically modified cell therapies, according to Dr. Michel Sadelain, PhD, who discussed the topic during the George Stamatoyannopoulos Memorial Lecture at the annual meeting of the American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy. Read More
CRISPR gene editing adapted for white blood cells
May 18, 2021 -- An adapted version of the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technique opens up the ability to manipulate human monocytes -- white blood cells that play vital roles in the immune system. The new study, published in Cell Reports on May 11, shows that the cells function normally following gene editing, allowing biologists to better understand how the cells interact with diseases like HIV. Read More
AI tracks cell movements in stem cell colonies
May 17, 2021 -- Scientists are still trying to understand how stem cell clusters assemble to form complex organs. To help demystify this phenomenon, researchers developed an ensemble of cell-tracking algorithms to track the movements in colonies of human induced pluripotent stem cells. The research demonstrates the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) in developmental biology. Read More
Quantitative image analysis provides confidence in drug development
May 14, 2021 -- Olga Kubassova, PhD, CEO of Image Analysis Group, spoke with ScienceBoard.net about how computational analysis is improving clinical trial imaging. Read More
Potential of gene editing for clinical use highlighted at ASGCT 2021
May 13, 2021 -- From base editing to in vivo CRISPR therapeutics and CRISPR-modified bacteriophages, scientists discussed innovations in preclinical research that have allowed them to advance these unique products to the clinic during a scientific symposium at the 2021 American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy (ASGCT) virtual meeting. Read More
Nobel Prize winner Doudna shares perspectives on future of CRISPR gene editing
May 12, 2021 -- Small science can translate into big discoveries, according to Nobel Prize laureate Jennifer Doudna, PhD. She discussed how her curiosity in understanding CRISPR led to the gene editing revolution in a talk at the 2021 American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy virtual meeting. Read More
Life science microscopy techniques get AI upgrade
May 11, 2021 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) can be used to speed up the computationally intensive process of light-field microscopy, a 3D microscopic imaging method. Researchers who developed the technique refer to it as hybrid LFM (HyLFM) and described the method in a paper published on May 7 in Nature Methods. Read More
Leveraging optofluidics to make therapeutic antibody discovery easier
May 10, 2021 -- The need for speed and accuracy in the development of therapeutic antibodies has prompted Berkeley Lights to upgrade its optofluidic tools to help customers improve the quality of their therapeutic antibody products. John Proctor, PhD, senior vice president of antibody therapeutics at Berkeley Lights, spoke with ScienceBoard.net about some technological advancements the company has recently launched. Read More
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