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Biopharma processing market shows early indicators of strong 2020
March 3, 2020 -- The biopharmaceutical processing market shows early indicators of strong 2020, according to our partners Strategic Directions International and Kalorama Information, which are developing an upcoming report on the sector.  Discuss
From lab to clinic: How AI can help
March 2, 2020 -- Clinical trials are an important checkpoint in moving therapies from the lab to the clinic, and artificial intelligence (AI) software can help researchers and clinicians reach their goals in several ways, according to a new article by U.K. market research firm Signify Research.  Discuss
Glia-to-neuron conversion gene therapy can treat Huntington's disease
February 28, 2020 -- Using adeno-associated virus technology, researchers have developed a novel gene therapy that can regenerate functional neurons in mouse models of Huntington's disease. The work was published in Nature Communications on February 27.  Discuss
3 reasons the coronavirus outbreak has been so severe
February 27, 2020 -- WASHINGTON, DC - Why has the current outbreak of coronavirus been so severe compared with past epidemics of viral respiratory diseases? It has to do with unique characteristics of the coronavirus itself, according to a speaker at a February 26 congressional briefing.  Discuss
Inflammatory attack comes from an unexpected source in rheumatoid arthritis
February 26, 2020 -- Researchers have pinpointed immune cells called natural killer cells as an unexpected source of inflammatory proteins that contribute to rheumatoid arthritis. The research was published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine on February 25.  Discuss
Extra copies of chromosomes can be good or bad
February 25, 2020 -- Researchers are developing human cell lines to explore how extra copies of chromosomes can enhance the metastasis and invasiveness of cancer cells. They explained their methodology in a study published in Developmental Cell on February 24.  Discuss
New NIH study pinpoints how coronavirus attacks cells
February 24, 2020 -- The continued spread of the novel 2019 coronavirus, known as SARS-CoV-2, around the world has raised the need for a test to rapidly and efficiently screen coronaviruses to monitor rapid changes and determine how they function. Findings from ongoing U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) research, published in Nature Microbiology on February 24, offer new tools in the fight.  Discuss
3D magnetic cell culture transforms cancer therapy screening
February 21, 2020 -- Traditional high-throughput drug screening in oncology routinely relies on 2D cell models, which inadequately recapitulate the physiologic context of cancer. With recent technological advancements, a novel method for magnetic 3D cell culture can create pancreatic tumor models. This model may have serious effects on cancer research.  Discuss
Genomic landscape of osteosarcomas reveals why immunotherapy may not be effective
February 21, 2020 -- Immune profiling of osteosarcoma has revealed why immune checkpoint inhibitors might not be an effective treatment option for patients with this rare type of cancer, according to new research published online February 21 in Nature Communications.  Discuss
Artificial intelligence helps researchers find new antibiotics
February 20, 2020 -- To address antibiotic resistance, researchers have developed a machine-learning approach that can search millions of known chemicals to find new potential antimicrobial compounds. This research, published in Cell on February 20, uncovered several promising antibiotic candidates that will move into clinical testing.  Discuss
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