Researchers grow therapeutic mushrooms on edible insects
October 19, 2022 -- Researchers from South Korea’s Chungbuk National University have shown that potentially therapeutic Cordyceps mushrooms can be grown on edible insects. Read More
AI model could improve accuracy, reduce time and cost of drug development process
October 18, 2022 -- A research team at the City University of New York Graduate Center has created an artificial intelligence (AI) model that could significantly improve the accuracy and reduce the time and cost of the drug development process. Read More
Arthritis drug auranofin improves diabetes symptoms in mice
October 17, 2022 -- Baylor College of Medicine researchers discovered that the rheumatoid arthritis drug auranofin can potentially be repurposed to improve diabetes-associated symptoms in mice. Read More
Diabetes drug metformin may potentially treat atrial fibrillation
October 12, 2022 -- Cleveland Clinic researchers have identified metformin, a common diabetes medication, as a possible treatment for atrial fibrillation using genomic data. 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
Heart medication spironolactone may also treat alcohol use disorder
September 21, 2022 -- Spironolactone, a diuretic medication used for heart problems and high blood pressure, may also effectively treat alcohol use disorder by reducing consumption, according to a new study published September 20 in the journal Molecular Psychiatry. Read More
Beckman Coulter acquires biotech company ValitaCell in analytics play
September 16, 2022 -- Laboratory automation company Beckman Coulter Life Sciences has acquired biotech company ValitaCell for an undisclosed amount, according to a September 13 announcement from the companies. 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
Women researchers in life sciences face gender inequities in mentoring
September 9, 2022 -- There is a disproportionate tendency for women to leave academic research instead of advancing to positions in which they become mentors themselves, according to an analysis of formal PhD and postdoctoral mentoring relationships in the life sciences. Read More
Scientists find link between chronic pain and lung cancer in mice, offers hope for chronic pain
September 1, 2022 -- A new study points to potential new treatments for chronic pain by targeting the metabolite tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4). The therapeutic pathway could improve chronic pain management and combat the opioid epidemic. Read More
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