CRISPR Therapeutics Announces Huge €400M Public Fundraise

The Swiss firm CRISPR Therapeutics has priced a public offering on the Nasdaq Global Market at around €400M, which it will use to develop therapies based on the gene editing tool CRISPR/Cas9 for genetic...

‘Fang’tastic: researchers report amphibians with snake-like dental glands

Utah State University and Butantan Institute scientists publish evolutionary findings in ‘iScience.’ Credit: Butantan Institute, Brazil LOGAN, UTAH, USA – Utah State University biologist Edmund ‘Butch’ Brodie, Jr....

Testosterone helps older men avoiding type 2 diabetes, but it is not a quick...

Type 2 diabetes is a major burden on healthcare systems in the entire world. It is especially prevalent among older men, who typically don’t follow healthy diets, don’t exercise and generally don’t take good...

Novel biomarker discovery could lead to early diagnosis for deadly preeclampsia

The discovery of two new biomarkers has the potential to predict key underlying causes of preeclampsia and could lead to the early diagnosis Credit: Oxford Press Preeclampsia is...

Researchers find more precise way to target tumours with anti-cancer drugs

Researchers at the University of Alberta have found a way to deliver anti-cancer drugs with more precision, which could increase the effectiveness of many cancer treatments. U of A oncologist Frank Wuest altered the surface of nanoparticles,...

New editorial published following adverse events of gene therapy clinical trial

The Editor-in-Chief of Human Gene Therapy, the first journal devoted to the field of gene therapy, and one of the world's leading experts on gene therapy have co-authored a new editorial, Moving Forward After...

De novo design of Au36(SR)24 nanoclusters

Theoretical prediction Based on GUM, there is a potential two-dimensional growth pattern, in which the growth of gold kernels in thiolate-protected gold nanoclusters can be viewed as the sequent addition of elementary blocks (tetrahedral Au4...

The Seminavis robusta genome provides insights into the evolutionary adaptations of benthic diatoms

Genome characterization and expression atlas Illumina paired-end sequencing in combination with long PacBio reads of the Seminavis robusta D6 strain, yielding 79× and 34× coverage, respectively, were used as input for genome assembly (Supplementary Table 1)....

Researchers discover marine alga from Kiel Fjord as potential remedy against infections, skin cancer

Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Jul 2 2020 Healing with the help of marine organisms is no utopia. Already 12 life-saving drugs, e.g. against cancer, have been developed from marine organisms and their symbiotic microbiota. Their...

Freeline Closes €106M Series C to Progress Hemophilia Gene Therapy

UK biotech Freeline Therapeutics has extended its Series C round to take its gene therapy for hemophilia B to a pivotal trial, while hinting at the possibility of an IPO in the US later...

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