UTSA study shows cell’s cytoskeleton does more than hold up a cell, it transfers...

Credit: Photo courtesy of UTSA (May 8, 2018) – Dysfunctions and malformations in the scaffold of a cell are thought to contribute to heart muscle weakness, neurodegenerative...

Excuse Me, But These Biotech Jobs are Waiting!

Hello biotechnologists,Job hunt frustrating? Don’t worry, we’re here to help. Check out the position as Senior Scientist at AstraZeneca or become a Project Manager at Altran. Just starting out? Check out the internship at...

Cornell scientists discover new ‘jumping’ superbug gene

While sifting through the bacterial genome of salmonella, Cornell University food scientists discovered mcr-9, a new stealthy, jumping gene so diabolical and robust that it resists one of the world's few last-resort antibiotics. Doctors deploy...

New DBTL workflow may enable more efficient production of pharmaceutical raw materials

Researchers in Japan have developed an integrated synthetic biology system to construct new metabolic pathways and enzymes within microbes. By incorporating a "Design, Build, Test, Learn" (DBTL) workflow, the production of pharmaceutical raw materials...

Stages identifying and transcriptome profiling of the floral transition in Juglans regia

Morphological characteristics of walnut floral transition Morphological differentiation of female flower buds in walnut was continuously observed by paraffin section. We divided walnut female flower bud differentiation into stages as follows: F_1 (predifferentiation period), F_2...

Genetic conditions lead to range of overlapping needs in children

Deletions and duplications of DNA are responsible for wide-ranging developmental difficulties in children, finds a new study by Cardiff University. Lead author Professor Marianne van den Bree, from Cardiff University’s MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics...

Belgian Biotech Raises €30M Series A to Unlock Undruggable Targets

Confo Therapeutics has raised €30M in a Series A round that will take its unique technology to find drugs for historically undruggable targets to clinical trials. The fundraising was led by the VCs BioGeneration Ventures...

Side-by-side comparison on point of care tests for blood’s ability to clot

Credit: Phil Jones, Senior Photographer, Augusta University AUGUSTA, Ga. (May 7, 2019) – During big procedures like open heart surgery, patients need anticoagulants to prevent dangerous blood clot formation and regular bedside monitoring to make...

Identification of a novel strong promoter from the anhydrobiotic midge, Polypedilum vanderplanki, with conserved...

Cell culture Pv11 cells were originally established in our lab4. AeAl-2, Sape-4 and Tc81 cells were obtained as file numbers ANJP 1715, ANJP 1784 and ANJP 1805, respectively, from the GeneBank of NARO (https://www.gene.affrc.go.jp/index_j.php). BmN4...

Creating biologically functional tissue using 3D printing techniques

The future of medicine is biological - and scientists hope we will soon be using 3D-printed biologically functional tissue to replace irreparably damaged tissue in the body. A team of researchers from the Fraunhofer...

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