The Top 10 Biotech Companies Brewing at Oxford

Here are the top biotech companies you will find in Oxford, a city with an old scientific tradition and an enormous output of biotech applications. Oxford is well known for its university, one of the...

Size dependency of gold nanoparticles interacting with model membranes

Theoretical background Investigating how NPs interact with lipid membranes is fundamental to understanding their bioactivity. The fate of a nanoparticle in contact with a lipid surface is determined by the elastic properties of membrane and...

A ferry protein in the pancreas protects it from the stress induced by a...

Credit: Tokyo Tech Every time we eat, the glucose level in our body goes up. This spurs our pancreatic machinery into action and through intricate physiological mechanisms,...

Cancer Research Heats up with Biotechs Attacking Tumor ‘Comfort Zone’

The recent founding of Modulus Therapeutics in the UK has highlighted an accelerating movement in cancer research that aims to attack solid tumors via their ‘comfort zone’, known as the tumor microenvironment. Cancer drugs in...

Experimental, precision strategy targets unique cancer protein found in certain acute myeloid leukemia cases

Lab study shows promise of aiming genetically engineered T-cell therapy at a gene fusion. Precision immunotherapies that aim the power of the body’s soldier cells at cancer have revolutionized the care of certain types of...

Neutralizing a Threat: Sailors Spared from Coronavirus Reinfection

As a wave of Covid-19 infected the crew of a commercial fishing vessel, three sailors remained healthy. They may hold the key to answer one of the most important questions of the coronavirus pandemic:...

AI and machine learning tools can help separate COVID-related claims

Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 16 2020 As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the world, researchers have published hundreds of papers each week reporting their findings - many of which have not undergone a thorough...

Reverse and forward engineering of Drosophila corneal nanocoatings

1. Nalwa, H. S. Handbook of Nanostructured Biomaterials and their Applications in Nanobiotechnology (American Scientific, 2005). 2. Kryuchkov, M., Blagodatski, A., Cherepanov, V. & Katanaev, V. L. in Functional Surfaces in Biology III: Diversity of the Physical...

COVID-19 virus uses heparan sulfate to get inside cells

Discovery opens new possibilities for treating COVID-19 by disrupting virus’ ability to bind the carbohydrate, potentially by using a repurposed drug Credit: UC San Diego Health Sciences A...

A cure for herpes? There is progress to report

Mouse studies show gene therapy can cause big drop in latent infections. It takes a persistent scientist to stop a persistent virus. A decade ago, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center virologist Dr. Keith Jerome began exploring...

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