Advances in artificial intelligence could shed light on aging process

There are two kinds of age: chronological age, w hich is the number of years one has lived, and biological age, which is influenced by our genes, lifestyle, behavior, the environment and other factors....

Graphene sponge helps lithium sulphur batteries reach new potential

Credit: Yen Strandqvist/Chalmers University of Technology To meet the demands of an electric future, new battery technologies will be essential. One option is lithium sulphur batteries, which offer a theoretical energy density more than five...

Stem cell scientists clear another hurdle in creating transplant arteries

Cardiovascular disease is a major cause of death worldwide, and treating it isn’t easy.  The disease wreaks havoc on patients’ blood vessels and can require complex bypass surgery. Scientists at the Morgridge Institute for Research...

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...

Researchers synthesize artificial cells to detect histamine

Baking a cake from scratch is a task deemed difficult for many. Constructing an artificial cell-like system from scratch, well that's another story. "Synthesizing cells from scratch is of fundamental importance to understand what life...

It’s not just fish, plastic pollution harms the bacteria that help us breathe

Credit: Kevin Krejci Ten per cent of the oxygen we breathe comes from just one kind of bacteria in the ocean. Now laboratory tests have shown that...

Studies of the oligomerisation mechanism of a cystatin-based engineered protein scaffold

1. Cui, Y., Cui, P., Chen, B., Li, S. & Guan, H. Monoclonal antibodies: formulations of marketed products and recent advances in novel delivery system. Drug development and industrial pharmacy 43, 519–530 (2017). 2. Lagassé, H. D....

Novel serum biomarkers to detect NAFLD-related fibrosis

With an estimated 25% of people worldwide affected by nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), there is a large unmet need for accurate, noninvasive measures to enhance early diagnosis and screening of hepatic fibrosis. A...

Debunking science deniers

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Combining DNA and RNA Testing Could Improve Precision Medicine for Cancer

An international clinical trial has shown that extending cancer testing beyond genetic mutations has potential to improve the personalized treatment of cancer. In recent years, the field of precision medicine has been rapidly growing and...

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