This Biotech Uses ‘Omics’ to Develop Treatments for Drug-Resistant Cancer

Next time you travel to Barcelona, Spain, check out Aromics, a biotech that is using genomics and proteomics to develop treatments for cancers such as malignant mesothelioma, which can be caused by asbestos. Mission: To...

Bioinspired and osteopromotive polydopamine nanoparticle-incorporated fibrous membranes for robust bone regeneration

Preparation of PDA NP-incorporated membranes First, 2 mg/mL of a dopamine solution (Sigma, USA) was fabricated by dissolving it in 10 mM of a Tris-HCl solution (pH = 8.5) with stirring for 1 day at 60 °C. Then, the reaction was...

Insulin resistance and metabonomics analysis of fatty liver haemorrhagic syndrome in laying hens induced...

Ethics statement All experimental protocols were approved by the Committee for the Care and Use of Experimental Animals of Jiangxi Agriculture University, and the ethics committee of Jiangxi Agriculture University specifically approved this study. Samples...

Human gut microbiome changes during a 10 week Randomised Control Trial for micronutrient supplementation...

Randomized control trial layout This 10-week pilot study followed a standard double-blind, randomized control trial (RCT) design, where participants were randomized to either placebo or control. The cohort consisted of 18 consenting children diagnosed with...

Professor Kristin Myers earns Presidential Early Career Award

Mechanical engineering professor focuses on mechanical stresses on female reproductive system during pregnancy, specifically pre-term birth Credit: Eileen Barroso/Columbia Engineering Kristin Myers, associate professor of mechanical engineering at...

Scripps CHAVD wins $129 million NIH grant to advance new HIV vaccine approach

The Scripps Consortium for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Development (CHAVD), an international collaboration led by Scripps Research, has received a $129 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to advance next-generation vaccines designed to coax...

Researchers identify cancer-killing capability of lesser known immune cells

Researchers at Trinity College Dublin have identified, for the first time in oesophageal cancer, the cancer killing capability of a lesser-known type of immune cell, presenting a new potential therapeutic target. Their research has...

Bayer Launches Israeli Company to Develop Viruses Against Crop Disease

Bayer is backing the launch of the Israeli biotech Ecophage, which will develop environmentally friendly crop disease treatments based on bacteria-hunting viruses called bacteriophages. Bacteria can cause a range of diseases in crops, including blight...

French Company Raises €29M to Sell Supplements and Cosmetics from Microalgae

The French biotech Microphyt has raised €28.5M ($32M) to commercialize nutritional and cosmetic products harvested from microalgae. Over the next 18 months, Microphyt will use the money to ramp up its workforce and industrial capacity...

Forecasting cell fate during antibiotic exposure using stochastic gene expression

E. coli shows single-cell variability in carbenicillin susceptibility In order to quantify the relationship between stochastic gene expression and the time to E. coli cell death under antibiotic exposure, we grew cells with a reporter...

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