Dual role of MdSND1 in the biosynthesis of lignin and in signal transduction in...

MdSND1 has conserved NAC DNA-binding regions Overexpression of AtSND1 can increase secondary cell wall thickening in Arabidopsis9. To identify SND1 in apple, we first used the AtSND1 amino acid sequence to search for orthologs in...

Novel Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Protocol Can Improve Cognitive Function of Healthy Older Adults

The Sagol Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Research at Shamir Medical Center, together with the Sackler School of Medicine and Sagol School of Neuroscience at Tel Aviv University, announced today that a peer-reviewed study has demonstrated for the first...

GMO Regulations in Europe Are “Not Fit for Purpose”

The controversial decision by the European courts in 2018 to regulate gene-edited organisms as GMOs has had a damaging effect on biotech companies working in this area.The current GMO regulations were established in Europe...

US and French Biotech Partnership to Develop Off-the-Shelf Cell Therapies

The French biotech Erytech will license its red blood cell drug encapsulation technology to the US cell therapy company SQZ Biotechnologies for up to €50M.   The partners plan to develop off-the-shelf cell therapies combining Erytech’s...

German Biotech Will Target Parkinsonian Disorders with €12M Series A

Modag has developed a candidate drug targeting the neurodegenerative disease multiple system atrophy, which it plans to take to the clinic with €12M in Series A funds.  Multiple system atrophy is a rare disorder, with...

Tumor microenvironment-targeted nanoparticles loaded with bortezomib and ROCK inhibitor improve efficacy in multiple myeloma

Materials and reagents The phospholipids, 1,2-dipalmitoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (DPPC), 1,2-distearoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphoethanolamine-N- (DSPE-mPEG2000), and 1,2-distearoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphoethanolamine-N- (DSPE-PEG(2000)-succinyl) were purchased from Avanti Polar Lipids, Inc. (Alabaster, AL). Cholesterol (Chol), N-(3-Dimethylaminopropyl)-N′-ethylcarbodiimide hydrochloride (EDC), and N-Hydroxysuccinimide (NHS) were purchased from Sigma-Aldrich (St. Louis,...

Carefully engineered spike protein can help develop COVID-19 vaccine

The experimental vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 that was the first to enter human trials in the United States has been shown to elicit neutralizing antibodies and a helpful T-cell response with the aid of a...

Winning projects for the 2019 Elsevier Foundation-ISC3 Green & Sustainable Chemistry Challenge

Top projects awarded for innovative wastewater treatments and solutions for ecosystem balance Credit: Jürgen Lösel Dresden, May 9, 2019 – Two new chemistry solutions that use a new...

Applying the power of AI to improve heart-transplant outcomes

Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 5 2020 The team of biomedical researchers at the Center for Computational Imaging and Personalized Diagnostics (CCIPD) has tackled various aspects of lung cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer and more...

Brain structure determines individual differences regarding music sensitivity

Pleasure with music Credit: Journal of Neuroscience The white matter structure in the brain reflects music sensitivity, according to a study by the research group on Cognition and...

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