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Enemy or Valuable Ally? How Biotechs are Using Viruses for Good ENEMY OR VALUABLE ALLY? HOW BIOTECHS ARE USING VIRUSES FOR GOOD

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May 24, 2019

Taking advantage of the viral world’s expertise in manipulating life is opening new doors for the biotech industry. Once only seen as our enemies, viruses are fast becoming some of our most valuable allies.Viruses may not have the best public i...

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Danger Signs on Cancer Diagnostics You Should Know DANGER SIGNS ON CANCER DIAGNOSTICS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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May 24, 2019

Cancer always is a complicated question, and there are not any simple answers thus far. The sooner you catch cancer the more curable it is, but today the only method to receive tested is to visit the doctor, and several people don’t have enough...

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Closing the Gap Between LIMS Capabilities and QC Microbiology Needs CLOSING THE GAP BETWEEN LIMS CAPABILITIES AND QC MICROBIOLOGY NEEDS

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May 20, 2019

Organizations often overestimate the ability of laboratory information management systems (LIMS) to efficiently manage the complexities and sample volumes for a QC Microbiology operation. LIMS solutions can fail to accommodate technology advancements...

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The fascination of plant genomes THE FASCINATION OF PLANT GENOMES

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May 20, 2019

At Genome Biology we are as fascinated with plants as the next botanist and over the last couple of months we've seen some excellent plant research publish in the journal. Here, Senior Editor Andrew Cosgrove highlights a few of his favorites.

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Access to Gene-Directed Therapies ACCESS TO GENE-DIRECTED THERAPIES

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May 17, 2019

Our 'Clinical Genetics in Action' series was created in collaboration with the Royal College of Physicians and with Dr Kate Tatton-Brown and Dr Katherine Josephs at St George's Hospital, London. Clinical Genetics is an area of medicine th...

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A new era in mosquito-borne disease surveillance A NEW ERA IN MOSQUITO-BORNE DISEASE SURVEILLANCE

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May 17, 2019

Krisztian Magori (@BiteOfAMosquito) discusses the newest innovation in arbovirus surveillance, using mosquito excreta to test for mosquito-borne pathogens.

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Turning the Promise of Gene Therapy Into a Reality: Behind Our Manufacturing TURNING THE PROMISE OF GENE THERAPY INTO A REALITY: BEHIND OUR MANUFACTURING

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May 16, 2019

How do you make a gene therapy? Pfizer’s bioprocess and manufacturing teams in Research Triangle Park and Sanford, NC, give an inside look at what it takes to produce potential gene therapies from research to clinical to commercial scales. Lear...

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Researchers brought part of a pig’s brain back to life after death RESEARCHERS BROUGHT PART OF A PIG’S BRAIN BACK TO LIFE AFTER DEATH

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May 15, 2019

The researchers say these findings could be significant for stroke patients. Here's why.

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A protoplast generation and transformation A PROTOPLAST GENERATION AND TRANSFORMATION

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May 15, 2019

Soybean production around the globe faces signifcant annual yield losses due to pests and diseases. One of the most signifcant causes of soybean yield loss annually in the U.S. is sudden death syndrome (SDS), caused by soil-borne fungi in the Fusariu...

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Virtual tour of Gnosis biotechnology manufacturing facility of S. Antonino VIRTUAL TOUR OF GNOSIS BIOTECHNOLOGY MANUFACTURING FACILITY OF S. ANTONINO

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May 14, 2019

We are pleased to present you the new video of Sant'Antonino Operations. Through extensive know-how and remarkable experience in biotech operations, Sant'Antonino plant provides process development, scale-up and manufacturing of fermentation ...

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Data in a snap: Size, age and condition of elephants can be pulled out of photographs DATA IN A SNAP: SIZE, AGE AND CONDITION OF ELEPHANTS CAN BE PULLED OUT OF PHOTOGRAPHS

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May 14, 2019

Photographs taken of wild animals might be more useful data sources than we previously considered. A new study published in Frontiers in Zoology shows that information about age, tusk size and even the sexual state of elephants can be extracted from ...

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Biology- Biodiversity - Plant Kingdom BIOLOGY- BIODIVERSITY - PLANT KINGDOM

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May 14, 2019

Organisms belonging to the plant kingdom are eukaryotic and multicellular organisms. They have a distinct cell wall made of cellulose. Cells are organised into true plant tissues. Plants contain plastids and photosynthetic pigments such as chlorophyl...

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Plant Biologist: Genetics Crucial for Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture PLANT BIOLOGIST: GENETICS CRUCIAL FOR FOOD SECURITY AND SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE

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May 14, 2019

Our world faces daunting challenges as the world’s population approaches eight billion people, particularly a looming food crisis. But how can we feed this many mouths while not engaging in unsustainable farming practices that contribute more t...

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New treatment could potentially cure Alzheimer NEW TREATMENT COULD POTENTIALLY CURE ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE

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May 14, 2019

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is becoming more prevalent worldwide.Four medications (donepezil, rivastigmine, galantamine, and memantine) are approved to treat AD symptoms. Despite extensive research over the past hundredyears, little is known about w...

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Evogene makes Lilliputian plants to test seed traits; moves to cannabis EVOGENE MAKES LILLIPUTIAN PLANTS TO TEST SEED TRAITS; MOVES TO CANNABIS

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May 13, 2019

Cannabis is one of those new markets where everyone and his brother is racing in to make a quick buck. About 500 cannabis-related companies are listed on exchanges in countries like Canada, yet only a handful of those companies are involved in seriou...

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They want Bt Brinjal: Ditch the Luddite approach to GM food, instead research and regulate it THEY WANT BT BRINJAL: DITCH THE LUDDITE APPROACH TO GM FOOD, INSTEAD RESEARCH AND REGULATE IT

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May 13, 2019

Tests confirming illegal cultivation of Bt Brinjal in Fatehabad, Haryana must force Indian government out of its stupor. The cultivation of unauthorised, untested genetically modified (GM) food crops is a biohazard and strict action must be taken to ...

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Cell Encapsulation Biotech Raises €7M to Target Cell Therapy Bottlenecks CELL ENCAPSULATION BIOTECH RAISES €7M TO TARGET CELL THERAPY BOTTLENECKS

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May 13, 2019

The French company Treefrog Therapeutics has raised over €7M in Series A investment to develop its encapsulation technology to improve the production of stem cells for cell therapies.

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2019 Could Be the Hottest Year On Record 2019 COULD BE THE HOTTEST YEAR ON RECORD

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May 12, 2019

Climate scientists warn that 2019 may be the warmest year on record largely as the result of a possible El Niño event exacerbated.

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World Migratory Bird Day Quiz WORLD MIGRATORY BIRD DAY QUIZ

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May 10, 2019

World Migratory Bird Day hopes to increase awareness about the threats birds are facing across the globe. With migratory birds relying on multiple habitats, this makes them even more vulnerable to change, so understanding migration routes is vital in...

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Scientists Who Selfie: Building Public Trust Through Social Media SCIENTISTS WHO SELFIE: BUILDING PUBLIC TRUST THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA

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May 10, 2019

There are many ways to communicate science, but few as expedient and direct as social media. But while Twitter and Instagram have given scientists unprecedented, unfiltered reach to new audiences, there has been a desire to understand how scientists ...

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SYMRISE ACQUIRES ITALIAN BIOTECH COMPANY CUTECH SYMRISE ACQUIRES ITALIAN BIOTECH COMPANY CUTECH

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May 10, 2019

Symrise has signed a contract to acquire the Italian biotech company Cutech. The enterprise offers unique pre-clinical screening services for cosmetic ingredients and finished formulations. Cutech is a research-driven biotech company founded in 2002 ...

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Professional Biotechnology & Life Science Certificate PROFESSIONAL BIOTECHNOLOGY & LIFE SCIENCE CERTIFICATE

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May 10, 2019

The Professional Certificate Program in Biotechnology & Life Sciences consists of a core of courses in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals and several elective courses on leadership, communication, and experimentation - key skills for any professio...

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Humans Can Sense Earth’s Magnetic Field HUMANS CAN SENSE EARTH’S MAGNETIC FIELD

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May 09, 2019

A new analysis of people's brain waves when surrounded by different magnetic fieldssuggests that people have a “sixth sense” for magnetism.

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Innate vs Adaptive Immunity INNATE VS ADAPTIVE IMMUNITY

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May 09, 2019

The immune system is essential to protect us from potentially harmful invaders, and when it weakens or fails it leaves our body vulnerable to attack. Swift responses are essential but equally important are targeted reactions, therefore all aspects of...

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How Can AI Be Used For Clinical Trials? HOW CAN AI BE USED FOR CLINICAL TRIALS?

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May 09, 2019

The continuous innovation of technology is changing the way companies operate across different sectors. In particular, big data and artificial intelligence (AI) are expected to have the most significant impact. In this post, we’ll discuss how b...

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Scientists of the future at the 30th Fungal Genetics Conference SCIENTISTS OF THE FUTURE AT THE 30TH FUNGAL GENETICS CONFERENCE

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May 09, 2019

Editors of Fungal Biology and Biotechnology recently attended the 30th Fungal Genetics Conference in Pacific Grove, CA, USA. We invited young scientists who presented excellent posters at the conference to tell us more about their research. In this b...

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Amazing Facts About Sharks AMAZING FACTS ABOUT SHARKS

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May 08, 2019

The Bull Shark can live in fresh water or sea water. Sharks can hear a fish swimming over one mile away, and can smell one drop of blood in a million drops of water. The upper and lower jaws of the shark are able to move, unlike humans and most other...

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Bioinformatician – The Scientist at the Cross-Section of Biology, Computer Science, and Statistics BIOINFORMATICIAN – THE SCIENTIST AT THE CROSS-SECTION OF BIOLOGY, COMPUTER SCIENCE, AND STATISTICS

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May 06, 2019

Modern research incorporates a variety of scientific and mathematical disciplines. Are you fascinated by the interplay between biology, computer science, and statistics? Recently, we’ve been spotlighting non-traditional and uncommon careers wit...

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E-cigarettes are harmful to your immune system and lungs E-CIGARETTES ARE HARMFUL TO YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM AND LUNGS

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May 05, 2019

Vaping can damage vital immune system cells and may be more harmful than previously thought, a study suggests. Researchers found e-cigarettevapour disabled important immune cells in the lung and boosted inflammation.

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Highlights: American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy Meeting HIGHLIGHTS: AMERICAN SOCIETY OF GENE & CELL THERAPY MEETING

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May 03, 2019

Researchers with Audentes Therapeutics, Hopital Armand Trousseau in Paris, UCLA Medical Center, Children’s Hospital of Chicago and several other institutions, presented data from a Phase I/II clinical trial of gene therapy in X-linked Myotubula...

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BioViva -- First Gene Therapy To Treat Biological Aging -- Patient Zero - Liz Parrish BIOVIVA -- FIRST GENE THERAPY TO TREAT BIOLOGICAL AGING -- PATIENT ZERO - LIZ PARRISH

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May 02, 2019

Liz Parrish, CEO of BioViva USA, shares a short clip from her gene therapy that she took in 2015 against biological aging. This is the first step to curing diseases like Alzheimer's disease, heart disease, kidney failure and cancer. If we work to...

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Microbiology – A Field Ripe for Entrepreneurship MICROBIOLOGY – A FIELD RIPE FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP

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May 02, 2019

Are you fascinated with microbiology? Have you ever thought about how to integrate your passion for research and entrepreneurship? The field of microbiology is expanding and being significantly impacted by advancements in technology. Recently, we int...

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Cpf1 enables fast and efcient genome CPF1 ENABLES FAST AND EFCIENT GENOME

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May 01, 2019

CRISPR technology has revolutionized fungal genetic engineering by increasing the speed and complexity of the experiments that can be performed. Moreover, the efciency of the system often allows genetic engineering to be introduced in non-model speci...

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A revolutionary 3D-microscope A REVOLUTIONARY 3D-MICROSCOPE

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May 01, 2019

EMBL researchers have combined their expertise to develop a new type of microscope. The revolutionary new light-field microscopy system makes it possible to study fast biological processes, creating up to 200 3D images per second.

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Healthcare And Biotechs Feel The Heat As The Market At New Highs HEALTHCARE AND BIOTECHS FEEL THE HEAT AS THE MARKET AT NEW HIGHS

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Apr 30, 2019

The steady gain reflects a diminishing concern relating to the pace of a global economic slowdown, as major central banks and governments have moved to bolster growth. The Federal Reserve has been relatively aggressive in adjusting its policy this ye...

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Applications of Simulated Moving Bed chromatography for continuous purification of small and large molecules APPLICATIONS OF SIMULATED MOVING BED CHROMATOGRAPHY FOR CONTINUOUS PURIFICATION OF SMALL AND LARGE MOLECULES

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Apr 30, 2019

SMB chromatography is a HPLC technique for the separation and purification of binary mixtures with high productivity and purity. The AZURA® SMB systems allow their usage in various areas such as the pharmaceutical or food industry. SMB is ideal t...

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FDA deems Orchestra BioMed FDA DEEMS ORCHESTRA BIOMED'S SIROLIMUS-ELUTING BALLOON A BREAKTHROUGH DEVICE FOR CORONARY RESTENOSIS

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Apr 29, 2019

Orchestra BioMed has received an FDA breakthrough device designation for its drug-eluting angioplasty balloon, designed to open up the coronary arteries of the heart after they’ve reclogged following the placement of a stent. While physically w...

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Savonix picks up an extra $9.6M to bring its cognition test app to Asia SAVONIX PICKS UP AN EXTRA $9.6M TO BRING ITS COGNITION TEST APP TO ASIA

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Apr 29, 2019

Savonix has padded out its series A round with $9.6 million in extension financing, bringing its total haul up to $14.7 million to support the development of its mobile app that tests for signs of cognitive decline. Using machine learning and populat...

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Bicycle files for $86M IPO to fund trials of novel drug conjugates BICYCLE FILES FOR $86M IPO TO FUND TRIALS OF NOVEL DRUG CONJUGATES

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Apr 29, 2019

Bicycle Therapeutics has filed to raise up to $86 million in a Nasdaq IPO. The British biotech wants the money to prepare for phase 2 and 3 clinical trials of its lead anticancer candidate, BT1718. BT1718, like the rest of Bicycle’s pipeline, i...

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Merging science and art through fungi MERGING SCIENCE AND ART THROUGH FUNGI

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Apr 26, 2019

Science and art have long been studied interchangeably, with notable polymaths emerging in the Renaissance such as Leonardo da Vinci (artist, inventor, engineer and anatomist) and Alexander von Humboldt (explorer, geographer and naturalist) with his ...

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Flow Cytometry in the Clinic FLOW CYTOMETRY IN THE CLINIC

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Apr 26, 2019

Flow cytometry is a technique used to count and analyze the size, shape and properties of individual cells. Cells labeled with fluorescent markers are passed in a rapid stream past the instrument’s laser at rates upwards of 10,000 cells per sec...

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Single-cell DNA Analysis: Driving Dynamic Changes in the Treatment of Cancer SINGLE-CELL DNA ANALYSIS: DRIVING DYNAMIC CHANGES IN THE TREATMENT OF CANCER

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Apr 26, 2019

Complex diseases, such as cancer evolve, so understanding genetic variability at the single-cell level is vital. Ensuring researchers have the tools to unlock single-cell biology enables the discovery, development, and delivery of precision medicine....

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Stem cells rebuild neurons’ protective sheaths in mice, inspiring new ideas for MS research STEM CELLS REBUILD NEURONS’ PROTECTIVE SHEATHS IN MICE, INSPIRING NEW IDEAS FOR MS RESEARCH

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Apr 26, 2019

In multiple sclerosis and several other brain disorders, the protective sheath around neurons called myelin breaks down, which in turn disrupts the transmission of nerve signals. Researchers at the VA Maryland Health Care System and the University of...

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After the Alzheimer AFTER THE ALZHEIMER'S CRASH, SHOULD BIOGEN TURN TO M&A TO BOLSTER ITS PIPELINE?

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Apr 26, 2019

Earlier this week, Biogen reported out its first-quarter financial results, showing an 11% increase in revenues, hitting $3.5 billion. But in light of the company’s announcement in late March that it was dropping development of aducanumab for A...

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Research Roundup: Alzheimer’s, Schizophrenia, Diabetes and More RESEARCH ROUNDUP: ALZHEIMER’S, SCHIZOPHRENIA, DIABETES AND MORE

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Apr 26, 2019

It’s well known that the accumulation of amyloid beta proteins in the brain are significantly involved in the development of Alzheimer’s disease, even if there’s some debate as to exactly what the role is. Monomers of amyloid beta, ...

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BioSpace Movers and Shakers BIOSPACE MOVERS AND SHAKERS

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Apr 26, 2019

It didn’t take long for Novartis to tap a new chief executive officer for its generics subsidiary Sandoz. GlaxoSmithKline veteran Richard Saynor, who spent five years with Sandoz earlier in his career, was tapped as the new CEO of Sandoz. For t...

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A Brief History of DNA A BRIEF HISTORY OF DNA

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Apr 25, 2019

National DNA Day honors the completion of the Human Genome Project in April 2003 and the discovery of the double helix of DNA in 1953. In this infographic we rewind time to explore the history of DNA and some of the landmark discoveries in the field ...

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Overcoming Challenges when Designing a Multicolor Flow Cytometry Panel OVERCOMING CHALLENGES WHEN DESIGNING A MULTICOLOR FLOW CYTOMETRY PANEL

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Apr 25, 2019

Flow cytometry is a platform with the power to carry out the identification and characterization of multiple antigens at one time. At the same time, it must be noted that when more antigens and fluorochromes are employed, the experimental design beco...

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WindMIL Therapeutics interim CEO Hayden steps up to the plate WINDMIL THERAPEUTICS INTERIM CEO HAYDEN STEPS UP TO THE PLATE

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Apr 25, 2019

When Donald Hayden, a 25-year veteran of Bristol-Myers Squibb, joined WindMIL Therapeutics as its executive chairman, he figured he would steer the ship until the company’s board picked a permanent CEO. But as he got to know the company and the...

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LabCorp spends $485M as its CRO unit snaps up Envigo LABCORP SPENDS $485M AS ITS CRO UNIT SNAPS UP ENVIGO'S NONCLINICAL BUSINESS

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Apr 25, 2019

LabCorp’s CRO business Covance will boost its nonclinical contract research services business as its parent company buys out the segment from Envigo, while the latter repositions. On the flip side of this deal, Envigo’s Research Models Se...

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Salix grabs ex-Asia rights to Mitsubishi Tanabe autoimmune drug SALIX GRABS EX-ASIA RIGHTS TO MITSUBISHI TANABE AUTOIMMUNE DRUG

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Apr 25, 2019

Salix Pharmaceuticals has bagged the ex-Asia rights to Mitsubishi Tanabe’s late-phase autoimmune drug, amiselimod. The Bausch Health subsidiary plans to trial the S1P receptor functional antagonist in ulcerative colitis. Amiselimod is designed ...

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Daiichi picks immuno-oncology bispecific, triggering payout to Zymeworks DAIICHI PICKS IMMUNO-ONCOLOGY BISPECIFIC, TRIGGERING PAYOUT TO ZYMEWORKS

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Apr 25, 2019

Daiichi Sankyo has selected the first immuno-oncology candidate under its deal with Zymeworks. The action sees Daiichi pay Zymeworks $3.5 million to license an asset based on its bispecific antibody platform. Zymeworks granted Daiichi access to its A...

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Food Production - Biotechnology - Bread - GCSE Biology (9-1) FOOD PRODUCTION - BIOTECHNOLOGY - BREAD - GCSE BIOLOGY (9-1)

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Apr 24, 2019

This video is for Edexcel IGCSE Biology 9-1 but is relevant for many GCSE Biology courses. It covers these specific objectives from the syllabus

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Future Biological Advancement | Genome Editing | DNA Engeneering FUTURE BIOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENT | GENOME EDITING | DNA ENGENEERING

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Apr 24, 2019

Genome editing is a new type of engineering that has recently begun to be heavily looked into. Genome editing is when DNA is inserted, deleted, modified, or replaced inside of the genome of a living organism. Genome editing has come a long way since ...

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Biogen cans plan to test aducanumab in Alzheimer BIOGEN CANS PLAN TO TEST ADUCANUMAB IN ALZHEIMER'S PREVENTION

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Apr 24, 2019

Biogen has decided against (PDF) starting a phase 3 trial of aducanumab in the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease. The study was the one option for further development of aducanumab that Biogen left open when it revealed the failure of its main ...

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Arrowhead starts triple-combo hepatitis B test, triggering J&J payday ARROWHEAD STARTS TRIPLE-COMBO HEPATITIS B TEST, TRIGGERING J&J PAYDAY

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Apr 24, 2019

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals has added a triple-combination arm to its chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) clinical trial. The cohort will assess ARO-HBV in combination with two undisclosed drugs selected by Johnson & Johnson. J&J secured the global...

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Putting the bio in tech: FierceBiotech tests a robotic PUTTING THE BIO IN TECH: FIERCEBIOTECH TESTS A ROBOTIC 'DERMOSKELETON'

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Apr 24, 2019

That’s what Jean-Philippe “JP” Clark said as I approached a staircase, strapped into a robotic device called Keeogo. Needless to say, I did the exact opposite, and my trip up and down the stairs was less than smooth. The device is w...

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Researchers Provide More Evidence That a Blood Test Can Detect the Risk of Alzheimer’s RESEARCHERS PROVIDE MORE EVIDENCE THAT A BLOOD TEST CAN DETECT THE RISK OF ALZHEIMER’S

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Apr 24, 2019

As treatment options for Alzheimer’s disease continue to elude researchers, there appears to be developing promise for the detection of the dreaded form of dementia. A recent studyprovides additional evidence that blood tests can detect the ris...

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Fulcrum Therapeutics Licenses Failed GSK Drug for Possible Muscular Dystrophy Indication FULCRUM THERAPEUTICS LICENSES FAILED GSK DRUG FOR POSSIBLE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY INDICATION

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Apr 24, 2019

Based Fulcrum Therapeutics just acquired a worldwide license with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to develop and commercialize losmapimod. The drug was abandoned by GSK about three years ago after it failed in a late-stage myocardial infarction (heart attack) ...

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Georgia’s Life Sciences Business Grew More than 14% in 2018, Outpaces National Growth GEORGIA’S LIFE SCIENCES BUSINESS GREW MORE THAN 14% IN 2018, OUTPACES NATIONAL GROWTH

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Apr 24, 2019

The life sciences industry has seen significant growth over the past 10 years in Georgia. From 2007 to 2017, employment in the Peach State’s industry sciences grew by 14.9 percent. That growth outpaced the 7.7 percent national growth, Georgia B...

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Novartis Poaches GSK Veteran as New Sandoz CEO NOVARTIS POACHES GSK VETERAN AS NEW SANDOZ CEO

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Apr 24, 2019

GlaxoSmithKline veteran Richard Saynor is coming home to Sandoz. Saynor was named the new chief executive officer of the Novartis’ subsidiary on Tuesday. For the past nine years, Saynor has been with GSK, most recently serving as senior vice pr...

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FDA gives AbbVie’s Skyrizi a Thumbs-Up for Plaque Psoriasis FDA GIVES ABBVIE’S SKYRIZI A THUMBS-UP FOR PLAQUE PSORIASIS

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Apr 24, 2019

Humira is AbbVie’s mega-blockbuster drug used to treat plaque psoriasis and a number of other immune diseases. In 2018, Humira brought in $19.94 billion. However, it will face biosimilar competition starting in 2023.

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Company Growth, Ambition Drive Ultragenyx’s Continued Success COMPANY GROWTH, AMBITION DRIVE ULTRAGENYX’S CONTINUED SUCCESS

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Apr 23, 2019

Two years after its acquisition of Dimension Therapeutics, Bay Area-based Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical, Inc. continues to see success in its clinical programs for the company’s adeno-associated virus (AAV) gene therapy treatments and in its overal...

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Homology Medicines: An Interview With Chief Scientific Officer Albert Seymour HOMOLOGY MEDICINES: AN INTERVIEW WITH CHIEF SCIENTIFIC OFFICER ALBERT SEYMOUR

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Apr 23, 2019

The last year has been a busy one for Bedford, Mass.-based Homology Medicines. In late March 2018, the company launched its initial public offering (IPO), raising an initial $144 million. It has since then built a manufacturing facility for its gene ...

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Second death in Novartis gene therapy trials under investigation SECOND DEATH IN NOVARTIS GENE THERAPY TRIALS UNDER INVESTIGATION

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Apr 23, 2019

Novartis, which this week announced positive interim trial results for its experimental gene therapy for spinal muscular atrophy, on Friday said investigation is underway into whether a second trial death could be related to the treatment. Novartis h...

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IQVIA Report: Biopharma R&D Investment Has Increased 32% Over Last 5 Years IQVIA REPORT: BIOPHARMA R&D INVESTMENT HAS INCREASED 32% OVER LAST 5 YEARS

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Apr 23, 2019

The IQVIA Institute for Human Data Science released a new report titled, “The Changing Landscape of Research and Development: Innovation, Drivers of Change, and Evolution of Clinical Trial Productivity.” The report finds, among many other...

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Liquid biopsies provide the biomarkers for targeted therapy for successful cancer treatment LIQUID BIOPSIES PROVIDE THE BIOMARKERS FOR TARGETED THERAPY FOR SUCCESSFUL CANCER TREATMENT

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Apr 23, 2019

In medicine, a biomarker is a measure or indicator of the severity or presence of some disease states. More generally a biomarker is anything that can be used as an indicator of a particular disease state or some other physiological state of an organ...

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Cancer: Highly personalized therapy can improve outcomes CANCER: HIGHLY PERSONALIZED THERAPY CAN IMPROVE OUTCOMES

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Apr 23, 2019

Recently, precision medicine has been gaining ground as a potentially more effective approach to treating a range of stubborn conditions and diseases, including many forms of cancer. With this type of approach, researchers aim to better anticipate wh...

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Sanofi leases its soon-to-be-former Genzyme HQ to Bluebird Bio—at a profit SANOFI LEASES ITS SOON-TO-BE-FORMER GENZYME HQ TO BLUEBIRD BIO—AT A PROFIT

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Apr 23, 2019

When Sanofi inked a massive lease in Cambridge Crossing for its Genzyme unit last year, the French drugmaker found itself in prime position for another real estate deal. The move opened up a lot of square footage at Sanofi Genzyme's existing faci...

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Plant Tissue Culture - A Growing Area in Biotech PLANT TISSUE CULTURE - A GROWING AREA IN BIOTECH

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Apr 22, 2019

Plant tissue culture is used by many companies and nurseries to propagate plants in a disease-free environment.  Technicians who work in this area use many biotechnology skills. We just posted a new career description for plant tissue culture te...

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Importance of the History of Medicine and Science IMPORTANCE OF THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE AND SCIENCE

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Apr 22, 2019

Why should we be concerned about past advances and discoveries in both medicine and science? Shouldn’t we be focused on moving forward rather than looking back? The truth is that if there isn’t an understanding of the past new hypotheses ...

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Using the Innate Immune System to Treat Disease USING THE INNATE IMMUNE SYSTEM TO TREAT DISEASE

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Apr 22, 2019

For most people, two of the most frightening diseases are cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. The reason is simple – these diseases are incurable. The widespread fear of them goes much deeper. While many people are faced with the tragedy of s...

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Personalizing Precision Medicine with Combination Therapies Improves Outcomes in Cancer PERSONALIZING PRECISION MEDICINE WITH COMBINATION THERAPIES IMPROVES OUTCOMES IN CANCER

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Apr 22, 2019

Precision oncology often relies on treating patients with a single, molecularly matched therapy that targets one mutation in their tumor. In a report, published online in Nature Medicine  on April 22, 2019, University of California San Diego Sch...

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What colored blobs in the brain can tell us about environmental decision making WHAT COLORED BLOBS IN THE BRAIN CAN TELL US ABOUT ENVIRONMENTAL DECISION MAKING

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Apr 22, 2019

Growing up in California in the 1990s with a brittle bone disability, Nik Sawe appreciated every chance he got to go to Yosemite National Park. Spending time outside meant he was healthy, and that association helped touch off a lifelong love of natur...

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Of Mice and Men: New Light and Sound Combination Therapy May Treat Alzheimer OF MICE AND MEN: NEW LIGHT AND SOUND COMBINATION THERAPY MAY TREAT ALZHEIMER'S

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Apr 22, 2019

As of 2018, 5.7 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease, the pervasive brain disorder that causes eventual deterioration of cognitive, physical and behavioral abilities. While Alzheimer's patients can be treated for symptoms or ...

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Playing Video Games Can Actually Change the Brain PLAYING VIDEO GAMES CAN ACTUALLY CHANGE THE BRAIN

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Apr 22, 2019

It appears the jury is in, gaming does affect the brain in gamers. They have improved visuospatial skills, memory, attention and, it turns out, show signs of other brain change associated with some addictive disorders. Whilst games tend to get bad pr...

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Study Suggests MDMA Could Help People With PTSD, Autism STUDY SUGGESTS MDMA COULD HELP PEOPLE WITH PTSD, AUTISM

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Apr 22, 2019

Drugs like ketamine or MDMA (the active ingredient in ecstasy) have thus far been regarded as party drugs, and have spent several decades under legal restrictions because of the perception. However, recent studies have shown that these mind-altering ...

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Handling psychological pressure key HANDLING PSYCHOLOGICAL PRESSURE KEY

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Apr 22, 2019

Lance Burdett describes his job as helping people as much as he can. A safety, wellness and resilience expert, Mr Burdett has worked with elite international tactical units across police, the military, emergency services, prisons and the FBI. Now he ...

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Scientists have tested the effect of marijuana smoking in conjunction with juvenile cortex. The results of many will surprise SCIENTISTS HAVE TESTED THE EFFECT OF MARIJUANA SMOKING IN CONJUNCTION WITH JUVENILE CORTEX. THE RESULTS OF MANY WILL SURPRISE

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Apr 22, 2019

Gray matter is part of the cerebral cortex , which consists of a large number of nerve cells , from about 13-15 billion, which, together with the White Matter, located under Gray, form so-called synapses, in other words neural connections . These con...

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Patients living with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) in the province of Saskatchewan gain access to SPINRAZA™ (nusinersen) PATIENTS LIVING WITH SPINAL MUSCULAR ATROPHY (SMA) IN THE PROVINCE OF SASKATCHEWAN GAIN ACCESS TO SPINRAZA™ (NUSINERSEN)

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Apr 22, 2019

Biogen Canada welcomes the decision made by the Government of Saskatchewan allowing patients living with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) to access SPINRAZA (nusinersen), the first and only approved medicine in the world to treat the root cause of SMA. ...

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Innovations Day Highlights Drug-free Neuromodulation Therapy INNOVATIONS DAY HIGHLIGHTS DRUG-FREE NEUROMODULATION THERAPY

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Apr 22, 2019

Development of drug-free technology to treat chronic conditions will be among the discussed topics when more than 200 worldwide entrepreneurs, industry leaders, and investment professionals meet for a daylong session on "Disruptive Innovation: T...

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Life Sciences Industry Threatened by Skills Shortage LIFE SCIENCES INDUSTRY THREATENED BY SKILLS SHORTAGE

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Apr 19, 2019

There is something of a recurring theme among the life science, healthcare and biopharma industries: a shortage of skilled employees will lead to a decrease in innovation. It’s not that the educational system is somehow letting these industries...

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When genome editing goes off-target WHEN GENOME EDITING GOES OFF-TARGET

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Apr 19, 2019

Editing DNA in eukaryotic cells with CRISPR-based systems has revolutionized the genome engineering field. Cas (CRISPR-associated) endonucleases are directed to a particular location in the genome by a short guide RNA, providing an easily programmabl...

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Inside The Life And Christianity Of Legendary Sci-Fi Author Gene Wolfe INSIDE THE LIFE AND CHRISTIANITY OF LEGENDARY SCI-FI AUTHOR GENE WOLFE

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Apr 19, 2019

Science fiction writer Gene Wolfe died on April 14 at the age of 87. Even though I consider it one the greatest science fiction novels ever written, I taught Wolfe’s The Shadow of the Torturer (1980) for only one term, back when I was teaching ...

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The Genetics Revolution is Already Here and Has Major National Security Implications THE GENETICS REVOLUTION IS ALREADY HERE AND HAS MAJOR NATIONAL SECURITY IMPLICATIONS

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Apr 18, 2019

When most of us think about genetic technologies, healthcare comes to mind for some very good reasons. Our growing understanding of how our genes impact how our bodies function has made possible incredible medical innovations to treat and even cure s...

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Many Christians Will Oppose Transhumanism MANY CHRISTIANS WILL OPPOSE TRANSHUMANISM

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Apr 18, 2019

I am writing a book that has two chapters about “transhumanism,” also called “human enhancement.” The symbol H+ is used to signify it. It refers to future medical science improving the human species by multiple means, mostly w...

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Grossly Misleading “Short and Distort” Article Wrongfully Attempts to Dupe 22nd Century Group Shareholders GROSSLY MISLEADING “SHORT AND DISTORT” ARTICLE WRONGFULLY ATTEMPTS TO DUPE 22ND CENTURY GROUP SHAREHOLDERS

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Apr 18, 2019

A plant biotechnology company that is a world leader in tobacco harm reduction, Very Low Nicotine Content tobacco, and hemp/cannabis research, today commented on a grossly misleading article published yesterday by an anonymous self-professed short se...

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UK Biotech Uses Genetic Engineering to Control Crop Munching Caterpillars UK BIOTECH USES GENETIC ENGINEERING TO CONTROL CROP MUNCHING CATERPILLARS

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Apr 17, 2019

The caterpillars of the soybean looper moth Chrysodeixis includens eat crops such as soybean, tomato and cotton across North and South America, causing problems for farmers. The caterpillars are also becoming resistant to insecticides. Oxitec has lau...

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Is EHT Zurich’s genetically engineered ‘biological dual-core processor’ actually a pair of gates? IS EHT ZURICH’S GENETICALLY ENGINEERED ‘BIOLOGICAL DUAL-CORE PROCESSOR’ ACTUALLY A PAIR OF GATES?

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Apr 17, 2019

My ears pricked up when I heard of a “biosynthetic dual-core cell computer“, also described as a “dual-core CPU“, that has been made using genetic engineering at Swiss university ETH Zurich.

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Closing the gap between intention and reality in pesticide risk assessment CLOSING THE GAP BETWEEN INTENTION AND REALITY IN PESTICIDE RISK ASSESSMENT

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Apr 17, 2019

Pesticides have been identified as one of the culprits of the loss in biodiversity. Prof. Ralf B Schäfer describes their recent policy paper in which they suggest a new framework for pesticide authorization to meet the goal of protecting biodive...

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24 Amazing Benefits Of Jackfruit 24 AMAZING BENEFITS OF JACKFRUIT

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Apr 17, 2019

Jackfruit, which is generally known as the jack of all fruits, is packed with many nutrients and benefits. According to study Jackfruit is not only taste best but also gives health benefits as it is a rich source of vitamin, minerals, phytonutrients,...

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Kiadis to buy CytoSen, adding June to advisory board KIADIS TO BUY CYTOSEN, ADDING JUNE TO ADVISORY BOARD

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Apr 17, 2019

Kiadis is set to buy CytoSen Therapeutics to expand into anti-cancer natural killer (NK) cell therapies. The all-stock transaction will give Kiadis control of a preclinical NK cell therapy and see it add CAR-T pioneer Carl June to its scientific advi...

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Nanomedicine Found to Trigger Cancer Metastasis NANOMEDICINE FOUND TO TRIGGER CANCER METASTASIS

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Apr 16, 2019

Nanoparticles are found in various processed food such as food additives, consumer products, and even in medicine. NUS researchers found that cancer nanomedicine, which are designed to kill cancer cells, may accelerate metastasis. Researchers used br...

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Why you should eat avocado every day WHY YOU SHOULD EAT AVOCADO EVERY DAY

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Apr 16, 2019

According to Fausta Akech, a nutritionist at Healthy U, avocado is an important food for pregnant women due to its high concentrations of folate (folic acid). The folate is crucial for cell repair and prevents birth defects such as spina bifida and h...

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Biotechnology Industry Takes Action to Diversify Leadership BIOTECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY TAKES ACTION TO DIVERSIFY LEADERSHIP

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Apr 16, 2019

The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO)announced today the “ Right Mix Matters ” campaign to increase diversity and inclusion in the biotech industry. Following on its previously announced goals to increase gender, racial, ethnic ...

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FDA Grants Orphan Drug Designation Status to NeoImmuneTech’s Hyleukin-7 for Idiopathic CD4+ Lymphocytopenia Treatment FDA GRANTS ORPHAN DRUG DESIGNATION STATUS TO NEOIMMUNETECH’S HYLEUKIN-7 FOR IDIOPATHIC CD4+ LYMPHOCYTOPENIA TREATMENT

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Apr 16, 2019

A T cell-focused therapeutics company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Orphan Drug Designation (ODD) to Hyleukin-7TM, a T cell amplifier, in development for the treatment of Idiopathic CD4+ Lymphocytopenia...

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Gene therapy: science at a crossroads GENE THERAPY: SCIENCE AT A CROSSROADS

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Apr 16, 2019

“As Aristotle and every serious theorist of human nature has understood, human beings are by nature cultural animals…” It is interesting to paraphrase F. Fukuyama: the individual is born of a genetic union and evolution has develop...

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Catalent to Acquire Gene Therapy Leader, Paragon Bioservices, Inc. CATALENT TO ACQUIRE GENE THERAPY LEADER, PARAGON BIOSERVICES, INC.

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Apr 15, 2019

Catalent, the leading global diversified provider of advanced delivery technologies and development solutions for drugs, biologics and consumer health products, and Paragon Bioservices, Inc., a leading viral vector development and manufacturing partn...

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New CRISPR Tool Depicted As A DNA Shredder With A Motor NEW CRISPR TOOL DEPICTED AS A DNA SHREDDER WITH A MOTOR

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Apr 15, 2019

An international group of researchers reported the advancement of a new CRISPR-based tool that functions similar to a shredder, capable of eliminating long DNA stretches with programmable targeting in human cells. They depict in a paper published in ...

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Beyond Pesticides National Forum Reflects Movement Behind Strong Organic Standards that Have Integrity BEYOND PESTICIDES NATIONAL FORUM REFLECTS MOVEMENT BEHIND STRONG ORGANIC STANDARDS THAT HAVE INTEGRITY

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Apr 15, 2019

Organic Strategies for Community Environmental Health: Eliminating pesticides where we live, work, learn, and play,co-convened with the Children’s Environmental Health Center of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, brought together scie...

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NSPRI advocates agric trust fund to fast-track development NSPRI ADVOCATES AGRIC TRUST FUND TO FAST-TRACK DEVELOPMENT

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Apr 15, 2019

As part of solutions to the challenges in agriculture, and to fast-track agro-economic development and diversify sustainably, a dedicated trust fund to finance agricultural research, which, in turn, will prop up new technologies and products, should ...

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A Baby Was Born With DNA From Three People in Controversial Technique A BABY WAS BORN WITH DNA FROM THREE PEOPLE IN CONTROVERSIAL TECHNIQUE

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Apr 15, 2019

The experimental IVF treatment is called mitochondrial donation. It consists of using an egg from the mother, sperm from the father and another egg from a female donor. UK experts have now criticized the treatment saying it involved unjustifiable ris...

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Planet Earth Report –“Melting Glaciers Could Unleash Nuclear Fallout to Day Earth Rained Glass” PLANET EARTH REPORT –“MELTING GLACIERS COULD UNLEASH NUCLEAR FALLOUT TO DAY EARTH RAINED GLASS”

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Apr 15, 2019

The “Planet Earth Report” connects you to headline news on the science, technology, discoveries, people and events changing our planet and the future of the human species. Human Drugs Are Polluting the Water—And Animals Are Swimming...

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Nathan Ledeboer, Medical Director of Microbiology/Molecular Diagnostics, Wisconsin Medical College NATHAN LEDEBOER, MEDICAL DIRECTOR OF MICROBIOLOGY/MOLECULAR DIAGNOSTICS, WISCONSIN MEDICAL COLLEGE

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Apr 15, 2019

Nathan Ledeboer, Medical Director of Microbiology & Molecular Diagnostics, Medical College of Wisconsin. An example of how rapid diagnostics can postively impact patient care. "We were in fact so successful [with AMS processes] that our prov...

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Mosquito-borne diseases set to flourish as climate gets warmer MOSQUITO-BORNE DISEASES SET TO FLOURISH AS CLIMATE GETS WARMER

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Apr 15, 2019

A recent study has claimed that with the climate getting warmer with every passing year, the geographical range of vector-borne diseases such as chikungunya, dengue fever, leishmaniasis, and tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is expanding rapidly. Spurred...

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Uganda National Bureau of Standards can now offer ISO Certification UGANDA NATIONAL BUREAU OF STANDARDS CAN NOW OFFER ISO CERTIFICATION

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Apr 15, 2019

The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has been accredited by the South African National Accreditation System (SANAS) to provide International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) Management Systems Certification. The accreditation comes at...

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Summit presents in vivo PoC data for new mechanism antibiotics SUMMIT PRESENTS IN VIVO POC DATA FOR NEW MECHANISM ANTIBIOTICS

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Apr 15, 2019

The new mechanism antibiotics was rapidly bactericidal and highly effective across globally varied Enterobacteriaceae strains in research studies. UK-based biopharmaceutical company, Summit Therapeutics plc has recently presented its in vivo proof of...

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New HIV vaccine could expose latent virus, kill it NEW HIV VACCINE COULD EXPOSE LATENT VIRUS, KILL IT

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Apr 15, 2019

Antiretroviral therapy may soon be obsolete, as scientists have successfully used immune cells to kick the dormant form of Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) out of its hiding place and destroy it. The findings may soon lead to an HIV vaccine. With ...

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Bruker Announces Further Portfolio Expansion for Microbial Identification, Infection Control and Molecular Diagnostics of Infectious Diseases BRUKER ANNOUNCES FURTHER PORTFOLIO EXPANSION FOR MICROBIAL IDENTIFICATION, INFECTION CONTROL AND MOLECULAR DIAGNOSTICS OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES

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Apr 15, 2019

At the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Bruker announces new assays, software and library extensions for its MALDI Biotyper, IR Biotyper and Fluorocycler XT product lines for microbial identification, infection cont...

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Eiger BioPharmaceuticals Appoints Market Access, Public Policy Expert, and Biotech Veteran Amit K. Sachdev to Board of Directors EIGER BIOPHARMACEUTICALS APPOINTS MARKET ACCESS, PUBLIC POLICY EXPERT, AND BIOTECH VETERAN AMIT K. SACHDEV TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Apr 15, 2019

Eiger BioPharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: EIGR), focused on the development and commercialization of therapies for serious rare and ultra-rare diseases, announced today the appointment of Amit K. Sachdev, JD to its Board of Directors.  Mr. Sachdev...

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Microbion Corporation to Present Data Highlighting Broad Spectrum Activity of BisEDT MICROBION CORPORATION TO PRESENT DATA HIGHLIGHTING BROAD SPECTRUM ACTIVITY OF BISEDT

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Apr 15, 2019

BOZEMAN, Mont., and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Microbion Corporation today announced that the company will present data highlighting the broad-spectrum activity of its novel antimicrobial agent BisEDT at the 29th Euro...

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Seqirus Announces Further Advances in Cell-Based Influenza Vaccine Technology SEQIRUS ANNOUNCES FURTHER ADVANCES IN CELL-BASED INFLUENZA VACCINE TECHNOLOGY

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Apr 15, 2019

Seqirus, a leading innovator in influenza protection, today announced it will file an Annual Strain Update with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the coming weeks, including the decision to manufacture its cell-based influenza vaccine (F...

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Microdrop Blood Testing Device is Validated by Scientific Community MICRODROP BLOOD TESTING DEVICE IS VALIDATED BY SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY

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Apr 15, 2019

These days, when someone mentions blood-testing diagnostics systems that rely on a few drops of blood, first thoughts may head directly to the alleged fraud committed by the founder and chief executive officer of Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes. Homes fac...

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Growing up poor changes your DNA and affects 10% of your genes GROWING UP POOR CHANGES YOUR DNA AND AFFECTS 10% OF YOUR GENES

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Apr 14, 2019

Researchers found growing up poor could change your DNA, leading to poor health later in life. If your grandparents went through poverty, that could affect your geneticstoday.”

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Stakeholders advocate preservation of Nigeria’s natural, indigenous food STAKEHOLDERS ADVOCATE PRESERVATION OF NIGERIA’S NATURAL, INDIGENOUS FOOD

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Apr 14, 2019

Stakeholders at the just conclude Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) conference has called on the federal government to enforce the preservation of the county’s natural and indigenous food. Just as they advocated that farmers’ have...

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Microbiology - Hemophilus MICROBIOLOGY - HEMOPHILUS

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Apr 14, 2019

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A noninvasive, low-intensity ultrasound method that targets nerve cells, or neurons, can alter brain function to influence decision-making. A NONINVASIVE, LOW-INTENSITY ULTRASOUND METHOD THAT TARGETS NERVE CELLS, OR NEURONS, CAN ALTER BRAIN FUNCTION TO INFLUENCE DECISION-MAKING.

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Apr 13, 2019

Scientists have demonstrated the technique in a recent study, in which they disrupted "counterfactual thinking" in primates. Counterfactual thinking, or counterfactual reasoning, is a type of decision-making that involves considering option...

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N4 Pharma Develop Nanoparticle Technology to Deliver Vaccine N4 PHARMA DEVELOP NANOPARTICLE TECHNOLOGY TO DELIVER VACCINE

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Apr 13, 2019

Nuvec is a non-viral adjuvant delivery system that is based on silica nanoparticles. This technology is likely to aid in commercializing cancer immunotherapy drugs and improving the effectiveness of viral vaccines. These nanoparticles have a unique i...

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PJC hosts workshop for college, university biology instructors PJC HOSTS WORKSHOP FOR COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY BIOLOGY INSTRUCTORS

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Apr 13, 2019

Paris Junior College recently hosted a workshop with Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) BioInteractive to assist instructors on using their free teaching resources to promote student-centered, active learning.  The workshop targeted college ...

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Airborne viruses inside “germ factories” AIRBORNE VIRUSES INSIDE “GERM FACTORIES”

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Apr 12, 2019

Compared to bacteria and fungus, the airborne viral microbiome in built environments, is relatively understudied. Recently published research in Microbiome looks to address this imbalance by examining the virome of a daycare center over the course of...

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Former Investor Caught In College Admission Scam To Fight Legal Battle Over Severance FORMER INVESTOR CAUGHT IN COLLEGE ADMISSION SCAM TO FIGHT LEGAL BATTLE OVER SEVERANCE

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Apr 12, 2019

Bill McGlashan has been caught in a scandal related to college admissions. He is an investor at the Silicon Valley. This 55 years aged financier is presently busy squaring off trade with TPG, which is a buyout company at Texas. He is known to have so...

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Rising Shanghai Biotech Firms Shine at AACR Annual Meeting 2019 RISING SHANGHAI BIOTECH FIRMS SHINE AT AACR ANNUAL MEETING 2019

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Apr 12, 2019

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Aiming to help accelerate progress in the global battle against cancer, Shanghai Genbase Biotechnology Co. Ltd. (Genbase) was one of Shanghai's 89 top biotechnology innovators showcasing their leading-edge research at t...

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Arrowhead Preclinical Data Demonstrates RNAi Therapy Prevents and Reverses Alpha-1 Liver Disease at The International Liver Congress ARROWHEAD PRECLINICAL DATA DEMONSTRATES RNAI THERAPY PREVENTS AND REVERSES ALPHA-1 LIVER DISEASE AT THE INTERNATIONAL LIVER CONGRESS

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Apr 12, 2019

PASADENA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ARWR) today presented preclinical data at The International Liver Congress™ 2019 (ILC), the annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL)...

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Six Biotech Companies Carving the Path for Parkinson’s Disease Research SIX BIOTECH COMPANIES CARVING THE PATH FOR PARKINSON’S DISEASE RESEARCH

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Apr 11, 2019

Parkinson’s Disease research has come a long way since its first medical descriptions over 200 years ago. The most effective Parkinson’s treatment is Levodopa (L-dopa), an amino acid precursor that’s converted into dopamine in the b...

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Transforming drug discovery, development and delivery with flow chemistry TRANSFORMING DRUG DISCOVERY, DEVELOPMENT AND DELIVERY WITH FLOW CHEMISTRY

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Apr 11, 2019

Flow chemistry is on the rise thanks to the commercial availability of benchtop continuous flow systems that has driven widespread adoption of the technique across a broad range of applications in both academia and industry. In particular, flow chemi...

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Realising the promise of laboratory automation in biomedical research REALISING THE PROMISE OF LABORATORY AUTOMATION IN BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH

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Apr 11, 2019

Automation offers a choice of powerful ways to design and execute high-quality laboratory research. The use of lab automation is now pervasive in biomedical labs, offering versatile platforms on which to perform an ever expanding array of tasks free ...

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Sensei Biotherapeutics Announces Formation of New Immuno-Oncology Advisory Board SENSEI BIOTHERAPEUTICS ANNOUNCES FORMATION OF NEW IMMUNO-ONCOLOGY ADVISORY BOARD

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Apr 11, 2019

A clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing precision immuno-oncology therapies, today announced the formation of a new Immuno-Oncology Advisory Board (IOAB), consisting of several world-recognized and credentialed experts in the fields of ...

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FDA Moves to Modernize Drug Review Process FDA MOVES TO MODERNIZE DRUG REVIEW PROCESS

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Apr 11, 2019

Under a new “knowledge management” approach for the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), sponsors will submit applications that present data in a structured format so that it can be transmitted to teams of experts from multiple...

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Urban biodiversity to reduce chronic disease URBAN BIODIVERSITY TO REDUCE CHRONIC DISEASE

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Apr 11, 2019

In a new paper, published in Frontiers in Microbiology, researchers say that humans – thought of as ‘holobionts’, a symbiosis of host and microorganisms reliant on ecosystem health and biodiversity for optimal health outcomes &ndash...

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Pondering On Our Seeds, Food And Biosafety PONDERING ON OUR SEEDS, FOOD AND BIOSAFETY

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Apr 11, 2019

Colonialism, neocolonialism and neoliberalism are deeply implicated in the disruption of food systems and in the introduction of plants and animals that are not found in nature. We note that colonialism was a geopolitical tool utilised to ensure extr...

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New Imaging Reveals Previously Unseen Vulnerabilities Of HIV NEW IMAGING REVEALS PREVIOUSLY UNSEEN VULNERABILITIES OF HIV

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Apr 11, 2019

Imagine that HIV is a sealed tin can: if you opened it, what would you find inside? An international team led by researchers at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM), Tufts University School of Medicine, and the University of M...

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Contrasting of Gamida Cell Ltd. (GMDA) and Aridis Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ARDS) CONTRASTING OF GAMIDA CELL LTD. (GMDA) AND ARIDIS PHARMACEUTICALS INC. (NASDAQ:ARDS)

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Apr 11, 2019

Gamida Cell Ltd. (NASDAQ:GMDA) and Aridis Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ARDS) have been rivals in the Biotechnology for quite some time. Below is a review of each business including various aspects such as dividends, analyst recommendations, profitabi...

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Advances in Neuro-oncology ADVANCES IN NEURO-ONCOLOGY

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Apr 11, 2019

Brain tumors are some of the most complicated forms of cancer to treat due to their extremely sensitive location. Surgery is the first choice when possible, as it guarantees removal of the tumor. Brain surgery is, however, an extremely invasive proce...

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Takara Bio submits Drug Master File to US FDA for RetroNectin® GMP grade (liquid format) TAKARA BIO SUBMITS DRUG MASTER FILE TO US FDA FOR RETRONECTIN® GMP GRADE (LIQUID FORMAT)

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Apr 11, 2019

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --Takara Bio USA, Inc.  announced today that its parent company, Takara Bio Inc., submitted a Drug Master File to the Food and Drug Administration for the liquid formulation of RetroNectin GMP g...

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Ophthotech Obtains Exclusive Global License to AAV Gene Therapy Program for BEST1 Related Retinal Diseases OPHTHOTECH OBTAINS EXCLUSIVE GLOBAL LICENSE TO AAV GENE THERAPY PROGRAM FOR BEST1 RELATED RETINAL DISEASES

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Apr 11, 2019

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 11, 2019--Ophthotech Corporation (NASDAQ: OPHT) announced today that the Company has converted its option and entered into an exclusive global license agreement with the University of Pennsylvania (Penn), including the ...

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Paragon Bioservices Celebrates Grand Opening of its World-Class Gene Therapy Biomanufacturing Facility PARAGON BIOSERVICES CELEBRATES GRAND OPENING OF ITS WORLD-CLASS GENE THERAPY BIOMANUFACTURING FACILITY

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Apr 11, 2019

BALTIMORE, April 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --Paragon BioServices, the leading private equity-backed biologics contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) with proven expertise in gene therapy and next-generation vaccines, celebrated this m...

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Environmental Biotechnology ENVIRONMENTAL BIOTECHNOLOGY

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Apr 10, 2019

Environmental biotechnology is a system of scientific and engineering knowledge related to the use of microorganisms and their products in the prevention of environmental pollution through biotreatment of solid, liquid, and gaseous wastes, bioremedia...

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1.INTRODUCTION: IMUREGEN (Nucleotide Supplementation) = Immunity + Regeneration = DNA Repair 1.INTRODUCTION: IMUREGEN (NUCLEOTIDE SUPPLEMENTATION) = IMMUNITY + REGENERATION = DNA REPAIR

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Apr 10, 2019

IMUREGEN is complex dietary nucleotide supplement. It is a unique complex of dietary nucleotides, peptides, essential amino acids, vitamins and minerals, which is a unique aid to boost the immune system and regenerate the body at the DNA level. Nucle...

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Edze Westra on adaptive vs. innate immunity in Bacteria EDZE WESTRA ON ADAPTIVE VS. INNATE IMMUNITY IN BACTERIA

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Apr 10, 2019

Edze Westra tells us about why bacteria often end up using innate immune mechanisms instead of CRISPR, and the importance of hypothesis based research.

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Underwater forests a treasure trove of new drugs UNDERWATER FORESTS A TREASURE TROVE OF NEW DRUGS

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Apr 10, 2019

Defensive compounds produced by microbes are a major source of antibiotics and other important medicines. But with resistant bugs appearing faster than potential allies, researchers are taking their search for new drugs offshore. Almost a century sin...

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Faculty of Biotechnology FACULTY OF BIOTECHNOLOGY'S ACHIEVEMENTS

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Apr 10, 2019

The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) is a  department, under the Ministry of Science and Technology responsible for administrating development and commercialisation in the field of modern biology and biotechnology in India. It was set up in 198...

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Birds’ Surprising Sound Source BIRDS’ SURPRISING SOUND SOURCE

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Apr 10, 2019

All air-breathing vertebrates have a larynx–a structure of muscles and folds that protects the trachea and, in many animals, vibrates and modulates to produce a stunning array of sounds. But birds, although they have larynges (plural of larynx)...

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The canary in a superbug mine THE CANARY IN A SUPERBUG MINE

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Apr 09, 2019

Birds inhabit a range of habitats around the world and play a crucial role as sentinels of antibiotic resistance in the environment. A recent study published in BMC Biology used an innovative approach to detect antibiotic resistance genes in microbio...

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Master of Science in Biotechnology at UTHSCT MASTER OF SCIENCE IN BIOTECHNOLOGY AT UTHSCT

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Apr 09, 2019

Our Master of Science in Biotechnology will provide you with highly marketable skills and qualifications to work in the biotechnology industry and the academic foundation to pursue further medical and professional studies. You will receive a hands-on...

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Nanna Therapeutics Awarded £829,892 Innovate UK Grant to Discover Novel Drugs Leveraging Its Nanoscale Medicines Discovery Engine NANNA THERAPEUTICS AWARDED £829,892 INNOVATE UK GRANT TO DISCOVER NOVEL DRUGS LEVERAGING ITS NANOSCALE MEDICINES DISCOVERY ENGINE

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Apr 09, 2019

CAMBRIDGE, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 9, 2019--Nanna Therapeutics Ltd, a biotechnology company developing novel drugs to combat age-related diseases, particular those caused by mitochondrial dysfunction, today announced that it had been awarded fu...

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Drug Discovery Firm Panacea Biotec Raises $144 Mn from Resurgence Fund DRUG DISCOVERY FIRM PANACEA BIOTEC RAISES $144 MN FROM RESURGENCE FUND

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Apr 09, 2019

New Delhi-based Panacea Biotec, a research-based pharmaceutical and health management company, has raised 992 crores/ US $144 million from India Resurgence Fund (‘IndiaRF’), promoted by Piramal Enterprises Limited and Bain Capital Credit,...

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Making Pharma Manufacturing Greener with Synthetic Biology MAKING PHARMA MANUFACTURING GREENER WITH SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY

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Apr 08, 2019

Petrochemicals play a role in our everyday lives. Everything from the plastic handle on your toothbrush, to the rubber soles on your shoes, chances are, these products came from a petrochemical processing plant. Some might be surprised to learn that ...

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In Pharma value chain, PBMs manage to benefit IN PHARMA VALUE CHAIN, PBMS MANAGE TO BENEFIT

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Apr 08, 2019

As 2020 Democratic presidential aspirants lean into their game of one-upsmanship on policies that would slow medical progress and undermine the U.S. biopharmaceutical industry, it’s a relief to see the Senate convene a hearing Tuesday on the se...

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Spry Health Announces FDA Clearance of Groundbreaking Loop System, Designed to Transform Care for People with COPD SPRY HEALTH ANNOUNCES FDA CLEARANCE OF GROUNDBREAKING LOOP SYSTEM, DESIGNED TO TRANSFORM CARE FOR PEOPLE WITH COPD

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Apr 08, 2019

Spry Health, a leader in health management technologies and remote patient monitoring, today announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance to market the company’s Loop System. Loop is the first clinical-grade wearable that measure...

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3 Top Biotech Stocks to Buy in April 3 TOP BIOTECH STOCKS TO BUY IN APRIL

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Apr 08, 2019

Despite the political headwinds emanating from the drug pricing debate in the United States, biotech stocks have been on an absolute roll during the first quarter of 2019. The core reason is that the industry has been churning out innovative new prod...

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Positioning Your Biobank for Success POSITIONING YOUR BIOBANK FOR SUCCESS

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Apr 05, 2019

The needs of a biobanking lab grow exponentially day by day, week by week, creating an urgent need for an integrated informatics platform where data can be securely and efficiently stored, retrieved, and analyzed.

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Incyte Corporation (INCY), Puma Biotechnology, Inc. (PBYI): Still Unappreciated? INCYTE CORPORATION (INCY), PUMA BIOTECHNOLOGY, INC. (PBYI): STILL UNAPPRECIATED?

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Apr 05, 2019

An additional way to evaluate the performance history of a company’s stock is to find its Return on Investment (ROI), which is a metric that shows investors the general strength of a security. It’s also utilized as a way of observing the ...

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CURRENT OPINION IN BIOTECHNOLOGY CURRENT OPINION IN BIOTECHNOLOGY

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Apr 05, 2019

publishes authoritative, comprehensive, and systematic reviews. COBIOT helps specialists keep up to date with a clear and readable synthesis on current advances cell biology. Expert authors annotate the most interesting papers from the expanding volu...

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Expanding scope of NMBA Act to include modern biotechnology is dangerous – HOMEF EXPANDING SCOPE OF NMBA ACT TO INCLUDE MODERN BIOTECHNOLOGY IS DANGEROUS – HOMEF

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Apr 05, 2019

It is incorrect to assume that HOMEF has been quiet. And no; we have not stopped advocating for a ban on GMOs and for better protection of our food system, health environment and economy. We are actually doing more now than ever before because the si...

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5 Reasons Why Testing on Animals for Parkinson’s Disease Research Is Cruel and Unreliable 5 REASONS WHY TESTING ON ANIMALS FOR PARKINSON’S DISEASE RESEARCH IS CRUEL AND UNRELIABLE

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Apr 05, 2019

The species commonly used in experiments  including monkeys, rats, and mice   suffer from artificially induced Parkinson’s-like symptoms, and the results are inapplicable to humans. Experimenters condemn animals to cages until th...

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Best Practices for Sample Preparation and Lipid Extraction BEST PRACTICES FOR SAMPLE PREPARATION AND LIPID EXTRACTION

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Apr 04, 2019

Lipids play a structural role in organisms, forming cells and organelles’ membranes. Due to their implication in widespread pathologies such as cancer or inflammation, they are gaining considerable interest within the scientific community.

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Cell Biology, Genetics & Molecular Medicine CELL BIOLOGY, GENETICS & MOLECULAR MEDICINE

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Apr 04, 2019

A look at the Cell Biology, Genetics & Molecular Medicine discipline of the Integrated Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. program at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at UT Health San Antonio.

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What does neuroscience tell us about our intuition? WHAT DOES NEUROSCIENCE TELL US ABOUT OUR INTUITION?

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Apr 04, 2019

Rick Snyder explains how neuroscience has identified that there are three areas of the body that can hold intelligence including the brain, the heart, and the gut. According to Snyder, it is important to utilize all three when making critical decisio...

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Comparison of Cellect Biotechnology Ltd. (APOP) and Zosano Pharma Corporation (NASDAQ:ZSAN) COMPARISON OF CELLECT BIOTECHNOLOGY LTD. (APOP) AND ZOSANO PHARMA CORPORATION (NASDAQ:ZSAN)

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Apr 04, 2019

Cellect Biotechnology Ltd., a biotechnology company, focuses on developing technologies for the functional selection of stem cells in the field of regenerative medicine and stem cell therapies in Israel. It is developing the Apotainer selection kit, ...

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Celyad SA (CYAD) Stock: A Good Pick In The Biotechnology Space? CELYAD SA (CYAD) STOCK: A GOOD PICK IN THE BIOTECHNOLOGY SPACE?

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Apr 04, 2019

Celyad SA (CYAD) is gaining in the market today. The stock, one that is focused in the biotechnology space, is presently priced at $22.86 after gaining 9.12% so far in today’s session. In terms of biotechnology companies, there are quite a few ...

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Can Investors Stay the Course? Nasdaq Biotechnology Ishares ETF (IBB) Mass Index Update CAN INVESTORS STAY THE COURSE? NASDAQ BIOTECHNOLOGY ISHARES ETF (IBB) MASS INDEX UPDATE

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Apr 04, 2019

Nasdaq Biotechnology Ishares ETF (IBB) shares might have a significant move ahead as the Mass Index volatility reading has dropped below 26.5.  Mass Index rises above the trigger line (set at 26.5) and the setup line (set at 27). Mass Index then...

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Cellect Biotechnology Ltd (APOP) Reveals Trendspot Signal of Sell CELLECT BIOTECHNOLOGY LTD (APOP) REVEALS TRENDSPOT SIGNAL OF SELL

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Apr 04, 2019

After a recent look, Cellect Biotechnology Ltd (APOP) has a 50-day Moving Average of 1.37, the 200-day Moving Average is 3.95, and the 7-day is noted at 0.99. A popular tool among technical stock analysts is the moving average. Moving averages are co...

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A New Way for Scientists to Connect A NEW WAY FOR SCIENTISTS TO CONNECT

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Apr 03, 2019

We are fortunate to have numerous opportunities to pursue various careers in science. Yet when it comes to navigating the field, little is available to support people when choosing their path. Other professions have resources dedicated to staffing, s...

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Biologist Researches Built Environments BIOLOGIST RESEARCHES BUILT ENVIRONMENTS

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Apr 03, 2019

If a cyclist zips toward you on a moonless night and the beacon on his helmet temporarily blinds you, it’s probably Willem Griffiths heading home from campus after an evening spent spying on the secret lives of drug-resistant superbugs. The 23-...

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aTyr Pharma, Inc. (LIFE) Stock: Is This Biotechnology Stock Worth Your Investment? ATYR PHARMA, INC. (LIFE) STOCK: IS THIS BIOTECHNOLOGY STOCK WORTH YOUR INVESTMENT?

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Apr 03, 2019

aTyr Pharma, Inc. (LIFE) is trending down in the market in today’s trading session. The company, focused in the biotechnology industry, is presently priced at $0.52 after tumbling -7.01% so far in today’s session. As it relates to biotech...

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Pluristem Therapeutics Inc. (PSTI) Stock: Is This Biotechnology Stock Worth Your Attention? PLURISTEM THERAPEUTICS INC. (PSTI) STOCK: IS THIS BIOTECHNOLOGY STOCK WORTH YOUR ATTENTION?

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Apr 03, 2019

Pluristem Therapeutics Inc. (PSTI) is working its way for to the bottom in the market in today’s trading session. The stock, one that is focused in the biotech sector, is presently trading at $0.85 after heading down -9.91% so far in today&rsqu...

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Pure Storage makes hybrid cloud play with new acquisition PURE STORAGE MAKES HYBRID CLOUD PLAY WITH NEW ACQUISITION

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Apr 03, 2019

Pure Storage cites an IDC study that shows among enterprises there is a growing demand for file-based shared storage in the public cloud. to justify its investment. According to the report, 79% of end users leverage file-based storage for unstructure...

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According to the bioeconomy model, fungal biotechnology allows the environmentally friendly conversion of ligocellulosic biomass ACCORDING TO THE BIOECONOMY MODEL, FUNGAL BIOTECHNOLOGY ALLOWS THE ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY CONVERSION OF LIGOCELLULOSIC BIOMASS

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Apr 03, 2019

The role of biotechnology in the global economy, promoted by the technological advances of the last decade, has enormously contributed to the bioeconomy, which refers to all economic activities based on the invention, development, production and use ...

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FDA’s thinking on dietary ingredient status could hinder biotechnology advancements FDA’S THINKING ON DIETARY INGREDIENT STATUS COULD HINDER BIOTECHNOLOGY ADVANCEMENTS

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Apr 03, 2019

The regulatory atmosphere contributes to the unsolved opportunity of biotechnology from a business perspective. Consider the spectrum of potential for future regulation(s). At one end of the spectrum, biotechnology can only be applied to drugs. As ex...

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The bioeconomy: Fungal biotechnology and wood lignocellulosic biomass THE BIOECONOMY: FUNGAL BIOTECHNOLOGY AND WOOD LIGNOCELLULOSIC BIOMASS

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Apr 03, 2019

The role of biotechnology in the global economy, promoted by the technological advances of the last decade, has enormously contributed to the bioeconomy, which refers to all economic activities based on the invention, development, production and use ...

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Americans Are Fairly Happy at Work, but What About the Life Sciences Industry? AMERICANS ARE FAIRLY HAPPY AT WORK, BUT WHAT ABOUT THE LIFE SCIENCES INDUSTRY?

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Apr 02, 2019

According to the work survey of about 8,000 employed adults in the U.S., 85 percent of those who responded said that they are “very or somewhat satisfied with their jobs.” While that’s a lot of happiness in the workplace, the survey...

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Releasing the Handbrake on Exosome Applications RELEASING THE HANDBRAKE ON EXOSOME APPLICATIONS

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Apr 02, 2019

Exosome are tiny vesicles that are derived from multivesicular endosomes. They are released from cells and have been shown to persist in the circulation for hours. As exosomes contain a variety of components (including proteins, lipids, mRNA and DNA)...

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NAB 2019: Cloud Solutions on Hand From MESA Members NAB 2019: CLOUD SOLUTIONS ON HAND FROM MESA MEMBERS

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Apr 02, 2019

This is the first of two stories previewing some of the cloud solutions being showcased at this year’s NAB Show in Las Vegas. Members of the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) representing the workflow solutions space at the 201...

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DataStax Distribution of Apache Cassandra™ on Microsoft Azure - Writing and Querying Data | DataStax DATASTAX DISTRIBUTION OF APACHE CASSANDRA™ ON MICROSOFT AZURE - WRITING AND QUERYING DATA | DATASTAX

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Apr 02, 2019

Want to be Apache Cassandra Certified by the Cassandra Experts?  Join us at Accelerate 2019 for live hands-on bootcamp and workshops that'll take your database skills to the next level.

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C3J Therapeutics Announces Issuance of U.S. Patent Covering Synthetic Bacteriophage C3J THERAPEUTICS ANNOUNCES ISSUANCE OF U.S. PATENT COVERING SYNTHETIC BACTERIOPHAGE

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Apr 02, 2019

a private clinical stage biotechnology company focused on the development of novel targeted antimicrobials based on bacteriophage, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued patent No. 10,221,398, entitled &...

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Watching Ichimoku Levels for This Stock: Unity Biotechnology, Inc. (:UBX): Cloud Conversion Line reading is 8.095 WATCHING ICHIMOKU LEVELS FOR THIS STOCK: UNITY BIOTECHNOLOGY, INC. (:UBX): CLOUD CONVERSION LINE READING IS 8.095

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Apr 02, 2019

Investors have a wide range of tools at their disposal when undertaking stock research. Many investors will opt to use a combination of technical and fundamental analysis. Staying on top of the stock market is no easy task. Knowing what information i...

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Carving Out The Technicals For Puma Biotechnology (PBYI) CARVING OUT THE TECHNICALS FOR PUMA BIOTECHNOLOGY (PBYI)

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Apr 02, 2019

Asian stock markets were mixed and muted Wednesday, opening higher as oil issues drove higher on strong crude prices, and as property stocks built on profit expectations. But markets turned cautious in afternoon trading in front of the pending US Fed...

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Intensive Insider Activity Reported In Puma Biotechnology, Inc. (PBYI) INTENSIVE INSIDER ACTIVITY REPORTED IN PUMA BIOTECHNOLOGY, INC. (PBYI)

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Apr 02, 2019

With 0.37 sell/buy ratio, Puma Biotechnology, Inc. (NASDAQ:PBYI) experienced more insider buying than insider selling over the last three months. Could this be a sign for outside investors to start buying as well? PBYI recorded 12 sales on the open m...

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Three easy measures to predict metabolic syndrome in elderly THREE EASY MEASURES TO PREDICT METABOLIC SYNDROME IN ELDERLY

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Apr 02, 2019

New Rochelle, NY, April 2, 2019--A new study found a surprisingly high rate of metabolic syndrome among individuals aged 60-100 years. Three easy-to-measure anthropometric indicators were predictive of metabolic syndrome in both men and women and cou...

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NEW BIOTECHNOLOGY NEW BIOTECHNOLOGY

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Apr 02, 2019

The scope of the journal includes the research, industrial and commercial aspects of biotechnology, in areas such as: Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals; Food and Agriculture; Biofuels; Genetic Engineering and Molecular Biology; Genomics and Synthetic Bi...

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The Next Frontier of CAR T-Cell Therapy: Solid Tumors THE NEXT FRONTIER OF CAR T-CELL THERAPY: SOLID TUMORS

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Apr 01, 2019

The technology has wowed the field by all but obliterating some patients’ blood cancers, but solid malignancies present new challenges.

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The Dark Matter of the Human Proteome THE DARK MATTER OF THE HUMAN PROTEOME

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Apr 01, 2019

Advances in the functional characterization of newly discovered microproteins hint at diverse roles in health and disease.

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Where Are the Black Hemp Farmers? WHERE ARE THE BLACK HEMP FARMERS?

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Apr 01, 2019

Clarenda Stanley-Anderson will be the featured farmer of Hemp History Week, an educational campaign in June focused on a newly legal crop that’s at the center of a risky, potentially billion-dollar industry. Stanley-Anderson is considered a pio...

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Fast Biotechnologies - EF EUR11 Demo Day FAST BIOTECHNOLOGIES - EF EUR11 DEMO DAY

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Apr 01, 2019

Disclaimer: For professional investors only. The information contained herein should not be construed as advice or an invitation to conduct investment activity. Prospective investors should seek appropriate advice before investing. The value of inves...

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CRISPR: A Powerful Lab Tool and a Boon to Gene Therapy CRISPR: A POWERFUL LAB TOOL AND A BOON TO GENE THERAPY

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Apr 01, 2019

This is an exciting time for the field of gene therapy. It feels as if there is a renaissance underway following a difficult two decades when the community had to retrench, learning and recovering from the tragic setbacks in clinical trials in the Un...

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OncoSec Announces Advanced Therapy Medicinal Product Classification from the EMA for TAVO™ in Refractory Metastatic Melanoma ONCOSEC ANNOUNCES ADVANCED THERAPY MEDICINAL PRODUCT CLASSIFICATION FROM THE EMA FOR TAVO™ IN REFRACTORY METASTATIC MELANOMA

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Apr 01, 2019

Only innovative investigational product candidates that are based on gene, tissue or cell therapy are qualified for classification as advanced therapy medicinal products. The classification of TAVO as an ATMP is a significant step toward its potentia...

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Is it the Age of the Bacteriophage? IS IT THE AGE OF THE BACTERIOPHAGE?

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Apr 01, 2019

Did you know that your average life expectancy in the 1920s would have only been age 47? That jumped to 78 after Penicillin was created in 1928, helping us gain about 30 years of life! Unfortunately, no new classes of antibiotics have been discovered...

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Gene Therapy Industry Insights 2019 – 2023: Sangamo, Spark Therapeutics, Dimension Therapeutics and Bluebird Bio GENE THERAPY INDUSTRY INSIGHTS 2019 – 2023: SANGAMO, SPARK THERAPEUTICS, DIMENSION THERAPEUTICS AND BLUEBIRD BIO

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Apr 01, 2019

Global Gene Therapy Market research report contributes to the appreciable conditions of different markets all over the world. It also highlights the in-depth, extensive and qualified study of Gene Therapy market. This research report provides a compe...

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Reducing numbers of malaria-transmitting mosquitoes using gene drive technology: a modelling approach REDUCING NUMBERS OF MALARIA-TRANSMITTING MOSQUITOES USING GENE DRIVE TECHNOLOGY: A MODELLING APPROACH

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Mar 29, 2019

Malaria-transmitting mosquitoes pose a serious threat to human health, and numerous approaches to reduce these disease-vectors are currently in use or development – including release of genetically modified mosquitoes. Here, Dr Ace North descri...

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The giant jellyfish genome and the evolution of hunting THE GIANT JELLYFISH GENOME AND THE EVOLUTION OF HUNTING

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Mar 29, 2019

Despite their seemingly simple appearance, jellyfish might help us understand how complex animal life evolved over hundreds of millions of years. In this blog, the authors of a new paper in BMC Biology explain what they found from the genome of the g...

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Kick-starting the immune response – the shifting landscape of immuno-oncology KICK-STARTING THE IMMUNE RESPONSE – THE SHIFTING LANDSCAPE OF IMMUNO-ONCOLOGY

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Mar 29, 2019

The landscape of cancer treatment has changed dramatically in the last seven years, beginning with the approval of Ipilmumab in 2011, the first immunotherapy drug. Efforts to unsheathe the tumour cells of their protective microenvironment and expose ...

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Biology - Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) BIOLOGY - GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS (GMO)

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Mar 29, 2019

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2-Minute Neuroscience: Facial Nerve (Cranial Nerve VII) 2-MINUTE NEUROSCIENCE: FACIAL NERVE (CRANIAL NERVE VII)

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Mar 28, 2019

The facial nerve (cranial nerve VII) has multiple functions, but is best known for its role in controlling the muscles of facial expression. In this video, I cover all of the functions of the facial nerve, as well as describe what can happen when the...

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Heating up tumours could make CAR T therapy more effective HEATING UP TUMOURS COULD MAKE CAR T THERAPY MORE EFFECTIVE

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Mar 28, 2019

A pre-clinical study led by scientists at the University of California Los Angeles Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center suggests that heating solid tumors during CAR T-cell therapy can enhance the treatment’s success. The researchers found that ...

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Reporting on the Status of Clones During Database Development REPORTING ON THE STATUS OF CLONES DURING DATABASE DEVELOPMENT

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Mar 27, 2019

Phil Factor uses SQL Clone, PowerShell and Visio to build a live 'clone network' diagram showing when there was last activity on each clone, and the number of object changes made to each one, alongside useful metadata such as the clone and im...

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Biotech M&A Theme Builds Momentum BIOTECH M&A THEME BUILDS MOMENTUM

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Mar 26, 2019

The biotech sector has continued to participate in the market rally. One of the reasons is the strength in biopharma M&A activity, which provides unique support for valuations and particularly assists the small-and-midcap biotech companies. We br...

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Considerations for the Development of a Liquid Biopsy Assay for Cancer CONSIDERATIONS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A LIQUID BIOPSY ASSAY FOR CANCER

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Mar 26, 2019

For a liquid biopsy test, one needs to obtain DNA from the blood that is representative of the cancer. Cells shed from a growing tumour into the blood stream; circulating tumour cells (CTCs) can be isolated and used to extract DNA for the purposes of...

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Why Humans Can WHY HUMANS CAN'T REGROW TEETH

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Mar 26, 2019

Humans can’t grow new teeth. But we’re not alone. Most mammals can’t. But many reptiles and fish can grow hundreds or even thousands of new teeth in a lifetime. The reason has to do with how reptiles and mammals evolved differently ...

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CRISPR-Chip enables digital detection of DNA without amplification CRISPR-CHIP ENABLES DIGITAL DETECTION OF DNA WITHOUT AMPLIFICATION

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Mar 26, 2019

Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) Assistant Professor and University of California, Berkeley Visiting Scientist Kiana Aran is the first to combine the power of CRISPR’s nucleic acid targeting with the ultra sensitivity of graphene, making it possib...

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Over 400 genes associated with schizophrenia identified OVER 400 GENES ASSOCIATED WITH SCHIZOPHRENIA IDENTIFIED

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Mar 26, 2019

Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have applied a novel machine learning method to identify 413 genetic associations with schizophrenia across 13 brain regions. As described in the February issue of Nature Genetics, examining ...

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Synthetic biology has real-world applications SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY HAS REAL-WORLD APPLICATIONS

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Mar 25, 2019

Research and technology development focused on synthetic biology (synbio) and systems biology are expanding, as are its real-world applications. Even as more traditional synbio approaches, which involve engineering microbes to produce novel drugs or ...

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Osteoporosis: New tools help pinpoint potential risk genes OSTEOPOROSIS: NEW TOOLS HELP PINPOINT POTENTIAL RISK GENES

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Mar 25, 2019

A combination of powerful tools has helped scientists identify two new genes that could contribute to osteoporosis through their effect on bone density. The finding could lead to better treatments for the bone-weakening disease. The study, by re...

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Step it up for Research STEP IT UP FOR RESEARCH

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Mar 25, 2019

Regular physical activity is important for good health. Research has shown that exercise can help prevent such things as cardiovascular disease and diabetes. But just how much activity does the average person get? And do people in good health have di...

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The key to brain health: Light but frequent exercise THE KEY TO BRAIN HEALTH: LIGHT BUT FREQUENT EXERCISE

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Mar 25, 2019

Researchers are finding new evidence that exercises even low-intensity, casual physical activity can boost brain health in the short- and long-term. Evidence that exercise can benefit the brain and help maintain cognitive function including memory is...

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Repeatability vs. Reproducibility REPEATABILITY VS. REPRODUCIBILITY

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Mar 25, 2019

Repeatability is a measure of the likelihood that, having produced one result from an experiment, you can try the same experiment, with the same setup, and produce that exact same result. It’s a way for researchers to verify that their own resu...

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New Tool Empowers Population Genetics NEW TOOL EMPOWERS POPULATION GENETICS

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Mar 25, 2019

A sophisticated new analysis tool developed by Florida State University scientists may signal a new era in the study of population genetics. Their model, which incorporates advanced mathematical strategies, could help revolutionize the way researcher...

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Where Does Brexit Leave European Biotech? WHERE DOES BREXIT LEAVE EUROPEAN BIOTECH?

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Mar 25, 2019

In the next couple of months, the UK will officially exit the EU, in a move that is popularly known as Brexit. With this date fast approaching, companies, organizations, and individuals all over the world have speculated about how Brexit might impact...

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The key to greater efficacy in cancer treatment? THE KEY TO GREATER EFFICACY IN CANCER TREATMENT?

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Mar 25, 2019

Researchers have discovered a new clue in explaining how cancer cells with identical genomes can respond differently to the same therapy. In a Nature Communications paper published on 21st March 2019, researchers reveal for the first time that the nu...

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How Your Invisible Exposome Cloud Could Be Messing With Your Health HOW YOUR INVISIBLE EXPOSOME CLOUD COULD BE MESSING WITH YOUR HEALTH

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Mar 24, 2019

Microscopic bits can hitch a ride on your clothes, find their way into your body, and impact your personal health. They’re part of your exposome and everyone has one.

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DOES SPACE TRAVEL ACTIVATE VIRUSES? DOES SPACE TRAVEL ACTIVATE VIRUSES?

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Mar 22, 2019

NASA researchers determined that spaceflight may cause viruses like herpes, chickenpox, and shingles to activate. Over 100 short and long-term space mission astronauts were tested, and over half were shown to shed viruses after their missions. This w...

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The Bugs That Turn Strawberry Yoplait Yogurt Red THE BUGS THAT TURN STRAWBERRY YOPLAIT YOGURT RED

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Mar 22, 2019

If you think it’s fruit that colors strawberry Yoplait yogurt red, think again. It’s carmine, a natural red dye derived from crushed cochineal bugs. People have used it for thousands of years to color everything from clothes to makeup.

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Economic and Laboratory Benefits of Flexible-Content Syndromic Panels ECONOMIC AND LABORATORY BENEFITS OF FLEXIBLE-CONTENT SYNDROMIC PANELS

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Mar 22, 2019

Did you know that flexible content syndromic panels can help drive down the cost of microbial testing while testing large numbers of pathogens simultaneously?

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Weight loss: WEIGHT LOSS: 'TELLING SOMEONE TO IMPROVE THEIR DIET DOESN'T WORK'

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Mar 22, 2019

Doctors often advise people who are overweight to lose weight by improving their dietary habits or becoming more physically active. However, the results of a new study suggest that such generic advice does not empower people to succeed in their weigh...

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How sugary drinks can fuel and accelerate cancer growth HOW SUGARY DRINKS CAN FUEL AND ACCELERATE CANCER GROWTH

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Mar 22, 2019

Is there a direct link between the added sugars in soft drinks and the growth of cancer tumors? The findings of a new study may settle this question. Researchers acknowledge that obesity increases the risk of cancer, and some studies even consid...

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High-Fructose Corn Syrup Promotes Tumor Growth In Mice HIGH-FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP PROMOTES TUMOR GROWTH IN MICE

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Mar 22, 2019

Consuming the equivalent of one can of soda per day caused mice predisposed to colon cancer to develop larger tumors, according to a study by Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian investigators. The study, published March 22 in the jou...

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Blue Brain Solves A Century-Old Neuroscience Problem BLUE BRAIN SOLVES A CENTURY-OLD NEUROSCIENCE PROBLEM

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Mar 22, 2019

For nearly 100 years, scientists have been trying to name cells. They have been describing them in the same way that Darwin described animals and trees. Now the Blue Brain Project has developed a mathematical algorithm to objectively classify the sha...

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Genome catalog bolsters global microbiome research GENOME CATALOG BOLSTERS GLOBAL MICROBIOME RESEARCH

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Mar 22, 2019

The largest-yet attempt to characterize the global diversity of the human microbiome the population of microbes that live in our bodies have found 4,930 species, 77 percent of which were previously unknown. Nearly half of all children with autism hav...

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Surprising discovery of science SURPRISING DISCOVERY OF SCIENCE

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Mar 21, 2019

5 genetically engineered or modified animals.

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The Missing Diversity in Human Genetic Studies THE MISSING DIVERSITY IN HUMAN GENETIC STUDIES

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Mar 21, 2019

It has been well documented that genetic studies of human disease, especially large-scale ones, have not captured the level of diversity that exists globally, as they are predominantly based on populations of European ancestry (Popejoy and Fullerton,...

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Are Eurocentric Genetic Databases Hampering Health Care? ARE EUROCENTRIC GENETIC DATABASES HAMPERING HEALTH CARE?

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Mar 21, 2019

A commentary published today in the journal Cell offers evidence of a stunning imbalance in the population groups that participate in genetic and genomic research, which can underlie some health care inequities. A glance at the pie chart below, which...

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Childhood trauma in patients with severe mental disorders linked to shorter telomeres CHILDHOOD TRAUMA IN PATIENTS WITH SEVERE MENTAL DISORDERS LINKED TO SHORTER TELOMERES

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Mar 21, 2019

Research published today in the open access Nature journal Translational Psychiatry, found patients with severe mental disorders who had experienced childhood abuse to have shorter telomeres, a predictor of biological age. Here, Monica Aas, lead auth...

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Targeting TGF-β Signaling in Cancer: A Double-edged Sword TARGETING TGF-Β SIGNALING IN CANCER: A DOUBLE-EDGED SWORD

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Mar 21, 2019

Transforming growth factor (TGF)-β signaling is an attractive therapeutic target as it is deregulated in many cancers. But challenges remain around developing inhibitors that can specifically block tumor-promoting activities while preserving its...

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Biotech reinvented BIOTECH REINVENTED

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Mar 20, 2019

The biotechnology industry (Biotech) is now about 30 years old – a long enough time in which to evaluate how it’s done. Unfortunately, despite some notable successes, it hasn’t completely fulfilled its promise. The business model on...

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Drug discovery from the age of information to the age of intelligence DRUG DISCOVERY FROM THE AGE OF INFORMATION TO THE AGE OF INTELLIGENCE

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Mar 20, 2019

Data drives drug discovery, yet it continues to be among the biggest challenges faced by the industry.1 Experiments are often not repeatable and data interpretation is subject to the biases and limitations of human beings.

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Slaughter and May chooses Hong Kong once more for rare partner hire SLAUGHTER AND MAY CHOOSES HONG KONG ONCE MORE FOR RARE PARTNER HIRE

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Mar 20, 2019

Traditionally phobic to partner hires, Slaughter and May has recruited in Hong Kong again almost a year after its previous move in the jurisdiction, this time recruiting Jing Chen as partner from the Listing Division of Hong Kong Exchanges and Cleari...

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Fast track your biotech breakthroughs: Four “I”s in custom lab automation FAST TRACK YOUR BIOTECH BREAKTHROUGHS: FOUR “I”S IN CUSTOM LAB AUTOMATION

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Mar 20, 2019

When it’s time to move your biotechnology breakthrough towards commercialization, your specific application workflows may require a custom approach to lab automation. If your requirements are uncommon, there may be no off-the-shelf products ava...

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Is your assay really optimized? IS YOUR ASSAY REALLY OPTIMIZED?

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Mar 20, 2019

In response to the question “Is your assay really optimized?” the answer we hear the most is “It’s good enough” So if your process isn’t broken, why on earth would you consider fixing it? But what if there were sig...

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5 Things Food Manufacturing Africa Wants You to Know About Product Testing 5 THINGS FOOD MANUFACTURING AFRICA WANTS YOU TO KNOW ABOUT PRODUCT TESTING

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Mar 20, 2019

Food Manufacturing Africa is a journal that provides the latest news and trends about the manufacturing and processing of food and beverages from raw material sourcing to manufacturing and packaging, right down to the distribution and marketing of fi...

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Mass Spectrometry is Advancing Cancer Research in Leaps and Bounds MASS SPECTROMETRY IS ADVANCING CANCER RESEARCH IN LEAPS AND BOUNDS

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Mar 20, 2019

From picking out cancerous tissue areas during diagnosis to uncovering novel biomarkers of early detection, mass spectrometry (MS) has become an indispensable analytical technique in cancer research. In the past few years, we have seen significant ad...

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Unlocking the Potential of Fast DNA Synthesis UNLOCKING THE POTENTIAL OF FAST DNA SYNTHESIS

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Mar 20, 2019

While the price and speed of reading DNA have dropped massively, writing DNA fast and affordable still remains a challenge. Philip talked to Sylvain Gariel, COO of the French company DNA Script, who strives to reinvent DNA synthesis. DNA has become a...

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The Future of Antibody Discovery THE FUTURE OF ANTIBODY DISCOVERY

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Mar 20, 2019

Quickly discover, analyze, and engineer therapeutic antibodies with our antibody library screening platform. High-throughput monoclonal antibody library screening has never been faster, and developability properties have never been better, thanks to ...

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Particle robots PARTICLE ROBOTS

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Mar 20, 2019

Researchers from MIT, Columbia University, and elsewhere have developed computationally simple robots that connect in large groups to move around, transport objects, and complete other tasks. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is an indep...

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Carrot: Curbing Smoking Addiction in America CARROT: CURBING SMOKING ADDICTION IN AMERICA

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Mar 20, 2019

If we could develop innovative technology such as a personal sensor to track the amount of carbon monoxide in a smoker's lungs, then this and other types of interventions could help change the behaviors around smoking and potentially save 500,000...

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Why narcolepsy is an autoimmune condition WHY NARCOLEPSY IS AN AUTOIMMUNE CONDITION

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Mar 20, 2019

Previous research has suggested that narcolepsy may be an autoimmune condition. Now, a new paper published in the journal Nature Communications finds additional evidence that this may be the case. Narcolepsy is a chronic neurological condition that a...

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Scientists Revealed How Probiotics Influence Human Gut Bacteria SCIENTISTS REVEALED HOW PROBIOTICS INFLUENCE HUMAN GUT BACTERIA

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Mar 20, 2019

A group of researchers from ITMO University and Knomics company studied how gut microbiota of 150 volunteers changed after a month of regular consumption of yogurt fortified with probiotics. The study showed that such a diet increases the proportion ...

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Biologists develop new method of cloning BIOLOGISTS DEVELOP NEW METHOD OF CLONING

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Mar 19, 2019

DNA, which contains the genetic information of an organism, consists of long chains of nucleotides. In order to study the functions based on the sequence of these building blocks, DNA molecules must be inserted in carrier molecules (plasmid-vectors) ...

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How Gene-Edited Sugarcane Could Reduce Society’s Environmental Footprint HOW GENE-EDITED SUGARCANE COULD REDUCE SOCIETY’S ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT

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Mar 19, 2019

Australia’s University of Queensland is currently conducting research on how gene editing could tailor sugarcane to efficiently produce bioplastics and biofuels. From soda bottles to ethanol, researchers are testing multiple varieties of sugarc...

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KingFisher Ready DNA Ultra 2.0 prefilled plates KINGFISHER READY DNA ULTRA 2.0 PREFILLED PLATES

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Mar 19, 2019

KingFisher Ready DNA Ultra 2.0 prefilled plates are ready-to-use reagents using MagMAX technology, which means fewer pipetting steps and faster, more consistent extractions. Simply peel off the cover, add sample, and load plate onto a KingFisher.

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CBD for cancer: Everything you need to know CBD FOR CANCER: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

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Mar 19, 2019

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is one of many cannabinoids in the cannabis plant gaining popularity in the world of natural medicine because it appears to offer the body many benefits. While there is some debate around the topic, some people suggest using CBD ...

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What are the health benefits of dark chocolate? WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF DARK CHOCOLATE?

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Mar 19, 2019

Dark chocolate is rich in minerals, such as iron, magnesium, and zinc. The cocoa in dark chocolate also contains antioxidants called flavonoids, which may provide several health benefits. Chocolate comes from cacao, which is a plant with high levels ...

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Genomics Is Driving New Opportunities in Genetic Disease Research GENOMICS IS DRIVING NEW OPPORTUNITIES IN GENETIC DISEASE RESEARCH

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Mar 19, 2019

Even among scientists, there is some blurring and some overlap in the usage of the words "genetics" and "genomics." In this article that looks at a slice of the interaction between these two disciplines, a distinction must be made...

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Epigenetic protein could be new therapeutic target in acute myeloid leukemia EPIGENETIC PROTEIN COULD BE NEW THERAPEUTIC TARGET IN ACUTE MYELOID LEUKEMIA

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Mar 19, 2019

British researchers have discovered that an epigenetic protein called EZH2 delays the development of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) but then switches sides once the disease is established to help maintain tumor growth. The study suggests that targeting...

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From Mirror-image Biology to Enhanced Therapeutic Proteins FROM MIRROR-IMAGE BIOLOGY TO ENHANCED THERAPEUTIC PROTEINS

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Mar 19, 2019

Almost all biological molecules exist as two different spatial structures that are related to each other like image and mirror image. These molecules are referred to as enantiomers. Much like one's right and left hands, they cannot be superimpose...

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The Search for a Better Biofuel: Can Biotech Deliver? THE SEARCH FOR A BETTER BIOFUEL: CAN BIOTECH DELIVER?

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Mar 19, 2019

With dire climate change reports landing one after another in 2018 the need for sustainable, scalable, and affordable biofuels to aid in this transition to a more sustainable future has never been greater. Ticking all three boxes is no easy task, but...

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Response to Skin Fungi Pivotal in Dermatitis Pathway RESPONSE TO SKIN FUNGI PIVOTAL IN DERMATITIS PATHWAY

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Mar 19, 2019

How does the immune system respond to fungi on our skin? Researchers at the University of Zurich have demonstrated that the same immune cells that protect us against skin fungi also encourage the inflammatory symptoms of atopic dermatitis. An antibod...

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Machine Learning Tracks Moving Cells MACHINE LEARNING TRACKS MOVING CELLS

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Mar 19, 2019

Both developing babies and elderly adults share a common characteristic: the many cells making up their bodies are always on the move. As we humans commute to work, cells migrate through the body to get their jobs done. Biologists have long struggled...

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Cells Remember Gene Repression CELLS REMEMBER GENE REPRESSION

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Mar 19, 2019

Epigenetic memory of transcriptional gene silencing has been observed in several organisms. However, it was not known whether mechanisms exist that convey transgenerational memory of a silencing “experience”, without silencing the gene pe...

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Gene Therapies in Rare Disease: From R&D to Regulatory Approval GENE THERAPIES IN RARE DISEASE: FROM R&D TO REGULATORY APPROVAL

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Mar 18, 2019

Advancements in science and technology have helped researchers develop new treatments for some of the most common diseases known to man. Diseases that were once considered death sentences are now chronic conditions, and some can even be cured.

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Key Short-Chain PFAS Not Carcinogenic, Not Hormone Disruptor KEY SHORT-CHAIN PFAS NOT CARCINOGENIC, NOT HORMONE DISRUPTOR

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Mar 18, 2019

Three new recently published studies supported by Fluoro Council in the peer-reviewed journal Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology support the conclusion that perfluorohexanoic acid (PFHxA), a key short-chain perfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS), presen...

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Electron Microscopy Promises to Take Additive Manufacturing to the Next Level ELECTRON MICROSCOPY PROMISES TO TAKE ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING TO THE NEXT LEVEL

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Mar 18, 2019

Additive manufacturing is expected to revolutionize manufacturing across a wide range of industries. McKinsey & Co. calls the technique “a long-term game changer for manufacturers” and predicts the overall economic impact will reach $...

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Coffee compound could inhibit prostate cancer COFFEE COMPOUND COULD INHIBIT PROSTATE CANCER

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Mar 18, 2019

Scientists have identified compounds found in coffee which may inhibit the growth of prostate cancer. This pilot study was carried out on drug-resistant cancer cells in cell culture and in a mouse model and has not yet been tested in humans. The work...

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"Swinging" Genes Maintain Skeletal Muscle Stem Cell Numbers "SWINGING" GENES MAINTAIN SKELETAL MUSCLE STEM CELL NUMBERS

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Mar 18, 2019

Periodic fluctuations in gene expression, which was previously only known to occur in neural stem cells, has been identified in muscle stem cells. This oscillation is thought to be crucial in helping maintain muscle stem cell numbers. When a muscle g...

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A DNA Switch for Whole-body Regeneration A DNA SWITCH FOR WHOLE-BODY REGENERATION

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Mar 18, 2019

When it comes to regeneration, some animals are capable of amazing feats - if you cut the leg off a salamander, it will grow back. When threatened, some geckos drop their tails as a distraction and regrow them later. Other animals take the process ev...

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Most Teens Report Using Marijuana Less Often After Legalization MOST TEENS REPORT USING MARIJUANA LESS OFTEN AFTER LEGALIZATION

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Mar 18, 2019

Only one group of teenagers used marijuana more often after retail sales were legalized in Washington than they did before high school seniors who work 11 or more hours per week, according to new research led by a WSU College of Nursing professor. Ma...

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Ticagrelor reversal agent provides immediate and sustained relief TICAGRELOR REVERSAL AGENT PROVIDES IMMEDIATE AND SUSTAINED RELIEF

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Mar 18, 2019

In patients with acute coronary syndromes, coronary artery stenting, or a history of prior heart attacks, antiplatelet therapy can be lifesaving. Ticagrelor, in combination with aspirin, is commonly prescribed for patients to help prevent blood clott...

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Second Patient Has Been Cured of HIV SECOND PATIENT HAS BEEN CURED OF HIV

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Mar 17, 2019

A person with HIV seems to be free of the virus after receiving a stem-cell transplant that replaced their white blood cells with HIV-resistant versions. The patient is only the second person ever reported to have been cleared of the virus using this...

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Why biotechnology can be Indian economy WHY BIOTECHNOLOGY CAN BE INDIAN ECONOMY'S NEXT SUCCESS STORY

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Mar 16, 2019

Over the last two-to-three decades, the major success story of the Indian economy has been the stellar growth of its IT industry. But as the dividends from the sector reach the eventual inflection point, India needs to build similar competencies in o...

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Breast cancer: Does stress fuel its spread? BREAST CANCER: DOES STRESS FUEL ITS SPREAD?

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Mar 16, 2019

New research in mouse models shows that stress hormones can help breast cancer grow, spread, and diversify, which makes it harder to treat.  Breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer. In the United States, there were about 266,120 ...

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Six tips to help match your liquid handling components with chemical compatibility SIX TIPS TO HELP MATCH YOUR LIQUID HANDLING COMPONENTS WITH CHEMICAL COMPATIBILITY

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Mar 15, 2019

The demand for advanced medical and diagnostic testing continues to accelerate. Laboratories, hospitals, and emerging consumer genomics companies are demanding quicker test sequences resulting in the design and development of new innovative and respo...

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Developing Scalable Flow Chemistry for a Variety of Chemical Transformations DEVELOPING SCALABLE FLOW CHEMISTRY FOR A VARIETY OF CHEMICAL TRANSFORMATIONS

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Mar 15, 2019

We recently spoke to Oliver Kappe to learn more about the focus of his laboratory. Kappe highlights the key properties of continuous-flow microreactors that make them well-suited to preparing pharmaceuticals, and also touches on the topic of his upco...

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Biosensor may provide better cancer diagnosis BIOSENSOR MAY PROVIDE BETTER CANCER DIAGNOSIS

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Mar 15, 2019

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have developed a new biological sensor that could help clinicians better diagnose cancer and epilepsy. Biological sensors monitor small molecules, ions,  and protons and are vital as a me...

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“Mastermind” Scientists Help Diagnose Rare Diseases “MASTERMIND” SCIENTISTS HELP DIAGNOSE RARE DISEASES

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Mar 15, 2019

Rare diseases are problematic for clinicians and scientists as it is extremely challenging to study their etiology. It’s therefore a sad reality that many patients suffering from rare conditions often do not receive a diagnosis, making their ca...

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Cell Growth Performance In Single-Use Bags CELL GROWTH PERFORMANCE IN SINGLE-USE BAGS

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Mar 15, 2019

Achieving consistent cell growth is critically important to the biotech industry. To optimize the final drug product output the current industry trends are towards higher cell densities and protein titers. With the uptake of single-use bags in cell c...

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Battling the Superbugs: The Future of Fighting Infections BATTLING THE SUPERBUGS: THE FUTURE OF FIGHTING INFECTIONS

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Mar 15, 2019

In the race to keep up with harmful bacteria as they continually evolve to outsmart our antibiotics, we have fallen woefully behind. There are already superbugs we cannot defeat. And at the current pace, the Age of Antibiotics will end in our lifetim...

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Exploring Sleep and Genetics on World Sleep Day 2019 EXPLORING SLEEP AND GENETICS ON WORLD SLEEP DAY 2019

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Mar 15, 2019

March 15, 2019, marks World Sleep Day, an annual event organized by the World Sleep Society to celebrate sleep and to emphasize the importance of issues related to sleep, including medicine, education, social aspects and driving. Today, we explore th...

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Broken Heart Syndrome: Can You Die of a Broken Heart? BROKEN HEART SYNDROME: CAN YOU DIE OF A BROKEN HEART?

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Mar 15, 2019

Broken heart syndrome, also called stress-induced cardiomyopathy or takotsubo cardiomyopathy, can strike even if you're healthy. (Tako tsubo, by the way, is octopus traps that resemble the pot-like shape of the stricken heart.)

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93 percent of medications contain 93 PERCENT OF MEDICATIONS CONTAIN 'POTENTIAL ALLERGENS'

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Mar 15, 2019

According to a recent study, many of the medicine ingredients that people consider to be inactive may, in fact, cause health problems for some consumers. Alongside the active components in medicines, there is almost always a list of other ingredients...

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USP15 enzyme could have role in the future treatment of cancer USP15 ENZYME COULD HAVE ROLE IN THE FUTURE TREATMENT OF CANCER

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Mar 15, 2019

Researchers at the George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center found that the enzyme USP15 could potentially lead to new treatments for breast and pancreatic cancer. “With this study, we validate the role of USP15 in maintaining genome stab...

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BIOTECHNOLOGY INNOVATION BIOTECHNOLOGY INNOVATION

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Mar 14, 2019

Modern biotechnology is a young industry. But in just over four decades, the scientists, researchers and entrepreneurs working in this field have firmly established themselves at the forefront of medical innovation. The innovations and research comin...

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Drug Target Review Issue 1 2019 DRUG TARGET REVIEW ISSUE 1 2019

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Mar 14, 2019

In this issue: AI-driven automated chemistry as a tool to accelerate drug discovery processes, the shifting landscape of immuno-oncology, and how lipid molecules provide an insight into biological research.

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Tiny Protein Has Huge Potential in CRISPR TINY PROTEIN HAS HUGE POTENTIAL IN CRISPR

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Mar 14, 2019

An array of CRISPR proteins now exist, each presenting with their own unique properties. Last year the smallest CRISPR protein, Cas14 was discovered. This CRISPR protein’s tiny size means that it is hyper-specific in the delivery of gene editin...

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Tierra Biosciences is Moving Biological Manufacturing to The Mainstream TIERRA BIOSCIENCES IS MOVING BIOLOGICAL MANUFACTURING TO THE MAINSTREAM

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Mar 14, 2019

With the continual demand for new therapeutics, the team at Tierra Biosciences (formerly Synvitrobio) is on a mission to derive natural products such as antibiotics from microbes. In a recent webinar, we spoke with Tierra CEO Zachary Sun to find out ...

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Machine-learning model to analyse protein sequences MACHINE-LEARNING MODEL TO ANALYSE PROTEIN SEQUENCES

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Mar 14, 2019

Researchers have demonstrated how machine learning can analyze sequences of proteins providing a wealth of information on the structure of proteins, their function, and their evolutionary features. Sequences of molecules, called amino acids, make up ...

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Careers in Bioinformatics: Hot and Getting Hotter CAREERS IN BIOINFORMATICS: HOT AND GETTING HOTTER

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Mar 13, 2019

The term big data is usually used to describe—surprise! —large volumes of data, both structured and unstructured. That means data generated across an organization or enterprise such as sales figures, website clicks, etc. In biopharma, it ...

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How the Biotech Industry is Making Flavors Healthier and Eco-Friendly HOW THE BIOTECH INDUSTRY IS MAKING FLAVORS HEALTHIER AND ECO-FRIENDLY

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Mar 13, 2019

The food industry is under pressure to create products that don’t just taste great, but that is also good for our health and for the environment. Biotechnology is emerging as a solution to enjoy the flavors we love without damaging our bodies o...

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How can advances in computerized decision support systems best be used to improve antimicrobial stewardship? HOW CAN ADVANCES IN COMPUTERIZED DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS BEST BE USED TO IMPROVE ANTIMICROBIAL STEWARDSHIP?

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Mar 13, 2019

Antimicrobial stewardship programs aim to ensure the responsible use of antibiotics, balancing the needs of the patient against the impact of broad-spectrum antibiotic use leading to antimicrobial resistance. Recently published research in Antimicrob...

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BMC Molecular and Cell Biology: one journal, one community, any organism BMC MOLECULAR AND CELL BIOLOGY: ONE JOURNAL, ONE COMMUNITY, ANY ORGANISM

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Mar 13, 2019

BMC Cell Biology has been recently relaunched as BMC Molecular and Cell Biology, with a revamped journal and scope. Here, Managing Editor Maria Hodges and Editor Alison Cuff tell us more about this exciting addition to the BMC series portfolio of jou...

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Acoustic Liquid Handling Enables 40x Reduction in Volume for DNA Assemblies ACOUSTIC LIQUID HANDLING ENABLES 40X REDUCTION IN VOLUME FOR DNA ASSEMBLIES

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Mar 13, 2019

Miniaturization throughout a workflow is a key part of lowering costs and speeding up the synthesis of DNA constructs. Here, we'll take a closer look at this process and see how using the NEB NEBuilder® HiFI DNA Assembly Cloning Kit and the L...

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The Bugs That Lay Eggs In Your Face THE BUGS THAT LAY EGGS IN YOUR FACE

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Mar 13, 2019

Face mites live on pretty much all adult humans. Including you. These tiny arachnids suck oil and cell material from your pores and lay eggs in your hair follicles. But don't worry, they’re usually harmless. Infestations only seem to be a p...

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Fantastically Attainable with Synthetic Biology FANTASTICALLY ATTAINABLE WITH SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY

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Mar 13, 2019

Clear your path to what's attainable with Synthetic Biology. Pursue the next 'wow' thing with Invitrogen's Geneart gene synthesis, genome editing, and custom oligos. Explore the possibilities with Thermo Fisher.

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Type 2 diabetes: Work stress may raise risk in women TYPE 2 DIABETES: WORK STRESS MAY RAISE RISK IN WOMEN

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Mar 13, 2019

A new review featuring in the European Journal of Endocrinology suggests that a stressful work environment may increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes in women. More than 100 million people in the United States have diabetes or prediabet...

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Biotechnology: The shadowy overlap of science and nature BIOTECHNOLOGY: THE SHADOWY OVERLAP OF SCIENCE AND NATURE

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Mar 12, 2019

Natural products are no stranger to scientific ingenuity. Picture chia seeds perfectly suspended throughout a ready-to-drink (RTD) beverage; capsule-in-capsule supplement technology; or a nondairy frozen dessert that hits the right notes for taste, t...

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HOW TUMOR CELLS ESCAPE T CELLS HOW TUMOR CELLS ESCAPE T CELLS

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Mar 12, 2019

Immunogenic tumor cells often display protein antigens at their surface, which can be recognized by T cells and serve as a signal for T cells to attack the tumor. However, one long-standing paradox is that tumor-specific T cells often co-exist with t...

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Primal Pictures: 3D Functional Anatomy PRIMAL PICTURES: 3D FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY

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Mar 12, 2019

Discover the human body as you’ve never seen it before, with dynamic movement animations and movies of the entire body from every angle, plus explanatory text to reinforce knowledge and understanding.

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Why Babies Can WHY BABIES CAN'T EAT HONEY

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Mar 12, 2019

Babies less than one-year-old can get seriously sick from eating honey. Honey contains C. botulinum bacteria, which can produce a toxin in a baby’s large intestine, leading to a rare but serious illness known as “infant botulism.” F...

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New brain stimulation therapy is effective against depression NEW BRAIN STIMULATION THERAPY IS EFFECTIVE AGAINST DEPRESSION

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Mar 12, 2019

A new clinical trial has tested the ability of a little-studied, noninvasive brain stimulation technique to treat the symptoms of major depression. The results, so far, have been more than promising. Researchers from the University of North Caro...

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How preventable is sepsis-related death? HOW PREVENTABLE IS SEPSIS-RELATED DEATH?

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Mar 12, 2019

How prevalent and preventable is death from sepsis? A new study, recently published in the journal JAMA Network Open, investigates. Sepsis is a potentially fatal condition that develops from the body's overactive response to an infection. Accordi...

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IBD: New approach to symptom relief looks promising IBD: NEW APPROACH TO SYMPTOM RELIEF LOOKS PROMISING

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Mar 12, 2019

Treatments that target inflammation directly don't work for many people with inflammatory bowel disease. Now, new research suggests that blocking a protein involved in blood clotting could be a promising alternative. After studying genetic d...

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A Genetic Basis for Insomnia Emerges from the Twilight A GENETIC BASIS FOR INSOMNIA EMERGES FROM THE TWILIGHT

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Mar 12, 2019

Around a third of people complain of some sleeplessness, and one in 10 meets diagnostic criteria for clinical insomnia. The costs, in terms of well-being, physical health, and productivity, are enormous. From twin studies, researchers know the inabil...

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New type of twin born from one egg and two sperm NEW TYPE OF TWIN BORN FROM ONE EGG AND TWO SPERM

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Mar 12, 2019

Sesquizygotic multiple pregnancies is an exceptional intermediate between monozygotic and dizygotic twinning. We report a monochorionic twin pregnancy with fetal sex discordance. Genotyping of amniotic fluid from each sac showed that the twins were m...

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Gut microbiome patterns associated with post-surgery complication risk GUT MICROBIOME PATTERNS ASSOCIATED WITH POST-SURGERY COMPLICATION RISK

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Mar 12, 2019

As we learn more about the microbiome through next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies, the more we become aware of the extent of its impact on us. Research published in BMC Microbiology now finds an association between differences in patients&r...

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Danish Biotech to Develop CRISPR-Based Microbiome Treatments DANISH BIOTECH TO DEVELOP CRISPR-BASED MICROBIOME TREATMENTS

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Mar 11, 2019

SNIPR Biome has raised €43M in Series A funds to develop treatments that precisely target ‘bad’ bacteria using CRISPR gene editing while keeping the rest of the patient’s microbiome intact. Founded with €2.6M seed investme...

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A Multi-Omics Database for Tomato Research and Breeding A MULTI-OMICS DATABASE FOR TOMATO RESEARCH AND BREEDING

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Mar 11, 2019

Ace. Beefsteak. Big Boy. Kumato. Early Girl. Roma. Sun Gold. San Marzano. These are just a few of the thousands of varieties of tomato plants available today. And while all of these varieties may be very different with respect to crop yield, disease ...

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Spotlight on e-health and m-health SPOTLIGHT ON E-HEALTH AND M-HEALTH

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Mar 11, 2019

eHealth – including digital technologies for health, health analytics, telehealth, and mobile health (mHealth) – has gone through a period of significant growth and maturity in recent years. Recently, I was pleased to edit a new Special I...

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Are All Our Organs Vital? ARE ALL OUR ORGANS VITAL?

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Mar 11, 2019

Medicine has not always shown a lot of respect for the human body. Just think about the ghoulish disregard early surgeons had for our corporeal integrity. They poked holes in the skull and copiously drained blood with leeches or lancets a practice th...

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Flow Cytometry Modernizes Apoptosis Assays FLOW CYTOMETRY MODERNIZES APOPTOSIS ASSAYS

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Mar 11, 2019

Apoptosis is a dynamic, multi-step, programmed cell death process. Improved understanding offers the promise of preventing cell death when inappropriate (such as in neurodegenerative disease), and triggering it when the body is invaded by rogue cance...

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Automated Microfluidic Systems for Gene Editing AUTOMATED MICROFLUIDIC SYSTEMS FOR GENE EDITING

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Mar 11, 2019

Technologies such as CRISPR are being utilized on a daily basis in an ever-growing number of research laboratories across the world, and it seems that the anticipated introduction of gene editing to the medical field may only be a stone's throw a...

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Navigating The European Court Of Justice Stance On GMOs NAVIGATING THE EUROPEAN COURT OF JUSTICE STANCE ON GMOS

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Mar 11, 2019

“The breeder’s dream is, of course, of an agency which would enable him to produce at will a particular kind of mutation uncontaminated by others which would merely be a nuisance to him.” “There is as yet no indication from th...

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Can we heal wounds by printing skin? CAN WE HEAL WOUNDS BY PRINTING SKIN?

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Mar 11, 2019

Printing layers of skin to help treat chronic wounds or burns may be on the horizon, thanks to a newly developed mobile skin bioprinting system. Scientists at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) in Winston-Salem, NC, have...

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Could sleep apnea be a risk factor for Alzheimer COULD SLEEP APNEA BE A RISK FACTOR FOR ALZHEIMER'S?

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Mar 11, 2019

The majority of people with sleep apnea do not receive a diagnosis. However, brain scans have revealed that there may be an association between this condition and a form of dementia. According to the American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA), an estima...

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Effort to Regulate Chemicals in Personal Care Products Commended EFFORT TO REGULATE CHEMICALS IN PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS COMMENDED

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Mar 11, 2019

The Endocrine Society applauded the reintroduction of a Senate bill that would give government regulators needed authority to protect consumers from exposure to hazardous endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in cosmetics and other personal care prod...

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How Can We Reduce Food Wastage? HOW CAN WE REDUCE FOOD WASTAGE?

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Mar 11, 2019

Food waste can be problematic at all-you-can-eat buffet-style restaurants or university dining halls for obvious reasons: With little incentive to pile less food on their plate, diners tend to overindulge. One way to curb such behavior is a food wast...

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Food Computers Are Here And They’re About To Revolutionize Agriculture FOOD COMPUTERS ARE HERE AND THEY’RE ABOUT TO REVOLUTIONIZE AGRICULTURE

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Mar 10, 2019

Want tastier food? Just follow the recipe. The brainchild of Caleb Harper at MIT Media Lab, this food computer is an open-source technology that lets you engineer a climate for custom crops.

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Does the rhetoric of consumer genetics aim to eliminate disability without mentioning it? DOES THE RHETORIC OF CONSUMER GENETICS AIM TO ELIMINATE DISABILITY WITHOUT MENTIONING IT?

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Mar 10, 2019

In 2011, poet and writer George Estreich wrote about the impact of biotechnology on family life in his first book, The Shape of the Eye. The memoir centers on how his family’s life was changed, and enriched, by the birth of his second child, La...

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How yo-yo dieting impacts women HOW YO-YO DIETING IMPACTS WOMEN'S HEART HEALTH

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Mar 10, 2019

New research reveals worrying associations between yo-yo dieting and seven well-established markers of cardiovascular health. As if losing weight wasn't hard enough, up to 80 percent of people who manage to lose more than 10 percent of their body...

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Plastic Container Management Around the World PLASTIC CONTAINER MANAGEMENT AROUND THE WORLD

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Mar 09, 2019

Crop protection products play a vital role in agriculture to control the pests and diseases that threaten our global food supply. The crop protection industry is leading the safe and responsible management of empty, properly rinsed pesticide containe...

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Molecular diagnostics a closer look at sample to answer MOLECULAR DIAGNOSTICS A CLOSER LOOK AT SAMPLE TO ANSWER

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Mar 09, 2019

How to overcome challenges like inefficient workflow and a lack of suitably trained staff is the question increasingly facing laboratories in markets ranging from diagnostics to food and beverages. Could sample-to-answer systems be the answer? Molecu...

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The Most Extreme Complex Life in the World THE MOST EXTREME COMPLEX LIFE IN THE WORLD

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Mar 09, 2019

Humans can’t go too far above or below sea level unaided, but there are some complex forms of life that CAN survive at super high elevations or in the deepest parts of the ocean.

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New drug may stop sepsis from reaching major organs NEW DRUG MAY STOP SEPSIS FROM REACHING MAJOR ORGANS

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Mar 09, 2019

Researchers discover a drug that has the potential to stop sepsis before the condition reaches major organs and becomes fatal. Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that occurs when an existing infection such as one that develops in a cut, a re...

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Women Who are Changing the Game in Biotech WOMEN WHO ARE CHANGING THE GAME IN BIOTECH

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Mar 08, 2019

Fighting for diversity in the workplace is more than a “feel good” or “the right thing to do” proposition. Indeed, an environment of inclusion often broadens the talent pool and perspective of companies which, in turn, can mak...

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50 Years of Research Yields Viral Answers 50 YEARS OF RESEARCH YIELDS VIRAL ANSWERS

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Mar 08, 2019

Viruses depend on host cells for replication, but how does a virus induce its host to transcribe its own genetic information alongside that of the virus, thus producing daughter viruses? For decades, researchers have been studying a type of bacteriop...

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Mutant monkey clones could aid study of autism MUTANT MONKEY CLONES COULD AID STUDY OF AUTISM

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Mar 08, 2019

Scientists have created five monkey clones, all carrying the edited version of a specific gene. The monkeys’ birth shows that it is possible to make genetically identical primates that can serve as models of specific conditions. Genetically ide...

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Medicare Beneficiaries at a Glance MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES AT A GLANCE

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Mar 08, 2019

There were some 57 million Americans enrolled in Medicare in 2016 with the majority (68 percent) still enrolled in the traditional Medicare fee-for-service program, according to a new infographic by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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Is “sitting on your hands” an option these days for babies with bronchiolitis? IS “SITTING ON YOUR HANDS” AN OPTION THESE DAYS FOR BABIES WITH BRONCHIOLITIS?

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Mar 08, 2019

Pediatric doctors and nurses have long been dismayed that we have no useful interventions (other than supportive therapy) for babies with bronchiolitis. We have known for decades that using nebulizers, doing chest x-rays, and starting antibiotics are...

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Why do doctors underdiagnose these 3 conditions in women? WHY DO DOCTORS UNDERDIAGNOSE THESE 3 CONDITIONS IN WOMEN?

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Mar 08, 2019

International Women's Day prompts us to celebrate women and womanhood. However, recent research suggests that women may face more than their fair share of challenges, including in receiving appropriate medical care. What are some of these challen...

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Tiny DNA Reader Advances Anti-cancer Drug Development TINY DNA READER ADVANCES ANTI-CANCER DRUG DEVELOPMENT

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Mar 08, 2019

DNA is small. Really, really, small. So, when researchers want to study the structure of a single-stranded DNA, they can’t just pull out their microscopes: they have to get creative. In a study published this week in Scientific Reports, researc...

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Optical imaging technique to detect tiny tumours OPTICAL IMAGING TECHNIQUE TO DETECT TINY TUMOURS

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Mar 08, 2019

Researchers have developed an imaging system called ‘DOLPHIN’, which enables the identification of tiny tumors deep inside the body. MIT researchers used their newly developed system to track a 0.1-millimeter fluorescent probe through the...

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Enlisting Stem Cells in the War on Heart Disease ENLISTING STEM CELLS IN THE WAR ON HEART DISEASE

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Mar 08, 2019

The heart works tirelessly for a whole lifetime, pumping fresh blood to the far reaches of the body, supplying oxygen and nutrients. When the heart itself is deprived of blood caused by a blocked artery, the affected tissue withers, and scars and can...

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Gut Microbiome Analysis – Getting It Right GUT MICROBIOME ANALYSIS – GETTING IT RIGHT

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Mar 08, 2019

The cascade of new discoveries relating to health and disease to our gut microbiome has spurred the notion that we now find ourselves in the middle of a “microbiome revolution”. Just to mention some recent examples, mechanisms have been d...

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Unleashing the power of a single cell UNLEASHING THE POWER OF A SINGLE CELL

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Mar 07, 2019

Advances in next-generation sequencing (NGS) methods have enabled whole transcriptome sequencing of single cells in high-throughput. A primary limitation of sequencing is cost. It is true that the cost of sequencing has now decreased, but this has no...

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Like Genes, Our Microbes Pass from Parent to Child LIKE GENES, OUR MICROBES PASS FROM PARENT TO CHILD

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Mar 07, 2019

We all know that our parents pass on heritable traits, including skin color and height, to us through their genes. Now, the Human Microbiome Project - a department of the National Institute of Health - has produced findings to suggest that our microb...

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Novel enzyme from LGC, Biosearch Technologies is fast and specific, even at room temperature NOVEL ENZYME FROM LGC, BIOSEARCH TECHNOLOGIES IS FAST AND SPECIFIC, EVEN AT ROOM TEMPERATURE

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Mar 07, 2019

This reverse transcriptase has a temperature optimum from 55 - 80 °C, improving reaction specificity and allowing synthesis from diverse RNA templates.  It is also fast, with a reaction time of five minutes or less, and recommended for targe...

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How Induced Pluripotency Changed Stem Cell Science HOW INDUCED PLURIPOTENCY CHANGED STEM CELL SCIENCE

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Mar 07, 2019

An important achievement in stem cell research was recognized in 2012 when the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to two scientists who transformed the field: Shinya Yamanaka and John Gurdon. Together, they received the award for &ldqu...

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Potential EBV-associated cancer treatment in small molecule inhibitors POTENTIAL EBV-ASSOCIATED CANCER TREATMENT IN SMALL MOLECULE INHIBITORS

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Mar 07, 2019

A drug candidate for cancers that are associated with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) has been identified. Researchers at The Wistar Institute created a drug candidate for cancer associated with EBV, describing inhibitors of the protein EBNA1, Epstein-Barr ...

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Cryopreservation Freezing Solutions CRYOPRESERVATION FREEZING SOLUTIONS

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Mar 07, 2019

Cryopreservation is designed to minimize damage to cells. For most eukaryotic samples whether bovine sperm, heirloom beer yeast, umbilical cord blood, or genetically engineered CAR-T cells—this means maintaining them cold enough so their bioche...

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Automating your anatomical pathology lab: how to get there faster AUTOMATING YOUR ANATOMICAL PATHOLOGY LAB: HOW TO GET THERE FASTER

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Mar 06, 2019

Anatomical pathology labs face ever-increasing pressure to meet demands for enhanced throughput, improved quality and cost savings. Additionally, as we saw in the previous article in this series, anatomical pathology has to adapt to disruptive new me...

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Microbial Testing and Fermented Foods MICROBIAL TESTING AND FERMENTED FOODS

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Mar 06, 2019

Fermented foods are part of cuisines around the world and include culinary staples such as cheese, sauerkraut, yogurt, tofu, and beer. What sets these items apart from other foods is the processing they undergo before they are ready for consumption. ...

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HOT TRENDS IN THE WORLD OF PATHOLOGY HOT TRENDS IN THE WORLD OF PATHOLOGY

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Mar 06, 2019

A periodic list of methods, tools, and people driving research and development. Our scientists present six tools and strategies influencing pathology. Artificial intelligence and machine learning: With the rise in whole slide scanner technology, larg...

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It’s time to put a hard stop to antibiotic overprescribing in hospitals IT’S TIME TO PUT A HARD STOP TO ANTIBIOTIC OVERPRESCRIBING IN HOSPITALS

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Mar 06, 2019

Improvements in primary care antibiotic use have not been matched in secondary care. Although hospitals account for a minority of human antibiotic use, they are where most broad-spectrum antibiotics are prescribed. A government report published 20 ye...

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The Full Authority Companion Diagnostic THE FULL AUTHORITY COMPANION DIAGNOSTIC

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Mar 06, 2019

It is very likely that on your last flight the turbofan engines were controlled by full authority digital engine controls – FADECs for short. FADECs have played a significant role in keeping airline ticket prices low (except during holidays) by...

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What Kind Of Plant Genes Allow Crops To Shape The Rhizosphere Microbiota? WHAT KIND OF PLANT GENES ALLOW CROPS TO SHAPE THE RHIZOSPHERE MICROBIOTA?

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Mar 06, 2019

In my lab, we aim to decipher the genetic basis of plant-microbe interactions taking place at the root-soil interface, in the so-called “rhizosphere”. Microbes in this environment collectively referred to as the rhizosphere microbiota, ca...

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When Life Gives You Sour Lemons, Use Genetics to Find Out Why WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU SOUR LEMONS, USE GENETICS TO FIND OUT WHY

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Mar 06, 2019

A team of researchers, including two from the University of California, Riverside, has identified the genes responsible for the hallmark sour taste of many citrus fruits. Published in Nature Communications, the research could help plant breeders deve...

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Taking the Sting Out of Mouth Ulcers TAKING THE STING OUT OF MOUTH ULCERS

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Mar 06, 2019

A large breakthrough has been made in the genetic understanding of mouth ulcers which could provide the potential for a new drug to prevent or heal the painful lesions. Mouth ulcers affect up to 25 percent of young adults and a higher proportion of c...

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Bacteria Offer Safe Alternative to Chemical Pesticides BACTERIA OFFER SAFE ALTERNATIVE TO CHEMICAL PESTICIDES

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Mar 06, 2019

Repurposing a strain of beneficial bacteria could offer a safe, sustainable and natural alternative to man-made chemical pesticides, according to research from Cardiff University, in collaboration with the Universities of Warwick and Liverpool, and t...

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The Brain Uses Sleep to Reduce DNA Damage THE BRAIN USES SLEEP TO REDUCE DNA DAMAGE

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Mar 06, 2019

Why do animals sleep? Why do humans “waste” a third time of their lives sleeping? Throughout evolution, sleep has remained universal and essential to all organisms with a nervous system, including invertebrates such as flies, worms, and e...

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Cell Mechanism Delays and Repairs DNA Damage CELL MECHANISM DELAYS AND REPAIRS DNA DAMAGE

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Mar 06, 2019

Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have discovered a mechanism that gives human cells a chance to stop piling up mutations when cells replicate and divide in the body. The discovery could prove to be very useful in the development of new t...

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Salamander gene partnerships could help spinal cord regeneration SALAMANDER GENE PARTNERSHIPS COULD HELP SPINAL CORD REGENERATION

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Mar 06, 2019

Scientists have identified certain gene partnerships that promote the regeneration of spinal cords. Researchers at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) investigated genetic relationships between gene partners in axolotl salamander that allow the ne...

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CELL THERAPY: FROM RESEARCH TO COMMERCIALIZATION CELL THERAPY: FROM RESEARCH TO COMMERCIALIZATION

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Mar 05, 2019

In cell therapy, cells are introduced into the human body to either replace endogenous dead/non-functioning cells or to modulate dysfunctional cellular mechanisms. While cell therapy has been closely linked historically to regenerative medicine, the ...

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DEPRESSION AND THE MICROBIOME DEPRESSION AND THE MICROBIOME

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Mar 05, 2019

New research is regularly being published on the connection between the gut microbiome and the central nervous system (CNS) together known as the gut-brain axis. Alterations in the composition of intestinal microbiota have also been associated with a...

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What You Can Do to Help Children Adjust to Daylight Saving Time WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP CHILDREN ADJUST TO DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME

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Mar 05, 2019

Daylight saving time can bring a welcome end to the short, dark days of winter, but it can also disrupt our natural sleep cycles. If parents fail to plan ahead, the consequence is short-term sleep deprivation for their children and teens. This can ca...

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Perspectives on Pilot Plants PERSPECTIVES ON PILOT PLANTS

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Mar 05, 2019

Pilot plants represent a milestone in a drug’s commercial development, where drug sponsors first explore engineering, commercialization, clinical, regulatory, and process issues outside the relative safety of a laboratory scale. And, as the tes...

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Seventure Continues Microbiome Investment Success with Second Fund SEVENTURE CONTINUES MICROBIOME INVESTMENT SUCCESS WITH SECOND FUND

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Mar 05, 2019

After the success of the world’s first fund dedicated solely to companies in the microbiome space, the French venture capital firm Seventure Partners has completed the first closing of a second microbiome fund, which is expected to total €...

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Is it safe to mix ibuprofen and alcohol? IS IT SAFE TO MIX IBUPROFEN AND ALCOHOL?

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Mar 05, 2019

Many people are aware that taking ibuprofen at the same time as alcohol is not always safe, but what are the risks, and when is it dangerous? Ibuprofen is an over-the-counter medication that people use to reduce pain, inflammation, and fever. It is a...

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Canaries in a coal-mine: what can sheep and goats tell us about human parasitic disease in Tanzania? CANARIES IN A COAL-MINE: WHAT CAN SHEEP AND GOATS TELL US ABOUT HUMAN PARASITIC DISEASE IN TANZANIA?

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Mar 05, 2019

As research reveals the cause of a massive but neglected disease problem in sheep and goats, we ask - could this animal health problem be an early warning of a hidden human disease problem in Tanzania? Sheep and goats are widely kept in Tanzania...

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Genetic "Conductor" of Brain Stem Cells GENETIC "CONDUCTOR" OF BRAIN STEM CELLS

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Mar 05, 2019

Our brain comprises 85 billion nerve cells and just as many so-called glial cells, which work in close contact with the former to guarantee their proper function. All originate from brain stem cells. But what decides when and how many of them become ...

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Immune System Puts the "Brakes" On IMMUNE SYSTEM PUTS THE "BRAKES" ON

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Mar 05, 2019

The scientists say the findings could lead to new treatments for life-threatening infections such as leishmaniasis, as well as autoimmune and chronic inflammatory diseases. Our immune system protects us from invading pathogens but also has the capaci...

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5 Biotech Industry Challenges the EU’s Horizon Program Plans to Tackle 5 BIOTECH INDUSTRY CHALLENGES THE EU’S HORIZON PROGRAM PLANS TO TACKLE

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Mar 05, 2019

While the EU’s Horizon funding program is more often associated with academic research, a sizeable proportion of its funds are invested in the European biotech industry. With a new stage of the program being close to launch, I investigated some...

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Charge Flow Through Protein Sparks Excitement CHARGE FLOW THROUGH PROTEIN SPARKS EXCITEMENT

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Mar 05, 2019

Among the zoo of biomolecules essential to life, proteins are the most startlingly varied and versatile. These complex structures, generated from the DNA code and built from some 20 amino acids play a central role in innumerable life processes. In th...

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Testing Safety in Gene-editing TESTING SAFETY IN GENE-EDITING

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Mar 05, 2019

Chinese and international scientists have developed a new technique to evaluate the safety of genome-editing tools - a method that could become the industry standard. The research was published in Science. The technique - known as "GOTI," f...

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Aroma in High Fat Foods by Thin Film(TF)-SPME-TD-GC/MS AROMA IN HIGH FAT FOODS BY THIN FILM(TF)-SPME-TD-GC/MS

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Mar 04, 2019

Food product flavors are routinely monitored for quality, authenticity, and safety. The analysis may also be necessary due to off flavor or odor complaints. Aroma and flavor profiles are unique and consist of a large number of compounds spanning a wi...

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What causes urethra pain in men and women? WHAT CAUSES URETHRA PAIN IN MEN AND WOMEN?

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Mar 04, 2019

The urethra forms part of the lower urinary system. It is the tube that carries urine from the bladder out of the body. Sometimes, the urethra can become inflamed and painful. In this article, we outline the possible causes of urethra pain and provid...

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Top 10 Young European Biotech Entrepreneurs in 2019 TOP 10 YOUNG EUROPEAN BIOTECH ENTREPRENEURS IN 2019

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Mar 04, 2019

As an industry where innovation is always first, biotech attracts many young entrepreneurs whose ideas could change the world. Here’s our list of some of the most inspiring leaders behind the new generation of biotech companies in Europe. Europ...

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Psychedelics: Risks and benefits of microdosing revealed PSYCHEDELICS: RISKS AND BENEFITS OF MICRODOSING REVEALED

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Mar 04, 2019

New research, published in the journal ACS Chemical Neuroscience, finds both potential benefits and risks of using psychedelic microdosing to treat mental health problems. The study reveals effects on cognitive skills and sociability, as well as meta...

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How do oral bacteria make colorectal cancer more aggressive? HOW DO ORAL BACTERIA MAKE COLORECTAL CANCER MORE AGGRESSIVE?

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Mar 04, 2019

Scientists have identified a molecular mechanism through which an oral bacterium accelerates colorectal cancer growth. Tests have shown that around a third of people who develop colorectal cancer also have the bacterium, which has the name Fusob...

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Breath Test for Cancer: Biomarker Screening is Underway BREATH TEST FOR CANCER: BIOMARKER SCREENING IS UNDERWAY

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Mar 04, 2019

The thought that compounds in the breath could be measured and assessed to diagnose different aspects of pathology is an exciting prospect. As part of the search for diagnostic tests that don’t rely on invasive tissue biopsies, breath biopsies ...

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Real-time Footage of Living Bacteria Aids Antibiotic Hunt REAL-TIME FOOTAGE OF LIVING BACTERIA AIDS ANTIBIOTIC HUNT

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Mar 04, 2019

Indiana University researchers are advancing knowledge about how bacteria build their cell walls that could contribute to the search for new antibacterial drugs. They have created a new tool to observe living cells in real time under a microscope. &q...

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Spider Silk Could Be Used As Robotic Muscle SPIDER SILK COULD BE USED AS ROBOTIC MUSCLE

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Mar 04, 2019

Spider silk, already known as one of the strongest materials for its weight, turns out to have another unusual property that might lead to new kinds of artificial muscles or robotic actuators, researchers have found. The resilient fibers, the team di...

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10 Unusual Applications of CRISPR Gene Editing 10 UNUSUAL APPLICATIONS OF CRISPR GENE EDITING

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Mar 04, 2019

CRISPR has been all over the news in the past couple of years, and with reason. This gene editing tool is making gene editing easier and faster than ever, and the possibilities it has opened go well beyond human health. You might have heard of the tr...

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Exploring the Genes Underpinning Evolution EXPLORING THE GENES UNDERPINNING EVOLUTION

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Mar 04, 2019

Not just since climate change has it been of enormous interest to understand how populations adapt to new environmental conditions. Scientists assume that most adaptations involve a large number of different genes, but most molecularly characterized ...

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Ultrasound scans could boost screenings for osteoporosis ULTRASOUND SCANS COULD BOOST SCREENINGS FOR OSTEOPOROSIS

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Mar 04, 2019

A new study that aimed to advance methods of assessing bone health found that data from ultrasound scans were equal to those gathered using X-ray. The way we live shapes our bones. There are a lot of things we can do to help keep our bones healthy. B...

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Calm State of Stem Cells Preserves Regenerative Capacity in Aging Brain CALM STATE OF STEM CELLS PRESERVES REGENERATIVE CAPACITY IN AGING BRAIN

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Mar 04, 2019

Scientists from the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of Luxembourg and from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) have been able to rejuvenate stem cells in the brain of aging mice. The revitalized stem cells impr...

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The Next Big Thing Is Cloud Gaming THE NEXT BIG THING IS CLOUD GAMING

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Mar 03, 2019

Have you ever heard about cloud Gaming? Well, it is just in the starting stage of development. At present cloud applications into gaming are sparse. Major companies are planning to make major developments in it. In less span of time cloud is going to...

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Munchies: Does cannabis really increase desire for junk food? MUNCHIES: DOES CANNABIS REALLY INCREASE DESIRE FOR JUNK FOOD?

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Mar 03, 2019

A recent study shows that one of the stereotypical behaviors that people associate with consuming marijuana may have a firm basis in truth legalizing cannabis produces a spike in junk food sales. In the United States, marijuana laws have changed imme...

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Foods You FOODS YOU'RE EATING YOU DIDN'T KNOW ARE GMOS!

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Mar 02, 2019

The letters GMO stand for “genetically modified organism.” That means that the genes that make up the DNA of a plant, animal, or microorganism, were altered in a way that does not occur naturally. Lots of people are against consuming GMO ...

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Without This Enzyme, Insertions Thrive in the Yeast Genome WITHOUT THIS ENZYME, INSERTIONS THRIVE IN THE YEAST GENOME

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Mar 01, 2019

To protect against such a fate, a suite of DNA-repairing proteins is on standby for when breaks occur. One of them is the evolutionarily conserved enzyme Dna2, which helps prepare broken DNA strands for repair by other proteins and also degrades exce...

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Stick-On Immune Cell Monitor STICK-ON IMMUNE CELL MONITOR

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Mar 01, 2019

he progression of an immune response can be thoroughly studied in the blood thanks to the ease of drawing the fluid from animals and humans. But “it’s becoming increasingly clear that tissue-level responses don’t look like blood-lev...

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Viruses on the Brain VIRUSES ON THE BRAIN

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Mar 01, 2019

Some viruses can enter the body through the nose and mouth and move to the brain by replicating and spreading through the olfactory bulbs; the lingual nerve, which runs down the jawline and into the tongue; or the vagus nerve, which travels through t...

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WHAT DO YOU WANT YOUR CELLS TO DO? TRANSFECTION 101 WHAT DO YOU WANT YOUR CELLS TO DO? TRANSFECTION 101

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Mar 01, 2019

The ability to manipulate the genetic composition of a cell has been an integral part of life sciences research for the past several decades. Beyond furthering our understanding of the relationships between genes, proteins, and functions, it has help...

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The Anatomy of the Healthcare Revenue Cycle THE ANATOMY OF THE HEALTHCARE REVENUE CYCLE

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Mar 01, 2019

The healthcare revenue cycle is made up of several important steps that all work together to increase cash flow within a medical practice. There are a couple of statistics that demonstrate several key points within the revenue cycle.

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What Does The Future Hold For AI In Digital Pathology? WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD FOR AI IN DIGITAL PATHOLOGY?

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Mar 01, 2019

This is the second of a two-part blog post. In his first post, Liron wrote on embedding AI in Digital Pathology workflows. Digital Pathology AI apps are certainly feasible, but exactly when they will be ready for clinical use is less clear. There are...

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New 8-Letter DNA Rewrites the Genetic Code NEW 8-LETTER DNA REWRITES THE GENETIC CODE

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Mar 01, 2019

Scientists have successfully created synthetic DNA with twice as many base pairs as normal, with potential implications in medicine, data storage, and even understanding how life could evolve elsewhere in the universe.

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Ten Minute Gene Test for Antimicrobial Resistance TEN MINUTE GENE TEST FOR ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE

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Mar 01, 2019

Researchers at American University have developed a new, highly sensitive rapid genetic test that can determine whether bacteria carries a gene that causes resistance to two common antibiotics used to treat strep throat and other respiratory illnesse...

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Parade Gene Controls Pigment Stem Cells in Zebrafish PARADE GENE CONTROLS PIGMENT STEM CELLS IN ZEBRAFISH

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Mar 01, 2019

Scientists at the University of Bath have identified how a mutant gene in fish is involved in controlling stem cells. A new study from the group of Professor Robert Kelsh in the Department of Biology & Biochemistry looks at how a novel group of s...

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Building an Atlas of Acute Myeloid Leukemia BUILDING AN ATLAS OF ACUTE MYELOID LEUKEMIA

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Mar 01, 2019

A team of researchers led by Bradley Bernstein at the Ludwig Center at Harvard has used single-cell technologies and machine learning to create a detailed "atlas of cell states" for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) that could help improve treat...

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