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Improved efficiency of Langerhans cell transplantation to treat Diabetes

November 7th, 2019|0 Comments

The absence of functional insulin-producing cells characterizes severe Type 1 Diabetes. The last resort to treat severe type 1 diabetes is pancreatic cell transplantation. The islets are removed from a donor’s pancreas, isolated, and then […]

Scientists at ABBOTT discovers new strain responsible for HIV

November 7th, 2019|0 Comments

A group of scientists at the medical devices and health care expert company Abbott has discovered a new strain of HIV. This strain of the virus is the first to be identified in 19 years.

New model designed for understanding mitochondrial proteome in diseased conditions

November 6th, 2019|0 Comments

Karolinska Institutet researchers have developed a new research tool for studying how mitochondrial protein synthesis is affected by the disease, pharmaceuticals, aging, and different physiological situations such as exercise and diet.

Teamwork by different T-cell types boosts tumour destruction by immunotherapy

October 23rd, 2019|0 Comments

Immunotherapy treatment harnesses CD8 T cells of the immune system to kill tumour cells. The finding that CD4 helper T cells contribute to the success of this treatment in mice might offer a way to […]

Lifestyle is a threat to gut bacteria: Ötzi proves it, study shows

October 18th, 2019|0 Comments

The evolution of dietary and hygienic habits in Western countries is associated with a decrease in the bacteria that help in digestion. These very bacteria were also found in the Iceman, who lived 5300 years […]

Russian ‘CRISPR-baby’ scientist has started editing genes in human eggs with goal of altering deaf gene

October 18th, 2019|0 Comments

An earlier version of this story and its headline incorrectly stated that Denis Rebrikov had started editing eggs from a woman with a mutation that causes deafness.

Natural loss of foot muscles in rodents shares similarities with skeletal muscle atrophy

October 15th, 2019|0 Comments

New insight on how the natural loss of foot muscles occurred in rodents and other species during their evolution has been published today in the open-access journal eLife.

Researcher explores biological processes that cause fertility problems in humans

October 15th, 2019|0 Comments

With significant funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a researcher at The University of Texas at Arlington is investigating fundamental biological processes that lead to fertility problems in humans.

First gene-edited babies may be at risk of early death

October 14th, 2019|0 Comments

A study that raised questions over the future health of the world’s first gene-edited babies has been retracted because of key errors that undermined its conclusion.

Studying Molecular Mechanisms Of Breast Cells Differentiation To Understand Breast Cancer Development

October 9th, 2019|0 Comments

Breast cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer, and some subtypes are among the most difficult of all cancers to treat. The involvement of many different cells makes targeting such tumors challenging.

Insights Into Mechanism Of Coordinated Calcium Ions Movement In T Cells

October 8th, 2019|0 Comments

Like entrance and exit doors on a building, a cell’s outer surface has doors — channels, pumps, and transporters that selectively control what molecules enter or exit. In the immune system, T cells possess unique […]

Molecular Mechanism Of Sensing And Adapting Oxygen Availibilty: Nobel Prize Awardee In Medicine

October 7th, 2019|0 Comments

The 2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine is being awarded jointly to William G. Kaelin Jr., Sir Peter J. Ratcliffe and Gregg L. Semenza for identifying molecular machinery that regulates the activity of genes […]

Battle to wipe out debilitating Guinea worm parasite hits 10 year delay

September 30th, 2019|0 Comments

A few years ago, it looked like humanity was about to wipe a debilitating parasitic disease off the face of the Earth. But the long road to eradicating Guinea worm just got a whole lot […]

The potent effects of Japan’s stem-cell policies

September 25th, 2019|0 Comments

Tucked away in Tokyo’s trendiest fashion district — two floors above a pricey French patisserie, and alongside nail salons and jewellers — the clinicians at Helene Clinic are infusing people with stem cells to treat […]

These ethanol-producing microbes may cause nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

September 19th, 2019|0 Comments

Fatty liver disease results when too much fat is stored in the liver, and can lead to severe inflammation, liver damage and cancer. The disease, which affects about a quarter of people in the United […]

Antimicrobial resistance is drastically rising

September 19th, 2019|0 Comments

Researchers have shown that antimicrobial-resistant infections are rapidly increasing in animals in low and middle income countries. They produced the first global of resistance rates, and identified regions where interventions are urgently needed.

Tomato Jumping Genes Could Help Speed-breed Drought Resistant Crops

September 16th, 2019|0 Comments

Once dismissed as ‘junk DNA’ that served no purpose, a family of ‘jumping genes’ found in tomatoes has the potential to accelerate crop breeding for traits such as improved drought resistance.

Brain cell survived after transplantation in mice without the need for lifelong anti-rejection drugs

September 16th, 2019|0 Comments

In experiments in mice, researchers say they have developed a way to successfully transplant certain protective brain cells without the need for lifelong anti-rejection drugs.

Boston Beer CEO: We’re looking at cannabis after success of hard seltzer business

August 30th, 2019|0 Comments

The CEO of Boston Beer Company told CNBC on Friday that the brewer is looking to enter the cannabis market next after its success in the hard seltzer business.

Immunicum’s ilixadencel successful in kidney cancer

August 30th, 2019|0 Comments

Immunicum has announced that in a trial, ilixadencel in combination with Pfizer’s Sutent (sunitinib) achieved complete tumour responses in five out of 45 metastatic kidney cancer patients (11%) in contrast to one out of 25 […]

AbbVie discontinues Rova-T programme

August 30th, 2019|0 Comments

AbbVie has announced the discontinuation of its Rova-T (rovalpituzumab tesirine) research and development programme, following a failure to demonstrate survival benefit at a pre-planned interim analysis.

DIC to acquire BASF’s worldwide pigments business for $1.3 billion

August 29th, 2019|0 Comments

BASF has announced that DIC Corp. (Tokyo, Japan) will acquire BASF’s worldwide pigments business. The cost of the transaction is €1.15 billion ($1.27 billion) on a debt-free basis.

Quaker Houghton to Acquire Operating Divisions of Norman Hay plc

August 29th, 2019|0 Comments

Quaker Houghton (NYSE: KWR) announced today that it has agreed to acquire the operating divisions of Norman Hay plc, a private UK company that provides specialty chemicals, operating equipment, and services to industrial end markets, for a purchase […]

ExxonMobil, Mosaic Materials to explore carbon capture technologies

August 26th, 2019|0 Comments

ExxonMobil and Mosaic Materials have entered into an agreement to explore the advancement of technology to remove carbon dioxide from emissions sources.

Amgen to acquire Otezla® for $13.4 billion in cash

August 26th, 2019|0 Comments

Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) in connection with its previously announced merger with Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) to acquire worldwide rights to […]

Australia’s Argosy Minerals inks lithium supply deal with Mitsubishi Corp RtM

August 23rd, 2019|0 Comments

Lithium miner Argosy Minerals Ltd said on Friday it has signed a preliminary agreement with a unit of Japan’s Mitsubishi Corp for the supply of lithium carbonate product.

AstraZeneca agrees to buy US FDA Priority Review Voucher from Sobi

August 23rd, 2019|0 Comments

AstraZeneca announced that it has agreed to buy a US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Priority Review Voucher (PRV) for a total cash consideration of $95m from a subsidiary of Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB (publ) […]

Scientists develop a new gene-editing tool that could help treat many disorders caused by gene mutations

August 23rd, 2019|0 Comments

Researchers have developed a new tool — dubbed SATI — to edit the mouse genome, enabling the team to target a broad range of mutations and cell types. The new genome-editing technology could be expanded […]

Bacteria and baker’s yeast generate and use their energy to grow

August 23rd, 2019|0 Comments

Researchers have shed light on how bacteria and baker’s yeast generate and use their energy to grow. Knowing about cells’ energy use is essential for industrial biotech processes.

Using CRISPR in a different way to create new materials

August 22nd, 2019|0 Comments

The CRISPR genome-editing system is best-known for its potential to correct disease-causing mutations and add new genes into living cells. Now, a team from MIT and Harvard University has deployed CRISPR for a completely different […]

Semiconductor Startup Shows Off the World’s Biggest Processor

August 19th, 2019|0 Comments

In the semiconductor industry, bigger is not usually better. For 60 years, chip companies have strived to make the brains of computers as tiny as possible.

Rozlytrek bags FDA approval

August 16th, 2019|0 Comments

Roche has announced the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of Rozlytrek (entrectinib) for the treatment of adults with ROS1-positive, metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

New Semiconductor Paves Way for Non-Toxic Solar Cells

August 14th, 2019|0 Comments

Solar panels have been a great benefit to the world’s interest in deriving electricity from alternative energy sources. However, one drawback to the technology is that the panels and cells themselves are created from toxic […]

Advanced Fan-out Technology Breakthrough: Deca Technologies’ M-Series™ Identified in Samsung S10, Xiaomi Mi 9 and LG G8 Handsets

August 14th, 2019|0 Comments

A wafer-level electronic interconnect solutions provider to the semiconductor industry, today announced that Industry researchers Yole and TechInsights have independently confirmed that M-Series™ fan-out wafer-level packaging (FOWLP) technology created by Deca Technologies has been adopted […]

Chlamydia Vaccine Could Become Reality After Successful Clinical Trial

August 13th, 2019|0 Comments

A vaccine to protect against chlamydia is now a step closer to becoming reality after a pioneering clinical trial has found the treatment to be safe.

A micro-LED Display Patent was Published in Europe this Month that could Apply to Future iDevices, Macs & More

August 11th, 2019|0 Comments

Even more recently, it has been proposed to integrate emissive inorganic semiconductor-based micro LEDs into displays. More specifically, it has been proposed to transfer individual micro LEDs from carrier substrates to a display substrate utilizing an […]

Rise of complex life could be explained by oddball microbe

August 9th, 2019|0 Comments

Biologists have for the first time captured and grown an elusive type of microbe that is similar to those that might have given rise to all complex life on Earth.

Nano based vaccine for treating melanoma

August 6th, 2019|0 Comments

Researchers have developed a novel nano-vaccine for melanoma, the most aggressive type of skin cancer. Their approach has so far proven effective in preventing the development of melanoma in mouse models and in treating primary […]

Manipulating brain cells using smartphone by scientists

August 5th, 2019|0 Comments

A team of scientists have invented a device that can control neural circuits using a tiny brain implant controlled by a smartphone. The device could speed up efforts to uncover brain diseases such as Parkinson’s, […]

Teijin Completes Acquisition of Renegade

August 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation for investigational agent bempegaldesleukin (NKTR-214) in combination with Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Opdivo (nivolumab) for the treatment of patients with previously untreated unresectable or metastatic […]

FDA grants Opdivo combo Breakthrough Designation for melanoma

August 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation for investigational agent bempegaldesleukin (NKTR-214) in combination with Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Opdivo (nivolumab) for the treatment of patients with previously untreated unresectable or metastatic […]

Shares of Taco Bell owner Yum Brands jump as earnings top estimates

August 1st, 2019|0 Comments

Yum Brands reported second-quarter earnings Thursday that beat Wall Street’s expectations, sending its shares up more than 6%.

Mississippi Lime Completes Acquisition of Southern Lime, Begins Integration of the Calera, Alabama based Business

August 1st, 2019|0 Comments

a leading global supplier of high-calcium lime products and a portfolio company of HBM Holdings, today announced it has completed its acquisition of the Calera, Alabama lime business of Covia (NYSE: CVIA), operating historically as Southern Lime.

Nubeqa bags FDA green light

July 31st, 2019|0 Comments

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Eli Lilly’s non-steroidal androgen receptor inhibitor (ARi), Nubeqa (darolutamide), for men with non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.

Neuraxpharm launches first products in UK

July 31st, 2019|0 Comments

Neuraxpharm Group has announced the launch of its first products in the United Kingdom, as well as the appointment of the company’s new general manager Craig Bowen, who will run Neuraxpharm UK, based in Reading.

Role of antimicrobial peptide in infection and cancer treatment

July 31st, 2019|0 Comments

An antimicrobial agent called Defensin kills tumor cells and shrinks tumor size in fruit flies, with help from a pathway that flags the cells for destruction.

WHO: Pretreatment HIV drug resistance exceeds

July 30th, 2019|0 Comments

The drug-resistant form of the virus has been detected at unacceptable levels across Africa, Asia and the Americas.

Researchers build artificial cells that sense and respond to their environment

July 29th, 2019|0 Comments

Scientists have created artificial cells that mimic biological cells by responding to a chemical change in their surroundings.

Search for new semiconductors heats up with gallium oxide

July 22nd, 2019|0 Comments

Electrical engineers have cleared another hurdle in high-power semiconductor fabrication by adding the field’s hottest material — beta-gallium oxide — to their arsenal. Beta-gallium oxide is readily available and promises to convert power faster and […]

Semi synthetic bacteria: New insights for understanding genetic code

July 17th, 2019|0 Comments

Synthetic biologists seek to create new life with forms and functions not seen in nature. Although scientists are a long way from making a completely artificial life form, they have made semi-synthetic organisms that have […]

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