Researchers synthesize artificial cells to detect histamine

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

This Biotech Transplants Cells into the Eye to Personalize Diabetes Treatments

Up north in Stockholm, the Swedish company Biocrine aims to personalize diabetes treatments by screening drugs in pancreatic cells that have been transplanted into the eye. Mission: To test new drugs for type 1 and...

Q&A: Evolution of CAR-T Cell Therapy and Future Directions

Sponsored content brought to you by James Heath, PhD., is president and professor at the Institute for Systems Biology in Seattle. He also has the position of Professor of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology at UCLA,...

French Pharma Acquires Israeli Microalgae Biotech

The French pharmaceutical manufacturer Solabia has acquired the Israeli biotech Algatech, which grows microalgae to produce bio-sourced food additives. The financial details of the acquisition were undisclosed. The incoming financial backing from Solabia will fuel...

USDA proposes new biotechnology regulations to promote ag – AGDAILY

In an attempt to update a 32-year-old process for genetically engineered crops, the USDA proposed a new rule, titled “Movement of Certain Genetically Engineered Organisms,” that would protect plant health, promote agricultural innovation, and modernize...

Prostate Cancer Target Blockade Tackles Elusive Onocogene

Targeting a protein that is essential for supporting the MYC oncogene could offer a new therapeutic approach to preventing prostate cancer (PC) metastasis, according to early research results in laboratory-grown cells and mouse models....

This Biotech Helps the Immune System to Infiltrate and Destroy Tumors

The Nice-based biotech company Yukin Therapeutics is developing drugs that can work together with checkpoint inhibitors to help the immune system smash tumors such as melanoma. Mission: To develop a drug that can change the...

Advance in breakthrough cancer treatment eliminates serious side effects

An advance in the breakthrough cancer treatment known as CAR T-cell therapy appears to eliminate its severe side effects, making the treatment safer and potentially available in outpatient settings, a new USC study shows. "This...

Climate change responsible for severe infectious disease in UK frogs

Compelling research reveals fatal spread of Ranavirus will increase if carbon emissions are not reduced Credit: Greg Hitchock Climate change has already increased the spread and severity of a fatal disease caused by Ranavirus that infects...

This Biotech Treats a Neurological Autoimmune Disorder Using DNA

We’re jumping into Poland this week. Pure Biologics is a biotech based in Wrocław developing DNA molecules that could treat the incurable neurological condition Devic’s disease with fewer side effects than existing treatments. Mission: To...