Study finds topsoil is key harbinger of lead exposure risks for children

Credit: Paula Burch-Celentano, Tulane University Tracking lead levels in soil over time is critical for cities to determine lead contamination risks for their youngest and most vulnerable...

Ludwig scientists develop robust method to refine personalized cancer immunotherapy

Ludwig Cancer Research scientists have developed a new and more accurate method to identify the molecular signs of cancer likely to be presented to helper T cells, which stimulate and orchestrate the immune response...

Key appointment at Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre will drive growth in the sector –...

Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC), the specialist body set up to stimulate growth in the Industrial Biotechnology (IB) sector, has appointed Mark Bustard as Commercial Director.  This newly created role will support the delivery of the...

Dutch Incubator Launched to Scale up Industrial Biotechs

The Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands has launched Planet B.io, an incubator aimed at scaling up technology developed by industrial biotech startups such as the lab-grown meat developer Meatable. Planet B.io is based...

New brain research could change how concussions are treated

Credit: Mitra lab/CSHL, 2019 Traumatic brain injuries (TBI), including concussions, can be caused by anything from sports injuries to battlefield trauma. And they can have fatal or...

SoftBank, Temasek-backed Vir Biotechnology flops in trading debut – The Business Times

Vir Biotechnology Inc fell almost 30 per cent in its trading debut, adding to a series of IPO (initial public offering) disappointments in an industry that was seen as at least partly immune...

Bill Gates-backed Vir Biotechnology flops in trading debut – Gulf News

Bill Gates, billionaire and co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, on the opening day of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Jan. 22, 2019. Image Credit: Bloomberg New York:...

New design strategy can help improve layered superconducting materials

Modified multi-layered bismuth superconductor for higher critical temperatures Credit: Tokyo Metropolitan University Tokyo, Japan – Scientists from Tokyo Metropolitan University have created a new layered superconducting material with...

Drug reverses signs of liver disease in people living with HIV

Tesamorelin prevented progression to liver fibrosis in NIH study Credit: Dr. David Kleiner, NCI Researchers at the National Institutes of Health and their colleagues at Massachusetts General Hospital...

It’s News Roundup Time! Lab Automation, the Nobel Prize, and More …

Try as we might, we can’t cover every bit of biotech news out there. So relax, and check out everything else that happened this week.  Finance The UK-based charity the Wellcome Trust has invested €5.2M in...