Genomics
Bacteria don invisibility cloak to fight cancer
Using bacteria to target tumors is a promising avenue for developing new treatments, although the risk of severe side effects is holding back clinical trials. Now, in a new study published on March 17 in Nature Biotechnology, researchers have developed a way to reversibly hide the microbes from the immune system, providing control over their growth. Read More
Berkeley Lab offers CRAGE kit for genome engineering
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is offering a trial kit for its chassis-independent, recombinase-assisted, genome engineering (CRAGE) tool. Read More
Advancing the development of biologics provides stronger clinical options
A therapeutic area that is gaining traction is the field of biologics. Such therapies are highly useful in treating diseases because they can mimic and complement naturally occurring physiological processes in the human body that may be key to treating the dysfunction. As a result, biologics are frequently used to treat immune-mediated and inflammatory disease states. Read More
LabCentral Ignite receives $400K grant to improve diversity in STEM
LabCentral Ignite has been awarded $400,000 in grants and matching awards from the U.S. Economic Development Administration and Breakthrough Properties, a life science real estate development company, to expand its Career Forge program. The nonprofit also announced that it is accepting applicants for its next Career Forge session. Read More
USCAP 2022: 4 tips for a more sustainable lab
LOS ANGELES -- The global biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry has a carbon footprint greater than even the forestry or paper industry, but there are ways scientists can help decrease their environmental impact, according to a keynote lecture at this week's United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) 2022 meeting. Read More
Cellular map of tissues created by combining sequencing techniques
Researchers have described an approach to combine single-cell sequencing experiments with spatial transcriptomics to create maps of tissues according to cell type, according to new research published on March 21 in the journal Nature Biotechnology. Read More
Organizations invest in stem cell research using unique approaches
Stem cell technology is increasingly being used and developed for a variety of therapeutic purposes, most notably for the treatment of damaged tissue. While these treatments have significant clinical potential, they also require extensive research and investment to support the development of these novel therapies. Read More
Endosomal pH drives stemness in glioblastoma
A group of researchers has shown that endosomal pH drives stemness in glioblastoma. The group discovered that endosomal Na+/H+ exchanger isoform 9 is a novel driver of stem cell-like characteristics -- or stemness -- in glioblastoma by stabilizing multiple receptor tyrosine kinases, according to a recent paper published in PNAS Nexus. Read More
AI-designed protein can awaken silenced genes
Scientists have shown that it is possible to regulate dormant genes by combining CRISPR technology with a protein designed with artificial intelligence (AI). The finding, published recently in Cell Reports, has the potential to be an epigenetic tool in biomedical research and used as a therapeutic approach for a wide range of diseases. Read More
How diversity, inclusion help one company turn sci-fi into sci-fact
Juliana Blum, PhD, co-founder and executive vice president of corporate development at Humacyte, spoke with ScienceBoard about diversity and inclusion in the life sciences, especially about being a woman in science. Read More
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