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rare disease, Alzheimer’s, elective genetic tests, infant seizures, dementia, genomics sequencing technology

HudsonAlpha Scientists Identify “poisonous” Piece of Genetic Code Causing Infant Seizures

Researchers at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology have pinpointed a previously unknown cause of a serious seizure disorder most common in babies, potentially opening...
biotechnology

U.S. Biotechnology Firm Will Digitize Odors

The biotechnology firm MouSensor, Inc., a City University of New York (CUNY) spin-off is developing a platform to digitize odors perceived through...
CRISPR-Cas9 mutations

Largest Study of CRISPR-Cas9 Mutations Creates Prediction Tool for Gene Editing

The largest study of CRISPR action to date has developed a method to predict the exact mutations CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing can introduce to a...
rare disease, Alzheimer’s, elective genetic tests, infant seizures, dementia, genomics sequencing technology

Researchers Identify New Candidate Genetic Risk Factor for Type of Dementia

Scientists from the Myers Lab at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology contributed to finding a newly-identified risk factor for one of the more common forms of...
Intractable Mood Disorders

Breakthroughs Inspire Hope for Treating Intractable Mood Disorders

Four years ago, DARPA announced the start of a “journey of discovery” toward understanding and treating networks of the brain. The Systems-Based Neurotechnology for Emerging Therapies...
cellular pressure sensors

Scientists Find Mysterious Family of Proteins Are Cellular Pressure Sensors

Scientists at Scripps Research have discovered that a mysterious family of cellular proteins called OSCAs and TMEM63s are a novel class of mechanosensitive ion...
Disease-Fighting Cells

New Technology Identifies Disease-Fighting Cells at High Speed in High Volumes

A new technology that identifies disease-related antigens and T cells that could potentially destroy them could speed the development of new therapies to treat...
Environmental Biotechnology Network

Newly-Funded Network to Focus on Biotechnology Solutions to Ensure a Low...

The University of Southampton will lead a new Environmental Biotechnology Network (EBNet) as part of an initiative to underpin the UK’s move to a...
Aspergillus fungi

Producing Everyday Products with Fungi

Most detergents, cosmetics, and clothes, to name just a few products, are manufactured using petroleum, making such everyday items anything but eco-friendly. It is...
plant cold stress

Illinois Study Provides Whole-System View of Plant Cold Stress

When temperatures drop, plants can’t bundle up. Stuck outside, exposed, plants instead undergo a series of biochemical changes that protect cells from damage. Scientists...
microfluidic technology

Microfluidic Molecular Exchanger Helps Control Therapeutic Cell Manufacturing

Using microfluidic technology to advance the preparation of samples from the chemically complex bioreactor environment, the researchers have harnessed electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS)...
RNA Therapies

Red Glow Helps Identify Nanoparticles for Delivering RNA Therapies

A new screening process could dramatically accelerate the identification of nanoparticles suitable for delivering therapeutic RNA into living cells. The technique would allow researchers...
biopharmaceuticals

A New Way to Manufacture Small Batches of Biopharmaceuticals on Demand

Biopharmaceuticals, a class of drugs comprising proteins such as antibodies and hormones, represent a fast-growing sector of the pharmaceutical industry. They’re increasingly important for...
Stem Cell Technology

BGU and Orgenesis Develop New Stem Cell Technology

Orgenesis Inc., a manufacturer, service provider and developer of advanced cell therapies, along with BGN Technologies and the National Institute for Biotechnology in the Negev (NIBN), both affiliates...
brain chipsvideo

Taking the Brain Apart to Put It All Together Again

The human brain, with its 100 billion neurons that control every thought, word, and action, is the most complex and delicate organ in the...
Miscarriage

Researchers Reveal Miscarriage Cause, Key Cellular Targets of Potential Drugs

Tragic miscarriages for a couple have led to a discovery with potentially broad implications for future disease treatments, according to a team of researchers...
Lithium Niobate Devicevideo

Medical Mist Could Fight Hospital-Acquired Infections

A team of engineers and physicians in San Diego have developed a device that diffuses potent disinfectants into the air. Notably, the device works...
Immunotherapy

Smart Nanoparticles Keep Immunotherapy Focused on Cancer

Immunotherapy is a highly promising and innovative approach to battling cancer that works by enlisting the body’s natural defenses to attack cancer cells. By...
DNA synthesis techniquevideo

New DNA Synthesis Technique Promises Rapid, High-Fidelity DNA Printing

Scientists at the UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have invented a new way to synthesize DNA that promises to be easier and...
synthetic biologyvideo

Faster, Cheaper, Better: A New Way to Synthesize DNA

In the rapidly growing field of synthetic biology, in which organisms can be engineered to do things like decompose plastic and manufacture biofuels and...