How Vaccines Could One Day Beat HIV

Vaccines are humanity’s biggest achievement against infectious diseases. But could they defeat HIV, a particularly crafty virus? José Luis Cabero, CEO of Spanish biotech AELIX Therapeutics shared his experience developing an HIV vaccine at...

Biotechnology construction kit for custom-designed products – Nanowerk

Jun 12, 2019 (Nanowerk News) Microorganisms often assemble natural products similar to product assembly lines. Certain enzymes, non-ribosomal peptide synthetases (NRPS), play a key role in this process. Biotechnologists at Goethe University have now...

Study: Underweight boys and overweight girls have increased risk of depression

The results of a large community-based study have shown that the probability of major depressive disorder in children and adolescents with high, low, or normal body mass index differs according to gender. Underweight boys...

Executive Order on Modernizing Regulatory Framework for Agricultural Biotechnology Products – Mirage News

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to conduct Federal oversight of agricultural biotechnology products that is...

Women caught in a pickle by their own immune systems

ASU scientists develop new hypothesis explaining sex differences in human diseases Credit: Jacob Sahertian/ASU VisLab Women get autoimmune diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis eight times more than men do. On the other...

GENcast: Microbiome Research is More Than Just a Gut Reaction

Over the years, the field of Microbiology has spawned some of the most important discoveries across all of the biological sciences. The emergence of innovative research on the microbiome and its connection to human...

Janssen and Genmab Team Up Again for Another Potential Cancer Blockbuster

Janssen and the Danish biotech Genmab will collaborate to develop a new antibody that could outperform their blockbuster cancer drug Darzalex in certain types of blood cancer. Genmab will develop the antibody treatment until it...

Plant-derived siRNAs could bring a ‘green revolution’ in RNAi tools and therapeutics

"Green revolution" in the early 1950s, the extensive cultivation of Dwarf Rice solves the food problem in developing countries. At present, chronic infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV) has been a major public health...

Using molecular biomarkers to guide the choice of therapies for metastatic pancreatic cancer

A new pilot study demonstrated the feasibility of using molecular tumor markers as the basis for selecting the chemotherapeutic agents to use in patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer. Based on these promising results a...

Master’s degree in biomanufacturing and biotechnology launching this fall – Source

A master’s degree that will provide focused training in emerging biotechnology fields will be offered at Colorado State University starting this fall. The Professional Science Master’s in Biomanufacturing and Biotechnology, housed in the Department of...

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