NIH establishes a unified clinical trial network for testing COVID-19 vaccines

Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Jul 8 2020 The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has established a new clinical trials network that aims to enroll...

CRISPR Screen Reveals Control Knob for Regulatory T Cells

Using a CRISPR screen, scientists at the Salk Institute have discovered genetic “dial” to turn immune function up and down. The scientists suggest that the dial, which affects the development and function of regulatory...

Research advances understanding of how the brain focuses while ignoring distractions

UC Riverside mouse study has implications for treating neuropsychiatric diseases such as ADHD and schizophrenia Credit: Zagha lab, UC Riverside. RIVERSIDE, Calif. — When trying to complete a...

Osivax Raises €32M to Develop Universal Coronavirus and Influenza Vaccines

Osivax, a Lyon-based biotechnology company, secured €17.5M from the European Innovation Council and €15.1M from Bpifrance. The funding will be used to develop vaccines that protect from all current – and even future –...

Changing Attitudes on Vaccine and Public Health Investment

The Covid-19 pandemic has pushed vaccines and public health to the forefront of people’s minds. Investment and research in these areas have rocketed in recent months, but will such interest continue long into the...

Researchers map non-coding, ‘functional’ genome in maize during early reproductive development

Growth and development of all organisms depends on coordinated regulation of gene expression in time and space, and this is largely controlled by non-coding sequences in the genome. A major challenge in genomics-enabled crop improvement...

AI Promises to Accelerate Process Characterization

The Intensified Design of Experiment (iDoE) approach has the potential to significantly reduce the time needed for process development and characterization. “We’ve proved iDoE on a 20 L scale and compared it to a full...

Could success of Europe’s only cultivated GMO crop help ease public fear of biotechnology?...

The GLP Needs Your Help It is easier than ever for advocacy groups to spread disinformation on pressing science issues, such as the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. No, vaccines are not harmful. Yes, the use of...

New technology can sense the presence of toxic metals in the water supply

The new platform uses cell-free synthetic biology to test for 17 contaminants, including lead, copper, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics Tests cost pennies to make and minutes to work Researchers tested the platform in Paradise, California,...

Type 5 Collagen May Determine Amount of Scarring after Heart Attack

Researchers from UCLA say that work conducted in mice could explain why some people suffer more extensive scarring than others after a heart attack. Their  study ”Type V Collagen in Scar Tissue Regulates the...

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