Alzheimer’s Disease Shows Up Early as Retinal Thinning and Thickening

Researchers at the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) have used an advanced noninvasive imaging technique and customized software to identify and map changes in the thickness of different layers of the eye’s retina in...

Developing a highly predictive genetic risk score for type 1 diabetes

Paul Tran is working to develop a highly predictive genetic risk score that will tell parents whether their baby is at significant risk for type 1 diabetes. The ultimate goal, says the MD/PhD student at...

Study: We need more realistic experiments on the impact of climate change on ecosystems

Credit: © André Künzelmann / UFZ When it comes to the impact of climate change on ecosystems, we still have large knowledge gaps. Most experiments are unrealistic because they do not correspond to projected climate...

Is iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology Index Fund a Buy? – The Motley Fool

Biotechnology stocks get a lot of attention. It's easy to be enamored with the curing of disease, and the financial results that could follow the successful introduction of a new treatment can be game-changing.But,...

OU researcher creating novel device for early detection of oral cancer

Credit: OU Medicine NORMAN, Oklahoma — Because two-thirds of oral cancer diagnoses are made when the cancer is advanced, treating it usually requires complex surgeries, followed by...

CRISPR-Chip Launched as “Genome Sensor”

The CRISPR-Chip garnered much attention earlier this year when the novel graphene-based biosensor CRISPR-Cas technology was introduced in a Nature Biomedical Engineering publication in March. This week, the two companies that have been straddling the...

Agricultural Biotechnology: Emerging Technologies and Global Markets – Innovative Reports

Agricultural biotechnology is a branch of agriculture in which scientific techniques and tools that are used to modify plants for better yield. Agricultural biotechnology is also known as agritech, where plant DNAs are generally...

Icelandic Company to Sequence 225,000 Genomes from UK Patients

The Icelandic genomics company deCODE genetics has joined the UK’s Wellcome Sanger Institute in sequencing 450,000 genomes as part of a massive €224M (£200M) project organized by the UK Biobank initiative. The UK Biobank’s €224M...

Discovery opens up new opportunities to understand the genetics of cancer

University of Delaware molecular biologist Mona Batish and collaborators at Harvard Medical School and University of California, Los Angeles, have identified a new circular ribonucleic acid (RNA) that increases tumor activity in soft tissue...

This Biotech Makes Animal Meat Substitutes from Crops Using Fungi

We’re traveling to Glasgow, UK, this week. The biotech 3F BIO is using fungi to convert plant sugars into proteins in a process that uses less than half of the water and feed that...

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