‘Fang’tastic: researchers report amphibians with snake-like dental glands

Utah State University and Butantan Institute scientists publish evolutionary findings in ‘iScience.’ Credit: Butantan Institute, Brazil LOGAN, UTAH, USA – Utah State University biologist Edmund ‘Butch’ Brodie, Jr....

First evidence of snake-like venom glands found in amphibians

Credit: Carlos Jared Caecilians are limbless amphibians that, to the untrained eye, can be easily mistaken for snakes. Though caecilians are only distantly related to their reptilian...

Missed the biotech breakout? These stocks in the industry are still set to run,...

Alex Raths | Getty Images Biotechnology stocks have ripped higher in 2020 and some investors might have missed their chance to capitalize on the surge. The iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (IBB) is up more...

Epigenetic Clock More Accurately Aligns Dog Age to Human Years

To calculate your dog’s age in “human years” based on epigenetics, find the dog’s age along the bottom axis and trace your finger straight up until you reach the red curve. Then trace your...

New biotechnology production facility in Poland – hortidaily.com

Intermag built a new biotechnology production facility in Olkusz (Poland). The production workshops with a combined area of 1,200 square meters are equipped with an installation for multiplying microorganisms, a set of devices for...

New editorial published following adverse events of gene therapy clinical trial

The Editor-in-Chief of Human Gene Therapy, the first journal devoted to the field of gene therapy, and one of the world's leading experts on gene therapy have co-authored a new editorial, Moving Forward After...

Researchers discover marine alga from Kiel Fjord as potential remedy against infections, skin cancer

Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Jul 2 2020 Healing with the help of marine organisms is no utopia. Already 12 life-saving drugs, e.g. against cancer, have been developed from marine organisms and their symbiotic microbiota. Their...

Newer, More Dominant COVID-19 Variant Is More Infectious in the Lab

A SARS-CoV-2 variant that came to researchers’ attention last April and quickly came to dominate the COVID-19 pandemic has been evaluated in the laboratory, where experiments have been performed showing that an engineered version...

Carbon-loving materials designed to reduce industrial emissions

Credit: Credit: Zhenzhen Yang/University of Tennessee Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, are advancing gas membrane materials...

Moving Forward after Two Deaths in a Gene Therapy Trial of Myotubular Myopathy

Source: myotubulartrust The very recent report of deaths in a gene therapy trial for children with X-linked myotubular myopathy (MTM) is a tragic reminder of how difficult it is to predict outcomes in first-in-human studies.1 The...

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