NASA finds wind shear battering tropical storm Edouard

Credit: Credit: NASA/NRL The latest tropical storm in the Atlantic Ocean formed one day ago and was already being battered by wind shear. NASA’s Aqua satellite imagery...

Cell ‘membrane on a chip’ could help test potential drug candidates for COVID-19

Researchers have developed a human cell 'membrane on a chip' that allows continuous monitoring of how drugs and infectious agents interact with our cells, and may soon be used to test potential drug candidates...

Tomohiro Fujita wants to help Japan reach its potential in biotechnology – Chemical &...

Credit: Courtesy of Tomohiro Fujita Tomohiro Fujita in June 2018 Tomohiro Fujita is the proverbial person with a finger in every pie. Active in business, research, and academia, he is described by a peer as “the...

How Immuno-Oncology Contributes to the Fight Against Covid-19

As the Covid-19 pandemic sweeps the world, cancer research is proving a valuable resource for developing new treatments for infectious diseases by harnessing the power of the immune system. Despite the growing number of viral...

Protective antibodies identified for rare, polio-like disease in children

Credit: Purdue University image/Richard Kuhn WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Purdue University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison have isolated human monoclonal antibodies...

CRISPR Therapeutics Announces Huge €400M Public Fundraise

The Swiss firm CRISPR Therapeutics has priced a public offering on the Nasdaq Global Market at around €400M, which it will use to develop therapies based on the gene editing tool CRISPR/Cas9 for genetic...

‘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....

Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 Vaccine Shows Phase I Promise

A vaccine made out of messenger RNA (mRNA), developed by the US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech, has produced antibodies against the Covid-19 pathogen in healthy volunteers. The results come from an...

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...

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