Autism Linked to Group of Dysregulated Synapse and Neurotransmitter Release Genes

Researchers in Brazil have identified a group of co-expressed genes that are dysregulated in induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived neuronal cells from patients with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and which could potentially be used...

Fish feces reveals which species eat crown-of-thorns

Great Barrier Reef research finds the destructive starfish is eaten more often than thought Credit: D.Westcott/CSIRO Crown-of-thorns starfish are on the menu for many more fish species than...

ARTES Biotechnology – Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

Candidates: Vaccines targeting SARS-CoV-2 Types: Vaccines based on the company’s virus-like particle (VLP) based platform technologies METAVAX® and SplitCore. Status: ARTES said April 27 it will develop SARS-CoV-2 vaccine candidates designed to present domains of the...

Novavax and Emergent Biosolutions

Candidate: NVX-CoV2373 Category: VAX Type: Stable, prefusion protein made using Novavax’ proprietary nanoparticle technology, and incorporating its proprietary saponin-based Matrix-M adjuvant. Status: Novavax on May 11 joined the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) in announcing up to...

A coming bio revolution is poised to change the world – Axios

Increasingly inexpensive genetic sequencing and engineering tools could upend everything from health care to fuel. Why it matters: This bio revolution could lead to a world that is more sustainable and even extend human lifespans....

Canadian Glycomics Network welcomes $16.3 million renewed funding from NCE

Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.May 15 2020 The Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) recently announced its continued support in Canadian glycomics research with a three-year investment of $16.3 million through the Canadian Glycomics Network...

Voluntary collective isolation is best response to COVID-19 for indigenous populations

Chapman University-Led study shows researchers collaborating with tribal leadership and government to develop and implement a COVID-19 prevention plan Credit: Tsimane Health and Life History Project Team Orange,...

CRISPR Barcodes for Whole-Organism, Cell-by-Cell Lineage Histories

Every organism has its own family tree. And like any family tree, an organism’s family tree is more interesting if it’s both complete and richly detailed. That is, each member of the family tree...

Persistent inequitable exposure to air pollution in Salt Lake County schools

Minority students experience higher concentrations of PM 2.5 levels in clean, moderate and poor air quality scenarios Credit: Mullen et. al. Enviro Res (2020) Salt Lake County, Utah’s...

Affibody Signs €208M Deal To Market Autoimmune Drug in China

Swedish biotech Affibody and Chinese firm Inmagene Biopharmaceuticals will work together to develop and commercialize Affibody’s phase II-stage drug for autoimmune diseases such as psoriasis. Under the agreement, Inmagene will commercialize Affibody’s treatment in the...

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