6 expert essays on the future of biotech – World Economic Forum

What exactly is biotechnology, and how could it change our approach to human health? As the age of big data transforms the potential of this emerging field, members of the World Economic Forum's Global Future...

Merck Spinout Bags €15M Series A to Tackle Cancer and Fibrosis

iOnctura, a spinout from Merck KGaA, has raised €15M to take its cancer and fibrosis drugs to phase I clinical trials.   The Series A round was co-led by new investors INKEF Capital and VI Partners....

Going Gray Too Soon? Scientists Say It Really May Be Due to Stress

Stress has long been anecdotally linked with prematurely graying hair. It’s said, for example, that when Marie Antoinette was captured during the French Revolution, her hair turned white overnight. Anecdote this may be, but...

Gene Therapy Discovery Offers Hope for Patients with AMD

Scientists report that they have successfully treated age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in mice after finding an unexpected link between the two main forms of the blinding eye disease, the leading cause of vision loss...

Oldest African DNA on record shines light on the deep human past

A team of international researchers, which includes a Saint Louis University Madrid anthropologist, dug deep to find some of the oldest African DNA on record, in a new study published in Nature. Africa is the...

Controlled-release opioid may be leading to heart infections in persons who inject drugs

Credit: Schulich Medicine & Dentistry LONDON, ON – A new study from ICES, Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University suggests that injection drug users prescribed controlled-release...

In Alzheimer’s, New Protein Is Seen at Heart of Plaque Formation

By combining genomic data and brain imaging data, scientists based at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have identified a previously unknown gene that appears to contribute to the formation of amyloid-β plaques,...

Biotechnology Market Emerging Demand and Growth Opportunities by 2020 to 2025 Biogen, AstraZeneca, Abbott,...

New Research Study on Biotechnology Market Growth of 2020-2025:The report presents key information and data related to the global Biotechnology markets in a particular and easily understandable manner. It offers accurate market statistics and...

FDA Greenlights First Treatment for Rare Autoimmune Eye Disease

An antibody drug developed by the Irish biopharma Horizon Therapeutics has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of adults with the rare autoimmune condition thyroid eye disease. The approval of the drug came...

New synthetic system can guide electron transfer over long distances

Electrons are tough to pin down in biology. Learning how to harness electrons is no fool's errand because, when electrons move, they are the electricity that powers life. Electrons power the production of fuel and...

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