GenapSys Pursues Partnership with China CDC to Detect Coronavirus

GenapSys is partnering with Chinese health authorities to use its portable sequencer for detecting 2019-nCoV novel coronavirus, as part of the company’s launch of its instrument in the Asia-Pacific region . . . The post...

Intestinal Stretch Tells Brain to Switch Off Appetite

When we say we feel “full” after eating a meal, we probably think that the feeling of satiety results from having a full stomach. The results of studies by researchers at the University of...

Roche Buys Ex-U.S. Rights to Sarepta DMD Gene Therapy Candidate SRP-9001 for Up-to-$2.85B+

Roche has acquired exclusive commercial rights outside the U.S. to Sarepta Therapeutics’ lead gene therapy pipeline candidate SRP-9001 (AAVrh74.MHCK7.micro-dystrophin) for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), through a licensing agreement that could generate more than $2.85...

Breathalyzer Sniffs Out Potential Cancer Immunotherapy Responders

A prospective observational trial in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has found that an electronic nose device that detects chemicals in the breath can identify with 85% accuracy those patients who...

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...

GENcast: Explore, Learn, and Collaborate on Viral Safety in Biomanufacturing

Ask the average person on the street what they think of after hearing the phrase viral safety, and you will most likely be regaled with stories about scientists in hazmat suits saving Matt Damon...

Helping Biosimilars Emerge into Global Markets Takes a Practiced Hand

/* custom css */ .td_uid_1_5e66d9a6472c0_rand { min-height: 0; } /* custom css */ .td_uid_2_5e66d9a6474ed_rand { vertical-align: baseline; } Currently, almost 60 percent of drugs in development are being created by emerging biotech companies focused on therapies...

Anticancer Immune Cells Identified Using Antigen Receptor Barcode Tracker

Australian scientists have developed a kind of barcode tracking system for cells that can identify rare immune system cells that are produced in response to cancer. The patented Repertoire and Gene Expression by Sequencing...

Bioinformatics Tool Tracks Individual Gut Microbial Strain Changes After Antibiotic Use

Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) have provided new insights into how antibiotic use in humans can disrupt the communities of bacteria that reside in our gut systems. The team’s studies...

Hyper-Long Telomeres Give Non-Genetically Modified Mice Longer, Healthier Lives

Scientists at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) generated the first mice that have super-long telomeres in every one of their body cells. Studies with the animals showed that in comparison with mice...

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