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Bio Roundup: Drug Prices, CRISPR Caveats, Rubius IPO Pop & More

BIO ROUNDUP: DRUG PRICES, CRISPR CAVEATS, RUBIUS IPO POP & MORE

After nearly two years of all smoke, no fire around President Trump's promise to curtail drug prices, there's finally some glimmer...

 
 
 
New Genetic Risk Factors for Hay Fever Identified

NEW GENETIC RISK FACTORS FOR HAY FEVER IDENTIFIED

Hay fever, type of allergy commonly affecting millions of people. In this study, researchers identify new risk genes for hay fever.

Troye Sivan Joins Nicole Kidman in Trailer for Gay Conversion Therapy Drama 'Boy Erased'

TROYE SIVAN JOINS NICOLE KIDMAN IN TRAILER FOR GAY CONVERSION THERAPY DRAMA 'BOY ERASED'

While many know him as a pop superstar, Troye Sivan got his start in the entertainment business as an actor. Appearing in films like...

 
 
 
Long Look Into Ant Brains Provides Epigenetic Insights

LONG LOOK INTO ANT BRAINS PROVIDES EPIGENETIC INSIGHTS

To understand the epigenetic regulation of brain function and behavior, scientists are turning to ants. To understand the ants, they...

Amazon Prime Day Is Here-These Are the Beauty Products in Our Carts

AMAZON PRIME DAY IS HERE-THESE ARE THE BEAUTY PRODUCTS IN OUR CARTS

Amazon Prime Day, known to us as Christmas in July, has officially arrived. Naturally, you know what that means-it's time for a little...

 
 
 

PEGYLATED SELF-ASSEMBLED ENZYME-RESPONSIVE NANOPARTICLES FOR EFFECTIVE TARGETED THERAPY AGAINST LUNG TUMORS

Matrix-metalloproteinases, which are overexpressed in many types of cancer, can be applied to improve the bioavailability of chemotherapeutic...

I Tried Hydration Therapy, and Here's How It Helped Boost My Low Energy

I TRIED HYDRATION THERAPY, AND HERE'S HOW IT HELPED BOOST MY LOW ENERGY

It's a well-known fact among my family and friends that I have a longstanding fear of needles. I don't just mean I get nervous before...

 
 
 

KAIST TO INTRODUCE ENHANCED PDT TO CURE CANCER WITH FEWER SIDE EFFECTS

A KAIST research team developed near-infrared fluorophores-based photodynamic therapy that reduced the downside of existing PDTs.

 
 
 
New Study Shows CRISPR Can Delete Big Chunks of DNA

NEW STUDY SHOWS CRISPR CAN DELETE BIG CHUNKS OF DNA

[ Updated 7/16/18 1:00pm ET, see note below ] As CRISPR-based therapeutics inch closer to human tests in the U.S., academic researchers...

Safety fears over revolutionary gene-editing tool Crispr/Cas9

SAFETY FEARS OVER REVOLUTIONARY GENE-EDITING TOOL CRISPR/CAS9

Wellcome Sanger Institute scientists tested the effects of Crispr on both mouse and human cells in the laboratory. The findings were...

 
 
 

DETERMINANTS OF VIRAL LOAD REBOUND ON HIV/AIDS PATIENTS RECEIVING ANTIRETROVIRAL THERAPY: RESULTS FROM SOUTH AFRICA

Antiretroviral therapy has become the standard of care for patients with HIV infection in South Africa and has led to the reduction...

FDA ADCOMM BACKS GLAXOSMITHKLINE'S ONE-SHOT P. VIVAX MALARIA THERAPY

GlaxoSmithKline is close to ending a six-decade drought in relapse-preventing therapies for Plasmodium vivax-one of the most common...

 
 
 

FDA AIMS TO FACILITATE GENE THERAPY DEVELOPMENT FOR HEMOPHILIA, RARE DISEASES

Posted on: 13 July 2018, Significant progress has been made in gene therapy research and development over the years, with promise...

CONSTRUCTION OF A TRIFUNCTIONAL CELLULASE AND EXPRESSION IN SACCHAROMYCES CEREVISIAE USING A FUSION PROTEIN

Cellulose is the most important component of lignocellulose, and its degradation requires three different types of enzymes to act synergistically....

 
 
 

FINDING THE PROTEINS THAT UNPACK DNA

A new method allows researchers to systematically identify specialized proteins called 'nuclesome displacing factors' that unpack DNA...

PXST, A NOVEL VECTOR FOR TA CLONING AND BLUNT-END CLONING

With the rapid development of sequencing technologies, increasing amount of genomic information has been accumulated. To clone genes...

 
 
 
Salt Therapy: How It Benefits Breathing, Plus the Skin & Immune System

SALT THERAPY: HOW IT BENEFITS BREATHING, PLUS THE SKIN & IMMUNE SYSTEM

You may already be using Pink Himalayan salt on your food, but have you ever tried salt therapy? There are actually several ways you...

Maize Collaborators Embark on Ambitious 26-line Pangenome Project

MAIZE COLLABORATORS EMBARK ON AMBITIOUS 26-LINE PANGENOME PROJECT

Computational biologist Doreen Ware harvests maize tissue for RNA isolation. Photo by Miriam Chua c/o USDA The first reference genome...