New genomic method helps obtain high-resolution maps of DNA in the cell nucleus

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have developed a new sequencing method that makes it possible to map how DNA is spatially organized in the cell nucleus - revealing which genomic regions are at...

First COVID-19 vaccine found to be safe, able to generate rapid immune response in...

Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.May 22 2020 The first COVID-19 vaccine to reach phase 1 clinical trial has been found to be safe, well-tolerated, and able to generate an immune response against SARS-CoV-2 in humans,...

COVID-19 lung injury is not like high altitude pulmonary edema

Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Apr 20 2020 A group of researchers with experience in treating high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) have written to correct the misconception in medical social media forums and elsewhere that the...

What’s old is new again

Researchers repurpose classic chemotherapy drug to overcome cancer therapy resistance Credit: Image/Art credit: Mark Miller, Stowers Institute KANSAS CITY, MO–Drug resistance is a major obstacle in cancer treatment–leading...

China Pursuing ‘Aggressive’ Biotechnology Strategy – National Defense Magazine

iStock illustration As rapid innovation in computer sciences helps bolster advances in biotechnologies, China is edging forward as a world leader in the biotech sector, one expert said. “Biotechnologies, including synthetic biology, are going to be...

Why Did Lixte Biotechnology Gap Up 100% Today? – Benzinga

Lixte Biotechnology (NASDAQ: LIXT) shares rose more than 100% percent in Friday’s premarket session. Lixte holdings is a drug discovery company focused on creating drugs that will help patients with cancer. Lixte’s main product...

Novel immunotherapy platform can connect mussel adhesive proteins to the antibodies

Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 29 2020 Antibody-based immunotherapy is one of treatment options for cancer immunotherapy by modulating our immune system with therapeutic antibodies. Among many strategies for cancer therapy, it has been considered...

Predicts the onset of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) using deep learning-based Splice-AI

Credit: KBRI Korea Brain Research Institute (KBRI, President Suh Pann-ghill) announced that the research team led by Dr. Jae-Yeol Joo discovered new cryptic splice variants and SNVs...

What is STEM and is Biotechnology Part of This?

The Diwou team often get asked if we can explain what STEM is and if the field of Biotechnology forms part of this. So we have prepared this quick answer for our...