UMD entomologists recognized by AAAS with 2019 Newcomb Cleveland Prize

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) awarded its 2019 Newcomb Cleveland Prize to University of Maryland entomologists Raymond St. Leger, Brian Lovett and their seven West African collaborators. The prestigious award is...

How Chinese opera masks compare to spider evolution

Biologist sees surprising parallels between dramatic art and nature Credit: Joseph Fuqua II/UC Creative Services To better understand how animals like spiders communicate with pattern and color, a University of Cincinnati biology student is turning to...

The skin of the earth is home to pac-man-like protists

Credit: STRI Pac-Man, the open-mouthed face of the most successful arcade game ever, is much more well-known than any of the one-celled organisms called protists, at least among people over 30. But the first study...

OncoCyte Launches NSCLC Stratification Test, Looks beyond Lung Cancer

OncoCyte president and CEO Ron (Ronnie) Andrews discussed the company's recent acquisitions and expansion of its diagnostics menu with GEN Edge . . . The post OncoCyte Launches NSCLC Stratification Test, Looks beyond Lung Cancer...

Analysis: Broad Institute Loses Appeal on European CRISPR Patent

A decision from the Boards of Appeal at the European Patent Office has revoked the claim of the Broad Institute to general patents on CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing technology, strengthening the position of its opponent...

€6M Seed Round to Develop First Urine Test for Kidney Cancer

The Swedish biotech Elypta has raised a seed round worth €6.1M to fund a clinical trial of a urine test for signs of recurrent kidney cancer, which could improve patient follow-up after surgery. The seed...

Marburg virus found in Sierra Leone bats

Credit: Brian Bird/UC Davis One Health Institute Scientists have detected Marburg virus in fruit bats in Sierra Leone, marking the first time the deadly virus has been found in West Africa. Eleven Egyptian rousette fruit...

This Company is Using Moths to Make Vaccines

Madrid-based company Algenex is using moths as natural bioreactors to improve the speed and scalability of making proteins used in vaccines and diagnostics. Mission: To harness nature for simple, scalable, and cost-efficient recombinant protein manufacture. ADVERTISEMENT...

Mycoplasma in Cell Culture: Fighting Back with Rapid Detection Kits

insights from industryPatrick SwanCheif Operating OfficerGold Biotechnology An interview with Patrick Swan, COO of Gold Biotechnology, discussing the effects of mycoplasma contamination on cell cultures and the development of rapid detection kits that provide...

“Skeleton Key” T-Cell Receptor Works across Multiple Cancer Types

Anticancer T-cell therapy has a lot in common with lock picking, a painstaking business that often ends in frustration. Every cancer, like every lock, presents a unique challenge. But what if there were such...