Experimental verification on steering flight of honeybee by electrical stimulation

A research paper by scientists at the Beijing Institute of Technology verified the steering control effect of honeybee by applying electrical stimulation on the unilateral optic lobe. Credit: Jieliang Zhao, Beijing Institute of Technology A research...

The Mugglehead technology roundup: biotechnology edition – Mugglehead

There’s usually some confusion over just what biotechnology is.  For the sake of brevity, we can think of biotechnology as a broad term that applies to all practical uses of living organisms, from microorganisms...

Mount Sinai and Regeneron Genetics Center launch a new human genome sequencing research project

Mount Sinai Health System and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have launched a new human genome sequencing research project called the Mount Sinai Million Health Discoveries Program with the Regeneron Genetics...

Perspectives Toward a Treatment for Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease

View Roundtable  When small companies have big ideas that could benefit countless patients, they must find partners to expand the spectrum of their expertise and infrastructure to help them test these ideas and facilitate their...

Cousin of crop-killing bacteria mutating rapidly

A bacterial species closely related to deadly citrus greening disease is rapidly evolving its ability to infect insect hosts, and possibly plants as well. Credit: UCANR A bacterial species closely related to deadly citrus greening disease...

StockWatch: Novavax Sinks with Revenue Forecast, Vaccine Demand

Novavax blamed its shrinking revenue forecast on “several evolving market dynamics,” namely related to demand for the company’s COVID-19 vaccine falling short of expectations. One key reason why was the time it took for...

The 9th ARDD: Longevity Biotechnology Is Gaining Prominence And Credibility In The Pharmaceutical Industry...

9th ARDD: Mindjourney AI-generated image depicting a convention of scientists at the University of ... Copenhagen Alex Zhavoronkov, PhD About eighteen years ago, when I was still a computer...

Bird behavior influenced by human activity during COVID-19 lockdowns

For humans, the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic were a stressful time, marked by fear, isolation, canceled plans and uncertainty. But for birds that inhabit developed areas of the Pacific Northwest, the reduction...

Transposable element controls the immune system to favor host survival during virus infection

Researchers from UNSW Sydney have discovered that a particular transposable element, or jumping gene, in the genome has a profound effect on the immune response to virus infection. The findings in mice, published in...

CRISPR Gene Editing Critical to Delivering Off-the-Shelf Cell Therapy

The future of cell therapies should be in off-the-shelf products using multiplex gene editing during the manufacturing process. That’s according to Rachel Haurwitz, PhD, CEO of Caribou Biosciences. Haurwitz, whose colleague Justin Skoble, PhD, spoke...