Samara Polytech scientists develop cost-effective portable analyzers

Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 22 2020 Despite their high accuracy, the majority of the existing instrumental laboratory methods are very laborious and insufficient in terms of quick analysis of the objects under study. A...

Cicada-inspired waterproof surfaces closer to reality, researchers report

Credit: Wayne Boo, U.S. Geological Survey CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — A multidisciplinary group that studies the physical and chemical properties of insect wings has demonstrated the ability to...

Novel Anticancer Therapy Reportedly Overcomes Drug Resistance and Adverse Effects

Researchers in Korea say they have developed an anticancer drug that could potentially prevent drug resistance. The scientists, from the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) and led by Kwang-meyung Kim, PhD, created...

Biology is having its industrial revolution – Axios

Bioscience research is undergoing a wave of automation and digitization, turning a manual, laborious practice into a true industry. Why it matters: Biotechnology promises to revolutionize everything from medicine to energy, but for that to...

Thermal vision of snakes inspires soft pyroelectric materials

Credit: Darbaniyan et al. /Matter Converting heat into electricity is a property thought to be reserved only for stiff materials like crystals. However, researchers–inspired by the infrared...

Scalable Plasmid-Free AAV Manufacturing

REGISTER NOW Broadcast Date: November 10, 2020Time: 8:00 am PT, 11:00 am ET, 17:00 CET  AAV is a popular choice of viral vector for new gene therapies, but manufacturing systems have not kept pace with...

Biotechnology Research Fellow Job; ILS Bhubaneswar Recruitment 2020, Apply Soon – Kalinga TV

Bhubaneswar: Institute of Life Sciences (ILS), Bhubaneswar, an autonomous institute of the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India invites applications from Indian Nationals to join in the following position. Name of...

Metagenomics: Unlocking the Secrets of Microbial Communities

The combination of advanced sequencing technologies and user-friendly data analysis solutions is bringing metagenomics into the reach of more scientists, creating new opportunities to ask and answer exciting research questions.  New ways to look at...

New DNA-cutting tool could advance gene editing for novel treatments

Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 21 2020 Gene editing for the development of new treatments, and for studying disease as well as normal function in humans and other organisms, may advance more quickly with a...

Biotech Startups Face a Growing Wave of Cyberattacks

The Covid-19 pandemic has triggered a wave of cyberattacks in the life sciences industry this year, and the problem is likely to get worse. Biotech startups need to improve their cybersecurity, but where should...