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...

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...

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...

6 expert essays on the future of biotech – World Economic Forum

What exactly is biotechnology, and how could it change our approach to human health? As the age of big data transforms the potential of this emerging field, members of the World Economic Forum's Global Future...

Merck Spinout Bags €15M Series A to Tackle Cancer and Fibrosis

iOnctura, a spinout from Merck KGaA, has raised €15M to take its cancer and fibrosis drugs to phase I clinical trials.   The Series A round was co-led by new investors INKEF Capital and VI Partners....

Going Gray Too Soon? Scientists Say It Really May Be Due to Stress

Stress has long been anecdotally linked with prematurely graying hair. It’s said, for example, that when Marie Antoinette was captured during the French Revolution, her hair turned white overnight. Anecdote this may be, but...