New technology can rapidly disrupt existing biofilms that account for chronic diseases

Chronic and recurrent bacterial diseases are treatment-resistant due to the ability of the pathogens to establish biofilms, which act as fortresses built of extracellular DNA and proteins to protect populations of the bacteria. For more...

DNA Sequencing Accuracy Comes a Long Way

Since the beginning of the modern genomic sequencing era, researchers have had to make a choice. On the one hand there are highly accurate, short reads—the bread and butter sequences that comes from Illumina...

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Molecule Expressed from Noncoding Genome Region Linked to Tumor Proliferation

The main authors of the study, from left to right: Lourdes Farré, PhD, Sonia Guil, PhD, and PhD fellow Cristina Oliveira. Scientists say they have discovered an intermediate molecule expressed from a region of the...

Biotechnology gives plant breeders a leg up in ‘evolutionary arms race’ against crop diseases...

The GLP Needs Your Help It is easier than ever for advocacy groups to spread disinformation on pressing science issues, such as the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. No, vaccines are not harmful. Yes, the use of...

Multi-Attribute Methods Supporting Quality Assessments of Therapeutic Proteins

Biotherapeutics require extensive characterization and quality control (QC) testing prior to product release. These tests are resource intensive, time-consuming, and require updating as manufacturing processes are improved or new analytical instruments with greater sensitivity...

Hydrophobic Forces and Not Hydrogen Bonds Found to Hold DNA Together

Scientists at the Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden say they have disproved the prevailing theory of how DNA binds itself. It is not, they claim, as is generally believed, hydrogen bonds which bind...

Enterome Secures €46M to Take Microbiome Therapies to Clinical Trials

French microbiome biotech Enterome has raised €46.3M in Series E funding to progress its cancer and inflammatory bowel disease therapies to phase I trials in a few weeks.  Two new investors to Enterome — SymBiosis,...

Researchers synthesize artificial cells to detect histamine

Baking a cake from scratch is a task deemed difficult for many. Constructing an artificial cell-like system from scratch, well that's another story. "Synthesizing cells from scratch is of fundamental importance to understand what life...

Anesthesia standards for coronavirus-infected patients requiring emergency surgery

Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Mar 16 2020 Physicians describe the standardized procedure of surgical anesthesia for patients with COVID-19 infection requiring emergency surgery to minimize the risk of virus spread and reduce lung injury in...