A Year to Remember: The Biggest European Biotech News in 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic caused huge disruption for European biotech in 2020, but the industry pulled through. Let’s look back at some of the top moments in the last 12 months. After the many drug approvals,...

New research uncovers how superbug evades the immune system to cause infection

New research led by the University of Sheffield has discovered how a hospital superbug evades the immune system to cause infection - paving the way for new treatments. The study, led by the University of...

UCB to Acquire Ra Pharma for $2.1B, Raising Rare Disease Presence

UCB CEO Jean-Christophe Tellier UCB plans to acquire Ra Pharmaceuticals for approximately $2.1 billion, the companies said today, in a deal designed to expand the buyer’s presence in rare disease therapeutics by adding to its...

AGS reiterates urgent COVID-19 call for medical supplies, telehealth

Credit: (C) 2020, American Geriatrics Society New York (April 17, 2020)–In a new series of letters sent yesterday to Congressional leaders, Vice President Pence, and White House...

Need Funding to Fight Coronavirus? These Initiatives Have You Covered

As coronavirus disease continues to take its devastating toll across the globe, there is a clear need for new strategies to curb it. Thankfully, initiatives are springing up around the world that can support...

Scientists reveal the structure of a key protein in Epstein-Barr virus infection

Scientists at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) and the Molecular Biology Institute of Barcelona (IBMB-CSIC) have published a study in the journal Nature Communications revealing the structure of a key protein,...

Autism in males linked to defect in brain immune cells, microglia

Immune cell mutations lead to inadequate pruning of brain connections in young male mice Credit: Baoji Xu lab, Scripps Research, Florida JUPITER, Fla.– April 14, 2020 — Many...

Understanding the ability of COVID-19 virus to infect pets and livestock

Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.May 9 2020 A new paper identifies the critical need for research on the ability of the COVID-19 virus to infect certain animal species, the transmissibility of infection between humans and...

MSU researchers show how microbes could soak up toxic pollutants

When Michigan State University's Gemma Reguera first proposed her new research project to the National Science Foundation, one grant reviewer responded that the idea was not "environmentally relevant." As other reviewers and the program...

Researchers develop non-cereal crop to enhance yields and consumer health

Delivering the benefits of agricultural biotechnology to smallholder farmers requires that resources be directed toward staple food crops. To achieve effect at scale, beneficial traits must be integrated into multiple, elite farmer-preferred varieties with...