Alzheimer’s Disease Protein Clearance Mechanism Identified

Diagram of how Clusterin brings misfolded proteins and amyloid β into cells where they can be degraded by lysosomes. Researchers in Japan have identified a new quality control system that cells use to remove...

Viewpoint: If Europe wants to be ‘carbon neutral,’ it needs to embrace biotechnology—GMO and...

“A revolution is taking place in the knowledge base for life sciences and biotechnology, opening up new applications in healthcare, agriculture, and environmental protection.” Political awareness of this potential dates back to 2001, when...

Could We See a New Dawn for Hair Loss Treatments?

There hasn’t been a new hair loss drug approved in twenty years. But, a number of European companies are hot on the case, and are getting tantalizingly close to the breakthrough that is hoped...

Lecturer in Medical Biotechnology job with UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL | 197240 – Times Higher...

Lecturer in Medical BiotechnologyJob number   ACAD104490Division/School   School of Cellular and Molecular MedicineContract type   Open EndedWorking pattern   Part timeSalary   £44,045 - £49,553 per annum pro rataClosing date for applications   19-Mar-2020 The School is seeking to recruit...

How Are Organoids Revolutionizing Cancer Drug Development?

Also known as ‘mini-organs in a dish’, organoids are defined as 3D structures that mimic the key functions of the corresponding organ or tissue in vivo. They are an exciting new alternative to the...

Researchers identify protein that maintains balance between protrusive and contractile machineries

Tropomodulin maintains the fine balance between the protein machineries responsible for cell movement and morphogenesis. Disturbances in this balance are common in many diseases, for example, invasive cancers. In a healthy cell, there is a...

Environmental solutions to go global

Polymers clean up mercury and oil spills, nitrogen runoff, and more Credit: Flinders University / SA Government New Australian technology that could fix some of the world’s biggest...

Alzheimer’s Disease and Tau Tangle Proteinopathies Linked to Protein that Prevents Tau Clearance

Studies by researchers at University of South Florida Health (USF Health) Morsani College of Medicine have found that a protein known as β-arrestin2 increases the accumulation of the neurotoxic tau tangles that cause several...

Get to Know 15 Awesome Biotechs in Paris

Paris attracts millions of tourists to see some of the world’s most iconic monuments: the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe … but it also attracts a lot of biotechs. Here are...

Individual clinical judgments needed for prescribing aspirin in primary prevention

The most recent guidelines for primary prevention recommend aspirin use for individuals ages 40 to 70 years who are at higher risk of a first cardiovascular event, but not for those over 70. Yet,...