Study: None of the SARS-CoV-2 mutations appear to increase transmissibility in humans

Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Nov 25 2020 None of the mutations currently documented in the SARS-CoV-2 virus appear to increase its transmissibility in humans, according to a study led by UCL researchers. The analysis of...

Robotic Culture System Enables Mechanistic View of How Bacteria Evolve Drug Resistance

Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research (BDR) in Japan reported on the development of a robotic culture system that allowed them to experimentally evolve the common bacteria Escherichia coli, under pressure from...

Autumn Brings Burst of Biotech Venture Capital Fundraising in Europe

The last month has seen a flurry of fundraises from European life sciences venture capital firms as they time their announcements around the ebb and flow of the pandemic in Europe.   This week, the Belgian...

ICICI Direct: Advanced Enzyme – A Play On Biotechnology With Enzymes Expertise – BloombergQuint

Bloomberg Bloomberg | Quint is a multiplatform, Indian business and financial news company. We combine Bloomberg’s global leadership in business and financial news and data, with Quintillion Media’s deep expertise in the Indian market...

Taking a shine to polymers: Fluorescent molecule betrays the breakdown of polymer materials

Credit: Tokyo Tech Nylon, rubber, silicone, Teflon, PVC – these are all examples of man-made polymers – long chains of repeated molecular units that we call monomers....

Accelerating Clinical Biomarker Discovery for Curative Medicines

View eBook  Clinical biomarkers are critical for the acceleration of curative medicines. The identification of these novel clinical biomarkers allows researchers to better understand complex mechanisms of immune response to diseases, facilitating the development of more...

New Zealand ranks fourth for innovation potential in biotechnology – Devdiscourse

A new national biotech survey report says New Zealand is positioned well in the world, ranking fourth for innovation potential in biotechnology. The landmark BiotechNZ study analysed the state of biotechnology and its impact and...

Unique training program is bolstering Canada’s capacity to manufacture novel biotherapeutics

Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Nov 23 2020 As COVID-19 highlights the urgent need to increase vaccine manufacturing around the world, a unique training program is bolstering Canada's capacity to manufacture vaccines, as well as viral...

Lincoln Laboratory establishes Biotechnology and Human Systems Division – MIT News

MIT Lincoln Laboratory has established a new research and development division, the Biotechnology and Human Systems Division. The division will address emerging threats to both national security and humanity. Research and development will encompass...

Identifying compound classes through machine learning

Bioinformaticians at the University of Jena and partners develop new method for analysing metabolites Credit: Image: Jens Meyer/University of Jena (Jena, Germany) Everything that lives has metabolites, produces...