Hidden within African diamonds, a billion-plus years of deep-earth history

Scientists find a new way to tell ages of the stones, and what made them Credit: Yaakov Weiss Diamonds are sometimes described as messengers from the deep earth;...

You Need to Reach Market Readiness? What Now?

Advancing a drug to market readiness is a major milestone. After successfully completing clinical studies, manufacturing and analytical processes must be adapted and optimized for commercial scale. Partnering with an experienced CDMO can help...

New approach targeting viral RNA could lead to broad spectrum anti-viral drugs

A new approach to tackling viruses by targeting the 'control center' in viral RNA could lead to broad spectrum anti-viral drugs and provide a first line of defense against future pandemics, according to new...

Retroviral Elements Could Be Exploited to Fight Esophageal Cancer

Endogenous retroviral elements (ERVs)—the ancient viral DNA sequences that lurk in our genome—have lost the ability to produce viral particles, but they can still cause mischief. For example, they can take part in the...

Parallel universes cross in Flatland

Physicists at the University of Bath in the UK observe modified energy landscapes at the intersection of 2D materials. Credit: Ventsislav Valev In 1884, Edwin Abbott wrote the...

New “molecular tweezers” can help combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Researchers from Ben-Gurion University (BGU), together with American and German colleagues, have developed new "molecular tweezers" to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Their recently announced findings were published in Cell Chemical Biology. For years, medical professionals...

The Rollercoaster of Repurposing an Arthritis Drug for Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic created an opportunity for many biotech companies to repurpose their existing programs into vaccines and treatments for the novel coronavirus. Cyxone’s CEO Tara Heitner and COO Malin Berthold discuss how they...

Switch of breast tumors to HER2-low in recurrence may provide greater therapeutic options

ESMO Breast Cancer 2021 Virtual Congress, 5-8 May Credit: ESMO Lugano, Switzerland, 8 May 2021 – The finding that breast tumours can evolve to express low HER2 potentially...

COVID‐19: vaccine’s progress – Brüssow – – Microbial Biotechnology – Wiley Online Library –...

‘This is a triumph. Most vaccines have taken decades to develop, but this one is likely to move from conception to large‐scale implementation within a year’. These are the enthusiastic words of the editors...

Targeted therapies could exploit unique metabolic features of pancreatic cancer cells

Probing the unique biology of human pancreatic cancer cells in a laboratory has yielded unexpected insights of a weakness that can be used against the cells to kill them. Led by Princess Margaret Cancer...