Immune Cell Signaling to the Brain Regulates Anxiety-Like Behaviors

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have made the surprising finding that specific cells of the immune system can affect both mind and body. Their research in mice demonstrated that...

How a giant short-faced bear reached the California Channel Islands

Credit: Excerpted from Figure 2, from: Mychajliw et al. 2020. Biogeographic problem-solving reveals the Late Pleistocene translocation of a short-faced bear to the California Channel Islands. Scientific Reports, http://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-71572-z….

Neutralizing a Threat: Sailors Spared from Coronavirus Reinfection

As a wave of Covid-19 infected the crew of a commercial fishing vessel, three sailors remained healthy. They may hold the key to answer one of the most important questions of the coronavirus pandemic:...

AI and machine learning tools can help separate COVID-related claims

Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 16 2020 As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the world, researchers have published hundreds of papers each week reporting their findings - many of which have not undergone a thorough...

A month after losing its lead program, Unity Biotechnology cuts 30% of staff in...

Uni­ty Biotech­nol­o­gy’s lead an­ti-ag­ing pro­gram faced the chop­ping block last month fol­low­ing a ma­jor Phase II flop. And now, 30% of its staff are next, as the com­pa­ny re­struc­tures to fo­cus on oph­thal­mol­o­gy and...

Two Seqs Are Better Than One: Gathering Epigenomic and Transcriptomic Data from a Single...

The ability to analyze the levels of gene expression within a single-cell has revolutionized the understanding of biology in fields from cancer to neuroscience. Since the first single-cell RNA-sequencing (scRNA-seq) study was published over...

Ocean algae get ‘coup de grace’ from viruses

Viruses don’t immediately kill algae but live in harmony with them Credit: MODIS, NASA; Steve Gschmeissner, Photo Researchers Inc.; Kay Bidle & Christien Laber, Rutgers University Scientists have...

4SC and Maruho end collaboration on Kv1.3 blockers – European Biotechnology News

Japanese dermatology specialist Maruho Co. Ltd and drug discovery firm 4SC AG have terminated their development agreement related to 4SC's blockers of Kv1.3 ion channels, which are required for maintenance of activation of T...

3D printed nanoparticle biosensing platform detects SARS-CoV-2 antibodies within seconds

Pandemics caused by novel infectious agents like the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), Zika, or Ebola virus seriously impact human health and lives while also overwhelming health care systems all over the...

T-Cell Therapy Firm Wins Massive €93M Series A to Treat Solid Tumors

The Dutch startup Neogene Therapeutics has become the second T-cell therapy developer to raise a spectacularly large Series A round in Europe this year. The Series A round was co-led by the VC firms EcoR1...