Designer Genes: Synlogic Is Crafting Living Therapeutics Programmed to Treat Disease

Synlogic's proprietary pipeline includes Synthetic Biotics for the treatment of metabolic disorders including phenylketonuria (PKU) and enteric hyperoxaluria (HOX). The company is also building a portfolio of assets suitable for partnering in immunology and...

Researchers decode the mechanisms of cell renewal process

The human intestine is made up of more than 40 square meters of tissue, with a multitude of folds on its internal surface that resemble valleys and mountain peaks in order to increase the...

Exicure, Inc. to Present at the BTIG Virtual Biotechnology Conference – Business Wire

CHICAGO & CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Exicure, Inc.® (NASDAQ: XCUR), a pioneer in gene regulatory and immunotherapeutic drugs utilizing spherical nucleic acid (SNA™) technology, today announced that CEO David Giljohann will present at the BTIG Virtual...

Elephants solve problems with personality

Credit: Lisa Barrett Just as humans have their own individual personalities, new research in the Journal of Comparative Psychology shows that elephants have personalities, too. Moreover, an...

Heavyweight Division: Arvinas Paves the Way for Therapeutics That Degrade Disease-Related Proteins

Arvinas is a clinical-stage biotechnology company that has developed an induced protein degradation strategy to recruit targeted proteins for ubiquitination and subsequent proteasome-mediated degradation. The technology, called Proteolysis Targeting Chimeras (PROTACs), shows great potential...

Cardiac atrophy findings may set course for preventing harm from long space flights

Team led by scientists at Cincinnati Children’s discover molecular process behind dangerous loss of heart muscle Credit: Cincinnati Children’s In many situations, heart muscle cells do not respond...

COVID-19 PCR tests can withstand freeze-drying process

In fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, it's not just the vaccines that require complicated cold supply chains and refrigerated storage. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests -- often considered the "gold standard" of testing -- also...

Cancer Formation Linked to Phase Separation

There has been a missing puzzle piece in phase separation and its role in cancer. Now, researchers at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill and the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center...

Genentech’s Greener Bioprocessing Involves a New Ecosystem

Making important progress in the sustainability of bioprocessing only arises when a company makes a concerted effort. And that’s just what Genentech is doing. By 2025, the company plans to reduce plastic waste by...

Dressing Up Noncoding RNA to Dress Down Infections

Less than two percent of the human genome produces proteins, yet most of it is transcribed into RNA. Recent studies have been discovering a plethora of regulatory roles for noncoding RNA in diverse aspects...