RNA Tools Are The New Biology Breakthroughs
RNA — full name ribonucleic acid. It’s weaker than DNA. It breaks down easily, and it only lives a short and fleeting life in our bodies. But it’s critical for every part of life, and researchers are now learning how to put it to use for incredible breakthroughs that touch our daily lives.
CRISPR Gene Editing: Are Designer Babies Just Around the Corner?
Imagine a world where choosing your child's eye color, height, and even shoe size is as simple as selecting options from a menu. This scenario, once a figment of sci-fi imagination, is edging closer to reality with Crisper's latest breakthrough in gene editing.
Avalo Therapeutics: Immunology Breakthroughs
SAN JOSE — In the dynamic landscape of biotech and pharmaceuticals, Avalo Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:AVTX) stands out with its recent strategic financial maneuvers and focused approach in the field of immunology. The company’s third-quarter financial results for 2023 have signaled a significant turnaround, marked by debt elimination, asset divestiture, and advancements in drug development.
Fact Check: Pfizer's Recovery Efforts After NC Tornado Address Fentanyl Supply, Not Vaccine Supply
Fact Check: Tornado hits Pfizer warehouse in North Carolina holding vaccines. Pfizer says they do “not manufacture or store its [C19+] vaccine or treatment for the disease at the facility.”
An EF-3 tornado will not stop Pfizer and its colleagues from saving lives
Around 12:30 p.m. on July 19, Chris Song, the Quality Control Section Manager at Pfizer’s Rocky Mount facility, and his colleagues received tornado warnings on their cell phones. He looked out of his 2nd floor window, only to see large trees and debris flying by. Sparks and loud noises came from outside. The cloud above was intently swirling. At that moment, they all went to their predesignated shelters.
Chicago Area Receives $10 million From Federal Government for New Biotech Hub
National Institutes of Health backs initiative to retain local medical researchers, boost biomedical innovation in Chicago. The federal government has committed to funding a novel Chicago-area hub, primarily aimed at retaining local medical researchers and fostering accelerated innovation in the biomedical sector. This endeavor holds the potential to expedite the transformation of research findings into commercial products while bolstering job creation in the region.
Penelope Shihab brings the world of entrepreneurship to Wyoming
Wyoming has certainly attracted its fair share of celebrities over the years, from Harrison Ford to Sandra Bullock. However, most are concentrated in Jackson. Not so for international biotech entrepreneur Penelope Shihab who lives and works in Laramie. She’s hosted a Ted Talk, been featured on magazine covers and is followed by 59,000 people — roughly the population of Casper — on Instagram.
Discovery Life Sciences Elevates Biotech Innovation with New HQ at HudsonAlpha Campus
In a resounding testament to the growing influence of Alabama's biotech industry, Discovery Life Sciences unveiled its new global headquarters on the renowned HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology campus. This milestone development reflects Discovery's commitment to advancing bioscience innovation and is set to become a hub for cutting-edge research, development, and growth.
Covid Vaccine Companies Are Losing Money. Will the Upcoming Booster Shots Save Sinking Profits?
The U.S. prepares to greet the latest Covid-19 booster shots targeting the XBB variant, but will they be met with the same enthusiastic lines as before?. A few months ago, pharma giants of the vaccine market, Pfizer and Moderna, projected a staggering 100 million doses to be administered in the U.S. in 2023. However, as we dive deeper into the year, only 12 million doses have seen the light of day.
Out of the darkness: first drug to treat postpartum depression heads to market
Massachusetts has publicized its share of women suffering from postpartum depression. Who can forget this year's horrific tragedy of nurse Lindsay Clancy, 32, who killed her three young children, then attempted suicide after suffering the effects of multiple medications doctors prescribed to treat her postpartum depression and anxiety following the birth of her third child?
Incredible Breakthroughs in Biotechnology That Could Save Lives
The world of biotechnology advances rapidly daily. Scientific and engineering breakthroughs in medical technology are helping to save many lives. Technology like gene editing and robotic surgery are pushing the boundaries for healthcare. Below are ten incredible breakthroughs in biotechnology that could save lives.
Alien-like, Giant Viruses Discovered in Harvard Forest
Tucked away in the heart of a Harvard woodland lies a treasure trove of scientific marvels—giant viruses, so peculiar in nature that they could easily pass off as extraterrestrial beings or, more sensibly, something we don't comprehend yet.
Before Covid, We Are Already Doing Gain-of-Function Research. But Why?
Examples of potential pandemic pathogens (PPP) include the influenza virus, SARS, and MERS — pathogens that may evolve into a pandemic. Gain-of-function (GOF) experiments, therefore, aim to emulate the evolution of a pathogen — such as in gaining virulence, infectivity, or transmissibility — to study what potential outbreaks or pandemics might look like. But is it wise to perform such GOF research?
Reliable Custom Antibody Production
The biological and chemical processes of life consist of various crucial factors. There are building blocks or compounds that, as their name suggests, formulate the backbone of life on a cellular level, and when they combine with other elements, they play a crucial functionary role.
Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg and Wife to Invest $250 Million in Biomedical Research in Chicago
Chicago's Biomedical Research Landscape Set for Transformation with Zuckerberg Investment. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced the launch of a new biomedical research hub in Chicago, Illinois, that "will bring together leading scientific and technology institutions with the goal of solving grand scientific challenges on a 10- to 15-year time horizon."
Biotech company raises $250 million; aims to bring back some extinct animals but some questions remain
Craving some dodo eggs? Not that fast. You'll have to continue shelling out more for your breakfast omelet. Egg prices have shot up by about 60% since December last year. Not to worry, Colossal Biosciences, a genetic engineering company has gotten closer to its dream of resurrecting the dodo, an infamously-unlucky bird that went extinct in Mauritius by 1681.
New compound destroys breast cancer
ERX-41 has been shown to kill all types of breast cancer cells and other forms of human cancerous tumors.Photo byAngiola Harry on UnsplashonUnsplash. A newly created compound, ERX-41, has been found to kill a wide range of hard-to-treat types of cancers.
The Biggest Reason Why Lab-Grown Meat Won't Match Real Steaks
Why can’t we 3D print a steak, like in the Jetsons?Photo by Rob Wingate on Unsplash. It’s a dream of science fiction that harkens back to the Jetsons, or The Fifth Element; some sort of machine that produces food from nothing. And not just food — meat, tasty and delicious steaks, chicken, and pork, all without ever needing to go through the nasty business of raising and butchering an animal.
Biotech Is Trying to Resurrect Extinct Species. Here's Why - and the Challenges We Face.
There’s more reasons to create Jurassic Park than for the tourists. Trust me, we’re not trying to restore a wooly mammoth for the ivory.Photo by Christopher Alvarenga on Unsplash.