Tag Archives: Life sciences

10May/21

deCODE genetics – Rounding off the human genome

In a study published today, scientists at deCODE Genetics demonstrate for the first time how long-read DNA sequencing can be applied at population scale to unravel large structural variants that associate with human disease and other traits. Continue reading

05May/21

Harvard University licenses its nasal swab collection technology, developed at the Wyss Institute and Harvard Medical School, to Mass. startup Rhinostics

The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and Harvard Medical School (HMS) and the Massachusetts-based startup Rhinostics announced today that the University’s sample collection swab and high-throughput automation technologies have been licensed to Rhinostics. Continue reading

05Apr/21

New Animal-Free Solutions Join the Molecular Farming Revolution

Moolec Science is a global Ag-Foodtech company with the purpose of improving the affordability of animal-free food solutions. Moolec’s technological platform is based on Molecular Farming, a hybrid approach to plant and cell-based production technologies for alternative proteins. Continue reading

13Mar/17

Artificial human life could soon be grown from lab

UK (Next Media) – UK scientists have successfully grown a mouse embryo in the lab using only stem cells, which indicates this procedure could be eventually applied to growing artificial human embryos.
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31Jan/17

Trump meets with drugmakers, seeks lower prices, U.S. production

Trumps calls on pharmaceutical execs to cut prices and move production back to U.S. and vows to work to streamline FDA approval process.

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22Nov/16

Scientists edit genome to cure sickle cell anemia

Researchers have proven that a new gene editing technique could pave the way towards a cure for sickle cell disease. The disease affects about 5 million people globally. About 75 percent of cases occur in Africa where at least 200,000 children are born with the disease every year.
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26Aug/16
Mylan CEO Heather Bresch

Mylan offers discounts on EpiPen after Clinton criticism

Mylan said it would reduce the out-of-pocket cost of its severe allergy treatment EpiPen through a discount program, a day after Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton criticized the drug’s high price. Bobbi Rebell reports.
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05Mar/16

Scientists find possible link between Zika and microcephaly

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine find potential links between Zika and microcephaly and hope lab-grown stem cells may be used to develop therapies to fight the virus.

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07Oct/15

DNA research deployed in war on cancer earns Nobel prize

Nobel Prize awarded for work into how cells repair DNA damage sheds light on new ways to fight cancer
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24Feb/15

Blind man sees wife for first time in 10 years

A 68-year-old blind man is overcome with emotion upon seeing his wife for the first time in more than a decade with the help of a bionic eye implant.

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