Drug Discovery & Development
Map of brain changes in Alzheimer’s reveals potential target cell for drug therapies
A National Institute of Aging-backed project has released large-scale cellular and molecular information taken from more than 1.2 million neurons and other brain cells. Read More
Scientists discover biomarkers associated with acute, chronic phases of TBI
Arizona State University scientists have provided some of the first detailed view of the molecular and cellular mechanisms behind traumatic brain injury (TBI) as the condition progresses from the acute to the chronic phase. Read More
Protein crystallography links rigid antibody hinges to increased anticancer activity
Researchers at the University of Southampton have gained new insight into the key properties of an antibody needed to fight off cancer using protein crystallography, revealing that the flexibility of the hinge between the arms of IgG2 antibodies affects the anticancer effects triggered by the molecules. Read More
Single-cell sequencing finds subset of CAR T cells that drive anticancer effects
A small subset of the CAR T cells prepared for therapy produce most of the anticancer activity, suggesting it may be possible to improve the treatment, according to a study published in the journal Cancer Discovery. Read More
Cell and gene therapy sector remains strong despite challenges: ARM CEO
The cell and gene therapy sector is “quite strong” despite the regulatory, investment, and manufacturing challenges facing the industry, according to Janet Lambert, CEO of the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine (ARM). Lambert spoke with ScienceBoard.net about developments in the industry. Read More
MASTER technology could transform CAR T-cell therapy
A new technology that helps CAR T cells attack cancer cells more aggressively than conventional methods has been published by researchers from North Carolina. Called multifunctional alginate scaffold for T-cell engineering and release (MASTER), the technology was described in a paper published on March 24 in Nature Biotechnology. Read More
Nivolumab/chemo combo will change lung cancer care
A new study that pairs neoadjuvant nivolumab with chemotherapy for patients with nonsmall cell lung cancer has the potential to revolutionize treatment, according to one expert. The research was presented April 11 at the American Association for Cancer Research 2022 meeting and published simultaneously in the New England Journal of Medicine. Read More
CAR T-cells show preliminary efficacy, safety as solid-tumor treatment
Researchers presented phase I/II preliminary clinical trial data demonstrating the safety and efficacy of a new CAR T-cell therapy that can be used as either a monotherapy or a combination therapy to treat Claudin 6-positive solid tumors. The findings were presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2022 in New Orleans. Read More
Video from AACR 2022: Next-gen pathology tools for cancer research
NEW ORLEANS - What do the next-generation of pathology tools for cancer research look like, and how can pathologists contribute to those technologies to make an impact in their discipline? Dr. Beatrice Knudsen, PhD, of the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah, explored these ideas at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) meeting in a video update from day two of the conference. Read More
Combined imaging approach gives detailed picture of blood vessels
Mapping out the intricate network of blood vessels in tissues can help researchers to better understand the changes in diseases like dementia or cancer. However, techniques to image the vasculature are individually limited and difficult to combine. Now, a new easy-to-use system, described in a paper published February 10 in the journal Nature Methods, can combine multiple imaging techniques to provide more detailed information at a range of scales. Read More
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Laboratory Products Association Annual Meeting
October 1-4
Scottsdale, Arizona United States
Cell & Gene Meeting on the Mesa
October 11-13
Carlsbad, California United States
IDWeek 2022
October 19-23
District of Columbia United States
American Society of Human Genetics Annual Meeting
October 25-29
Los Angeles, California United States
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