Genomics
Mutated mitochondrial microprotein linked to increased risk of Alzheimer’s
University of Southern California researchers have linked a mitochondrial DNA variant to increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease, pointing to a new way to tackle the hard-to-treat condition. Read More
Researchers further understanding of how circadian clock helps brain recover after injury
Children’s National Hospital researchers have found that a relatively newly discovered type of brain cell -- known as NG2-glia -- also follows a circadian rhythm, findings that potentially open new paths of investigation for the development of future traumatic brain injury therapies. Read More
Single-cell sequencing reveals spatial map of immune cells in early-stage lung cancer
Using single-cell sequencing, researchers at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have revealed a spatial map of tumor-infiltrating B cells and plasma cells that are prevalent in early-stage lung cancers, providing a basis for finding new immunotherapy targets. Read More
Genomics profiling reveals how Zika infects immune cells, suggests antiviral target
A genomics profiling method has revealed how the Zika virus infects human dendritic cells, pointing to a potential target for therapeutic suppression of the pathogen. Read More
Penn State-led team develops more efficient system for delivering CRISPR to stem cells
Modified mRNA (modRNA)-based CRISPR systems improve on the transfection and knockout efficiency of plasmid-based systems in human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs), a Penn State-led team of interdisciplinary researchers has found. Read More
Multiomics analysis reveals potential opportunity for early intervention in Alzheimer’s
A gene that carries a strong risk for Alzheimer’s disease drives changes in the brain’s blood vessels that lead to problems in synapses and ultimately cognitive dysfunction, according to a study in mice. Read More
Stem cell-derived embryos open door to study of developmental health, disease
Researchers have created synthetic embryos with a brain, beating heart, and the foundations of other organs from mouse stem cells, helping to understand why some embryos fail while others go on to develop into a fetus as part of a healthy pregnancy. Read More
CRISPR reveals way to enhance the function, persistence of CAR T-cell therapies
The use of CRISPR knockout screens have uncovered a new regulator of immunity that could enhance the function and persistence of anti-cancer T-cell therapies, according to a study published on August 24 in the journal Nature. Read More
Harvard’s Wyss Institute spins out protein detection technology to create Spear Bio
The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University has licensed technology for detecting proteins in small patient samples to a newly formed startup. Read More
Boosting neuron production offers viable treatment strategy for Alzheimer’s: mice study
A new study from University of Illinois Chicago researchers shows that boosting neurogenesis, the process by which new neurons are formed in the brain, increases the number of newly formed neurons involved in storing and retrieving memories in the hippocampus of mice with Alzheimer’s disease. Read More
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September 27-30
Boston, Massachusetts United States
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
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