Proteomics
CRISPR edited rat embryos reveal cause of rare pediatric neurodegenerative disease
Using CRISPR gene editing technology on rat embryos, University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have revealed the mutation that is responsible for progressive gait abnormalities and other symptoms in human infants and young children with a rare neurodegenerative disease. Read More
Boosting TERRA levels damages DNA of hard-to-kill cancer cells: study
Increasing levels of telomeric repeat-containing RNA (TERRA) damages the DNA of cancers with a particular form of replicative immortality and leads to cell death, according to Portuguese researchers who show that “anti-aging clocks” can be used to kill cancer cells. Read More
Machine learning may accelerate solutions to address protein design challenges
Machine learning can be used to create protein molecules much more accurately and quickly than previously possible, with the potential for developing new treatments and vaccines, according to biologists at the University of Washington School of Medicine. 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
MIT team finds limitations of AlphaFold’s AI protein structures in drug discovery
Advances in the modeling of protein-ligand interactions are needed to realize the potential of the artificial intelligence (AI) AlphaFold database of protein structure predictions in drug discovery, according to a new paper from researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Read More
Hormone therapy improves cognitive function in Down syndrome in small pilot study
Subcutaneous doses of gonadotropin-releasing hormone, a master molecule that controls reproduction, may improve cognitive function in men with Down syndrome, according to results of a small pilot study built on research in mice. 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
Imaging technique reveals previously unseen nanostructures in brain tissue
Swellable hydrogels have enabled researchers to “decrowd” biomolecular structures in cells and tissues, revealing previously hidden nanostructures and providing imaging of the structure of Alzheimer’s-linked amyloid beta plaques in greater detail than has been possible before. Read More
Blocking key enzyme boosts anticancer T-cell responses, resistance to immunosuppression
Blocking a key enzyme boosts anticancer T-cell responses and resistance to immunosuppression, according to a mice study from LSU Health New Orleans published August 26 in Frontiers in Immunology. 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
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Laboratory Products Association Annual Meeting
October 1-4
Scottsdale, Arizona United States
Cell & Gene Meeting on the Mesa
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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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