Akadeum looks to advance the cell separation process with microbubbles
Microbubble technology offers researchers the ability to perform cell separation without a column or magnet, generating higher yield and faster turnaround times, according to Akadeum Life Sciences CEO Brandon McNaughton who spoke with ScienceBoard.net about the company's technology. Read More
Stanford platform improves hunt for antigens that trigger strong immune responses
Researchers at Stanford University have developed a method for making faster, more accurate predictions of which antigens will trigger a strong immune response. Their work could help scientists develop more effective cancer immunotherapies. 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
AAV vector-based screen discovers proteins that could protect tissue after heart attack
An adeno-associated virus (AAV) vector-based screen has identified three cardioprotective proteins that could prevent heart failure after heart attack. 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
Oncolytic virotherapy, immunotherapy combo shows promise for treatment-resistant cancers
A combination of oncolytic virotherapy, a technique using cancer-fighting viruses, acting in concert with immunotherapy shows promise for treatment-resistant cancers, according to new research. 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
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