Structure of ‘Smart’ Nanogels at Air/Water Interface Revealed Friday, February 19, 2016 Findings may lead to better drug administration practices than current methods. Vaccine Against Dangerous Designer Opioids Thursday, February 18, 2016 With use of synthetic opioid "designer drugs" on the rise, scientists from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have a new strategy to curb addiction and even prevent fatal overdoses.AbbVie Joins Dementia Consortium Wednesday, February 17, 2016 The Dementia Consortium has welcomed AbbVie as new pharmaceutical partner, joining medical research charity MRC Technology, Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, and pharmaceutical companies Astex, Eisai and Lilly. TAxI Shuttles Protein Cargo into Spinal Cord Wednesday, February 17, 2016 A small peptide, TAxI, holds hope for administering treatments for motor neuron disorders via a muscle injection. Vinegar Could Potentially Help Treat Ulcerative Colitis Monday, February 15, 2016 Vinegar is the perfect ingredient for making tangy sauces and dressings. Now, researchers report that the popular liquid could also help fight ulcerative colitis, an inflammatory bowel disease that research suggests is related to the gut microbiome.Retractable Protein Nanoneedles Friday, February 12, 2016 The ability to control the transfer of molecules through cellular membranes is an important function in synthetic biology; a new study from researchers at Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and Harvard Medical School (HMS) introduces a novel mechanical method for controlling release of molecules inside cells.Pharmaron Acquires Quotient Bioresearch Friday, February 12, 2016 Company has announced that it has acquired Quotient Bioresearch to enhance service offerings and increase presence in global markets.Iron in the Blood Could Cause Cell Damage Friday, February 12, 2016 Concentrations of iron similar to those delivered through standard treatments can trigger DNA damage within 10 minutes, when given to cells in the laboratory. Advancing Synthetic Biology Thursday, February 11, 2016 Living systems rely on a dizzying variety of chemical reactions essential to development and survival. Most of these involve a specialized class of protein molecules — the enzymes.