Bile Acid Supports Production of Blood Stem Cells Thursday, February 04, 2016 A research group at Lund University has been able to show that bile acid is transferred from the mother to the foetus via the placenta to enable the foetus to produce blood stem cells.DTRA Awards $9.7M Contract for Drug Development Thursday, February 04, 2016 The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) has awarded Emory University a $9.7M contract to develop drugs to treat infections caused by emerging and man-made viral threats. Under the contract, the DTRA funds will be used to advance the development of the lead drug candidate.Domainex’s STAR Award Supports Search for Treatment for non-Hodgkin Lymphomas Thursday, February 04, 2016 Domainex Ltd is pleased to announce that the recipient of its latest Discovery STAR Award is Dr Aude Echalier, Lecturer in Structural Biology of Cancer Related Targets at the University of Leicester. Chemical Used to Replace BPA is Potentially Toxic Wednesday, February 03, 2016 This study is the first to examine the effects of BPA and BPS on brain cells and genes that control the growth and function of organs involved in reproduction.Abbott to Acquire Alere Wednesday, February 03, 2016 Abbott and Alere Inc. have announced a definitive agreement for Abbott to acquire Alere, significantly advancing Abbott's global diagnostics presence and leadership. A Better Model for Parkinson's Wednesday, February 03, 2016 Scientists at EPFL solve a longstanding problem with modeling Parkinson’s disease in animals. Using newfound insights, they improve both cell and animal models for the disease, which can propel research and drug development.Improving Delivery of Poorly Soluble Drugs Using Nanoparticles Wednesday, February 03, 2016 A technology that could forever change the delivery of drugs is undergoing evaluation by the Technology Evaluation Consortium™ (TEC). Developed by researchers at Northeastern University, the technology is capable of creating nanoparticle structures that could deliver drugs into the bloodstream orally – despite the fact that they are normally poorly soluble.Toxicity Testing With Cultured Liver Cells Wednesday, February 03, 2016 Microreactor replaces animal testing. Neural Networks Adapt to the Presence of a Toxic HIV Protein Monday, February 01, 2016 HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND) afflict approximately half of HIV infected patients.