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Cow Antibodies Yield Important Clues For Developing A Broadly Effective AIDS Vaccine
Cow Antibodies Yield Important Clues For Developing A Broadly Effective AIDS Vaccine
News   Jul 21, 2017

The unexpected animal model is providing clues for important questions at a moment when new energy has infused HIV vaccine research.

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CRISPR Reveals New Targets for Promising  Cancer Drugs
CRISPR Reveals New Targets for Promising Cancer Drugs
News   Jul 20, 2017

Novel screening method identifies new drug targets that could potentially enhance the effectiveness of PD-1 checkpoint inhibitors, a promising new class of cancer immunotherapy.

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Synthetic Material to Support Stem Cells Developed
Synthetic Material to Support Stem Cells Developed
News   Jul 18, 2017

New substrates have been developed which can be used to raise stem cells for a wide variety of uses.

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Changing microRNA's Presence in Glioblastoma Cells Could Change the Tumor's Subtype
Changing microRNA's Presence in Glioblastoma Cells Could Change the Tumor's Subtype
News   Jul 16, 2017

BWH researchers examined a specific microRNA, miR-128, to help identify glioblastoma subtypes and to determine if altering the microRNA's presence in glioblastoma cells could change the tumor's subtype.

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Elsevier Launches The Hive for 2017 to Showcase Pharma and Biotech Startup Innovation
Elsevier Launches The Hive for 2017 to Showcase Pharma and Biotech Startup Innovation
News   Jul 13, 2017

Application process for innovation hub now open – with a minimum of eight startups working on cutting-edge science to be selected

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CRISPR Transforms Living Cells Into Data Storage Devices
CRISPR Transforms Living Cells Into Data Storage Devices
News   Jul 13, 2017

Genome engineering technology transforms living cells into archival data storage devices that capture, store, and propagate information over time.

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Anti-CRISPR Proteins Decrease Damaging Off-target Effects
Anti-CRISPR Proteins Decrease Damaging Off-target Effects
News   Jul 13, 2017

Research now shows that the countermeasure viruses came up with — inhibitory proteins referred to as anti-CRISPRs — can be used to improve CRISPR-Cas9 as a gene-therapy tool, decreasing off-target gene editing that could cause unwanted side effects.

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Edith Heard Unanimously Selected as Next Director General of EMBL
Edith Heard Unanimously Selected as Next Director General of EMBL
News   Jul 13, 2017

At its 53rd meeting yesterday, EMBL Council selected Edith Heard as the organization’s fifth Director General. Heard’s mandate is scheduled to begin 1 January 2019.

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Ancient Viral Pathogenic Mechanism Discovered
Ancient Viral Pathogenic Mechanism Discovered
News   Jul 12, 2017

The researchers discovered that a 1.5 billion-year-old cell biological process found in plants, fungi and mammals enhances viral disease in mice and highly likely also in humans.

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Stem Cell Advance Brings Bioengineered Arteries Closer to Reality
Stem Cell Advance Brings Bioengineered Arteries Closer to Reality
News   Jul 11, 2017

New techniques have produced, for the first time, functional arterial cells at both the quality and scale to be relevant for disease modeling and clinical application.

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