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Sequencing Shows How Evolution Can Undermine Bioprocess Commercialization
Sequencing Shows How Evolution Can Undermine Bioprocess Commercialization
News   Feb 22, 2018

Rapid evolution can suppress the effect of pro-production genes in biochemical processes.

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Peptide Medication Breakthrough
Peptide Medication Breakthrough
News   Feb 22, 2018

A research team led by the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now determined how peptides can be designed so that they can be easily administered as a liquid or tablet.

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Minoryx Therapeutics spins off SEE-Tx platform into new company, Gain Therapeutics
Minoryx Therapeutics spins off SEE-Tx platform into new company, Gain Therapeutics
News   Feb 22, 2018

The new Swiss company will operate in Lugano and Barcelona under the scientific management of Minoryx co-founder Dr Xavier Barril.

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Studying Ebola-Host Cell Interaction Helps Find Targets for Antiviral Drugs
Studying Ebola-Host Cell Interaction Helps Find Targets for Antiviral Drugs
News   Feb 21, 2018

In some ways, the Ebola virus operates like a vampire; only after it is politely invited in to a host cell does it take up the task of destroying everything in its path. In a new study researchers seek to elucidate quantitatively the biomechanical mechanism of Ebola-host cell interaction, providing potential new targets for antiviral drug development.

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Lonza Expands Encapsulation and HPAPI Capabilities in North America
Lonza Expands Encapsulation and HPAPI Capabilities in North America
News   Feb 21, 2018

Expanding our capabilities into commercial-scale encapsulation responds to our customers' desire to maintain programs at the Tampa, FL (USA) site from clinical development to commercialization.

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Immune History Influences Flu Vaccine Effectiveness
Immune History Influences Flu Vaccine Effectiveness
News   Feb 20, 2018

New research on why the influenza vaccine was only modestly effective in recent years shows that immune history with the flu influences a person's response to the vaccine.

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Insulin Goes Viral: Diabetes and Cancer-causing Mechanisms Explored
Insulin Goes Viral: Diabetes and Cancer-causing Mechanisms Explored
News   Feb 20, 2018

Every cell in your body responds to the hormone insulin, and if that process starts to fail, you get diabetes. In an unexpected finding, scientists have identified four viruses that can produce insulin-like hormones that are active on human cells. The discovery brings new possibilities for revealing biological mechanisms that may cause diabetes or cancer.

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Psoriasis Drug Also Reduces Aortic Inflammation
Psoriasis Drug Also Reduces Aortic Inflammation
News   Feb 19, 2018

An antibody used to treat the autoimmune skin disease psoriasis is also effective at reducing aortic inflammation, a key marker of future risk of major cardiovascular events.

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Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Could Serve as Cancer Vaccine
Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Could Serve as Cancer Vaccine
News   Feb 16, 2018

Induced pluripotent stem cells, or iPS cells, are a keystone of regenerative medicine. Outside the body, they can be coaxed to become many different types of cells and tissues that can help repair damage due to trauma or disease. Now, a study in mice suggests another use for iPS cells: training the immune system to attack or even prevent tumors.

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Putting the Brain at the Center of Anesthesiology
Putting the Brain at the Center of Anesthesiology
News   Feb 16, 2018

Emery N. Brown explains how statistics and neuroscience improve anesthesiology at the American Association for the Advancement of Science's annual meeting.

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