First Rhinoceros Embryos Generated in the LabNews
Hybrid embryos from Southern White Rhino (SWR) eggs and Northern White Rhino (NWR) sperm have been produced for the first time by adapting assisted reproduction techniques (ART) used in horses. It is hoped that the technology could be used to help efforts to save NWRs from extinction by rescuing NWR genes.READ MORE
Normal scar tissue forms to heal an internal wound and quietly retreats when the job is done. But in many common diseases the scar tissue goes rogue and strangles vital organs. These diseases are largely untreatable and ultimately fatal. A new study has newly identified a trigger of some fibrotic diseases and an experimental compound to treat it.
The vacuole, a compartment inside human red blood cells in which malaria parasites reproduce and develop, takes on a distinct spherical shape just minutes before its membrane ruptures, leading to the release of parasites into the blood stream.READ MORE
A new approach established at the University of Zurich sheds light on the effects of anti-cancer drugs and the defense mechanisms of cancer cells. The method makes it possible to quickly test various drugs and treatment combinations at the cellular level.READ MORE
Researchers have established a way to cryopreserve (or ‘freeze’) a broad range of bacteria using synthetic reproductions of the natural antifreeze proteins found in polar organisms. The new technique could radically improve the work to store and transport human tissue.
Immatics and Genmab to combine proprietary technologies to create transformative bispecific therapies against novel, proprietary tumor targets.READ MORE
Researchers from the University of California San Diego have identified an unexpected mechanism that could help determine whether a cancer patient will respond to immunotherapy.READ MORE
Antioxidants are molecules that counteract the damage to our bodies from harmful products of normal cells called reactive oxygen species (ROS). Now, research has found that a protein called ATM can sense the presence of ROS and responds by sounding the alarm to trigger the production of antioxidants.READ MORE