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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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BioAscent Announces New CEO and Plans to Expand Discovery Services Offering
BioAscent Announces New CEO and Plans to Expand Discovery Services Offering
News   Jul 19, 2017

BioAscent Discovery Limited appoints new CEO, Paul Smith in preparation for the expansion of companies discovery services.

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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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Bone Cancer Drug Targets Tumors, Spares Other Organs
Bone Cancer Drug Targets Tumors, Spares Other Organs
News   Jul 16, 2017

A study led by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center found a drug known as bone metastasis-targeting peptidomimetic (BMTP-11) has potential as a new therapeutic strategy for this devastating illness.

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Big-Data Analysis Points Toward New Drug Discovery Method
Big-Data Analysis Points Toward New Drug Discovery Method
News   Jul 16, 2017

A research team has developed a computational method to systematically probe massive amounts of open-access data to discover new ways to use drugs, including some that have already been approved for other uses.

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New Algorithms Help Extract 3-D Biological Structure from Limited Data
New Algorithms Help Extract 3-D Biological Structure from Limited Data
News   Jul 16, 2017

CAMERA researchers capitalize on their Multi-Tiered Iterative Phasing approach to determine molecular structure of proteins and viruses from X-ray free electron laser data.

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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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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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Precision NanoSystems to Host Nanomedicines Symposium
Precision NanoSystems to Host Nanomedicines Symposium
News   Jul 12, 2017

Precision NanoSystems holds its second annual nanomedicines symposium called Nanomedicines that will discuss the latest developments in nanomedicine research.

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