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A Rogue Gene is Causing Seizures in Babies. Here’s How MSU Wants to Stop it
A Rogue Gene is Causing Seizures in Babies. Here’s How MSU Wants to Stop it
News   Jul 27, 2017

The researchers are closer to understanding the source of the seizures, a gene known as GNAO1 and the transformations it can take on, and potentially stopping its devastating effects by uncovering key differences in the way it functions.

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Tiny “Tornado” Boosts Performance of Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry
Tiny “Tornado” Boosts Performance of Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry
News   Jul 25, 2017

Known as Dry Ion Localization and Locomotion (DRILL), the new device creates a swirling flow that can separate electrospray droplets depending on their size.

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Researchers Develop New Method to Generate Human Antibodies
Researchers Develop New Method to Generate Human Antibodies
News   Jul 24, 2017

Researchers hope their approach will help researchers rapidly generate therapeutic antibodies for the treatment of infectious diseases and other conditions such as cancer.

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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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Cancer Cells Force Normal Cells to Act Like Viruses, Helping Tumors Spread
Cancer Cells Force Normal Cells to Act Like Viruses, Helping Tumors Spread
News   Jul 14, 2017

Researchers reveal how cancer cells force normal cells to act like viruses – allowing tumors to grow, resist treatment, and spread.

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