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Serialization Capabilities Now Operational at Lonza Edinburgh Facility for Liquid-Filled Hard Capsules
Serialization Capabilities Now Operational at Lonza Edinburgh Facility for Liquid-Filled Hard Capsules
News   Dec 15, 2017

Investment in former Capsugel site improves anti-counterfeiting security for Lonza’s global supply chain.

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CMC Biologics Announces Development and Manufacturing Agreement with Harpoon Therapeutics
CMC Biologics Announces Development and Manufacturing Agreement with Harpoon Therapeutics
News   Dec 15, 2017

Companies have entered into agreement for the development and manufacturing of three TriTAC molecules for the treatment of cancers.

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Cracking the Code of Coenzyme Q Biosynthesis
Cracking the Code of Coenzyme Q Biosynthesis
News   Dec 15, 2017

Coenzyme Q is a vital cog in the body’s energy-producing machinery, a kind of chemical gateway in the conversion of food into cellular fuel. Researchers are developing new tools to shed light on CoQ function, primarily by finding and defining proteins that have a direct link to the chemical. This includes the development of a new multi-omic strategy to identify the global function of an RNA-binding protein that has long been associated with mitochondria and its role in CoQ biosynthesis.

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What Does the Future of Vaccines and Immunotherapy Look Like?
What Does the Future of Vaccines and Immunotherapy Look Like?
News   Dec 15, 2017

Innovative biomaterials could enhance vaccines against HIV and other infectious diseases and immunotherapies for patients with cancer or dampen responses in autoimmune disorders, allergies and transplanted organ recipients. A review of these efforts was recently released.

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Bringing ‘Avatar’-Like Glowing Plants to the Real World
Bringing ‘Avatar’-Like Glowing Plants to the Real World
News   Dec 15, 2017

The 2009 film “Avatar” created a lush imaginary world, illuminated by magical, glowing plants. Now researchers are starting to bring this spellbinding vision to life to help reduce our dependence on artificial lighting.

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Single-stranded Origami Technology Drives Drug Delivery Systems and Pharmaceutical Nanofactories Forward
Single-stranded Origami Technology Drives Drug Delivery Systems and Pharmaceutical Nanofactories Forward
News   Dec 15, 2017

First nanotechnological approach enables the design and replication of complex single-stranded DNA and RNA origami with potential for drug delivery and nanofabrication.

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Inflammation Causes Chemo Brain
Inflammation Causes Chemo Brain
News   Dec 15, 2017

The research could lead to a new practice of identifying inflammatory biomarkers in cancer patients and then treating the inflammation with medications or exercise to improve cognition and other symptoms.

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Changes Identified in Body Cells During Type2 Diabetes Onset
Changes Identified in Body Cells During Type2 Diabetes Onset
News   Dec 14, 2017

Researchers have found fresh evidence to explain the processes that occur in the body’s cells leading to the onset of type2 diabetes. Utilising metabolomics, results showed that amino acids play a contributory role in the onset of type2 diabetes in some younger and older patients, as the metabolism of specific amino acids is adversely affected.

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First Successful Gene Therapy Trial Reported for People with Hemophilia A
First Successful Gene Therapy Trial Reported for People with Hemophilia A
News   Dec 14, 2017

Patients with hemophilia A who received a single infusion of an investigational gene therapy showed improved levels of the essential blood clotting protein FVIII, with 11 of 13 achieving normal or near-normal FVIII levels.

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Anti-stress Compound Reduces Obesity and Diabetes
Anti-stress Compound Reduces Obesity and Diabetes
News   Dec 14, 2017

Scientists could prove that a stress protein found in muscle has a diabetes promoting effect. This finding could pave the way to a completely new treatment approach.

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