Grants aim to give veterans better access to cancer trials

Credit: SWOG Cancer Research Network/Hope Foundation for Cancer Research For the fourth year, SWOG Cancer Research Network and its charity, The Hope Foundation for Cancer Research, are giving military veterans better access to cancer clinical trials by providing grant support to U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers. Under the VA Integration Support Program, medical […]

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No cooperation without open communication

Credit: IST Austria/Yvonne Kemper Indirect reciprocity is a model that explores how humans act when their reputation is at stake, and which social norms people use to evaluate the actions of others. A key question in this area is: which social norms lead to cooperation in a society? Previous studies have always assumed that everyone […]

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New book on Translation Mechanisms and Control from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press

Credit: The authors thank Jonathan Weissman, Masaaki Sokabe, Christopher Fraser, Tsafi Pe'ery and Cheyenne Moorman for their contributions to the cover. (The background, excerpted from the Marshall W. Nirenberg Papers, is… Cold Spring Harbor, NY– Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press today announced the release of Translation Mechanisms and Control, available on its website in hardcover […]

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Llama Antibodies Could Be the Key to Universal Flu Prevention

Researchers have developed a new approach to prevent the flu that can protect against all seasonal strains of the virus. It also has potential to be effective for those that cannot get vaccinated. In a paper published in Science today, researchers at Janssen and The Scripps Research Institute have revealed a new approach to prevent […]

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This Biotech Uses Metal Alloys to Reshape Your Bones

We venture up to the North European climes of Finland this week. In the city of Espoo, Synoste is developing bone lengthening devices made of smart malleable materials. Mission: To modernize bone lengthening devices with new techniques such as using malleable metals with wireless control. People born with discrepancies in limb length often suffer from […]

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Going Public: A Guide for European Biotechs

Any biotech company that has reached a certain size and is in need of investment will have the management ask themselves the critical question: Should we go public? Is it the right moment? And if so, where? Navigating the stock market can be particularly challenging for biotech companies. The industry has some unique requirements that […]

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DNA Repair Treatment Shows Early Promise for Treating Cancer

Paris-based Onxeo has proved in humans the potential of a cancer treatment that interferes with DNA repair mechanisms. The therapy has potential to work in a wide range of tumors without cancer cells becoming resistant.   Onxeo has reported preliminary results from an ongoing Phase I trial in which six different doses will be tested. […]

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Potential HIV Cure Shows Early Stage Promise

A Phase I/IIa trial found that an Israeli biotech’s drug reduces a patient’s HIV levels by up to 99%, and might one day be a cure for the infection. The trial, run by Zion Medical, found that the synthetic peptide drug reduced the level of viral RNA in patients’ blood by up to 90% after five […]

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This UK Biotech Wants to Make Antibodies Easy to Swallow

Say goodbye to painful antibody injections. The UK biotech Intract Pharma has received a €1.6M grant to advance oral immunotherapy based on approved antibodies, causing less discomfort for patients. The grant, awarded by public agency Innovate UK, will help Intract develop oral versions of existing antibody therapies. This could make the treatments easier for patients […]

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