April 9, 2014 11:05 am
The world’s brightest luminescent protein, a discovery dubbed the “Nano-lantern,” is lighting up the future of in vivo imaging– without the use of external light. This could benefit more advanced applications, such as high-throughput drug screening and single-cell tracking in live animals and plants.
March 4, 2014 3:56 pm
With the biopharmaceutical market valued at $70 billion and counting, scientists need every improvement they can get to design and develop these drugs faster and more accurately. A novel technology that will bring synthetic biology to industrial scale promises to dramatically enhance the development pipeline.
March 4, 2014 3:47 pm
In the deadliest breast cancers, a protein driving inflammation fails to shut down, prompting increases in cancer stem cells, according to new research. This new link gives researchers a new potential target for treating triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). The research indicates that drugs that should potentially be tried on breast cancer patients in clinical trial include over-the-counter anti-inflammatories like aspirin and Naproxen.
February 20, 2014 9:45 am
Bone marrow transplants are the only potential cure for many blood cancers in older patients, but many in this group are ruled ineligible because the procedure is often deemed too harsh for older people. Since more than half of AML patients are over 65 years old, new tactics to prepare these patients for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation are needed.