European Biotechnology in 2019 and Beyond: What’s Hot and What’s Not?

We spend a lot of time focusing on specific developments in biotechnology, but sometimes it’s good to take a step back and look at the bigger picture. With this in mind, I asked three...

UK Scientists Engineer Cell Membrane for Long-Lasting Cell Therapy

Scientists at the University of Bristol, UK, have made a cell therapy that produces a glue-like hydrogel, which could make stem cells last for longer in the body and help wound healing in conditions...

Rapid, AI-Powered Genetic Disease Diagnosis for Critically Ill Infants

The researchers at Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine (RCIGM) are known for working quickly. In February of last year, they broke the Guinness World Record for the fastest diagnosis through whole genome sequencing,...

Horizon Europe Scheme Gets EU Parliament Approval

The proposed Horizon Europe research funding scheme, the new Horizon 2020, has had approval from the EU parliament to launch in 2021. Since 2014, the EU research initiative Horizon 2020 has been providing funding for...

New book on restriction enzymes from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press

Credit: Courtesy of Bayer. Cold Spring Harbor, NY– Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press (CSHLP) announced the release of Restriction Enzymes: A History, available on its website in...

Some Versions of the Longevity Gene Are Spryer Than Others

Different animal species drink from different fountains of youth, which flow with waters of different potency. That’s the gist of a new study of the SIRT6 protein, which is encoded by the so-called longevity...

Can Anti-Aging Research Keep Us Healthy in the Long Run?

Searching for the fountain of eternal youth has been the dream of humanity for millennia. While this is still in the realms of science fiction, anti-aging companies are hoping to tackle aging-related diseases by...

Acupuncture can be a wonderful tool for preventing number of diseases

Well-recognized for its therapeutic effects, acupuncture is increasingly being appreciated for its ability to promote wellness and contribute to the prevention of a broad range of conditions. A new study, which demonstrates the promise...

An Earth Day demand for biotechnology – Alliance for Science

How can agricultural biotechnology help save the planet?That question was the focus of a Tweet “thunderclap” chat hosted by the Nigeria Alliance for Science to mark yesterday’s celebration of Earth Day. Conducted under the...

When is sexting associated with psychological distress among young adults?

Credit: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers New Rochelle, NY, April 23, 2019–While sending or receiving nude electronic images may not always be associated with poorer mental health,...

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