Oxygen-delivering hydrogel accelerates diabetic wound healing

About one-fourth of people with diabetes develop painful foot ulcers, which are slow to heal due to low oxygen in the wound from impaired blood vessels and increased inflammation. These…

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The right mixture of salts to get life started

In modern organisms, the hereditary material DNA encodes the instructions for the synthesis of proteins — the versatile nanomachines that enable modern cells to function and replicate. But how was…

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Genes can respond to coded information in signals – or filter them out entirely

New research from North Carolina State University demonstrates that genes are capable of identifying and responding to coded information in light signals, as well as filtering out some signals entirely….

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How to produce proteins at the right speed

In all eukaryotic organisms, genetic material is stored in the cell nucleus in the form of DNA. In order to be used, this DNA is first transcribed into messenger RNA…

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J&J’s HIV vaccine fails phase 2b, extending long wait for an effective jab

The wait for an HIV vaccine goes on. Johnson & Johnson, having seen peers including Merck swing at HIV and miss, has reported the failure of a vaccine based on…

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GSK, Korean biotech SK go head-to-head against AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 shot with their experimental vaccine

GlaxoSmithKline has been a little late to the COVID vaccine game and stumbled with partner Sanofi on the way, but it’s now hoping to rival and maybe even beat out AstraZeneca’s…

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A year after a death and accompanying trial hold, Poseida hopes for reprieve with early solid tumor CAR-T data

The death of a patient in a solid tumor trial hit Poseida hard last August, but since then the hold has been lifted and the biotech is now reporting some…

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The descent of van de Stolpe: Galapagos CEO exits after R&D setbacks wipe out billions in value

Exits are hard to time. Onno van de Stolpe rode high for years after founding Galapagos. Yet, after presiding over a period in which Galapagos’ share price fell 80%, wiping…

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Hidden in the seeds: Bacteria found to survive the harsh interior of passion fruit seeds

Plant endophytic microorganisms, especially those growing inside seeds, can survive antimicrobial compounds and have attracted attention for their potential biocatalytic activity. Recently, researchers successfully isolated several strains of endophytic bacteria…

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The flower clock: How a small protein helps flowers to develop right and on time

How flowers form properly within a limited time frame has been a mystery, at least until now. Researchers from Japan and China have discovered how a multi-tasking protein helps flowers…

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