Ribon, backed by biopharma majors, raises $65M to take PARP7 inhibitor deeper into the clinic

Ribon Therapeutics has raised $65 million to advance a  pipeline led by a PARP7 inhibitor deeper into the clinic. The financing positions Ribon to build on work to target stress…

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Eli Lilly’s $1B buyout bet for Protomer brings the ‘next frontier’ in smart insulin tech under the Big Pharma’s wing

Eli Lilly is looking to shore up its future diabetes franchise by putting $1 billion on the table to buy out next-gen biotech Protomer. Six-year-old Protomer is engineering protein therapeutics…

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New WHO study links moderate alcohol use with higher cancer risk

One in four new breast cancers and one in five colon cancers in Canada attributed to alcohol Credit: World Health Organization’s (WHO) International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) July…

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Quantum physics helps destroy cancer cells

Researchers have found a way to enhance radiation therapy using novel iodine nanoparticles Cancer cell death is triggered within three days when X-rays are shone onto tumor tissue containing iodine-carrying…

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Controlling Alzheimer’s by targeting immune signaling between brain cells

In Alzheimer’s disease, an overactive immune system kills off neuronal cells, leading to dementia. Now, scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital have pinpointed a protein involved in immune signaling they believe plays…

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Oncotarget: CEA as a blood-based biomarker in anal cancer

CEA is not associated with survival outcomes in SCCA, and is not a clinically relevant biomarker in this disease Oncotarget published “CEA as a blood-based biomarker in anal cancer” which…

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DNA from 1,600-year-old Iranian sheep mummy brings history to life

Credit: Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum and Zanjan Cultural Heritage Centre, Archaeological Museum of Zanjan. A team of geneticists and archaeologists from Ireland, France, Iran, Germany, and Austria has sequenced the DNA…

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Decoding crop genetics with artificial intelligence

Cross-disciplinary researchers are bringing the power of AI to plant biology with the support of more than $1 million from the NSF We live in a time when it’s never…

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Rats prefer to help their own kind; humans may be similarly wired

A decade after scientists discovered that lab rats will rescue a fellow rat in distress, but not a rat they consider an outsider, new research from the University of California,…

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Cobalt-containing catalysts used to study super-viscous oil resins at Ashalcha oilfield

A paper saw light in Catalysts. Ashalcha oilfield in Tatarstan is one of the most popular locations to study the extraction of heavy oils. In particular, Kazan Federal University’s In-Situ…

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