What is Synthetic Biology?

I was trained as a physicist, but fascinated with computers. After my PhD, I had my own individual aha moment of, what if we could program biology in much the…

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Crosby elected Vice Chair of Patient Advocacy Advisory Board for the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging

Mike Crosby of San Diego, California, has been elected to a two-year term as vice chair of the Patient Advocacy Advisory Board (PAAB) for the Society of Nuclear Medicine and…

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Smart contact lenses for cancer diagnostics and screening

(LOS ANGELES) – August 11, 2022 – Scientists from the Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation (TIBI) have developed a contact lens that can capture and detect exosomes, nanometer-sized vesicles found…

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Smart contact lenses for cancer diagnostics and screening

(LOS ANGELES) – August 11, 2022 – Scientists from the Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation (TIBI) have developed a contact lens that can capture and detect exosomes, nanometer-sized vesicles found…

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Sugemalimab: safe and effective consolidation therapy for patients with unresectable Stage III NSCLC

(Vienna—August 7, 2022, 10:10 a.m. CEST)—The human monoclonal antibody sugemalimab is a safe and effective consolidation therapy for patients with unresectable stage III non-small cell lung cancer without disease progression…

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Extending the shelf life of vaccines

Nearly half of all vaccines go to waste. This is due to the logistical obstacles involved in transporting them to diverse regions of the world. Most vaccines require strict temperature…

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Cool room temperature inhibited cancer growth in mice

Turning down the thermostat seems to make it harder for cancer cells to grow, according to a study in mice by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. The study, published…

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How the intestine replaces and repairs itself

To act as a robust barrier against pathogens while also absorbing needed nutrients, the lining of the intestines must regenerate on a daily basis to remain equal to the task….

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Colorectal cancer tumors both helped and hindered by T cells

Colorectal tumors are swarming with white blood cells, but whether these cells help or hinder the cancer is hotly debated. While some studies have shown that white blood cells heroically…

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Chi-Huey Wong awarded Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic Synthesis

LA JOLLA, CA—Scripps Research Professor Chi-Huey Wong, PhD, has been awarded the 2022 Tetrahedron Prize for Creativity in Organic Synthesis for his pioneering work in glycoscience—or, more familiarly, the study…

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