• Electrical Tissue Dissociation Outperforms Mechanical, Chemical Approaches

    Bio-IT World | A team of researchers from Brown University are in the process of developing a simple, inexpensive, portable device to electrically dissociate tissues into viable single cells. They’ve published the work in Scientific Reports, and foresee the approach being useful in both clinical diagnostics and basic scientific research.

    Aug 2, 2022
  • Target Discovery Engine for ALS, DRAGEN Update, Anti-Aging Analytic Software, More

    Bio-IT World | Merck announces a Digital Sciences Studio to support early-stage biomedical startups; a new suite of informatics tools anticipates pharmaceutical manufacturing bottlenecks; Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK announces the Novartis Biome UK Heart Health Catalyst 2022 Initiative; and more.

    Jul 28, 2022
  • Follow the Money: Lipid Nanoparticle Delivery Platform, Regulatory RNA Targeting, More

    Bio-IT World | Funding for Pylera commercial rights, in vivo biologics design platform, precision cancer therapy, and more.

    Jul 27, 2022
  • The Gift of the Outlier: George Church on Neurodiversity, Collision of Bad Ideas, and Thinking Visually

    Bio-IT World | In the latest episode of Bio-IT World’s Trends from the Trenches podcast, host Stan Gloss, founder of BioTeam, talks with George Church about how neurodiversity has shaped his education and scientific career and how a trait they share—dyslexia—leads to some out-of-the-box thinking.

    Jul 26, 2022
  • Inaugural Illumina Genomics Forum Hosts Former U.S. President Barack Obama

    Bio-IT World | Illumina announced the inaugural Illumina Genomics Forum, a global event championing the positive impact of genomic health. From September 28 through October 1, genomics, healthcare, and health policy innovators will convene to discuss how genomic tech fosters better predictive care, diagnoses, and therapeutics.

    Jul 21, 2022
  • TetraScience Announces GxP Solution, $500M Investment in Scientific Data Cloud

    Bio-IT World | Today, TetraScience announces the expansion of the Tetra Scientific Data Cloud to include manufacturing and quality control (QC) data and pledges $500 million over the next five years to further development.

    Jul 20, 2022
  • AI-Powered Microbial Mapping Paves the Way for Designer Gut Microbiomes

    Bio-IT World | A team of biologists and engineers from the Universities of Michigan and Wisconsin used a synthetic human gut microbiome to study the interactions between intestinal microbial communities. Their findings lay the groundwork for designer microbiomes with target functions.

    Jul 19, 2022
  • Automating the Genomic Medicines of the Future

    Bio-IT World | Historically, the heavily regulated biopharma industry has been slow to adopt new technologies. However, a shift toward automation is vital to ensure that next-generation solutions produce at scale.

    Jul 15, 2022
  • Oak Ridge Researchers ID Proteins that Can Block Tumor Growth Pathway

    Bio-IT World | Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have definitively linked the function of a specific domain of proteins to the activation—and deactivation—of the c-MET pathway, which leads to the progression of tumor growth and metastatic cancer cells. Mutating any of four proteins blocks pathway progression.

    Jul 14, 2022
  • St. Jude Sickle Cell Research Team Warns Geneticists to Choose ‘the Right Mouse for the Job’

    Bio-IT World | Mitchell Weiss and fellow St. Jude team members devised autologous hematopoietic stem cell gene-editing techniques with hopes of curing sickle cell disease, but not without the “right mouse for the job.”

    Jul 12, 2022
  • For Drug Discovery Research, Laboratory Automation Needs to Be Flexible

    Bio-IT World | Scientists who want to implement automation in their laboratories should choose an infrastructure that can provide long-term flexibility for their teams. Increasing productivity with automation is essential to make that vision possible, and flexibility is critical for researchers to change workflows and take on new priorities quickly.

    Jul 8, 2022
  • Drug Repurposing Strategy Without An ‘Answer Book’

    Bio-IT World | Scientists working in the information biology lab at Hokkaido University in Japan have come up with a drug repurposing strategy combining machine learning, unsupervised clustering of gene expression, and two-stage prediction.

    Jul 7, 2022
  • Millimeter-Sized Feats Of Engineering Could Enable Smart Drug Delivery

    Bio-IT World | At Stanford University, precisely targeted drug delivery is in view using wireless micromachines that can navigate the rugged terrain of the human body, including the slippery surface of organs and vessels where blood flow may be impeded by hypertension and arterial plaques. The all-in-one amphibious robots’ locomotion is controlled by the strength and orientation of a three-dimensional magnetic field.

    Jul 5, 2022
  • Remote AI-Run Robotics Lab, Gut Microbiome as Targetable Biomarker, More

    Bio-IT World | A comprehensive ligand- and structure-based design platform delivers new and improved features for molecule design; an advanced automated GC headspace sampler and GC/mass spectrometry solution helps lab teams simplify operations; 10x Genomics releases a series of profiling products; and more.

    Jun 30, 2022
  • Follow the Money: Drug Discovery Robotics Lab, Clinical Sequencing Platform, More

    Bio-IT World | Funding for single-cell sequencing, small molecule drug discovery, neurological biomarkers, and more.

    Jun 29, 2022
  • Susan Gregurick Previews Potential Elements of NIH’s Next Strategic Plan for Data Science

    Bio-IT World | In the latest episode of Bio-IT World’s Trends from the Trenches podcast, Susan Gregurick, Associate Director for Data Science and Director of the Office of Data Science Strategy at the National Institutes of Health, gave a peek into what’s coming in the next iteration of the NIH Strategic Plan for Data Science.

    Jun 28, 2022
  • ‘Chemical Thermometer’ Factors In Local Environment Of A Cobalt Molecule

    Bio-IT World | A cobalt-based molecule engineered to be a noninvasive chemical thermometer for detecting tiny temperature changes, one of the signposts of injury and disease as well as the true edges of a cancerous tumor, opens the door to a new approach where the mimicking is focused on manipulating a molecule’s quantum aspects rather than its reactivity, according to Joseph Zadrozny, assistant professor of chemistry at Colorado State University.

    Jun 23, 2022
  • Ultrasound May Become Alternative To Antidiabetic Drugs

    Bio-IT World | Using ultrasound to stimulate neurometabolic pathways in the body to prevent or reverse type 2 diabetes is a centerpiece of research and development efforts at the General Electric (GE) Research Center in Niskayuna, NY.

    Jun 22, 2022
  • Organ-On-A-Chip Platform For Studying Immune Response To Vaccines

    Bio-IT World | A first in the world of organs-on-a-chip, researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University have come up with a lymphoid follicle (LF) model that can be used to probe the function of the immune system and predict its response to vaccines—including the three (Pfizer, Moderna, and J&J) currently in use for the prevention of COVID-19. “We hit upon the recipe that works and, in retrospect, it makes sense given what happens naturally,” says senior staff scientist Girija Goyal, Ph.D.

    Jun 21, 2022
  • Improving Data Standardization in Neuroscience Research

    Bio-IT World | Recent advances in the commercialization of neuroscience data acquisition technology have enabled a quickly growing collection of massive brain activity and behavioral datasets. Within the data lie exciting promises of solving how the brain generates behavior, and how it might be better healed when diseased or disturbed. But interpreting these large, high-dimensional datasets isn’t easy. We need modern, collaborative solutions that help scale data management, analysis, and knowledge sharing.

    Jun 17, 2022