Here’s What Glycobiologists Are Doing For Cancer Research

Here’s What Glycobiologists Are Doing For Cancer Research

Glycobiology crosses many fields including chemistry, biology, medicine, and materials science. Broadly speaking, glycobiology is the study of the structure, biosynthesis and biology of glycans (carbohydrates). All cells and many proteins are covered with a dense and complex array of covalently attached sugar chains (called oligosaccharides or glycans). The biological roles of these glycans become particularly important … Read more

The Link Between Evolution And Immunotherapy

The Link Between Evolution And Immunotherapy

According to Dr. Francis Collins, evolutionary studies – comparing the development of these systems across animals and organisms – are now leading to unexpected biological discoveries and promising possibilities for preventing and treating human disease. While there are many evolutionary questions to ask, Brenda Bass, a distinguished biochemist at University of Utah, Salt Lake City, … Read more

DARPA Dive: Nucleic acids On-demand Worldwide (NOW)

DARPA Dive: Nucleic acids On-demand Worldwide (NOW)

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), established in 1958, is an agency within the Department of Defense (DOD) responsible for catalyzing the development of technologies that maintain and advance the capabilities and technical superiority of the U.S. military. In short, it’s the way the U.S. military tries to prevent technical surprise. The Nucleic acids … Read more

Proteogenomics And Head and Neck Cancer

Proteogenomics And Head and Neck Cancer

Proteogenomic has the potential to match cancer patients with an effective therapy for their particular cancer. A new study identifies three molecular subtypes in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) that could be used to better determine appropriate treatment. The research led by Baylor College of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University and the National Cancer … Read more

Here Is Another PIPE & SPAC Combo In The Proteomics Space

Here Is Another PIPE & SPAC Combo In The Proteomics Space

Nautilus Biotechnology, Inc., a company pioneering a single-molecule protein analysis platform for quantifying the human proteome, and Arya Sciences Acquisition Corp III, a special purpose acquisition company or SPAC, sponsored by Perceptive Advisors, announced in February a definitive business combination agreement. The combined company is expected to receive proceeds of approximately $350 million at the closing … Read more

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What Are Biological Pathways?

What Are Biological Pathways?

Many things must work together at many different levels – from organs to cells to genes – for your body to develop properly and stay healthy. From both inside and outside the body, cells are constantly receiving chemical cues prompted by such things as injury, infection, stress or even the presence or lack of food. … Read more

Bacteriophage Therapy Research Gets Boost From NIH

Bacteriophage Therapy Research Gets Boost From NIH

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded $2.5 million in grants to 12 institutes around the world to support research on bacteriophage therapy. These awards represent NIAID’s first series of grants focused exclusively on research on this therapy, an emerging field that could yield … Read more