NASA’s Plans Involving Synthetic Biology

NASA’s Plans Involving Synthetic Biology

NASA is investigating two potential applications of synthetic biology—one to advance nutrition and one to increase in-space manufacturing capabilities. Astronauts aboard the International Space Station receive regular resupply shipments from Earth, providing them with nutritious food during their expeditions. Future astronauts on the journey to Mars will be much farther away, outside the reach of … Read more

Entrepreneurs Accelerate The Search for Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer

Entrepreneurs Accelerate The Search for Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer

Scientists have identified more than 1,000 potential new biomarkers for cancer that they hope will aid in the early detection of many of these complex diseases, including one of the most challenging, pancreatic cancer. In the alternate universe of reward-sensitive entrepreneurs, Jo Bhakdi has rolled out a new liquid biopsy product that detects potentially cancerous … Read more

FDA Approves First KRAS Therapy for Lung Cancer Mutation Previously Considered Undruggable

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Lumakras (sotorasib) as the first treatment for adult patients with non-small cell lung cancer whose tumors have a specific type of genetic mutation called KRAS G12C and who have received at least one prior systemic therapy. This is the first approved targeted therapy for tumors with any … Read more

Biden’s Focus On NIH, Genomics And Biomedical Research

Biden’s Focus On NIH, Genomics And Biomedical Research

Each new presidential administration appoints thousands of new people to political positions inside the new government. The Biden administration has been busy recruiting and vetting candidates for various positions, some of which will advise the president on matters related to science. Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., will continue in his role as National Institutes of Health … Read more