The Scilligence Weekly Issue No. 18

eGenesis, a Cambridge-based startup, is addressing the shortage of available organs for transplant by developing effective human transplantable organs using CRISPR technology to modify pig organs. Read More Are you curious about the relationship between genetics and memory, attention, and reaction speed? Online brain game company, Lumosity, and George Church’s Harvard research team have joined...
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The Scilligence Weekly Issue No. 17

Global researchers have programmed computers to project odor based on a molecule. This feat in machine learning may change the future of the fragrance industry. Read More The Boston-based startup, Exonics Therapeutics is currently working on gene therapy and editing treatments to develop a treatment for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Read More Harvard University tenured professor plans on ru...
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The Scilligence Weekly Issue No. 16

Are you wondering how mussels stick to the shores of Boston beaches? Studies suggest the sticky protein mussels use to adhere to underwater rocks is caused by cation-π interactions between amino acids. Read Article Rhythm, a Boston biopharmaceutical company, receives financing to expand efforts in genetic obesity clinical trials. The proceeds are going to work on peptide drug, Setmelanotide. ...
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The Scilligence Weekly Issue No. 15

News Using cultured mouse embryonic stem cells, researchers at Boston University produced thyroid cells, which may be used as a base model for studying the possible causes of thyroid diseases. Read Article Cambridge-based Moderna Therapeutics gives insight into new drugs and vaccines they are currently developing. Read Article Chemists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have created...
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The Scilligence Weekly Issue No. 14

News A new synthetic system may allow the programming of cell phones and other microelectronic devices to identify and treat disease. Read Article Johns Hopkins researchers have discovered a peptide that doubles the effect time of the Wet AMD drug. The new discovery will increase the quality of life for patients by reducing the number of required injections. Read Article NIH funds researc...
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The Scilligence Weekly Issue No. 13

This week’s roundup of science news and local job openings. News ? Scientists have found how plants make cholesterol. The research conducted on tomatoes can provide a pathway to new discoveries in synthetic biology. Read Article Hair follicles may be the secret to reducing scar tissue. Growing hair follicles contain proteins that can develop the fat cells that fibrous tissue lacks. Re...
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The Scilligence Weekly Issue No. 12

This week's roundup of latest advancements in research, new local job postings, and something fun!  News With the world population aging, more and more people are becoming non-responsive to the hepatitis B vaccine. A third generation hepatitis B vaccine may provide more opportunities for the immune system to respond to antibodies in elderly people. Read More Cambridge-based Goldfinch Bio is ...
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The Scilligence Weekly Issue No. 11

A roundup of some of the latest advancements in research and new local job postings.  News Genetics professor, Steve Elledge of Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, has won the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences (created by Mark Zuckerberg and others) for his discovery of the pathway that chromosomes use to identify damage and repair. Read More Patients with metastatic...
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The Scilligence Weekly Issue No. 10

This week’s roundup of featured news and opportunities. Featured Articles A team of engineers and wildlife biologists use the mantis shrimp’s impressive eyesight as a model for research and development of polarization cameras that will help diagnose and remove cancerous tumors. Read Article Recent heterochronic parabiosis study gives researchers new insight about old and young blood transf...
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The Scilligence Weekly Issue No. 9

This week's roundup of featured news and local job postings. News MIT and Lyndra developed a controlled release capsule that can last for days! The capsule released a malaria drug for 14 days successfully when administered in a test with pigs. Current extended-release technologies only last for hours. This development can solve the issue of patients not taking their medication as prescribe...
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