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Teresa Tarragó: “Crowdfunding is a Source of Financing for Early Stage Biotechs”

Labcritics was at Iproteos’ facilities talking to Teresa Tarragó, CEO and co-founder of this innovative company. Iproteos combines computational chemistry with modern synthesis methods to generate peptidomimetics with pharmacological activity against diseases such as schizophrenia. We had the opportunity to know about the possibilities of crowdfunding for biotech projects and the technology used in their laboratory. […]

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CROWDACURE: Crowdfunding Platform For Rare Diseases

A new website is trying to do what kickstarter has done for hundreds of entrepreneurs around the world in terms of gaining support for idea stage ventures. Crowdacure is helping researchers raise funds for “hard to fund” medical research. The hard to fund medical areas include tropical diseases, rare diseases and even common yet ignored […]

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CRISPR as a Recorder of Molecular Activity

Researchers from Harvard University have succesfully proved that CRISPR can work as a recorder of molecular events. Synthetic DNA molecules introduced in bacteria over a defined timespan were integrated by the CRISPR/Cas system in DNA arrays in the exact same order of introduction. The results, published in the journal Science, pave the way for using CRISPR to […]

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An Exclusive Scientific Meeting Gives Birth to the Genome Project-Write

A select group of researchers from top American universities gathered last month in an invitation-only meeting at Harvard to discuss the need of technology and an ethical framework for genome-scale engineering. The conclusions are now presented in a paper published in the journal Science, where they propose to start the Human Genome Project–Write (HGP-write). In this call […]

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Anti-CRISPR Proteins from Prophages Discovered in Proteobacterial Genomes

Researchers from the University of Toronto and the University of Otago have discovered five new proteins that block the bacterial CRISPR/Cas immune system. The anti-CRISPR proteins are encoded in genes belonging to bacteriophage sequences inserted in the bacterial genome. The new findings, published in the journal Nature Microbiology, enlarge the list of known anti-CRISPR systems. CRISPR/Cas is a bacterial immune […]

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CRISPR/Cpf1 Edits Mice Embryos Without Off-Target Effects

Researchers at the IBS Center for Genome Editing in South Korea have successfully created mutant mice using CRISPR/Cpf1. The alternative to the well-known CRISPR/Cas9 system can edit genomes with exquisite precision and is highly programmable. The findings -published in two papers that appeared this month in the journal Nature Biotechnology-, together with previously known advantages of Cpf1 over […]

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Ultrashort Laser Pulses Reduce Off-Target Effects of Radiotherapy

Researchers from the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in India have developed an innovative technique to cause DNA damage in a controlled manner. Short, intense pulses of laser light can be directed to a therapeutic target without damaging the surrounding area. The findings were published in the journal Scientific Reports. Radiotherapy is a treatment that uses […]

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Bacterial Hair Conducts Electricity and Could Be Used in Bioelectronic Devices

Scientists from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Holy Cross, and Brookhaven National Laboratory have discovered that the filaments present in the surface of Geobacter bacteria have conductive properties comparable to those of copper. The finding, published in the journal mBio, could accelerate the introduction of biological material in nanoscale electronical devices. In general, proteins are […]

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