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The battle for CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing technology: what patent applicants need to know

This article provides a brief overview of the CRISPR gene-editing technique and analyses the patent strategies employed by the two lead groups claiming this technique.

Life Scientist 20 February, 2017

Meet the cocaine-resistant mice

Scientists have genetically engineered a mouse that does not become addicted to cocaine, adding to the growing field of evidence that suggests habitual drug use is more a...

Life Scientist 17 February, 2017

Stem cells linked to triple negative breast cancer

Researchers have identified the cells responsible for a particularly recurrent form of cancer, giving hope that better treatments can be developed for so-called 'triple...

Life Scientist 16 February, 2017

Alzheimer's drug trial abandoned due to lack of efficacy

Pharmaceutical company MSD has ended its phase 2/3 study evaluating the drug verubecestat in patients with mild to moderate forms of Alzheimer's disease (AD).

Life Scientist 16 February, 2017

The genes that predict your risk of hair loss

Researchers from the University of Edinburgh have identified almost 300 genetic regions involved in the common condition of male pattern baldness.

Life Scientist 15 February, 2017

Biotechnology
Bioprinted kidneys

Bioprinted kidneys

A collaborative effort between the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, the Methuselah Foundation and Organovo has created a new hope for children...

Article 25 January, 2017
Health & Medical
Avast, ye scurvy dogs!

Avast, ye scurvy dogs!

It may sound like something from the plot of a Johnny Depp movie, but overcooked vegetables have been identified as the primary culprit behind a...

Article 30 November, 2016
Life Sciences
Stem cells linked to triple negative breast cancer

Stem cells linked to triple negative breast cancer

Researchers have identified the cells responsible for a particularly recurrent form of cancer, giving hope that better treatments can be developed...

Article 16 February, 2017
Molecular Biology
The battle for CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing technology: what patent applicants need to know

The battle for CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing technology: what patent applicants need to know

This article provides a brief overview of the CRISPR gene-editing technique and analyses the patent strategies employed by the two lead groups...

Article 20 February, 2017
Lab Technology
Award-winning digital innovations for the health sector

Award-winning digital innovations for the health sector

The winning entries in the 2015 national iAwards have brought a range of benefits to a variety of sectors — with the health sector being no...

Article 09 September, 2015
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