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Biotech start-up to treat autoimmune diseases with hookworms

Experimental infection of human subjects with hookworms can protect against the onset of autoimmune diseases, according to newly launched biotech Paragen Bio.

Life Scientist 17 August, 2018

Merck receives Australian CRISPR nickase patent

The Australian Patent Office has allowed Merck's patent application for the use of paired CRISPR nickases.

Life Scientist 17 August, 2018

Should all babies have their genomes sequenced at birth?

Researchers and clinicians are debating whether all newborns should be sequenced at birth, facilitating a lifetime of personalised medical care.

Life Scientist 16 August, 2018

Patient enrolment for Alzheimer's trial close to completion

Actinogen Medical has announced 75% enrolment in its Phase II clinical trial of Xanamem, its drug candidate for the treatment of mild Alzheimer's disease.

Life Scientist 15 August, 2018

Lab-grown nose cells could treat spinal cord injuries

Griffith University researchers have designed a new way to grow nose cells in the lab, in a breakthrough that heralds hope for sufferers of spinal cord injuries.

Life Scientist 14 August, 2018

Biotechnology
Peptide drug could treat liver cancer more effectively

Peptide drug could treat liver cancer more effectively

A novel peptide drug called FFW could potentially stop the development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), or primary liver cancer.

Article 06 August, 2018
Health & Medical
Should all babies have their genomes sequenced at birth?

Should all babies have their genomes sequenced at birth?

Researchers and clinicians are debating whether all newborns should be sequenced at birth, facilitating a lifetime of personalised medical care.

Article 16 August, 2018
Life Sciences
Genetic variation discovered in cancer cell lines

Genetic variation discovered in cancer cell lines

While scientists have thought that individual cell lines remain genetically uniform, they can in fact evolve in ways that dramatically change their...

Article 09 August, 2018
Molecular Biology
Yin Yang protein may fuel breast cancer growth

Yin Yang protein may fuel breast cancer growth

Cancer cells are much more reliant on the Yin Yang1 molecule than normal cells, and this may drive breast cancer growth.

Article 26 July, 2018
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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