Biotechnology

Genetic testing startup Prenetics gets $40M from investors including Alibaba’s Hong Kong fund

Prenetics, a genetic testing startup, plans to expand into more Asian countries after raising a $40 million Series B led by Beyond Ventures and Alibaba Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund.<p>The round also includes capital from Yuantai Investment Partners, mFund and eGarden Ventures, and brings Prenetics’ …

Startups

Genetic testing to predict medication side effects

<i>Follow me on Twitter</i> @RobShmerling<p>Medication side effects are a big problem. It’s estimated that about half of filled prescriptions are not taken as …

Medicine

BioQueue: a novel pipeline framework to accelerate bioinformatics analysis | Bioinformatics

Motivation<p>With the rapid development of Next-Generation Sequencing, a large amount of data is now available for bioinformatics research. Meanwhile, …

Bioinformatics

First Gene Therapy For an Inherited Disease Could Soon Be Approved by The FDA

This is historic.<p>A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee unanimously endorsed an experimental gene therapy Thursday for patients with a …

Medicine

Biotech Fund Flows Turn Negative Ahead of Earnings

Biotech's earnings season is right around the corner, and while some analysts may be bullish, <b>Raymond James's Laura Chico</b> writes that fund flows have …

Stocks

LifeCell's Views on ICMR's Recommendation to Curtail

Commercial Banking of Stem Cells From Cord Tissue, Menstrual Blood and few Other Biological Materials(Attn.editors: The following press release comes …

Stem Cells

7 Essential Rules for Investing in Biotech Stocks

If you only master one of these rules, definitely focus on the last one.<p>Successful investing boils down to minimizing risk while maximizing the …

Stocks

From the human genome to the human microbiome: Toward clinical applications

<b>Genetics versus Genomics</b><p>In 1991 the Human Genome Project—a collaborative effort to map the whole human genome—was established. A 5-year plan was put …

DNA

GMO Safety Factor Prevents Fruitful Interbreeding in the Wild

Biotechnologists have engineered a genetic barrier to sexual reproduction between otherwise compatible populations. The barrier is called synthetic …

Genetics

Will Biotech Continue To Boom?

Biotechs have surged in 2017 - how much higher can they fly?<p>Avisol Capital Partners joins the Roundtable to discuss their approach to biotech …

Stocks

New stem cell line could open new doors in medical research and treatment

A Fresh Start for Stem Cells<p>Researchers from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in the U.K. and their collaborators have developed what could …

Biology

Should you get genetic testing for the breast cancer gene?

Every month, we send some of your biggest questions on nutrition, health, and more to our panel of experts to answer. The question, "A few people in my family have had breast cancer. Should I get genetic testing?" was answered by Megan Frone, certified genetic counselor, National Cancer Institute …

Health

3D Printing Medical Devices and R&D Tax Credits

3D printers are now being used to develop the next generation of life-changing medical devices. Due to technological innovation in this field, it’s …

Digital Health

Breast cancer survivor: Janet Sheppard

<i>Editor's note: This is the second in a series of profiles of breast cancer survivors, marking Breast Cancer Awareness Month.</i><p>Having a clear mammogram …

Cancer

A more personal view of human-gene regulation

A long-planned effort to examine gene expression and gene regulation in all the major tissues in the human body across many people comes to …

Genetics

The future of DNA sequencing

Eric D. Green, Edward M. Rubin and Maynard V. Olson speculate on the next forty years of the applications, from policing to data storage.<p>Subject …

DNA

#4 Reasons why India is the Next Big Destination for Medical Equipment Manufacturing

Thanks to advancement in technology, healthcare can now be made more affordable and accessible to a large part of the Indian population<p>India is home to a number of Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs), including diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular diseases. These contribute to over 60% of the overall …

Biomedical Engineering

The 2 Cardinal Rules For Successful Biotech Investing

There are many hard lessons to learn on one's way to becoming a successful investor in the high-beta, small-cap biotech sector.<p>Two of the the most …

Business

How Penn State engineers are brightening up medicine: BTN LiveBIG

We are creatures that are born and live our lives under the sun, so it is no surprise that light, in its many forms, plays a massive role in our …

Sports

When the brain's wiring breaks

The UNC lab of Anne Taylor discovers key molecular details of a common type of brain injury and a possible new treatment strategy<p>Among all the bad …

Neuroscience

New Method Evaluates Antibiotics Based on the Tiny Vibrations of Dying Microbes

The NIST-developed technique could greatly speed up the process of diagnosing infections.<p>Researchers have devised a way of classifying bacteria based on how it vibrates, according to a paper published in <i>Scientific Reports</i>. The technique, which relies on ultrasensitive piezoelectric sensors, makes …

Medicine

China to allow some drugs based on foreign approvals

BEIJING – China will allow use of some drugs and medical devices based on approval by foreign regulators, the government said Monday, in a move that could help to ease access to its health care market.<p>The step was one of a series announced by Chinese drug regulators to improve access to treatments …

Business

Biotech Analysis Central Launched: Exclusive Research From Terry Chrisomalis

Biotech Analysis Central is a research service for both long-term and short-term investors looking to gain knowledge in the biotech space.<p>Membership …

Business

Bitcoin vs. Biotech: Which Is the Smarter Investment?

It comes down to risk vs. reward.<p>Bitcoin just might be the most controversial topic in the investing world. Supporters think the cryptocurrency has …

Stocks

Correction: Genetic Frontiers-Blindness-Gene Therapy story

In a story Oct. 9 about an experimental gene therapy for blindness, The Associated Press erroneously reported the deadline for a decision by the U.S. …

Business

The Blavatnik Fellowship

2016–17 Fellows<p><b>Raffaella Squilloni</b> (MBA 2010) comes to the Blavatnik Fellowship with a deep passion for emerging zoonotic infectious diseases and …

MBA

Putting projects at the forefront

Rose Wang loves to work on projects — especially ones that exceed the bounds of her declared majors, economics and computer science. She thrives on …

Education

3D Printing News Briefs: October 6, 2017

Happy Friday! In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ll start off with a little business news, and then move on to filaments and 3D printers. …

3D Printing

Nature Versus Nurture: Where We Are in 2017

<i>Note: This post has been adapted from a version published in</i> <b>Pediatric News.</b>The question of whether human behavior is driven by innate biological …

Psychology

University marks completion of 1st phase of STEM project

The University of Vermont is marking the completion of the first phase of a new complex dedicated to science, technology, engineering and mathematics.<p>…

Business