#news #biotech Startup Jnana raises $50M to tackle elusive membrane protein targets

Biotechnology, Pharma and Biopharma News – Research – Science – Lifescience ://Biotech-Biopharma-Pharma: Startup Jnana raises $50M to tackle elusive membrane protein targets .Little biotech startup Jnana Therapeutics has a big plan. It wants to unlock the potential of a massively underexplored class of membrane proteins it calls the cell’s “metabolic gates”—with the help of $50 million in first-round funding.

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#news #biotech Study shows ground-penetrating radar can detect fine roots in crops

Biotechnology, Pharma and Biopharma News – Research – Science – Lifescience ://Biotech-Biopharma-Pharma: Study shows ground-penetrating radar can detect fine roots in crops .A recent study led Texas A&M AgriLife Research has shown ground-penetrating radar, or GPR, may be effectively used in detecting the fine roots of plants, helping agricultural producers identify what crop varieties are best suited to their field conditions.

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#news #biotech Epigenetic rheostat uncovers how gene regulation is inherited and maintained

Biotechnology, Pharma and Biopharma News – Research – Science – Lifescience ://Biotech-Biopharma-Pharma: Epigenetic rheostat uncovers how gene regulation is inherited and maintained .While our genome contains a vast repertoire of genes that are responsible for virtually all of the cellular and developmental processes life requires, it is the complex dance of regulating their expression that is vital for genetic programs to be executed successfully. Genes must be turned on and off at appropriate times or, in some cases, never turned on or off at all.

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#news #biotech Corn genetics provides insight into the crop’s historical spread across the Americas

Biotechnology, Pharma and Biopharma News – Research – Science – Lifescience ://Biotech-Biopharma-Pharma: Corn genetics provides insight into the crop’s historical spread across the Americas .Iowa State University scientists have taken a journey through the past by studying the genetic changes in corn brought about by domestication.

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#news #biotech As the door to possible Gilead buyout opens, Galapagos takes up filgotinib co-promotion option

Biotechnology, Pharma and Biopharma News – Research – Science – Lifescience ://Biotech-Biopharma-Pharma: As the door to possible Gilead buyout opens, Galapagos takes up filgotinib co-promotion option .Galapagos has taken up its option to co-promote filgotinib with Gilead in certain European nations. The action is a big milestone on Galapagos’ path to becoming a commercial-stage biotech, but the news risked being overshadowed by news Gilead will be free to acquire its partner in two weeks.

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#news #biotech Celgene, CRT strike mRNA translation cancer R&D pact

Biotechnology, Pharma and Biopharma News – Research – Science – Lifescience ://Biotech-Biopharma-Pharma: Celgene, CRT strike mRNA translation cancer R&D pact .Celgene has teamed up with Cancer Research Technology (CRT) to secure a source of oncology assets. The five-year pact puts CRT in charge of discovering drugs that affect protein assembly and taking them through phase 1.

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#news #biotech AD Protective Gene Represents Promising Therapeutic Target

Biotechnology, Pharma and Biopharma News – Research – Science – Lifescience ://Biotech-Biopharma-Pharma: AD Protective Gene Represents Promising Therapeutic Target .Alzheimer’s disease (AD) researchers have identified a gene variant that is present in a small percentage of individuals with AD…

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#news #biotech Newly identified THOR gene could play a role in suppressing tumors

Biotechnology, Pharma and Biopharma News – Research – Science – Lifescience ://Biotech-Biopharma-Pharma: Newly identified THOR gene could play a role in suppressing tumors .Scientists at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center were drilling down into the human genome when they discovered a novel gene—one that plays a role in cancer development. Inhibiting it via antisense technology could lead to new ways of shrinking tumors.

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#news #biotech Scientists develop new approach to identify important undiscovered functions of proteins

Biotechnology, Pharma and Biopharma News – Research – Science – Lifescience ://Biotech-Biopharma-Pharma: Scientists develop new approach to identify important undiscovered functions of proteins . In the bustling setting of the cell, proteins encounter each other by the thousands. Despite the hubbub, each one manages to selectively interact with just the right partners, thanks to specific contact regions on its surface that are still far more mysterious than might be expected, given decades of research into protein structure and function.

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