UCLB spinout Freeline Closes $120 Million Series C Financing Round

Freeline, a biotechnology company focused on developing curative gene therapies for chronic systemic diseases, today announced the closing of a $120 million extended Series C financing. The financing augments Syncona’s previously announced Series C investment in Freeline of $40 million (£30.6 million) with an additional...

Changes in the eye connected to a decline in memory

Researchers in the US have found that changes in the blood vessels of the eye are associated with a greater decline in people’s memory and language skills over a 20-year period. Their findings were...

IBM releases novel AI-powered technology to accelerate medical research for COVID-19

IBM has today released a new set of cloud- and AI-powered technologies to help researchers, doctors and scientists accelerate COVID-19 drug discovery. These novel resources, from across IBM and available beginning today (Friday 3 April)...

Hyperactive FOXA1 reprograms endocrine-resistant breast cancer to become metastatic

A team led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and Harvard Medical School has unveiled a novel mechanism that helps explain how endocrine-resistant breast cancer acquires metastatic behavior, opening the possibility of new...

Ancient genes help dolphins live on

Ancient genes that predate the last Ice Age may be the key to survival … at least if you are a dolphin! Genes up to 2.3 million years old helped the bottlenose dolphin adapt to...

Novel mechanism links IBD genetic defect to gut leakiness

A study into ‘leaky gut’ is the first to show how a disease mutation increases the risk of developing Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Researchers led by a biomedical scientist at the University of California, Riverside,...

Turkish Cargo maintains its steady growth

According to the data obtained by WACD, the international air cargo information provider, in May; Turkish Cargo, the global air cargo brand providing service to 124 countries around the world, increased its tonnage rate...

Lab-grown ‘mini-stomachs’ could shed light on children’s COVID symptoms

A ‘lab-grown model’ of the human stomach, that can be used to study how infections affect the gastrointestinal system, has been developed for the first time. A UCL-led team of international scientists have built on...

UCLB and Apollo Therapeutics secure first out-licensing deal to Deerfield, a leading U.S....

London, and New York, NY, 21 July 2020 – UCL Business (UCLB) and Apollo Therapeutics (Apollo), a pioneering collaboration between three global pharmaceutical companies and three UK university technology transfer offices, along with Deerfield Management Company,...

Slowing down time

A team of chemists and biologists at the Institute of Transformative Bio- Molecules (ITbM) at Nagoya University in Japan have found new molecules that change the ‘circadian’, or body clock, of mammals. Most living organisms...

AI could improve diagnosis for over 100,000 prostate patients in UK

The use of AI to identify prostate cancer is currently being validated in the first retrospective study of its kind in the UK. Real-world data from hospitals and scanner types is being scrutinised, to show...

Bioscience sector shows its worth

A new study has shown that employment within the US bioscience industry has increased for the past four years. The report shows a growth in employment in the sector of nearly 10% since 2001, making...

Antimicrobial resistance ‘arms race’ heats up

An advanced interventional microbiomics company, which is developing non-antibiotic methods for the control of multiple-drug resistant superbugs and other infectious disease, is stepping up development of a cure for antibiotic resistant bacteria. BioPlx has set...

Scientific team develop new type of rice

A team of Chinese and British researchers have developed a new form of more resilient rice. Dr Xiaorong Fan and Prof Guohua Xu, from Nanjing Agricultural University, in China, working with Dr Tony Miller, from...

Never lose a sample again – Extremely durable lab identification labels from Brady –

Brady Corporation R&D teams have developed extremely durable and printable identification labels for laboratory samples. “These labels have been engineered to stay attached to samples even when frozen with liquid nitrogen or heated in an...

Betrayed by bile: bile acids help norovirus sneak into cells

A new study led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reveals that human noroviruses, the leading viral cause of foodborne illness and...