DNA Script Partners with Moderna to Develop On‐Demand Vaccines and Therapeutics for DARPA DNA Script, a disruptive DNA synthesis company engineering biology to accelerate breakthroughs in life science, is partnering with Moderna to develop a prototype for rapid mobile manufacturing of vaccines and therapeutics as part of the Defense Advanced…..
New research on why mutations in a gene leads to mitochondrial disease Image of mitochondria (yellow-green) around the cell nucleus (blue). ©Dr Matthew Eramo Mitochondrial diseases are inherited, chronic illnesses that can present at birth or develop later in life and occurs when mitochondria fail to produce enough energy for…..
Bypassing broken genes Researchers at Penn State have developed a new approach to gene editing using the CRISPR/Cas9 system bypasses disease-causing mutations in a gene, enabling treatment of genetic diseases linked to a single gene, such as cystic fibrosis, certain types of sickle cell anemia, and other rare diseases. The…..
Evonik delivers first lipids from German facility to BioNTech The German company Evonik is delivering first batches of urgently needed lipids used in production of COVID-19 vaccine to BioNTech on April 22. Initially, delivery was scheduled to start in the middle of the year. But, specialists at Evonik’s Hanau site…..
A novel genetic mitochondrial disorder linked to the LIG3 gene Normally, mitochondrial DNA is repaired and replicated by LIG3 activity, but if the gene contains mutations, enzymes necessary for energy production are not produced, potentially leading to central nervous system symptoms and muscle defects. © Fujita Health University DNA ligase…..
New study expands evaluation of gene therapy for spinal muscular atrophy German researchers have just published results of a retrospective analysis of routine data collected from all patients with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) treated with Zolgensma® (onasemnogene abeparvovec - adeno-associated viral (AAV9) vector-based gene therapy that introduces a functional copy…..
A new agent for brain diseases: mRNA Brain-derived neurotrophic factor mRNA therapeutics for ischemic neuronal death using polyplex nanomicelle. Department of Biofunction Research,TMDU© Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) enhances the survival and function of neurons and could serve as a potential candidate neuroprotective agent. However, this protein is too large to…..