Centivax signs licensing agreement with Thermo Fisher for its anti-COVID-19 antibodies

Centivax Inc, the therapeutics spinout of Contract Research Organization Distributed Bio Inc, announced today a licensing agreement with Thermo Fisher Scientific. Thermo Fisher has developed and evaluated several variants of Centivax’s highly specific and effective therapeutic antibody candidates against COVID-19 for use in research, including flow cytometry, histopathology, in vitro and in vivo neutralization, Luminex…

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The GovLab launches collective intelligence to solve public problems

BROOKLYN, New York, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 — A new report from The Governance Lab (The GovLab) at NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering launched today at an event at the Nesta Centre for Collective Intelligence, has found organizations that tap the wisdom of the crowd are better at solving many of the problems that trouble…

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Nature Communications publishes Bluestar Genomics’ technology for cancer detection study

Bluestar Genomics, an innovative company leading the development of next-generation epigenomic approaches to early cancer detection, announced today the publication of study results in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Communications. The study demonstrates the power of the company’s platform to detect pancreatic cancer in its early stages, addressing the unmet need of more than 60,000 patients…

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One way to prevent cancer: map the fundamentals of how cells go awry

Someday, scientists may be able to prevent cancer by controlling two proteins that operate deep inside the quagmire of epigenetic cell fate transitions, a new paper suggests. Published by Nature Communications, the article describes a dynamic push and pull between the proteins ANP32E and H2AZ. Their relationship is significant because too little of H2AZ promotes…

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Safety considerations for visiting primary care doctors

The COVID-19 pandemic has left many people with chronic health conditions relying on telemedicine rather than seeing their doctor in person when necessary or putting off important visits entirely because they fear being infected. Ann M. Nguyen, an assistant research professor at Rutgers Center for State Health Policy at the Institute for Health, Health Care…

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NYSCF announces 2020 Class of NYSCF — Robertson Investigators

The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) today announced the 2020 class of NYSCF — Robertson Investigators, welcoming six outstanding stem cell researchers and neuroscientists into the NYSCF Investigator Program. The NYSCF Investigator Program fosters and encourages promising early career scientists whose cutting-edge research holds the potential to accelerate treatments and cures through the NYSCF…

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A Viral Theory Cited by Health Officials Draws Fire From Scientists

As the coronavirus pandemic erupted this spring, two Stanford University professors — Dr. Jay Bhattacharya and Dr. Scott W. Altas — bonded over a shared concern that lockdowns were creating economic and societal devastation. Now Dr. Atlas is President Trump’s pandemic adviser, a powerful voice inside the White House. And Dr. Bhattacharya is one of…

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