Researchers push preprint reviews to improve scientific communications
For decades, peer reviewing technical manuscripts before they were published in a journal was a regular duty for senior scientists. But James Fraser, a structural biologist at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), says he hasn’t reviewed a paper for a journal in years. Instead, Fraser and members of his lab focus on reviewing preprint studies that are posted online whenever authors like, bypassing a journal’s peer-review process. Critiquing preprints offers big advantages over traditional, journal-based peer review, Fraser argues. Authors can get expert feedback more quickly—sometimes in days inst...
Source: ScienceNOW - December 19, 2022 Category: Science Source Type: news

Chantell Evans Tracks Mitochondrial Cleanup in Neurons
The Duke University cell biologist uses live-cell microscopy to reveal how brain cells rid themselves of damaged mitochondria and what goes wrong in neurodegenerative disease. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - December 1, 2022 Category: Science Tags: Scientist to Watch Magazine Issue Source Type: news

A cell biologist shares the wonder of researching life's most fundamental form
Physician Siddhartha Mukherjee explains how cellular science could lead to breakthroughs in the treatment of cancer, HIV, Type 1 diabetes and sickle cell anemia. His new book is The Song of the Cell.(Image credit: Simon & Schuster) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - November 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Terry Gross Source Type: news

MIT Names Dr. Sally Kornbluth of Duke as New President
Sally Kornbluth, a cell biologist, is the second woman to lead the university. The provost, chancellor, dean of science and chair of corporation are also all women. #corporation #chair #chancellor #sallykornbluth #university #duke (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dartmouth ’s Supattapone Receives Prestigious Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award
Surachai Supattapone, MD, PhD, a professor of biochemistry and cell biology and of medicine at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine, has received a Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. The prestigious $4.9 million award will provide up to seven years of funding for his research on prions—infectious agents that cause fatal neurogenerative diseases. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - August 3, 2022 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Timothy Dean Tags: Education News Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award Surachai Supattapone Source Type: news

Joerg Bewersdorf appointed Cushing Professor of Cell Biology
A member of Yale ’s faculty since 2009, Bewersdorf is an international leader in the field of super-resolution microscopy. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 18, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

How Jennifer Doudna ’s Life Has Changed Since Discovering CRISPR 10 Years Ago
Jennifer Doudna was staring at a computer screen filled with a string of As, Cs, Ts, and Gs—the letters that make up human DNA—and witnessing a debilitating genetic disease being cured right before her eyes. Just a year earlier, in 2012, she and microbiologist Emmanuelle Charpentier had published a landmark paper describing CRISPR-Cas9, a molecular version of autocorrect for DNA, and she was seeing one the first demonstrations of CRISPR’s power to cure a human disease. She was in the lab of Dr. Kiran Musunuru, a Harvard researcher who was eager to show her the results from an experiment he had just finish...
Source: TIME: Health - July 1, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized feature Genetics healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Africa: What It Would Take to Set Up an African Drug Discovery Ecosystem
[The Conversation Africa] Africa has great potential for drug discovery. The continent has natural resources, indigenous knowledge and human capacity. And it has the need: it bears more than 20% of the global disease burden. There are many internationally recognised African scientists undertaking cutting edge research. But a lack of resources makes it difficult to conduct world class science. A team of African biochemists, cell biologists and bioinformaticians shares some thoughts on what it would take to establish an Africa-wide d (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 29, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Roche launches human papillomavirus (HPV) self-sampling solution, expanding cervical cancer screening options
Every year, over 604,000 women worldwide are diagnosed with cervical cancer and approximately 342,000 die from this preventable disease, caused by infection with Human Papillomavirus (HPV).1Nearly nine out of 10 women who die from cervical cancer live in low- and middle-income countries.2For patients living in areas with limited healthcare resources, increasing access to screening and decreasing barriers to sample collection are keys to ultimately preventing this disease.Roche ’s HPV self sampling solution expands access to HPV screening options by enabling patients to privately collect their sample while at a healthcare...
Source: Roche Investor Update - June 16, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche launches human papillomavirus (HPV) self-sampling solution, expanding cervical cancer screening options
Every year, over 604,000 women worldwide are diagnosed with cervical cancer and approximately 342,000 die from this preventable disease, caused by infection with Human Papillomavirus (HPV).1Nearly nine out of 10 women who die from cervical cancer live in low- and middle-income countries.2For patients living in areas with limited healthcare resources, increasing access to screening and decreasing barriers to sample collection are keys to ultimately preventing this disease.Roche ’s HPV self sampling solution expands access to HPV screening options by enabling patients to privately collect their sample while at a healthcare...
Source: Roche Media News - June 16, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Shift to HPV Testing Will Require Public Education Shift to HPV Testing Will Require Public Education
HPV testing has major advantages over Pap cytology for primary cervical cancer screening. But the effort to change testing procedures is expected to encounter initial resistance.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - May 19, 2022 Category: OBGYN Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Infographic: Short Protein Motifs Role in SARS-CoV-2 Infection
Known as SLiMs, these stretches of up to 10 amino acids play notable roles in cell biology, including responses to viral invasion. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - May 16, 2022 Category: Science Tags: Infographics Magazine Issue Source Type: news

Infographic: Short Protein Motifs' Role in SARS-CoV-2 Infection
Known as SLiMs, these stretches of up to 10 amino acids play notable roles in cell biology, including responses to viral invasion. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - May 16, 2022 Category: Science Tags: Infographics Magazine Issue Source Type: news

Value of Screening Urinalysis Prior to Office Procedures Questioned Value of Screening Urinalysis Prior to Office Procedures Questioned
A new study found that routine urine testing did not reduce the risk of UTIs after office-based cytology.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Urology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines - May 14, 2022 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Marengo Therapeutics Appoints Ke Liu, MD, PhD, and Bruce Chabner, MD, to Key Leadership Roles, Strengthening Marengo's Development Team and Supporting Translation to the Clinic
Further demonstrates confidence in Marengo's novel T cell biology-focused approach to target TCR Vβ for the activation of anti-tumor immune response with its bi-specific STAR platform CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 9, 2022 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing N... Biopharmaceuticals, Oncology, Personnel Marengo Therapeutics, Selective T Cell Activation Repertoire (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 9, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news