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MIT Develops a Synthetic Gene Circuit to Trigger Immune System Attack on Cancer

MIT researchers have developed a synthetic gene circuit that triggers the body’s immune system to attack cancers when it detects signs of the disease....

DBV peanut allergy vaccine fails trial, but analysts say don’t write it off yet

DBV Technologies’ peanut allergy vaccine missed the mark—by a whisker—in a phase 3 trial but is still at least 50:50 for FDA approval, say...

Doubling up on ‘junk DNA’ helps make us human

 Doubling up on some DNA may have helped make humans human — including giving us uniquely human diseases. DNA that doesn’t produce proteins may be especially...

NASA Study Suggests the Moon Once Had a Significant Atmosphere

New research reveals that billions of years ago the Moon actually had an atmosphere that was thicker than the atmosphere of Mars today. Research completed...

Lilly, CureVac pen $1.8B mRNA cancer vaccine deal

Eli Lilly is putting up $1.8 billion to work with CureVac on five mRNA cancer vaccines. The back-loaded deal moves Lilly into an emerging field...

California enacts cleaning product law

Makers of cleaning products sold in California will have to reveal ingredients online and on product labels, under a first-of-its-kind law signed by Gov....

Astronomers Confirm Origin of Universe’s Heaviest Elements in Neutron Star Mergers

Origin of Universe’s heavy elements, ranging from gold to uranium, has finally been confirmed, after a gravitational wave source was seen and heard for...

BASF buys slice of Bayer’s agrochemical business for $7 billion

BASF has agreed to purchase significant parts of Bayer’s seed and nonselective herbicide businesses for $7 billion. The deal is designed to satisfy regulatory...

NIH public-private PACT aims to fire the Cancer Moonshot boosters

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has enlisted the help of 11 top-tier biopharma companies as it pushes towards the goal of cutting the...

U.S. EPA moves to kill power plant CO2 rules

The Trump Administration’s recent steps to kill the Obama Administration’s regulations to curb power plant emissions are unlikely to stop a U.S. and international...