Posts Tagged: R&D

CRISPR 2016 In Review

CRIPSR was first remarked on in 1987 by Yoshiizumi Ishino, Osaka University.  It wasn’t until 2002, fifteen years later that it’s name was coined, Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats.  Ten years after that in 2012, Doudna and Charpentier changed the game by tweaking CRISPR, using it to edit and engineer genomes.  In the subsequent… Tags: , , , , , , ,

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RED LIGHT STOP, GREEN LIGHT GO – KINASE ACTIVATION NOW HAS ON/OFF SWITCH

Kinases are vital proteins that can affect reaction stability, signal transmission, and protein activity and regulation.  Basically they are involved in nearly all cellular pathways.  There are numerous types of kinases existing throughout the body.  When not functioning properly they can lead to cancer and other diseases.  It has been long understood how to turn… Tags: , , , , , , ,

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Parkinson’s Linked To Gut Bacteria

One of the world’s most common debilitating brain disorders is Parkinson’s disease. Researchers have found a link between the bacteria in the gut and the onset of Parkinson’s disease. This new finding can change the way we treat the disease, suggesting that the best way for treatment would be the gut rather than the brain.

Chemo Response Foretold by Leukemia Stem Cell Biomarker

Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto is utilizing LSC17, a biomarker found in Leukemia Stem Cells, to determine if conventional treatments will be effective.  If present, the biomarker causes greater chance of relapse.  LSC17 causes makes cells dormant, allowing them to avoid effects of chemotherapy, developing after presumed remission.   Here Are The Details: Stem… Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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Molecular Switch Finding May Help Drive Stem Cells to Desired Cell Type

Using CRISPR, epigenetic researchers at the Babraham Institute in the United Kingdom control gene activity in human embryonic stem cells.  The understanding of the targeted molecular switches on PRC2 increases the efficiency of differentiating stem cells, furthering their regenerative medicine research. Here are their findings: During development of an embryo and during the specialization of… Tags: , , , , , ,

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Trying To Land a Remote Position? Here are 4 Skills Your Resume Should Highlight!

Have you been dreaming of working a remote position? One that allows you some flexibility and freedom! Remote positions require a particular set of skills, regardless of what kind of job it is. If you’ve been working on landing a remote position but aren’t sure if you’re qualified, here is a list of skills you need to be… Tags: , , , , ,

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Christopher Peetz, Former Chief Financial Officer and Head of Corporate Development Tobira Therapeutics

Chris Peetz

R&D Partners is excited to attend the BioScience Forum, volunteering monthly at the networking and presentation event. This month, Christopher Peetz, Former Chief Financial Officer and Head of Corporate Development Tobira Therapeutics Will be presenting on “Improvement of Fibrosis in Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) Patients; Clinical Development of a Potential Small Molecule Therapeutic” Join R&D Partners… Tags: , , , , ,

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Novel Technique May Lead to Design of New and Improved Antibiotics

Scientists at the University of North Carolina say they have discovered a way to make precise changes to an enzyme-driven “assembly line” allowing researchers to improve or change the properties of an existing antibiotic. Their findings being the first to successfully and efficiently manipulate which building blocks the enzyme selects in the act of synthesizing… Tags: , , ,

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Interview Questions You Should Be Asking

Often times we focus so much on how we’re going to answer all the potential interview questions correctly that we forget we are there to ask questions too. The questions you ask can set you apart and confirm your qualifications as the right candidate for the position.  We have prepared a list so when the… Tags: , , , , ,

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