Two life sciences powerhouses are coming together to develop an off-the-shelf beta cell replacement therapy for insulin-dependent diabetes patients, which they hope will become a functional cure for both types of the disease.

Researchers at Yale University published research in Molecular Biology and Evolution describing a new molecular analysis approach to quantify DNA changes that contribute to cancer growth.

As previously reported by BioSpace, a group of scientists from the Babraham Institute in the United Kingdom was able to successfully rejuvenate skin cells by a full 30 years.

Inovio Pharmaceuticals announced a leadership change at the helm and the discontinuation of a Phase III COVID-19 vaccine study.

A study published in Nature Communications describes how researchers at the United Kingdom Research Institute at the University of Cambridge stumbled upon a potential target of dementia research. 

Twist Bioscience and Astellas have entered into a research collaboration and exclusive option license agreement to identify potential therapeutic antibodies which would help to reduce tumor microenvironment-mediated immunosuppression.

A collaboration between Gilead Sciences and Dragonfly Therapeutics was announced May 2, with an end goal of bringing Dragonfly’s DF7001 natural killer (NK) engager program designed for patients with cancer or inflammatory diseases to fruition. 

Magenta Therapeutics is reducing the company’s workforce by 14 percent in a revised operating plan to prioritize research and development.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration accepted for Priority Review the supplemental Biologics License Application for Dupixent (dupilumab) 300 mg weekly to treat adult and pediatric patients aged 12 years and older with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), a chronic and progressive type 2 inflammatory disease that damages the esophagus and impairs the ability to swallow.

Maybe Spider-Man was on to something. Although spider silk and synthetic forms have been used for a wide range of applications – including bullet-proof clothing, biodegradable bottles, and bandages and surgical thread – new research suggests it may have a use for cancer therapies.