Medical research

Microbiome: Untapped source of novel antimicrobials

Just as Gold Rush prospectors once mined the Northern California hills for the shiny precious metal, "bioprospectors" are searching for a new prize: potential antimicrobial molecules—and they are hunting them down in the ...

Other

Experts warn of synthetic 'bioweapons' danger

(HealthDay)—The burgeoning field of "synthetic biology" research could lead to the creation of dangerous new bioweapons, and U.S. defense officials need to be alert to assess the potential threat.

Oncology & Cancer

Synthetic biology approaches to improving immunotherapy

The AACR 2018 Meeting in Chicago is ending today and has featured the major new results in cancer treatment and immunotherapy treatments in particular. Immunotherapy, the use of the patient's own immune system to attack their ...

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Synthetic biology

Synthetic biology is a new area of biological research that combines science and engineering in order to design and build ("synthesize") novel biological functions and systems.

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