wound healing

As part of the deal, which is worth at least $3 million for the first five years, Primerdesign will develop and supply 384-well plate molecular assay panels for Genesis.

The company is also pushing ahead with a microRNA-replacement therapy that is designed to improve patient response to colon cancer treatment.

Despite encouraging preclinical safety and efficacy data for its RNAi-based hepatitis C treatment, Somagenics has decided to step back from its previous plan to push the agent into phase I testing this year as it waits to see how more advanced small-molecule therapies fare in lat

Sirnaomics could begin phase I testing of its siRNA-based wound-healing drug candidate STP-705 as soon as next year and expects to run the trial in China, a company official told Gene Silencing News this week.

By Doug Macron
The National Institutes of Health last month handed out nearly $1.3 million in grant funding to support four research projects focused on developing siRNA-delivery technologies.

The drug, STP705, uses a polymeric nanoparticle to enhance topical delivery of siRNAs targeting the TGF-beta 1 and Cox-2 genes to open wounds, Sirnaomics said.

Doing so, however, will require the company to secure additional funding, and it is currently evaluating its options, a company official said.

New results from the NASA Twins Study indicate that the immune system may rev up when in space, the Washington Post reports.

Kelvin Droegemeier, the new science advisor, spoke at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting, Geekwire reports.

In PNAS this week: whole-genome assembly for the white shark, paper-based microfluidic method for detecting the malaria parasite, and more.

The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.