Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

New Company Says Its Tool Shortens Discovery Process

Premium

H

ERZALIYA, Israel--Bio-IT, a new company here also known as Bio-Information Technologies, said it has developed a computational tool that predicts the three-dimensional structure of proteins that can lead to drug developments. The company claimed that its technology, developed by Oren Becker, an assistant professor of computational chemistry, and collaborators at Tel Aviv University, "bridges the gap between information provided by the Human Genome Project and the design of disease-fighting molecules."

Filed under

The Scan

Pig Organ Transplants Considered

The Wall Street Journal reports that the US Food and Drug Administration may soon allow clinical trials that involve transplanting pig organs into humans.

'Poo-Bank' Proposal

Harvard Medical School researchers suggest people should bank stool samples when they are young to transplant when they later develop age-related diseases.

Spurred to Develop Again

New Scientist reports that researchers may have uncovered why about 60 percent of in vitro fertilization embryos stop developing.

Science Papers Examine Breast Milk Cell Populations, Cerebral Cortex Cellular Diversity, Micronesia Population History

In Science this week: unique cell populations found within breast milk, 100 transcriptionally distinct cell populations uncovered in the cerebral cortex, and more.