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Cellectricon is researching the spread of neurodegenerative disease-associated peptides that characterize Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease.

Canaccord and William Blair also increased their price targets on  Quidel's shares, following its acquisition of certain Alere assets and assays.

A 7 kiloDalton polypeptide known as "non-annotated P-body dissociating polypeptide," or NoBody, appears to contribute to messenger RNA decapping.

The researchers reported correcting beta thalassemia in a mouse model via a gene editing method delivered by an intravenous injection.

The partners will collaborate on point-of-care tests for validating the identity and activity of biologics and biosimilars.

Arrowhead Research and Shire this week announced that they have struck an alliance to develop and commercialize drugs combining Arrowhead's targeted delivery peptides and Shire's therapeutic payloads.

Arrowhead Research said this week that it has signed a deal under which an undisclosed Merck subsidiary will evaluate a novel therapeutic monoclonal antibody candidate developed through its human-derived peptide targeting and discovery program.

Arrowhead Research said this week that it has expanded its portfolio of drug-delivery technologies through the acquisition of privately held Alvos Therapeutics for roughly $2.1 million in stock.

Marina Biotech said last week that it has received a notice of allowance from the US Patent and Trademark Office for a patent application that covers a library of novel peptides.

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The Washington Post reports that the CDC's SARS-CoV-2 test issues reflect earlier ones it had with Zika virus testing.

NPR writes that even with thousands of new COVID-19 papers, each should be evaluated based on its own quality.

Researchers traced a gene cluster linked to COVID-19 severity to Neanderthals, the New York Times reports.

In PNAS this week: soil bacteria-derived small molecules affect centrosomal protein, microfluidics approach for capturing circulating tumor cells, and more.