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Fujitsu: Establishment of Joint Venture Aimed at the Development of Therapeutics for the Treatment of Coronavirus Disease

PeptiDream Inc., a public Kanagawa-based biopharmaceutical company (TSE:4587), Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702), Mizuho Capital Co., Ltd. which is a consolidated subsidiary of Mizuho Financial Group, Inc., Takenaka Corporation and KISHIDA CHEMICAL CO., LTD. have agreed today to establish PeptiAID Inc., a joint venture company that will research and develop peptide therapeutics capable of neutralizing both the […]

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Fujitsu: Establishment of Joint Venture Aimed at the Development of Therapeutics for the Treatment of Coronavirus Disease

PeptiDream Inc., a public Kanagawa-based biopharmaceutical company (TSE:4587), Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702), Mizuho Capital Co., Ltd. which is a consolidated subsidiary of Mizuho Financial Group, Inc., Takenaka Corporation and KISHIDA CHEMICAL CO., LTD. have agreed today to establish PeptiAID Inc., a joint venture company that will research and develop peptide therapeutics capable of neutralizing both the […]

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USask launches first study on effects of smoked cannabis on brain development

University of Saskatchewan (USask) pharmacologist Robert Laprairie will use a Brain Canada research grant to determine how a mother’s use of cannabis during pregnancy affects the brain of the developing fetus she’s carrying. Image credit: Pixabay (Free Pixabay license) Laprairie is one of 20 Canadian neuroscientists each awarded $100,000 today as part of Brain Canada’s Future Leaders in Canadian Brain Research Program.  “Following […]

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USask launches first study on effects of smoked cannabis on brain development

University of Saskatchewan (USask) pharmacologist Robert Laprairie will use a Brain Canada research grant to determine how a mother’s use of cannabis during pregnancy affects the brain of the developing fetus she’s carrying. Image credit: Pixabay (Free Pixabay license) Laprairie is one of 20 Canadian neuroscientists each awarded $100,000 today as part of Brain Canada’s Future Leaders in Canadian Brain Research Program.  “Following […]

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New vaccine for cattle protects against fetal calf loss from EBA – anatomy of a vaccine development

A new vaccine just approved by the USDA promises to turn the tide against Epizootic Bovine Abortion, also known as the foothill abortion disease, that has caused devastating losses in range cattle exceeding $10 million annually in California, Oregon and Nevada. The vaccine, developed through extensive research at the University of Nevada, Reno and the […]

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During development, stress fibers help cells keep their shape—and may also regulate size

As organisms develop, mechanical forces exert pressure on their cells, and scientists have long wondered how cells keep their shape—and therefore remain healthy—through the process. Now, a study led in part by a University of Michigan physicist has observed for the first time that cells use tiny fibers called apical stress fibers to help cells […]

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Clues to Brain Development and Disease Emerge from 3D Epigenome Study

Risks for neuropsychiatric disorders including autism, schizophrenia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are in part genetically determined. Now UC San Francisco researchers are finding new clues to how these disorders unfold by focusing on the role of a little-studied form of DNA in early brain development. Like a late-night driver who looks for lost […]