4 Must-Read Biotechnology Blogs
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We’re more than two years into a global pandemic. Monkeypox was just declared a global health emergency. All that and more makes it seem like the perfect time to appreciate all that goes into the industry of keeping people healthy.
So here’s our homage to a few biotechnology blogs that should be on your radar.
Bioengineer.org is a site that puts health, wellness, biotechnology, and bioengineering at the forefront.
Stories that caught my eye include:
- Promising eco-friendly plug to treat nosebleeds
- Telescopic contact lenses
- Disparities in United States COVID-19 vaccine distribution
Follow @bioengineerorg on Twitter.
2. Nature.com – Biotechnology
Nature.com has a great biotech portal.
“Biotechnology is a broad discipline in which biological processes, organisms, cells or cellular components are exploited to develop new technologies,” the site says. “New tools and products developed by biotechnologists are useful in research, agriculture, industry and the clinic.”
In addition to news and commentary, site visitors can find a library of the latest biotechnology research.
Interesting recent posts include:
- A new route to vaccines using PROTACs
- First step to cell therapy for ischemic stroke in newborns
- Tomatoes supply the ‘sunshine vitamin’
Follow @nature on Twitter.
Gene-therapy test launches pivotal year for precise genome-editing technique known as base editing https://t.co/4MTuzPZ3ki
— nature (@Nature) July 29, 2022
3. GEN – Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News
Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (GEN) is the flagship publication of Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. The magazine was launched in 1980 and its editorial coverage provides insight across the entire bioproduct lifecycle, including drug discovery, bioprocessing, translational medicine, and gene editing. It’s also expanded to cover cancer research, infectious disease and AI.
Here are a few posts to read right now;
- Ultrasound “Sticker” for Live Imaging of Organs in Moving Patients
- Novel Heart Model Developed to Treat Heart Failure
- Researchers Uncover Weak Link That May Make Resistant Tumors Vulnerable
Follow @GENbio on Twitter.
Enzyme that Promotes Diet-Induced #Obesity Could Point to Inhibitor Therapy: https://t.co/6ZziutcuVj pic.twitter.com/mHpEOoHR3U
— Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (@GENbio) July 29, 2022
BIOtechNow is a blog of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization, which works to “drive a revolution that aims to cure patients, protect our climate, and nourishes humanity.”
Topics include human health, policy and regulations, agriculture and the environment, and more.
Here are a few must-reads:
- Despite the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Bioscience Economy Remains Resilient
- What is a Plant Pandemic and When is it Coming?
- Anti-vaccine legislation is expected to increase in 2022
Follow @IAmBiotech on Twitter.
COVID lockdowns caused a much shorter flu season than usual, but we’re already seeing record numbers of influenza in Australia and elsewhere in the Southern Hemisphere – showing the importance of flu vaccination for the 2022/2023 flu season. https://t.co/aG2eHN9Iop
— I Am Biotech (@IAmBiotech) July 26, 2022
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Christine Cube is a senior audience relations manager with PR Newswire and freelance writer. Check out her latest on Beyond Bylines or follow her at @cpcube.