MIT Technology Review: The race to find a covid-19 drug in the blood of survivors

MIT Technology Review: The race to find a covid-19 drug in the blood of survivors. “In the US, a slow and confused rollout of coronavirus testing helped the new virus get a foothold and cause what is now a raging outbreak. But drug and biotech companies have been searching for a cure since January, when the severity of the epidemic in China became evident. Among the most promising candidates are antibody drugs, a type that already accounts for most of the top-selling medicines in the US.”

NoCamels: Virtual Conference To Showcase Best Of Israeli Biotech, Medtech Solutions For COVID-19

NoCamels: Virtual Conference To Showcase Best Of Israeli Biotech, Medtech Solutions For COVID-19. “COVID-19 Innovation Conference, a new virtual business conference set for early April, will match investors with global medtech and biotech companies – including Israeli firms – fighting the novel coronavirus.”

Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research: IBBR Researchers Release New Database to Support Immunology Research

Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research: IBBR Researchers Release New Database to Support Immunology Research. “IBBR Fellow Dr. Brian Pierce (Assistant Professor, UMCP Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics) and postdoctoral associate Dr. Ragul Gowthaman recently released a new tool for researchers who study immune system proteins. The TCR3d database contains all known T cell receptor (TCR) structures and is updated weekly.”

Canada .com: What is Calico, the mysterious Google-owned company that has pledged to halt aging?

Canada. com: What is Calico, the mysterious Google-owned company that has pledged to halt aging?. “Drive an hour north of Google’s headquarters up to Oyster Point, south San Francisco, and you will find the office of Calico Labs. The steel-and-glass building has none of the showmanship of its sister company’s colourful campus. Its name is an acronym for ‘California Life Company’ but its lifeless exterior makes it easy to imagine it being named after another Calico – an abandoned mining town further down the Pacific Coast. The company, a division of Google’s parent company Alphabet, is five years old, but its operations remain highly secretive.”

National Center for Biotechnology Information is Shifting to HTTPS

The National Center for Biotechnology Information is shifting to https. “To improve security and privacy, and by Federal government mandate, NCBI is moving all of its Web sites and services, including Web APIs, to HTTPS only by September 30, 2016. If you use NCBI only through a Web browser (like Safari, Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer, Opera, etc.), this document is not of interest to you. …
If you maintain software that uses NCBI APIs or accesses NCBI servers through the Web, you should understand and act before the deadline to ensure uninterrupted service.”