Biopharma Culture

GettyImages/19695866

Fire ant venom to combat thick skin

By Flora Southey

Researchers say compounds from fire ant venom could be used to develop psoriasis treatments which limit skin-thickening side effects.

Only female mosquitoes spread malaria

CRISPR editing gives mosquitoes malaria-resistant DNA

By Fiona BARRY

Scientists trying to curb malaria deaths usually concentrate on preventing mosquito bites or developing human vaccines and therapies, but novel gene-editing tool CRISPR is opening up another path.

Exclusive extract: 'On Immunity: An Inoculation' by Eula Biss

Exclusive extract: 'On Immunity: An Inoculation' by Eula Biss

By Fiona BARRY

In an exclusive extract from her recent book On Immunity: An Innoculation, author Eula Biss describes her exploration of the social history and cultural myths surrounding vaccines.To be in with a chance of winning a copy, enter BioPharma-Reporter.com's...

Taking a trip down to the 'Animal (Bio) Farm'

EDITOR'S BLOG

Taking a trip down to the 'Animal (Bio) Farm'

By Dan Stanton

Lab rats are not the only animals to play a role in bologics development as Biopharma-Reporter.com discovered when it donned its wellington boots and took a wonder down to the pharm...

Space Herpes?! A history of Antibodies in film

editor's blog

Space Herpes?! A history of antibodies in film

By Gareth Macdonald

With more and more biopharmaceutical firms developing therapeutic antibodies public knowledge of these powerful molecules is increasing, which is good news given how badly they've been portrayed in films so far.

Industry must ensure tech not used to make bioweapons says UN

EDITOR'S BLOG

BioPharma Tech Firms Can Help Prevent Bioweapon Production, Says UN

By Gareth Macdonald

Making germ warfare weapons is banned under the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) and there is no evidence signatories or even countries led by any of the World’s crackpot dictators/freedom fighters* are producing them.

Heston was livid

Editor's blog

Lies of The Planet of The Apes?

By Gareth Macdonald

Could a genetically engineered adenovirus really spark a simian revolution and make chimps our masters? BioPharma-Reporter.com looks at the ‘science’ of the 2011 movie “Rise of the Planet of the Apes.” 

Follow us

Webinars