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  • Writer's pictureLevi Glover

January 2024 Industry News

We are excited to be participating in AI and healthcare conversations at the upcoming BioNTX meeting. BioNTX is the North Texas trade organization on healthcare and biosciences. This month, our CEO, Siva Vanapalli, will be a panelist at BioNTX, discussing how NemaLife is pushing the boundaries of AI to digitize biology and uncover the next wave of bioactives for human health. Checkout BioNTX and the upcoming conference here. 


Vitamin B12 produced by gut bacteria modulates cholinergic signaling

The gut-brain axis is conserved even in the simple roundworm C. elegans enabling mechanistic investigations. A new study reveals that gut bacteria producing vitamin B12 in C. elegans impacts the production of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, crucial for memory and cognitive function. Researchers found that certain bacteria reduced seizures in mutant worms, and they all shared the ability to produce B12 which helps regulate choline levels. Read More 


Amazon faces FDA scrutiny for distributing products violating the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act

Certain supplements found on Amazon contain undisclosed pharmaceuticals. FDA demands swift action to rectify violations, emphasizing potential health risks and misbranding. With the rise in consumers using e-commerce websites to purchase dietary supplements, FDA is increasingly scrutinizing the safety, potency and efficacy of dietary supplements.  Read More 


New autophagy genes identified that regulate neuronal waste and aging

As we get older, autophagy, the housekeeping process of degrading cellular garbage declines, accelerating aging. Researchers found that in addition to the classical lysosomal degradation of cellular garbage, autophagy genes contribute to release of neuronal trash - providing important insights into autophagy and neurodegeneration. Read More 


‘Set it and forget it’: automated lab uses AI and robotics to improve proteins

Lawrence Berkeley National Lab introduces an avant-garde 'self-driving' lab, integrating robotic precision and advanced AI to expedite enzyme engineering. Demonstrated in a recent study, the lab optimized heat tolerance in 20 iterative rounds through sophisticated machine learning. This technical advancement accelerates experimentation, offering a streamlined scientific approach, marking a paradigm shift in protein engineering.  Read More 


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