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Tardigrade Malware Targets Biomanufacturing Operations

07 December 2021

The non-profit Bioeconomy ​​Information Sharing and Analysis Center (BIO-ISAC) released a disturbing advisory yesterday regarding an advanced, actively spreading persistent threat (APT) to bio-drug and vaccine manufacturers with a type of Windows malware it calls Tardigrade. It can evolve to avoid detection while taking over computer systems to steal and modify files. Some analysts have compared it to another malware program, Smoke Loader, which has been around for about ten years.

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Researchers devise new approach for studying prostate cancer

02 December 2021

Researchers at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) have developed a new way to study the life history of prostate cancer in mice. Their method allows scientists to study the behavior and properties of prostate cancer, for the first time, in a setting that accurately mimics the disease in real life. Their findings are published in the journal Cell Reports in a paper titled, “Combined whole-organ imaging at single-cell resolution and immunohistochemical analysis of prostate cancer and its liver and brain metastases.” The study was led by associate professor Pavel Osten, MD, PhD, professor Lloyd Trotman, PhD, and Julian Taranda, PhD, a former postdoc in the Osten lab.

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