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Kidney Encapsulation - Immunosuppression Filter

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We put the kidney inside the filter capsule which separates white blood cells from whole blood between the transplanted kidney and blood vessels so that we can protect the transplanted kidney from the host immune system.

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Antimicrobial Resistance and Food Safety

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Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) poses a serious health risk to humans and animals in the EU and beyond. This video explains what AMR is and what is being done to reduce the problem.

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Stunning Images from Microscopy

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Download this image gallery to see how a variety of techniques have been used to capture stunning images of the world beyond the naked eye.

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6 Innovative Applications of Microbes

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Microbes have many beneficial properties and for many years, humans, animals and plants have exploited them for their own benefit.We discuss some of the many and varied uses to which microbes are being applied.

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Influenza: Pathology, Diagnosis and Prevention

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A century has passed since the 1918 global flu pandemic, aka the ‘Spanish flu’. Back in the early 1900s, the virus was a relatively novel concept. Since then, our understanding of viruses has come a long way, as have our diagnostics tools, and control and preventative strategies.

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Macrophages Important for Mending a Broken Heart

Macrophages Important for Mending a Broken Heart

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Macrophages have been identified as key to helping the heart repair and potentially regenerate following a heart attack.

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3D Tracking How a Virus Moves Through a Mosquito
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Researchers hope to one day inhibit the genes involved with the release of the virus from within the mosquito’s stomach to prevent future transmission of mosquito-borne diseases.

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Blood Test May Enable Tailored Cystic Fibrosis Treatment
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Study used blood test to identify distinct molecular signatures of disease; paves the way to precision medicine for cystic fibrosis.

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A New Formulation Helps the Medicine Go Down
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Scientists have developed a novel pharmaceutical formulation to administer triclabendazole - an anti-parasitic drug used to treat a type of flatworm infection - in billions of tiny capsules.

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Emerging Classes of Next-generation Biotherapeutics
Emerging Classes of Next-generation Biotherapeutics
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We are entering uncharted territory in biopharmaceutical development. Emerging new classes of treatments are harnessing the natural power of viruses and cells and engineering them to fight human diseases. As our arsenal of conventional therapies begins to fail, a new army of biotherapeutics is on the horizon. Here, we look at two new classes of treatments leading the charge.

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Care in the Community – How Biofilms Improve Bacterial Survival
Care in the Community – How Biofilms Improve Bacterial Survival
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A single bacterial cell on its own is vulnerable to attack and like many living things they can benefit from safety in numbers. But bacteria take communal living to a whole new level, forming veritable civilizations - the bacterial biofilm.

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Antigenic Drift vs Antigenic Shift
Antigenic Drift vs Antigenic Shift
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As part of the host-pathogen arms race, viruses are continually evolving to evade the host immune response, be it from previous infection or immunity acquired through vaccination. Here we take a look at the processes of antigenic drift and antigenic shift.

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Through the Looking Glass of Single Cell Proteomics
Through the Looking Glass of Single Cell Proteomics
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To pick apart the differences between individual cells in complex multicellular organisms, we need to look at cells one-by-one. This article takes a look at how several scientists in North America are using single cell proteomics (SCP) technologies to discern disease pathogenesis and enhance directed stem-cell differentiation.

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Understanding the Lytic Cycle – What Are the Steps?
Understanding the Lytic Cycle – What Are the Steps?
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Bacteriophage (phage) are viruses that specifically infect bacteria. They have a two-phase lifecycle, residing in a dormant state within the host genome (lysogenic cycle) or hijacking the host cellular machinery for their own replication (lytic cycle). Here we will explore the important steps of the lytic cycle.

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Cold Plasma for Seed, Fruit and Vegetable Decontamination and Plant Disease Control
Cold Plasma for Seed, Fruit and Vegetable Decontamination and Plant Disease Control
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An effective way to increase crop yield is to minimize losses to pathogenic microorganisms by improving the disease resistance of crop plants. A recently emerging alternative to conventional methods for improving plant disease resistance is cold plasma.

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