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How We Tackle Antibiotic Resistance Now
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The fight against antibiotic resistance is real and is something we all have a responsibility in tackling. In fact, antibiotic resistance kills an estimated 700,000 people each year and has fuelled the re-emergence of illnesses that had become a rarity in many parts of the world.

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Bioimaging Using Microscopes: Challenges, Benefits and the Future
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The imaging of biological samples, or bioimaging, plays a key role in current life science research, enabling scientists to analyze molecules, cells and tissues from a range of living systems.

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Targeted Drug Delivery Via Nanoparticles Could Help Repair Transplant Organs
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Scientists have designed targeted nanoparticles to aid the therapeutic delivery of drugs directly to organs. This new technique could increase the number of viable organs available for transplantation.

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Uncovering the Role of H. pylori in Stomach Cancer
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An interdisciplinary team of researchers recently demonstrated the role that H. pylori plays in gastric stem cell renewal. We spoke to lead author, Professor Thomas Meyer from the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, to learn more about the study and its wider implications for the future diagnosis and treatment of stomach cancer.

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Pumpkins Hold the Key to Natural Disinfectants
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Specific bacterial communities found on Styrian oilseed pumpkins were found to produce highly effective volatiles that inhibited the growth of both human and plant pathogens. The discovery has been applied to decontamination of hatching eggs which is currently performed using toxic formaldehyde.

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Antigen vs Antibody – What Are the Differences?
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Here we outline the differences between antigens and antibodies, and the roles that the two play in vaccination.

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Academics Hone in on Human Antibodies to Fight Zika and Dengue Viruses
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An academic collaboration has developed monoclonal antibodies that could directly overcome two of the most prevalent mosquito-borne viruses in the world.

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CRISPRa: A universal "on switch" to identify functional gene enhancers
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CRISPRa is a widely applicable tool for untying genetic interactions in all kinds of cells and could be used to build functional regulatory maps of the human genome.

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Umbilical Cord-Derived Stem Cells Could Help Those with Heart Failure
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Umbilical cord-derived stem cells could be the answer for patients with heart failure. A study published yesterday, indicates that cardiac muscle function and quality-of-life could be enhanced after treatment with this specific type of stem cell.

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Personalised Medicine: Transforming lives one diagnosis at a time
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No longer confined to research projects and blue sky thinking, personalised medicine is having an impact in the real world, providing smarter diagnosis, guiding treatment decisions and producing better outcomes.

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