|Ocular papillary changes on the caruncle surface in allergic conjunctivitis|
Milton M. Hom, OD, FAAO1, Leslie E. O’Dell, OD, FAAO2, Carl J. May, Jr., MD2, Leonard Bielory, MD3
The caruncle is small, pink, globular nodule at the inner corner of the eye. We found the papillary changes of the caruncle corresponds to changes in palpebral conjunctiva seen in allergic conjunctivitis. There may indicate a greater inflammatory response in the caruncle resulting in greater itching in the nasal corners of the eye. Allergists can easily assess the caruncle.
|EU-OPENSCREEN - The European Research Infrastructure of Open Screening Platforms for Chemical Biology|
EU-OPENSCREEN (www.eu-openscreen.eu) is the largest emerging academic chemical biology research infrastructure initiative in Europe with the aim to collaboratively develop novel research tool compounds with external scientists. As a joint effort of national networks in 16 European countries, EU-OPENSCREEN offers access to high-throughput screening platforms, chemistry services, an open-access database, a large compound collection and an open-access database.
|Reducing Biases in Small RNA Sequencing|
Adam Morris Ph.D., Dawn Obermoeller, Masoud Toloue Ph.D.
Small RNA-Seq libraries utilizing randomized adapters demonstrated significantly less bias and more even coverage due to reductions in ligase bias.
|Amplicon Based 16S Ribosomal RNA Sequencing and Genus Identification|
*Jan Risinger, *Lindsey Renken, +Josh Hill, +Noushin Ghaffari, PhD, +Richard P. Metz, PhD, +Charles D. Johnson, PhD, *Masoud M. Toloue, Ph
Rapid determination of highly complex bacterial populations through targeted amplification of 16S rRNA V1 - V3 hypervariable regions can provide an accurate gauge of diversity at taxonomic hierarchies as low as the genus level.
|Direct flow synthesis of H2O2 catalysed by palladium supported on sulfonated polystyrene resins|
Aurélie Plas, Eduard Dolušic and Steve Lanners
Development of a continuous microfluidic process for the production of hydrogen peroxide by direct synthesis with a minimalised ecological footprint.
|Fighting Blindness with 3D-NET "Drug Discovery & Development of Novel Eye Therapeutics"|
Pilar Ventosa-Andrés, Nils Ohnesorge, Yolanda Fernández, Yolanda Alvarez and Breandán Kennedy
3D-NET, “Drug Discovery & Development of Novel Eye Therapeutics”, is a new European research consortium of industry and academic partners focusing efforts to enhance the discovery and development of drugs targeting ocular pathologies that lead to blindness.
|Idebenone Inhibits Cell Proliferation by Blocking of ANO1/ TMEM16A Chloride Channel in Adenocarcinoma Cells|
Idebenone significantly reduced cell proliferation and induced apoptosis in PC-3, CFPAC-1, HT-29, T-84 and Calu-3 cells having CaCCs activities. These data suggest that idebenone, an ANO1/CaCC inhibitor, has potential for use in cancer therapy.
|Pressure-Based Volume Measurement Technology for In-process Measurement of Microplate Contents|
John Thomas Bradshaw, Bill Gigante, Christoph Schwedes
Modern drug discovery and research labs are utilizing complex automation systems to assist in
high throughput screening of novel drug candidates. A large portion of these laboratories are
using ANSI-SBS-standard 96- and 384-well plates to achieve the necessary throughput. The volume
of sample transferred into and out of these plates can be critical to the success of assays or
validation of procedures.
|Environmental Studies Using the Tecan QC Kit and an Automated Liquid Handling System|
George Rodrigues, Emily Avis, Alf Price, Verena Gerber
The study illustrates the effect of two environmental factors (air temperature and humidity) on the volumetric performance of a Tecan Freedom EVO ® pipetting robot, equipped with a liquid LiHa (Liquid Handling Arm). Tecan recommends that the EVO be installed in a controlled environment. However, some users choose to operate in less controlled conditions.
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