Targeting Cancer Through Induced Viral Mimicry
Researchers from Sanford Burnham Prebys have been awarded two grants from the National Institutes of Health to study an emerging therapeutic strategy known as viral mimicry. Dr. Charles Spruck and colleagues are working to understand how a specific pathway silences endogenous retroviruses and retrotransposons selectively in breast cancer cells and whether this could expose a vulnerability that could be exploited.
Investing in the Future of Our People and Our Planet Through Science
We spoke to Geoff Winkett and Michel van den Berge from Agilent, about the importance of fostering academia–industry relationships and how the issue of sustainability is shaping the way they approach the development of new and existing solutions.
Heavy Metal Pollution in Rivers Can Lead to Increased Antibiotic Resistance
Scientists have shown that elevated heavy metal levels in rivers can lead to higher levels of antibiotic resistance.
Theoretical Framework Designed To Help Identify Cancers Caused by Multiple Mutations
Researchers at Rice University have developed a theoretical framework to explain how cancers caused by more than one genetic mutation can be more easily identified and possibly stopped.
Genomic Analysis Reveals Pink Pigeon Is at Risk of Extinction
A major study on the once critically endangered pink pigeon says a high load of bad genetic mutations puts it at considerable risk of extinction in the wild within 100 years without continued conservation actions.
Transmissible and Transferable Vaccines
What are transmissible and transferable vaccines? How can they be utilized to protect against zoonotic viruses? In this article, Demetria Dickinson explores key concepts and research advances in transmissible and transferable vaccines.
Evolution of Lyme Disease Testing and Future Perspectives
This article explores the current state of Lyme disease testing and how improvements could be made in the future to improve time to diagnosis.
Eight Ways To Make Your Lab More Sustainable
Download this guide to discover tips on avoiding single-use plastics, managing your cold storage and conserving water and energy.
Sample Quality Control for Nucleic Acid Analysis Workflows
Sample QC can help maximize research success in both next-generation sequencing (NGS) and biobanking applications. Sample quality metrics such as nucleic acid size, integrity and concentration can be used to rank DNA and RNA fragments from 1 to 10.
Pharmaceutical Standards Guide for UV-Vis Spectrophotometers
For UV-Visible spectrophotometers in regulated laboratories, performance verification (PV) at installation and at set intervals thereafter is needed, however, the selection of standards for use in PV testing can be challenging.
Your Guide to Luminex Multiplex Immunoassays
Multiplexing allows multiple biological target analytes to be simultaneously examined and quantified in a single sample. It’s a technique widely used by scientific researchers of all disciplines and provides many benefits including maximizing the use of limited samples whilst minimizing experimental variability.
Recent Advances in Gene Therapy
Download this listicle to explore recent advances in gene therapy such as novel virus-free delivery systems, precision targeting using lipid nanoparticles and safer gene editing systems.
5 Unique Ways Organ-on-a-Chip Technology Is Being Applied in Biomedical R&D
Download this listicle to explore how organ-on-a-chip systems are being used to research rejected therapeutics for autoimmune disorders, model diseases, screen drugs and assay toxicity, and discover antiviral therapeutics and prophylactics.
New Advances in Cancer Drug Discovery
Download this listicle to discover new biological insights, explore various drug modalities and uncover novel drug combinations.