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Gene Therapy – Insights Into Current Applications and Future Prospects

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Download this listicle to learn about key approaches, challenges and advances in gene therapy.

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ADME 101 Drug Metabolism Webinar: Reaction Phenotyping Studies

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It is important to identify the enzymes that significantly contribute to the metabolism of a drug candidate and to evaluate the potential of a drug candidate to be a victim or perpetrator. Knowing how a drug candidate is eliminated by the human body is important in understanding the potential for drug-drug interactions.

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Why Use Stem Cells To Treat Neurological Diseases? With Dr Mariah Lelos

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This installment of Teach Me in 10 features Dr Mariah Lelos, a senior lecturer at Cardiff University. Watch this Teach Me in 10 to discover why stem cells are an emerging treatment for neurological diseases such as Parkinson's and Huntington's

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Step Closer to Eco-Friendly Fungicides Thanks to Protein Discovery

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New research reveals an essential step in scientists' quest to create targeted, more eco-friendly fungicides that protect food crops. Scientists found that plants use extracellular vesicles to launch RNA molecules at fungal invaders, suppressing the genes that make the fungi dangerous.

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Brain Cells Taken From Patients With Bipolar Disorder Malfunction
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Researchers have shown that an inflammation-promoting molecule called interleukin-6 (IL-6), which is secreted by astrocytes, may contribute to defects associated with bipolar disorder. The results highlight the potential role of astrocyte-mediated inflammatory signaling in the psychiatric disease, although further investigation is needed.

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Researchers Explore the Brain During Puzzle-Solving
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New research suggests that when problem-solving, the brain can recognize when a strategy isn't working. In studying around 200 puzzle-takers with a computer model and functional MRI (fMRI) images, researchers have learned more about the processes of reasoning and decision-making, pinpointing the brain pathway that springs into action when problem-solving goes south.

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Can Watching Your Brain Waves Reduce Psychiatric Symptoms?
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In recent years, researchers have begun using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) not just for better understanding the neural bases of psychiatric illness, but also for experimental treatment of depression, ADHD, anxiety, PTSD, substance use disorder, and schizophrenia with a technique called real-time fMRI neurofeedback (rtfMRI-NF).

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The COVID-19 Whack-a-Mole
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As the pandemic enters its second year, the case for optimism has grown shakier. SARS-CoV-2 has been mutating. New variants have arisen in the United Kingdom, Brazil and South Africa, and seem intent on evading our remarkable new vaccines before we’ve even fully rolled them out.

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The Promise of Natural Killer Cells
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In this article, we discuss the potential benefits of Natural killer (NK) cell therapies.

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Stay Up-to-Date With COVID-19 Drug Development
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Researchers are working tirelessly to design new drugs and repurpose existing drugs against the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.

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Teach Me in 10
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At Technology Networks we understand the importance of time. That's why we've launched Teach Me in 10 a video series that challenges scientists to present and summarize their research area, a scientific concept, or technology in ten minutes or less.

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Targeting the Dopamine Receptor Pathway To Treat AML
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Technology Networks recently interviewed Prof. Mick Bhatia, from McMaster University, to learn more about his research focused on the role of abnormal dopamine receptor pathway activation in adult patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML).

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Emerging Technologies Required for Pharma 4.0
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In this article, we discuss the evolution from today’s pharmaceutical manufacturing to the future methods of Pharma 4.0. In particular, we explore some of the technologies and techniques that can smooth that transition and briefly review several ongoing examples of industrial innovation.

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