We've updated our Privacy Policy to make it clearer how we use your personal data.

We use cookies to provide you with a better experience, read our Cookie Policy

SNP Genotyping on qPCR Platforms: Troubleshooting for Amplification and Cluster Separation

Video

Daniel Tsang provides an overview of genotyping using real-time PCR (qPCR) technology, including challenges and ways to overcome these challenges.

Watch Now

Unlocking the Secrets of Brain Organization -in the Fruit Fly

Article

As many people spent the summer trying to keep the flies away from their fruit-bowls, an international group of scientists published one of the biggest and most important datasets in the field of connectomics to date, the complete 3D electron micrograph volume of the fruit-fly (Drosophila melanogaster) brain.

Read more

Kidney Encapsulation - Immunosuppression Filter

Video

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.

Watch Now

Newborn Screening

Infographic

Neonatal screening is designed to identify newborn babies with conditions that are treatable, but not clinically evident in the newborn period. Download this infographic to learn about one of the most successful public health screening programs to date.

Read more
Cancer Vaccine Progress: Potentially Rich Source of Tumor Specific Antigens Identified

Cancer Vaccine Progress: Potentially Rich Source of Tumor Specific Antigens Identified

News

The immunogenicity and efficacy of tumor specific antigen vaccination for select antigens has been validated in mouse models of cancer. The researchers believe that clinical trials for human cancer vaccines could start within the next 2-3 years.

Read more
 
New Regulators of Macrophage Pyroptosis
News

Two enzymes, TAK1 and IKK, have been identified as important kinases involved in the regulation of pyroptosis - a highly inflammatory form of programmed cell death, which often forms part of the antimicrobial response.

Read more

The Source of Stem Cells Points to Two Proteins
News

Negative feedback between HIPPO and Par complex components ensure robust lineage segregation in mice.

Read more

Coffee Compounds Could Team Up to Fight Parkinson’s?
News

Rutgers scientists have found a compound in coffee that may team up with caffeine to fight Parkinson's disease and Lewy body dementia - two progressive and currently incurable diseases associated with brain degeneration.

Read more

 
 
 
 
A Controversial World-first: Gene-Edited Human Babies

A Controversial World-first: Gene-Edited Human Babies

Article

A Chinese scientist, He Jiankui, has claimed that he helped make the world-first gene-edited babies: two twin baby girls. Reportedly, he used CRISPR-Cas9 to edit embryos for seven couples during IVF fertility treatment, and engineered the embryos to possess resistance to HIV infection. He Jiankui, from the Southern University of Science and Technology, is now facing investigation over whether the experiment was illegal.

Read more
 
Data Integrity – Chinese Whispers Will Kill Your Data
Article

Sharing data is often a bit like passing round a message in chinese whispers - small change and errors can ultimately ruin the data and render it unfit for purpose. Here, we look at data integrity in the context of shared data and introduce some procedures that will mitigate against Chinese Whispers

Read more


Insects – THE New Animal Feed in the EU
Article

The world population increases and so does the need for food. In order to breed more livestock, naturally, more animal feed is necessary but production of protein rich feed, such as soy and fishmeal are damaging the environment. Several alternatives have been proposed but one in particular seems very promising: insects!

Read more