If you want to build a foundational understanding of genomics in both health and disease, it's important to be able to distinguish between the different type of genetic mutations that can occur. Here, we take a look at some of the mutations that can be encountered and the impact they have on the genome.READ MORE
In this article, we explore how the use of cannabis within UK pharmaceuticals is expected to change, as well as the medicinal benefits offered by cannabis, and cannabinoids.READ MORE
You’re unwell, you see a doctor, they prescribe you a medicine… and you take it. But how exactly is that drug having an effect? What is its mechanism of action? Drugs exhibit their effects through specific protein–target interactions. Andrew Lynn, Chief Executive Officer at Fluidic Analytics discusses why understanding protein–target interactions is so important.READ MORE
Liquid biopsies are tests conducted on blood samples that examine biomarkers shed by tumors, such as cancer cells or pieces of tumor DNA. The data from liquid biopsies can be used in place of or alongside that of traditional surgical biopsies. In this article, we review the theory behind liquid biopsies and their applications in cancer medicine.
Here, we examine one common branch of cell death, apoptosis, and explain why studying aberrations in apoptotic signaling is important for understanding and addressing a range of human pathologies. We also highlight techniques that enable studies of apoptosis.READ MORE
Immunotherapies delivered in pill form aren’t yet the default cancer treatment. Techniques like protein painting are bringing that day closer.READ MORE
From detecting cancer to microbial infections, and now even fungal infections, PCR has become the gold standard of analyzing gene expression. In this article, we explore how PCR is used as a novel diagnostic strategy to identify clinically important yeast species, as well as to detect mutations that could guide therapeutic decisions for lung cancer patients.READ MORE
In this article, we discuss the challenges scientists face when employing conventional benchtop centrifuge systems, and explain how the latest technological advances are helping laboratories to overcome them, allowing organizations to improve efficiency and achieve more reliable results.
As more drug targets are discovered in the fight to treat diseases such as cancer, producing the right drugs for these targets is key to providing the best treatment and prolonging health in cancer patients.READ MORE