Seven days in science - 24 March 2017

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Test your knowledge of what's been happening in the scientific world over the past seven days.

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Adolescent Chicken Immune System Not Mature Enough for Vaccine

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Research reveals the immune system of farmed hens does not mature by the time they are culled for their meat, at six months of age.

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Simplify Your 3D Cell Culture with a Novel Method for Tissue Modeling

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This video shows the technology behind the RAFT™ 3D Cell Culture System and how it creates high-density collagen scaffolds with cells embedded. The RAFT™ System has successfully been used in many research areas including toxicology, oncology, blood brain barrier models, corneal models and more. Coming along with easy-to-follow protocols, RAFT™ System allows you to set up robust 3D cultures in less than an hour. Learn more about RAFT™ System on www.lonza.com/raft-3d-culture.com.

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Making Strides in Regenerative Medicine

Life In Science

We spoke to Dr. William Murphy, to learn about the work his lab is doing to develop biomaterials and help advance the regenerative medicine field.

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Testing the Efficacy of Gene Therapies
Testing the Efficacy of Gene Therapies
News

Using a new cellular model, innovative gene therapy approaches for the hereditary immunodeficiency Chronic Granulomatous Disease can be tested more rapidly and more cost-effectively in the lab for their efficacy.

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Targeting a Tumor Trigger
Targeting a Tumor Trigger
News

Researchers explore a potential therapeutic approach against cancer stem cells.

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Measuring Heart Toxicity of Cancer Drugs
Measuring Heart Toxicity of Cancer Drugs
News

Using human heart cells generated from adult stem cells, researchers have developed an index that may be used to determine how toxic a group of cancer drugs, called tyrosine kinase inhibitors.

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Simplified Production of Human Brain and Muscle Cells
Simplified Production of Human Brain and Muscle Cells
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A new platform technology, OPTi-OX, optimises the way of switching on genes in human stem cells, enabling the production of millions of human brain and muscle cells in days.

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Accurately Detecting Single Nucleotide Variations in Individual Cells
Accurately Detecting Single Nucleotide Variations in Individual Cells
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AccuSomatic Amplification for Single Cell Sequencing enables the discovery of true somatic SNVs in single cells that could not be accurately detected by any prior method.

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Biomarker Predicts Death in Sepsis Patients
Biomarker Predicts Death in Sepsis Patients
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Methylthioadenosine has been identified as a biomarker that can predict which patients are most likely to die from sepsis, and could be used to improve diagnosis and treatment.

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