8 Stories of Lab Safety Gone Wrong

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Read about eight incidents from which we can all learn important lessons about lab safety.

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Eye Microbiome Helps Protect Mice From Pathogens

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Resident microbes living on the eye are essential for immune responses that protect the eye from infection.

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Ingestible Drug-Delivery Materials May Improve Patient Treatment Compliance

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Hydrogel-based capsules could expand and reside in the GI tract for days, slowly releasing medication.

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Cell Recycling System Offers Therapeutic Entry Point for Rare Disease Treatment

Cell Recycling System Offers Therapeutic Entry Point for Rare Disease Treatment

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Scientists have demonstrated how an investigational drug works against a rare, fatal genetic disease, Niemann-Pick type C1 (NPC1).

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Hypothalamic Stem Cells Control Speed of Ageing
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Researchers have found that stem cells in the brain’s hypothalamus govern how fast aging occurs in the body, which could lead to new strategies for warding off age-related diseases and extending lifespan.

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CRISPR Used to Prevent Development of Angiogenesis of the Retina
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Powerful new technology may lead to novel therapies to prevent vision loss, blindness in those with diseases of the retina.

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Could This Be a "Silver Bullet" for Preventing and Treating Colon Cancer?
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A team of scientists targeted the gene CtBP with a drug known as HIPP (2-hydroxy-imino phenylpyruvic acid) and were able to reduce the development of pre-cancerous polyps by half.

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