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Academics Hone in on Human Antibodies to Fight Zika and Dengue Viruses
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An academic collaboration has developed monoclonal antibodies that could directly overcome two of the most prevalent mosquito-borne viruses in the world.

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Cryopreservation Freezing Methods and Equipment
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This article will describe the workflow, methods and equipment used for freezing, storage and thawing samples.

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Studying the Role of Astrocytes and Microglia in Neurodegenerative Disease: in vivo animal models or in vitro cell culture?
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New in vitro cell culture methods, such as three-dimensional co-cultures of primary human cells that more accurately mimic the in vivo multicellular environment can, therefore, complement or even replace in vivo studies using animal models.

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Organoids: The mini-organs advancing the study of human development and disease
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A "hot topic" in the last few years, organoids are becoming very attractive tools to study human development and disease.

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CRISPRa: A universal "on switch" to identify functional gene enhancers
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CRISPRa is a widely applicable tool for untying genetic interactions in all kinds of cells and could be used to build functional regulatory maps of the human genome.

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Personalised Medicine: Transforming lives one diagnosis at a time
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No longer confined to research projects and blue sky thinking, personalised medicine is having an impact in the real world, providing smarter diagnosis, guiding treatment decisions and producing better outcomes.

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Umbilical Cord-Derived Stem Cells Could Help Those with Heart Failure
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Umbilical cord-derived stem cells could be the answer for patients with heart failure. A study published yesterday, indicates that cardiac muscle function and quality-of-life could be enhanced after treatment with this specific type of stem cell.

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Could a Lipid be the Key to Treating Chronic Inflammatory Diseases?
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The lipid, 10-nitro-oleic-acid, an endogenous nitro-fatty acid (NFA) modulator, is being explored as a treatment for chronic inflammatory diseases. Prof. Valerie O'Donnell's group was one of the few that originally identified the lipid’s ability to reduce inflammation.

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AACC: Mass Spec Continues to Make Inroads
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The need for accurate, robust, and easy-to-use diagnostic tools was a common theme at this year’s AACC, which, in its 69th year, drew a record-breaking 21,300 attendees to San Diego.

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Zika Virus Infectivity Profile and Developing Tools to Fight it
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Repurposing drugs could provide therapies to prevent or cure Zika virus infection.

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