In this article, we explore why academia and research can be hard on an individual's mental health, speaking directly with the individuals and organizations that are championing mental health discussions in this space, and highlight areas where we're perhaps falling short and could improve.READ MORE
New to cell culture? Then look no further. Here you will find a basic overview of all things cell culture, from setting up a cell culture lab to understanding basic principles and fundamental techniques. A great starting point to springboard into the world of cellular biology.READ MORE
In this article, we will explore the manufacturing strategies and tools that the biopharmaceutical industry adopted to make such efficient COVID-19 vaccine production possible.READ MORE
In normal health, Ras signaling is central to the regulation of intracellular signaling networks involved in cell proliferation, growth and survival. Like many cellular signaling pathways, however, the Ras-related cascade has a dark side. Mutations in the RAS gene itself, or in upstream or downstream regulators, can push the pathway into a constitutively active, cancer-inducing state.
Fred “Rusty” Gage is president of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. After his recent plenary at the British Neuroscience Association’s Festival of Neuroscience, we spoke with Gage about his research into how our DNA repairs itself and how Alzheimer's disease causes neurons to undergo and identity crisis.READ MORE
Until now, biobanks have primarily operated as standalone innovation centers, evolving their own methods of best practice to protect and regulate human material storage and use. Now, biobanks are at a turning point.READ MORE
In a new study published in Cell Metabolism, scientists share their discovery of a novel, non-invasive biomarker test that can be utilized to measure and track the performance of senolytic drugs.READ MORE
The incredible efforts of scientists and public health agencies worldwide in response to SARS-CoV-2 has resulted in the emergency use authorization and rapid deployment of antibody-based countermeasures, including therapies and vaccines. Their effectiveness is typically measured in a neutralization assay, however, biosafety restrictions make working with SARS-CoV-2 challenging. We take a look at how pseudovirus may offer an alternative tool.READ MORE