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What the World’s First Pig to Human Heart Transplant Could Mean for the Future of Transplants
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What the World’s First Pig to Human Heart Transplant Could Mean for the Future of Transplants

On January 7, the world's first genetically-modified pig heart transplant occurred. The surgery was not a clinical trial, but a procedure granted emergency authorization by the US Food and Drug Administration due to the patient's critical condition. What will it mean for the future of transplants?
Scanning Probe Microscopy – Including Scanning Tunneling Microscopy and Atomic Force Microscopy – Principles and Applications
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Scanning Probe Microscopy – Including Scanning Tunneling Microscopy and Atomic Force Microscopy – Principles and Applications

In this article, we explore what scanning probe microscopy is, the different forms of the technique, strengths, limitations and applications.
Promises and Challenges of Target-Based Drug Discovery
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Promises and Challenges of Target-Based Drug Discovery

In this article, we will compare the two key drug discovery approaches, the challenges and opportunities of each and the future of target-based drug discovery.
Designing Vaccines With Reverse Vaccinology
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Designing Vaccines With Reverse Vaccinology

Most vaccine development begins with looking at the pathogen. Scientists pinpoint key residues needed for the virus to enter the body and develop vaccines that train the body to recognize signatures of the foreign invader. Kevin O'Neil Saunders, associate professor of surgery and director of research at the Duke Human Vaccine Institute at Duke University develops vaccines after analyzing the body’s immune response to a pathogen.
Establishing Good Laboratory Pipetting Practices May Be More Important Than You Realize
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Establishing Good Laboratory Pipetting Practices May Be More Important Than You Realize

This article will highlight how new pipetting systems are helping scientists achieve more reliable and reproducible datasets, and discuss how manufacturers are supporting customers to get the most from pipetting systems.
Mycoplasma Contamination: Minimizing Risk To Avoid Cell Culture Complications
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Mycoplasma Contamination: Minimizing Risk To Avoid Cell Culture Complications

Avoiding contamination is a serious and continual challenge across all cell culture processes. This article explores a problematic microbiological contaminant, mycoplasma, and examines the tools available to help prevent its establishment and mitigate its impact.
The Role of DNA Methylation in Human Disease
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The Role of DNA Methylation in Human Disease

DNA methylation is one of the earliest epigenetic modifications to be discovered in human beings. Here we highlight some of the diseases caused by aberrant DNA methylation.
Return From Extinction
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Return From Extinction

The prospect of "reviving" an extinct species – or a, genetic hybrid version of it – is moving closer to reality thanks to the sophistication of genome engineering technologies. In this article, sit down with Professor George Church to learn about his plans to "de-extinct" the woolly mammoth.
A Next-Generation SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine
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A Next-Generation SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine

A naturally occurring nanoparticle yields a new type of vaccine that offers broad-acting protection against emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants. With further development, the approach may lead to a pan-coronavirus vaccine.
High-Throughput Technologies: Exploring Advances and Key Applications
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High-Throughput Technologies: Exploring Advances and Key Applications

This article will explore how high-throughput technologies are continuing to advance research in the life sciences. It will also and highlight various areas directly benefiting, including drug discovery, genomics and molecular biology.
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