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How We Tackle Antibiotic Resistance Now
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The fight against antibiotic resistance is real and is something we all have a responsibility in tackling. In fact, Antibiotic resistance kills an estimated 700,000 people each year and has fuelled the re-emergence of illnesses that had become a rarity in many parts of the world.

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The MAPK Pathway as a Therapeutic Target in Cancer Research
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Following the rapid and striking success of vemurafenib, a MAPK targeting drug used to treat melanoma, interest in this critical cell signalling pathway has exploded.

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Targeted Drug Delivery Via Nanoparticles Could Help Repair Transplant Organs
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Scientists have designed targeted nanoparticles to aid the therapeutic delivery of drugs directly to organs. This new technique could increase the number of viable organs available for transplantation.

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Lipidomics Opens Doors to Understanding Stem Cell Differentiation
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It has long been known that the fats we consume in our diet can have an impact on our health. However, their implications on cell differentiation has not previously been understood. We spoke to Professor Ilya Levental about his group's exciting work in this field, the role of lipidomics and how this may affect the future of healthcare.

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Uncovering the Role of H. pylori in Stomach Cancer
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An interdisciplinary team of researchers recently demonstrated the role that H. pylori plays in gastric stem cell renewal. We spoke to lead author, Professor Thomas Meyer from the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, to learn more about the study and its wider implications for the future diagnosis and treatment of stomach cancer.

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Isolating Exosomes for Cancer Diagnostics
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Exosomes offer a promising avenue for the minimally invasive diagnosis and monitoring of a range of cancers. Overcoming the challenges of isolating these small vesicles from biofluids could lead to wider adoption of exosome technologies in the clinic, and eventually translate into earlier detection and improved treatment plans for cancer patients.

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Microfluidics for Cell Culture and Analysis
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From the initial vision of re-creating entire chemistry laboratories on chips, microfluidics has evolved into niche applications for cell culture and analytical science.

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Phenotypic Screening in Drug Discovery
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There is an ever-growing curiosity in the potential benefit of combining phenotypic and genomic data, in the quest to advance small-molecule drug discovery. Understanding the advantages and challenges of phenotypic screening will help enhance its value as a tool for identifying drug candidates.

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Antigen vs Antibody – What Are the Differences?
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Here we outline the differences between antigens and antibodies, and the roles that the two play in vaccination.

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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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