Mark a Course for the Future – Biomarkers in Cancer Immunotherapy
Here we explore how biomarkers are driving the immuno-oncology landscape. We dive into cutting-edge biomarker research and the challenges facing the field.
The “Streetlight Effect” in Proteomics
A bias exists within proteomics, where certain proteins are studied less frequently than others. In this article, we hear from Professor Kathryn Lilley on why some proteins attract less research attention, why this is problematic and how The Understudied Protein Initiative hopes to overcome it.
To Hallucinate or Not: The Big Questions Facing Psychedelics at FENS 2022
One sign that the tide around psychedelic science is changing is the decision by the organizers of the recent Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) conference, the largest such neuroscience event in Europe, to carve out a slot for this burgeoning area of research. Here's a summary of what went down.
CRISPR Screening: Studying Evolution in a Dish
CRISPR screening enables the rapid and unbiased identification of genes relevant to a specific biological pathway. In this article, we explore how researchers are using this cutting-edge tool to shape our understanding of biology and advance medicine.
Unlocking the Power of Precision Medicine – the Rheumatology Example
This article explores the potential for innovative diagnostics and a precision medicine approach to improve treatment for rheumatoid arthritis patients.
We Must Keep the Pressure On To Succeed in Global Public Health During COVID and Beyond
This opinion piece discusses the importance of not letting our guard down on infectious diseases, especially in low and middle income countries where developing effective medications that ensure access and affordability is essential.
IR Spectroscopy and FTIR Spectroscopy: How an FTIR Spectrometer Works and FTIR Analysis
Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy is a hugely popular technique today. In this article, we consider, what it is, how it works, how to interpret the data and its many applications.
The Birth Control Burden May Soon Be Shared
In this article we will explore a variety of contraceptives, their advantages and drawbacks, as well as emerging technologies and techniques that could improve contraceptive options and broaden their access.
Radically Rethinking Scientific Publication: The “Octopus” Model
Dr. Alexandra Freeman believes that the major problems associated with research culture in science can be traced back to one source: the current scientific publishing model. In this interview with Technology Networks, she explains why a novel approach, called Octopus, is a logical solution to these issues.
3D Cell Culture: Will Organoids Add a New Dimension to Disease Modeling?
This article explores the world of organoids, their benefits and limitations, and where they may play a role in the future of disease modeling.