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ELISA – News and Features

T cells.

How Do Immune Cells Switch From Being Killers to Forming Memories?

Reversible switch permits infection-fighting blood cells to change course to become long-lived memory cells instead of short-lived killer cells.
Double helix structure of DNA.

Unveiling the Ocean's Genetic Secrets

The largest study of ocean DNA reveals the rich world of ocean microbes. With more than 317 million gene groups, the Catalog 1.0 is an open-source database that can drive biotechnology innovation and uncover the role of marine microbes.
Hands hold two packaged joints of meat in a grocery store.

Meat Authenticity and Tackling Meat Fraud

Due to the horsemeat scandal that rocked the European food industry in 2013, the industry as a whole is now more prepared to tackle incidents of suspected fraud. This article explores the analytical tools used to authenticate meat and tackle meat fraud.
Gloved hands drop blood into a slide.

Blood Test Identifies Multiple Sclerosis Biomarkers With 90% Accuracy

A simple blood test that detects IgG antibody aggregates, a biomarker for multiple sclerosis, with 90% accuracy could enhance MS diagnostics.

Biologic Production and Host Cell Proteins

Host cell proteins can prove problematic for the development of novel biopharmaceuticals. This article will highlight some of the latest advances in host cell analysis strategies and how they are being implemented.
A person applying cream to their hand.

Common Polymer Found in Cosmetics Could Reduce Drug Effectiveness

A study of 500 health people has found that antibodies can develop against polyethylene glycol (PEG), a substance used in cosmetics, food and medicine, which might hinder the effectiveness of drugs.
Graphical representation of the human liver surrounded by antibodies.

Autoantibody Detection for the Differentiation of Autoimmune Liver Diseases

This article explores the importance of testing for liver-related autoantibodies to differentiate between three autoimmune liver diseases.
Cancer cells.

Targeting Iron Could Lead to New Anti-Cancer Drugs

Researchers discovered a new class of iron-targeting compounds that hamper the proliferation of cultured malignant cells in a laboratory setting. The new molecules exploit the iron dependency of malignant cells.
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Hearing Loss Restored in Mice Using Gene “Switch”

Researchers reversed hearing loss in mice by restoring the function of a defective gene. The proof-of-concept study suggests that some types of hearing loss caused by reduced gene activity could be reversible.
A series of brain scans on a black background.

Tau-Based Imaging Technique Is Superior Predictor of Alzheimer's-Linked Cognitive Decline

Early diagnosis is likely to be essential in treating Alzheimer's disease. A team has demonstrated that tau PET - a novel imaging technique for visualizing the tau protein - can predict cognitive decline in patients much better than the imaging techniques normally used.