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CRISPR in Drug Combination Discovery

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Dr David Sorrell, Horizon Discovery, explains how CRISPR is used in drug combination discovery.

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PromethION in action, in labs around the world

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The PromethION is Oxford Nanopore Technologies' largest sequencing device, capable of delivering many terabases of data, in real time, from a single run. Hear how teams across a broad range of applications, based in labs all over the world — US (UCSF, UCD, JCVI and UCSC), China (GrandOmics and Biomarker) and Europe (KeyGene, Genescope and UMC Utrecht) — are using PromethION in their work.

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Cellphone-microchip Duo Detects HIV
Cellphone-microchip Duo Detects HIV
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A portable and affordable mobile diagnostic tool detects HIV viruses and monitors its management in resource-limited regions, utilizing a cellphone and nanotechnology.

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Staphylococcus aureus's Trojan Horse
Staphylococcus aureus's Trojan Horse
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Infectious Staphylococcus aureus diverts to its advantage a structure set up by human cells, in order to destroy and invade.

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Up-scaling Production of MiRNA-enriched Extracellular Vesicles
Up-scaling Production of MiRNA-enriched Extracellular Vesicles
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Overexpressing an miRNA precursor in cells increases the specific miRNA content in extra-cellular vesicles, a potential new mode of drug delivery vehicle.

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Eye-opening Discovery for CJD
Eye-opening Discovery for CJD
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The infectious agent of sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) has been found in the eyes of deceased CJD patients, raising concern for eye exams and transplants.

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Epigenetic Treatments Could Trigger Aggressive Tumors
Epigenetic Treatments Could Trigger Aggressive Tumors
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A team headed by ICREA researchers Salvador Aznar Benitah and Fran Supek concludes that care should be taken with drugs that inhibit epigenetic factors.

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10-20% of Cells in a Kidney Organoid Found to be Non-Renal
10-20% of Cells in a Kidney Organoid Found to be Non-Renal
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Single-cell transcriptomics revealed 10-20% of cells in a kidney organoid were non-renal cells.

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Care in the Community – How Biofilms Improve Bacterial Survival
Care in the Community – How Biofilms Improve Bacterial Survival
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A single bacterial cell on its own is vulnerable to attack and like many living things they can benefit from safety in numbers. But bacteria take communal living to a whole new level, forming veritable civilizations - the bacterial biofilm.

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Antigenic Drift vs Antigenic Shift
Antigenic Drift vs Antigenic Shift
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As part of the host-pathogen arms race, viruses are continually evolving to evade the host immune response, be it from previous infection or immunity acquired through vaccination. Here we take a look at the processes of antigenic drift and antigenic shift.

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Exploiting Epigenetics in Cancer Treatment
Exploiting Epigenetics in Cancer Treatment
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Changes to the complex of DNA and the proteins that form chromatin are important drivers in many cancers. We explore the challenges and progress in the development of new therapies targeting epigenetic regulators.

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Exploring the Public’s Perception of Food Fraud
Exploring the Public’s Perception of Food Fraud
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When you go to the shops to buy the weekly groceries, it’s quite likely you’ll find yourself thinking about where your food has come from. Is this organic? Is that free-range? You are perhaps less likely to find yourself wondering, “Is this food fake?”

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Understanding the Lytic Cycle – What Are the Steps?
Understanding the Lytic Cycle – What Are the Steps?
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Bacteriophage (phage) are viruses that specifically infect bacteria. They have a two-phase lifecycle, residing in a dormant state within the host genome (lysogenic cycle) or hijacking the host cellular machinery for their own replication (lytic cycle). Here we will explore the important steps of the lytic cycle.

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Cold Plasma for Seed, Fruit and Vegetable Decontamination and Plant Disease Control
Cold Plasma for Seed, Fruit and Vegetable Decontamination and Plant Disease Control
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An effective way to increase crop yield is to minimize losses to pathogenic microorganisms by improving the disease resistance of crop plants. A recently emerging alternative to conventional methods for improving plant disease resistance is cold plasma.

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