A Conversation on Immunity
Dr. Jenna Macciochi is a lecturer in immunology at the University of Sussex, where her research centers on understanding the role that nutrition and lifestyle play in human immunity. Technology Networks sat down with Dr. Macciochi to ask: how can we really stay well? What has immunological research taught us about the effects of modern lifestyle on our bodies and what are some of the latest breakthroughs in this field?
A Degeneration of Trust
Recently, an expose article was published revealing a potential fabrication of data by prominent investigators of Alzheimer’s disease. In this op-ed piece, Michael Kinch explores the catastrophic impact of scientific fraud.
Cell and Gene Therapy: Rewriting the Future of Medicine
Cell and gene therapies are reshaping how we address previously untreatable illnesses. This article will discuss advances in cell and gene therapy development and manufacturing.
The Binomial Test
The Binomial test, sometimes referred to as the Binomial exact test, is a test used in sampling statistics to assess whether a proportion of a binary variable is equal to some hypothesized value. In this article, we explore the key features of this test and walk through an example test.
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.
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.
Glycoproteomics: A Novel Domain of Clinical Testing
This article describes the background and potential of the emerging field of glycoproteomics.
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.
How To Accelerate Vaccine Production – And Avoid Speed Bumps
In this article, we discuss key challenges in vaccine development scale up, highlighting various strategies for overcoming them.