Are We Heading for a Coronavirus Pandemic?
The coronavirus outbreak looks set-in for the long haul, with new strong holds and cases cropping in a constant stream. A question mark has also been raised over the possibility of re-infection. Officials and health authorities are doing their best to try and limit the spread but it requires the cooperation of the public.
Exploring the Genetic Contribution to Incongruence Between an Individual's Internal Gender and External Sex
Technology Networks spoke with John Graham Theisen, MD, senior author of a recent study that explored the contribution of genetics to our gender identity.
Disease Detectives: Working on the Frontline
Throughout human history, we have always been at war with infectious agents. In the past, there used to be less sophisticated tools to identify epidemics. Nowadays, more advanced technologies, such as genomic sequencing, are being harnessed to gain information about infectious agents.
Can Preprints Shake Up Biomedical Publishing?
Academic publishing has proved stubbornly resistant to change, but preprint servers have started to make their mark. Technology Networks spoke to BiorXiv content lead Samantha Hindle to find out more about how preprints could shake up publishing and give scientists a new avenue through which to share their research.
The Therapeutic Antibody Revolution
A crucial component of our immune system, antibodies are now the most rapidly growing class of approved biopharmaceutical drugs. We explore the past, present and future of therapeutic monoclonal antibodies.
How Bad Is the Coronavirus Outbreak Becoming?
The short answer is, in terms of deaths at least, the current coronavirus outbreak is not as bad as it was initially predicted. However, researchers are working tirelessly as new data becomes available to refine models vital for disease management.
Latest on Coronavirus Outbreak
As the novel coronavirus, that originated in Wuhan, China continues its global march, the first two cases have been confirmed in the UK. This brings the number of affected countries to 24, although all 213 deaths have thus far been isolated to China.
Cancer Biomarkers: Powering Precision Medicine
Researchers are developing biomarker tests to detect cancer early, monitor therapeutic efficacy and predict outcomes – making diagnosis and treatment more precise.
Global Alarm Over Spread of Novel Coronavirus
Today an emergency committee convened in Geneva to discuss whether or not the current outbreak of a novel coronavirus in China should be declared a “public health emergency of international concern.”
Genetically Modifying Trees To Fight Climate Change
Technology Networks spoke with Russell Monson, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona, to learn more about a recent study in which poplar trees were genetically modified to not harm air quality.