World’s First Mobile Genetics Laboratory Fits in Your Pocket
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) scientists developed the world's first mobile genome sequence analyzer, a new iPhone app called iGenomics.
Exploring the Biological Inheritance of Childhood Trauma
A new study found that traumatic experiences in early life cause changes in the blood composition – namely metabolites – that are passed on to the next generation. Technology Networks spoke with Professor Isabelle Mansuy, the study leader, to find out more.
An Introduction to Post-Translational Modifications
Post-translational modifications are changes that are made to proteins after synthesis, typically mediated by enzymes. In this article, we review five examples of some of the most-studied post-translational modifications.
Sniffing Out New Methods for In-Field Pesticide Detection
This article addresses the issues associated with the global use of pesticides, and some ways in which these can be overcome.
Mapping the Human Proteome: A Conversation With Professor Emanuel Petricoin
This year, science celebrates mapping 90% of the human proteome, an endeavor that has been achieved by the Human Proteome Project (HPP). Technology Networks explored the journey to this successful feat by speaking with Professor Emanuel Petricoin.
Mapping the Human Proteome: A Journey
In 2020, we celebrate 90% of the human proteome being mapped by the Human Proteome Project (HPP). In this article, we reflect on the history of this endeavor and the future of the proteomics field, speaking with individuals close to the project.
LAMP During COVID and Beyond - A Fast-Growing Technology With a Wide Range of Applications
Colorimetric LAMP opens up opportunities for human health and medical diagnosis that, until recently, have not been possible due to the specialized requirements of traditional PCR. In this article, discover how the technique can be used in applications ranging from COVID-19 diagnosis to studying telomere dynamics while in outer space.
Microbial-Based Biosynthesis in Modern Medicine
In a recent study published in Nature, researchers successfully produced tropane alkaloids – medicines that have a wide variety of applications, including treating conditions as diverse as Parkinson's disease and motion sickness – in yeast. Technology Networks spoke with Dr Christina Smolke, lead author of the study, to learn more about microbial biosynthesis platforms and their utility in drug discovery and manufacturing.
Taking Cultured Meat to the Next Level
In a study published in Metabolic Engineering, bovine cells were engineered to endogenously produce phytoene, lycopene and β-carotene. We recently had the pleasure of speaking to Andrew Stout, lead author of the study, to learn how these cells were created and explore some of the benefits of engineering in the abilities to produce additional nutrients.
Single-Cell, "Multi-Omics" Analysis Uncovers a New Stage in Immune Cell Formation
A research team from The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute has adopted a single-cell, multi-omics approach to explore this question, focusing particularly on T and B lymphocyte formation. They discovered a new stage in lymphocyte development, information which the researchers say could "enrich future studies of the immune system". We wanted to know more.