What Led to Reagent Shortages for Coronavirus Testing in the US?
Testing the right person is a crucial aspect in any pandemic. Apart from saving lives, widespread testing can provide important data required to model the course of the outbreak. Reagents are a critical component of testing. Unfortunately, many US labs have struggled to procure the reagents needed to perform large batches of coronavirus diagnostic testing.
A Point-of-Care CRISPR-based COVID-19 Diagnostic Could Be on the Horizon
The lab of Dr Changchun Liu at the University of Connecticut Health Center is developing a simple, low-cost, CRISPR-based method which can detect infectious diseases such as COVID-19. Technology Networks spoke to Dr Liu to learn more about the method and the next steps to be taken before a point-of-care diagnostic test using it could become widely available.
Cell Signaling Insights Leveraged for Glaucoma and Cancer Therapy Development
In this article, we delve into some of the cell signaling pathways involved in glaucoma and cancer and how they represent promising new approaches to treatment.
The Future of Pharma Beyond Blockbusters
Each individual’s genetic makeup is slightly different from everyone else’s, so why are we all receiving the same medicine? To put it simply – the lucrative blockbuster business model, which has previously been the key to pharma success, is no longer viable. In a global and fast-moving world, in order to evolve, it’s time to examine new alternatives to the classic structure.
Using Single Cells To Get the Whole Picture of the Epigenome
In this article, we explore the advancements of single-cell sequencing methods such as scATAC-seq, and how these methods allow the mapping of large cell populations, one cell at a time. How does this information enhance our understanding of the epigenome?
ADME Advances: Personalized and Computational Approaches
ADME profoundly affects a drug’s properties and has long been a cornerstone of pharmacology and drug discovery. Recent years, however, have seen an evolution in ADME concepts. Here, we take a closer look at the impact personalized and computational approaches are having on a drug's pharmacology.
Gene vs Allele: Definition, Difference and Comparison
Genes and alleles are essential to basic genetics, but what are the differences between them? In this guide, we compare genes and alleles and provide simple definitions and examples for both.
Jane C. Wright: The Woman Who Changed the Landscape of Oncology
Dr Jane Cooke Wright – whether you’ve heard of her or not, her research changed the path of oncology, paving the way for cancer treatment as we know it.
Diagnosing Endometriosis Using Menstrual Blood
Endometriosis is notoriously difficult to diagnose, with studies suggesting that women on average wait over seven years for a diagnosis. The development of a non-invasive diagnostic test which analyzes menstrual blood could help to change this.