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Myths about IP - Pre-clearing is necessary to get good results

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Is it really necessary to pre-clear your sample prior to immunoprecipitation? Watch the video and learn how you can avoid background without any pre-clearing.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Efficacy Explained - It's Not What You Think

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What does the COVID-19 Vaccine Efficacy actually mean? It's not what you think. Unless you’ve been living under a rock these past two weeks, you probably heard the great news that two of the leading vaccine contenders for COVID-19 have had some amazing initial results. Jeff Galak debunks some of the most common incorrect interpretation of those efficacy numbers and then explains to you what they actually mean.

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Introducing the Antibody

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Antibodies are a vital part of the immune system, playing a key role in our ability to fight infection and in the efficacy of vaccinations. However, that’s not where their utility ends. Find out about what antibodies are, where they come from, how they function and how science is putting them to work in the laboratory.

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Social Bacteria Harness Fingerprint Physics To Create Shelters

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When starvation threatens, forest-dwelling bacteria work collectively to form fruiting bodies, spongy mushroom-like growths that promote survival. Researchers have identified how these bacteria harness the same physical laws that lead to the whorls of a fingerprint to build the structures layer by layer.

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Presence of a Specific Bacterium Linked to IBS
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Researchers have detected a connection between Brachyspira, a genus of bacteria in the intestines, and IBS.

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How the CRISPR Immune System Evolved
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New research results shed new light on how CRISPR-Cas emerged early during the development of life on Earth, as well as how this immune system is constantly adapting to new challenges.

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What Causes Influenza Infections To Become Deadly?
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It is largely unknown why influenza infections lead to an increased risk of bacterial pneumonia. However, researchers have now described important findings leading to so-called superinfections, which claim many lives around the world every year.

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LAMP During COVID and Beyond - A Fast-Growing Technology With a Wide Range of Applications
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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.

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Stay Up-to-Date With COVID-19 Drug Development
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Whilst the world waits for an effective COVID-19 vaccine to be developed, researchers are working tirelessly to design new drugs and repurpose existing drugs against the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.

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Stay Up-to-Date With COVID-19 Vaccine Development
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Technology Networks is committed to keeping you updated with the latest research in this space. In this article, you'll find a curation of our latest COVID-19 vaccine-related content.

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The Coronavirus Pandemic
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On December 31, 2019, the first cases of a novel coronavirus were identified in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. Here, we curate a collection of news and content related to what has become the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Microbial-Based Biosynthesis in Modern Medicine
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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.

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Single-Cell, "Multi-Omics" Analysis Uncovers a New Stage in Immune Cell Formation
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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.

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