LGBTQ+ Health Expert's Take on FDA's Updates to Blood Donation Guidelines
We spoke with Professor Perry N. Halkitis, dean, distinguished professor and champion of LGBTQ+ rights, about the US FDA's recent reversal of its time-based deferrals and screening questions specific to gay and bisexual men for assessing blood donation eligibility.
Septic Shock and Metastases: Finding the Culprits
A new molecule, based on the anti-diabetes drug metformin, can bind copper, found to be important in acute inflammation, sepsis and cancer dissemination, and thus holds great promise for new therapy.
Multidimensional Mass Spectrometry and Machine Learning: A Recipe for Richer Metabolomics
A new metabolomics workflow has been developed that combines state-of-the-art analytical instrumentation, which generates information-rich data, with a novel machine learning-based algorithm tailored to process it.
Improving Image Integrity in Scientific Papers
This article sheds light on the issue of image integrity in academic publishing and gives advice on how to reduce the risk.
The Impact of UK Collaboration in Life Sciences
In this opinion piece, Jan Wauters discusses why collaboration in science is so important and what the Windsor Framework could mean for research in Europe.
Where Is ICP-MS Making a Difference?
Inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) is an analytical technique that can be used across a broad range of applications, a few of which we will explore here.
ChatGPT: It’s Not the End of the World as We Know It
In this op-ed article, Michael Kinch explains his optimism around ChatGPT which, in his words, centers around the possibility that we as a society might start to question "claims" and "truths" that we encounter daily.
An Introduction to Transfection, Transfection Protocol and Applications
In this article, we discuss the fundamentals of transfection, provide an overview of some of the commonly employed methods and a sample protocol. Finally, we consider some of the key applications of transfection.
Multiomics Advances: Patient Stratification for Treatment and Response
This article will present two multiomics vignettes. One involves the search for a deeper understanding of food allergies and a potential path forward for treatment. Another will describe the response to bariatric surgery, a growing need as obesity trends upward in many parts of the world.
Do Cesarean-Born Babies “Miss Out” on Essential Microbes?
Much research has focused on the gut microbiome, but we also carry microbes in other bodily parts, including the respiratory tract, skin and genitalia. How do other microbiomes, beyond the gut, develop during infancy, and can factors such as delivery method affect their development? Technology Networks interviewed Dr. Wouter de Steenhuijsen Piters to find out.