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Understanding the Lytic Cycle – What Are the Steps?

Bacteriophage (phage) are viruses that specifically infect bacteria. They have a two-phase lifecycle, residing in a dormant state within the host genome (lysogenic cycle) or hijacking the host cellular machinery for their own replication (lytic cycle). Here we will explore the important steps of the lytic cycle.
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Cold Plasma for Seed, Fruit and Vegetable Decontamination and Plant Disease Control

An effective way to increase crop yield is to minimize losses to pathogenic microorganisms by improving the disease resistance of crop plants. A recently emerging alternative to conventional methods for improving plant disease resistance is cold plasma.
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Chemical Snapshots and Molecular Maps with Mass Spec Imaging

Mass spectrometry imaging (MSI) is a powerful tool increasingly being used in many fields including cancer research, biomarker discovery and drug development. This article explains why MSI is the technique of choice in many labs, discusses its use in research, and covers how some inherent challenges are being addressed.
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MALDI Imaging Mass Spectrometry (MALDI IMS): A Marriage of Mass Spectrometry and Morphological Spatial Resolution

Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization imaging mass spectrometry (MALDI IMS) is a powerful analytical technique that enjoys the sensitivity of mass spectrometry coupled with spatial distribution information.
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Three Ways to Turn Life Science Suppliers into Partners

A growing number of life science businesses are turning to greater supply chain collaboration for benefits like accelerated time to market, improved quality, reduced risk and more rapid and widespread innovation. But while 68% of executives in this industry say active and meaningful engagement with suppliers is essential to success, far too many, over a third, struggle to implement it.
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Host Cell Protein Analysis in Biopharma

Presence of host cell protein (HCP) contaminants in the final product, even at very low levels, may elicit unpredictable and serious immunogenic response in humans. The accurate detection, identification and quantification of HCPs during biotherapeutic development is thus critical in ensuring patient safety, and is a regulatory requirement.
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Antimicrobial Resistance – the Rise of Global Superbugs

Antimicrobials have revolutionized medicine by enabling treatments for diseases that would once have proven fatal, however,they have since proven to be a double-edged sword.
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Lytic vs Lysogenic – Understanding Bacteriophage Life Cycles

Bacteriophage (phage) are obligate intracellular viruses that specifically infect bacteria. Here we take an overview of their structure, life-cycle and the role they have played in advancing science and medicine.
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The Agricultural Perspective on Water Contamination by Pharmaceuticals

Despite centuries of research into drug development, investigation into the environmental impact of pharmaceuticals is a much younger field. If not treated effectively, there is the potential for pharmaceuticals in wastewater to affect the agricultural industry through the use of this contaminated water supply.
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Current Trends in Bispecifics, Dual-action and Combination Therapies

It’s becoming increasingly apparent that treatments for complex diseases such as cancer, neurodegenerative diseases and depression are unlikely to target a single molecule in the pathological pathway. Drug developers are turning to new ways to exploit more than one drug target at a time.
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