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Antigen vs Antibody – What Are the Differences?

Here we outline the differences between antigens and antibodies, and the roles that the two play in vaccination.
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Academics Hone in on Human Antibodies to Fight Zika and Dengue Viruses

An academic collaboration has developed monoclonal antibodies that could directly overcome two of the most prevalent mosquito-borne viruses in the world.
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CRISPRa: A universal "on switch" to identify functional gene enhancers

CRISPRa is a widely applicable tool for untying genetic interactions in all kinds of cells and could be used to build functional regulatory maps of the human genome.
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Personalised Medicine: Transforming lives one diagnosis at a time

No longer confined to research projects and blue sky thinking, personalised medicine is having an impact in the real world, providing smarter diagnosis, guiding treatment decisions and producing better outcomes.
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Umbilical Cord-Derived Stem Cells Could Help Those with Heart Failure

Umbilical cord-derived stem cells could be the answer for patients with heart failure. A study published yesterday, indicates that cardiac muscle function and quality-of-life could be enhanced after treatment with this specific type of stem cell.
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Could a Lipid be the Key to Treating Chronic Inflammatory Diseases?

The lipid, 10-nitro-oleic-acid, an endogenous nitro-fatty acid (NFA) modulator, is being explored as a treatment for chronic inflammatory diseases. Prof. Valerie O'Donnell's group was one of the few that originally identified the lipid’s ability to reduce inflammation.
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AACC: Mass Spec Continues to Make Inroads

The need for accurate, robust, and easy-to-use diagnostic tools was a common theme at this year’s AACC, which, in its 69th year, drew a record-breaking 21,300 attendees to San Diego.
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Zika Virus Infectivity Profile and Developing Tools to Fight it

Repurposing drugs could provide therapies to prevent or cure Zika virus infection.
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Using Gut Bacteria to Prevent and Treat Disease

In this article, we chat to James Mcllory, CEO of EnteroBiotix, a Scottish biotech working to modulate the human microbiome to address unmet clinical needs.
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Key Challenges and Pain Points in the Global Laboratory Market

To better understand the key challenges and pain points in the global laboratory market, Agilent commissioned Frost & Sullivan to carry out an independent survey of 700 scientists across the laboratory employee spectrum. Here we highlight a selection of the survey’s key findings.
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