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"What is Apoptosis?" The Apoptotic Pathways and the Caspase Cascade
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Apoptosis is an important cellular process that allows cells to die in a programmed fashion, essential for embryo development, homeostasis, and cancer development. This 3D animation provides an overview of the intrinsic and extrinsic pathways involved and demonstrates how activation of the caspase cascade occurs.

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What are Antibody-Drug Conjugates (ADCs)?
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Antibody-drug conjugates or ADCs represent an innovative therapeutic application that combines the unique properties of monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) with the potent cell killing activity of cytotoxic small molecule drugs.

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A Voice for Diversity in Science
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Only 17% of the English-language biographies on Wikipedia are about women – but the statistic won’t stay that low for long if Dr Jess Wade has her way. A passionate advocate for diversity in science, Jess balances her work as an award-winning physicist at Imperial College London with her role as a ‘Wikipedian’, creating and uploading the biographies of underrepresented groups in science.

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Universal Flu Vaccine Breakthrough: There's More to T Cells Than First Thought
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Researchers from the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity (Doherty Institute) and Monash University have identified immune cells, called killer T cells that can fight all influenza viruses – A, B and C – creating the potential for the development of a world-first universal, one-shot flu vaccine.

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The Microbiome: How Might Gut Bacteria Help Treat Cancer?
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The bacteria, fungi and viruses that live inside us are collectively called our microbiome, and they play an important role in our health. But scientists also think that the bacteria in our guts might help some cancers develop and change how these cancers respond to treatment.

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How Do Vaccines Work? Here's a Clear Explanation
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To understand how vaccines work, it helps to look first at how the immune system works. This short animation explains how vaccines enable the body to make the right sort of antibodies to fight a particular disease.

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Cas13: Cas9's Cool Detective Cousin
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This animation depicts how Cas13—a CRISPR-associated protein—may be adapted to detect human disease. This new diagnostic tool, called SHERLOCK, targets RNA (rather than DNA), and has the potential to transform research and global public health.

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Bacterial DNA Jiggling Motion Halted Before Cell Death
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Watch how the jiggling motion of bacterial DNA stops when a natural antimicrobial peptide permeates the E. coli membrane. This novel mechanism helps explain why bacteria develop resistance very slowly and may inform the design of new antimicrobial agents.

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Top Science Stories of 2018
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We have seen some amazing scientific breakthroughs in 2018. Here is a selection of our favorites.

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Watch Vaccinia Poxvirus Infect a Cell
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This video shows the movement of cells infected with vaccinia poxvirus.

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