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.
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.
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.
“A Second Chance at Life”: Can Gene Therapies Beat Rare Disease?
A revolutionary gene therapy has become a transformative treatment for children with metachromatic leukodystrophy (MLD). But substantial barriers to access for this groundbreaking therapy remain.
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.
Time To Say Goodbye to the Traditional BMI?
Scientists from the Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) have created a biological BMI, an alternative to the "traditional" approach. Technology Networks interviewed the lead researchers to understand why it could be a useful alternative measure of health.
Embracing Data-Driven Modeling Approaches Into Biopharmaceutical Processing
This article explores new workflows using data-driven modeling to improve culture medium and new control algorithms allowing for better modulation within the bioprocess design space.
Key Techniques in Structural Biology, Their Strengths and Limitations
Structural biology uses a variety of techniques to determine the 3D structures of biomolecules such as proteins, nucleic acids and their complexes. In this article, we consider the key techniques, their role in structural biology, strengths and limitations.