Could Ketamine Help Tackle Gambling Addiction?
Recruitment is now underway for a first-of-its-kind study investigating the potential of ketamine to fight gambling addiction. The new research will look to explore whether ketamine’s effect on human memory might be leveraged to break down the “superstitious thinking” that is common in gambling addiction, as well as lessen the general habit or compulsive urge to gamble.
Monoclonal vs Polyclonal Antibodies
Antibodies are immunological proteins that play fundamental roles in host defense against infectious agents such as viruses, bacteria and fungi. Two types of antibodies – polyclonal and monoclonal – provide research scientists with distinct ways to detect or quantify target antigens largely due to differences in specificity and affinity. In this article, we describe polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies in more detail and consider how each type may be used for various applications.
The Role of Neuropilin-1 in SARS-CoV-2 Infection
Dr. Maria Anastasina from the University of Helsinki and colleagues have been investigating the involvement of neuropilin-1 in SARS-CoV-2 cell entry and infectivity. Technology Networks had the pleasure of speaking with Anastasina to learn more about this work.
Gut Instinct Should Not Play a Part in Drug Repurposing
Technology Networks spoke to Ahmad Besaratinia, PhD, professor of Research Population and Public Health Sciences, Keck School of Medicine of USC to find out more about drug repurposing and the dangers that come with using a drug without fully assessing its potential for harm.
Chemistry, Manufacturing and Control for Biologic Development
Biomanufacturers are under immense pressure to expeditiously develop streamlined chemistry, manufacturing and control (CMC) strategies. This article explores CMC design challenges for small biopharmas and highlights factors that make a strong CMC strategy.
Ensuring Reproducibility: Critical Cell Culture Quality Controls
This article will look at these different aspects of cell culture quality control and the types of protocols that can be implemented to help ensure reliable and reproducible results.
The Full Picture, the Right Picture – High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry for Metabolomic Profiling
The key to discoveries from metabolomic analysis is acquiring a complete and accurate picture of the metabolome. This article highlights how HRAM brings this diverse population of molecules into focus.
Reconnecting at ELRIG Drug Discovery 2021
Technology Networks is delighted to be reporting – in person – from The European Laboratory Research & Innovation Group (ELRIG)'s Drug Discovery 2021 meeting. In this article, we explore the key themes discussed in the meeting's opening address.
Liquid Chromatography in the Biopharmaceutical Industry
Biopharmaceuticals have become invaluable tools for the treatment of a variety of diseases. Learn about the role liquid chromatography is playing in ensuring their efficacy, safety and stability, and the challenges these molecules pose for analysts.
Are Cloud Computing Services Combating Challenges of Data Security, Compliance and Flexibility?
In this article, we discuss the challenges and benefits of operating in the cloud, focusing on how this model ensures data security and compliance, creating a flexible and scalable resource for all laboratories.
Pyrolysis-GC-MS: A Powerful Tool for Microplastics Analysis
In this article, we explore py-GC-MS, how it can be used in the field of microplastic analysis and the advantages it may offer over traditional methods based on microscopy or spectroscopy.
Uncovering Key Interactions Between Cancer-Driving Proteins
Research conducted as part of the Cancer Cell Map Initiative (CCMI), has revealed interactions between cancer-driving proteins, that were unknown, until now. Findings were published in three separate papers in Science.