What makes one coronavirus more infectious than the other? The lab of or Dr Mahmoud Moradi at the University of Arkansas has used molecular simulations, performed at the Texas Advanced Computing Center and the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, to investigate this question.
The emerging need for more patient-centric insights in epidemiological studies is coinciding perfectly with the unprecedented quantity of patient-generated health data (PGHD) being generated. Researchers are seeking out information beyond the realm of the traditional healthcare setting to form a more complete picture of patient lives and personal health.
In many countries, diagnostic testing to detect active SARS-CoV-2 infection has played an important role in the management of COVID-19. In this article, we explore how seroprevalence studies, also known as serosurveys, provide a means of understanding community transmission of SARS-CoV-2. We also discuss the challenges of interpreting serological results and identifying people who had mild infections.READ MORE
Pharmaceutical production is an incredibly complex and costly task and widely distributed therapeutics must be produced quickly, efficiently and at scale. To do this, ways to accelerate time to production and market that ensure quality and compliance with safety regulations must be identified.READ MORE
Scientists have developed a hydrogel that releases mRNA nanoparticles slowly when injected under the skin, with the aim of developing an mRNA-based vaccine for cancer immunotherapy. Technology Networks interviewed the researchers to find out more.READ MORE
One of the first things to strike you when studying neuroanatomy is the dizzying amount of jargon. Our brain’s incredible complexity has seen generations of neuroscientists build up an exhaustive list of terminology for different brain regions and cell types. In this article, we explain the terminology used to denote directions in the nervous system.READ MORE
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) became popular due to their many beneficial properties. Unfortunately, these substances were subsequently found to have downsides too. In this article, we hear about the hazards posed by PFAS and the detection challenges faced by analysts.READ MORE
Today, the competitive landscape throughout the drug development process requires research scientists to apply rigorous qualitative and quantitative analyses to bring lead drug candidates to market in the shortest timeframe possible. In this article, we will discuss what is meant by drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics (DMPK) and explore its role in various stages of pharmaceutical development.READ MORE
In the old days, running a lab and organizing your data involved a lot of lab books and spreadsheets. These days, the regulations around storing and managing data are increasing and becoming more complex. If you’re wondering whether your lab is data compliant or worrying what you can do about it, this guide will help you understand what you need to get started.