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Immunoassays – News and Features

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News

Could We Make KRAS Inhibitors More Effective Against Pancreatic Cancer?

KRAS inhibitors are showing initial promise in clinical trials, but many tumors quickly develop resistance to the treatment. Now, researchers have discovered a new mechanism of resistance that suggests an opportunity to make the treatment more effective.
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Article

An Introduction to Protein Purification: Methods, Technologies and Applications

The ability to obtain pure proteins is essential for developing drugs, creating vaccines and understanding biological processes. In this article, we discuss what a typical protein purification protocol involves and the various techniques used.
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Industry Insight

How Stain-Free Western Blotting Contributes to Laboratory Efficiency

Western blotting is a staple technique in many laboratories but can be time consuming and inconsistent. Technology Networks spoke with Harsha Rao to learn more about Stain-Free western blotting and the advantages of total protein normalization.
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News

Autoantibodies Contribute to Severe COVID-19 by Impairing Immune Responses

Autoantibodies that target type 1 interferons and impair immune responses could contribute to severe COVID-19, suggests new research.
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Article

Microbial Monitoring for Biopharma Manufacturing

Contamination is a significant issue for bioprocessing as it results in loss of time, money and effort. This article will explore the pivotal role of microbial monitoring in upholding product safety and quality standards within the biopharmaceutical industry.
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News

Gold Nanoparticles Improve Accuracy of Infectious Disease Testing

Composite polymer particles adorned with gold nanoparticles could improve the accuracy of infectious disease testing, reports a new study.
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News

AI Reveals How Our Personality Influences the Expression of Our Genes

A new study is the first to measure the transcription of the entire genome in relation to human personality, showing how our personalities influence gene expression.
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News

New Lateral Flow Test Rapidly Detects Harmful “Forever Chemicals” in Drinking Water

MIT chemists have designed a sensor that detects tiny quantities of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) — chemicals found in food packaging, nonstick cookware, and many other consumer products.
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News

Simple and Fast Point-of-Care Malaria Test Developed

Rice University researchers have developed a rapid, accurate test for diagnosing malaria that is significantly faster and easier to use than traditional tests.
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News

The Surprising Strength of Babies' Immune Cells

For a long time, it has been thought that a baby’s immune system is far weaker than that of an adult due to limited pathogen exposure. However, a recent paper, published in Science Immunology, has questioned these beliefs.
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