Making Cancer Medicines With Microbes
For oncology, plant-based anti-cancer drugs have proven instrumental in the fight against a disease that claims approximately 609,360 lives in the United States alone. But their demand far outweighs their supply. Can yeast help?
Should #SciTwitter Migrate Elsewhere?
From tweets to toots – the online community #SciTwitter is considering a move from Twitter to an alternative online platform. In this article, we explore how Twitter has supported science communication and outreach over recent years, the motivations for migration and ask: where are you heading, #SciTwitter?
Digitization: The Lab of the Future
Technology Networks connected with Dr. Samantha Kanza to discuss the challenges of digitizing a laboratory and why electronic implementation requires more than a just a change of technology.
An Introduction to Electroporation – A Tool for Transfection and Competent Cell Generation
There are many reasons you may want to deliver something into a cell, be it genetic material or a therapeutic drug, and electroporation is a vital tool to achieve this. In this article, we will consider what electroporation is, how it works and how it’s used.
The Vaccination Divide: Where Pathogens Meet Politics
In this opinion article, Michael S Kinch considers the links between vaccination skepticism and politics, sentiments that were deeply entrenched in society before the first vaccine was discovered in the eighteenth century.
Drugs, Vaccines and a Hopeful Future: Exploring Advances in Multiple Sclerosis Research
World Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Day recognizes the millions of people worldwide who are affected by this neuroimmunological disease. The campaign site for World MS Day 2022 strikes an optimistic chord, seeing the date as a chance to “celebrate global solidarity and hope for the future”. This year, there is more reason to buy into that optimism than ever before.
Why Ever More Boosters Could Hurt More Than Help
In this opinion article, Michael S Kinch explains why the calls for additional booster shots to combat the COVID-19 pandemic is, from his perspective, increasingly troubling.
Teach Me in 10 Industry
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When Art Meets Science, and Bodies Visualize Antibodies
Inspired by recent research from the laboratory of Albert Heck (Hecklab) at Utrecht University, a unique collaboration emerged with video artists from Sensu and performers from the Aerialettes. This artist impression visualizes how antibodies to combat diseases can be found in our own bodies.
Transmissible and Transferable Vaccines
What are transmissible and transferable vaccines? How can they be utilized to protect against zoonotic viruses? In this article, Demetria Dickinson explores key concepts and research advances in transmissible and transferable vaccines.
Teach Me in 10 Editorial Season 1 2022
In season one of Teach Me in 10, we explored scientific concepts such as: Where does a food’s flavor come from? How do you conduct a PCR experiment? How do we engineer living cells to become therapeutic drugs? Check out the full library of videos here.
Vaccine Needed for a Disfiguring, Deadly Parasitic Disease
Anthony King reviews the urgent need for a vaccine against Leishmaniasis, a parasitic disease that affects one million individuals per year.