Antibody engineering know-how Medical Xpress Antibody engineering know-how. Credit: IgG and engineered recombinant antibody fragments. (Medical Xpress)—Antibodies are of enormous value to society as therapeutic and diagnostic agents.
"CHAMPAIGN, lll. — When trouble approaches, what do you do? Run for the hills? Hide? Pretend it isn’t there? Or do you focus on the promise of rain in those looming dark clouds? ... New research suggests that the way you regulate your emotions, in bad times and in good, can influence whether – or how much – you suffer from anxiety. The study appears in the journal Emotion..." --Diana Yates
By Daniel Goleman | Feb 20, 2013 | LinkedIn You may have heard that we're born with a huge amount of brain cells, and then we lose them steadily until we die. Now, the good news: that’s neuromythology.
Newcastle University neuroscientist Dr. Gabriele Jordan, recently announced that she has identified a woman who is a "tetrachromat," that is, a woman with the ability to see much greater color depth than the ordinary person.
Researchers at the Institute for Systems Biology in Seattle (USA) and the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) at the University of Luxembourg have jointly developed a revolutionary method to analyse the genomes of yeast families. The team of Dr. Aimée Dudley from the ISB and Dr. Patrick May from LCSB published their paper in the renowned scientific journal Nature Methods on May 12th. It describes a new method called BEST: Barcode Enabled Sequencing of Tetrads (DOI: 10.1038/nmeth.2479).
A Kindness Gene: Liene Dambina at TEDxRigaWomen Liene Dambiņa, Head of the Children's Hospital Foundation tells a story in Latvian -- about the kindness g (RT @FocusOnKindness: RT @kindchronicle: Do You Have the #Kindness #Gene?
Influenza vaccines remain the primary public health tool in reducing the ever-present burden of influenza and its complications. In seeking more immunogenic, more effective and more broadly cross-protective influenza vaccines, the landscape of influenza vaccines is rapidly expanding, both in near-term advances and next-generation vaccine design. Although the first influenza vaccines were licensed over 60 years ago, the hemagglutination-inhibition antibody titer is currently the only universally accepted immune correlate of protection against influenza. However, hemagglutination-inhibition titers appear to be less effective at predicting protection in populations at high risk for severe influenza disease; older adults, young children and those with certain medical conditions. The lack of knowledge and validated methods to measure alternate immune markers of protection against influenza remain a substantial barrier to the development of more immunogenic, broadly cross-reactive and effective influenza vaccines. Here, the authors review the knowledge of immune effectors of protection against influenza and discuss assessment methods for a broader range of immunological parameters that could be considered in the evaluation of traditional or new-generation influenza vaccines.
Phys.Org Classic microscopy reveals borrelia bacteria Phys.Org LARS MONSEN'S blood: Among the many sick people who have come to the two biologists at Blindern with samples of their blood is Lars Monsen.
A dream of scientists has been to visualize details of structures within our cells in real time, a breakthrough that would greatly aid in the study of their function. However, even the best of current microscopes can take minutes to recreate images of the internal machinery of cells at a usable resolution.
Thanks to a technical tour de force, Yale University researchers can now generate accurate images of sub-cellular structures in milliseconds rather than minutes.
This image of microtubules, which act as a cellular scaffolding, was captured in just 33 milliseconds. “We can now see research come to life and tackle complex questions or conditions which require hundreds of images, something we have not been able to do before,” said Joerg Bewersdorf, assistant professor of cell biology and biomedical engineering and senior author of the research, published in the journal Nature Methods.
Nanowerk Micelle microscopy Nanowerk (Nanowerk News) The first high-resolution view of micellar bundles formed from a solution of wormlike micelles has been made possible by sample preparation techniques developed at EMSL and EMSL's suite of...
Albert Erives, associate professor in the University of Iowa Department of Biology, and his graduate student, Justin Crocker, currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Janelia Farm Research Campus, have conducted a study that reveals important and useful insights into how and why developmental genes often take inputs from two independent “morphogen concentration gradients.”
Comprehensive Antibiotic Research Database (CARD,arpcard.mcmaster.ca). The CARD integrates disparate molecular and sequence data, provides a unique organizing principle in the form of the Antibiotic Resistance Ontology (ARO), and can quickly identify putative antibiotic resistance genes in new unannotated genome sequences. This unique platform provides an informatic tool that bridges antibiotic resistance concerns in health care, agriculture and the environment.
Very often, people do not seem to recognize the symptoms of a heart attack. But what if a heart patient was fitted with a special pacemaker that could inform his doctor as soon he starts feeling unwell?
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have developed a biomaterial system to permit better control over what our cells do, which could halt the growth of unwanted cells or even guide cell behavior in tissue engineering.
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