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Tackling Huntington’s Disease from All Angles

One Scientist’s Journey to Change the Status Quo Even with the strides in research that scientists have made in the last few decades, the inner workings of the brain remain a mystery. Neurological diseases like Huntington’s, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s are just three out of many potentially devastating diagnoses clinicians have the difficult task of communicating …

While the COVID-19 pandemic has dominated the headlines over the past two years, other diseases, such as cancer, continue to have devastating impacts on human health. Indeed, cancer claimed nearly 10 million lives in 2020 alone, and is the second leading cause of death worldwide.1 One reason that cancer is so challenging to treat is …

Autoimmune activity in narcolepsy

Narcolepsy is a chronic neurological disorder in which the brain’s ability to regulate the sleep-wake cycle is disrupted. The most obvious symptom of narcolepsy is excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) regardless of the amount of sleep the individual gets at night. All persons with narcolepsy exhibit EDS. Other symptoms can include sudden cataplexy when the person …

Pomegranate Peel Extract Shows Promising Antiviral Effects Against COVID-19

Since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak a global pandemic on March 11, 2020, researchers around the world have been working tirelessly to discover effective preventive treatments and therapeutic agents. Currently, the FDA has only approved one drug, Veklury (remdesivir), for treatment of COVID-19. However, the antiviral is only recommended …

Rethinking How We Prepare for The Next Pandemic

The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has highlighted the fundamental role that research and innovation play in protecting people from the potential deadly effects of infectious diseases. It has also opened a window of opportunity for countries to rethink the way they prepare for public health crises of the future. Over the last two years, we have seen …

An overview of RAS protein mutations in cancer and KRAS-targeted therapeutics

RAS proteins are present in all mammalian cells where they act as signal transducers for pathways regulating cell growth, proliferation, differentiation, and survival. More than 150 human RAS proteins have been identified to-date. Mutations in this protein family have been found to drive more than 30% of all human cancers. The KRAS isoform is of …

Choosing the Right Technology for Your Polymer Testing Needs

Polymers are in use in almost every industry today. With such a wide variety put to use in many different ways, testing needs will also vary across the board. Understanding which technologies are applicable to your industry and your stage in the polymer production lifecycle is vital to meeting your analytical needs. Many technologies can …

India Rare Disease Conference

Emerging economies have shown success in addressing child health issues such as infections, malnutrition, and diarrhea. However, to further improve infant and child mortality rates, newborn screening should be adopted. Hundreds of thousands of babies each year worldwide could avoid a lifetime of disability or even death with the implementation of screening tools. Unfortunately, not …

VIDEO Q&A: A Macro View at Microplastics in Water

A chat with Professor Pennie Lindeque, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK. The term “microplastics” was first introduced in 2004 and refers to any type of plastic fragment that is less than 5 mm in length. That’s smaller than the number printed on the front of a credit card. There are two types of microplastics – primary …

Getting a research program up and running isn’t easy. Here are some opportunities for ambitious scientists who want to be confident in their lab set up or need the use of a new instrument to boost their research. Lab Start-Up Program Asking the right questions early on is one of the crucial steps to building …

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