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PD-L1 Antibody Debut

admin July 1, 2014

    By Deborah Grainger Immunotherapy is a rapidly growing area in the field of cancer research, promising new routes to treatment and prognosis. In the last several years researchers have begun to understand just how different types of cancer manage to evade the immune system – a defense mechanism already well equipped to keep… Continue Reading »

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Loading Control Antibodies for Western Blotting

admin May 28, 2014

  by Deborah Grainger+ The proteins and peptides that regularly serve as endogenous or internal controls may not always take center stage in your research, but they are indispensable to your conducting meaningful experiments and are essential for publication. Western blotting requires such controls: it is widely used for the semi-quantification of protein levels under of… Continue Reading »

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Modeling Cancer with the Zebrafish | AACR 2014 Review

admin April 10, 2014

  By Ashley Juavinett Cancer research has an array of unique model organisms – yeast, drosophila, and even the naked mole rat – but a new model is stepping (or rather, swimming) up to the lab bench: Danio rerio, or zebrafish to most. On Saturday afternoon, I attended the first zebrafish-dedicated session to be held at… Continue Reading »

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The Neurochemistry of Parkinson’s Disease

admin April 9, 2014

    By Ashley Juavinett Across the globe, one out of every 100 individuals over 60 are living with Parkinson’s Disease (PD; de Lau & Breteler, 2006). In honor of PD Awareness Month, we’ve decided to highlight the known neurochemistry underlying this debilitating disorder. Connecting Symptoms to Dopaminergic Circuits PD manifests itself in a variety of… Continue Reading »

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Celebrating Irish Science for St. Patrick’s Day

admin March 13, 2014

    Saint Patrick’s Day is a cultural and religious holiday traditionally celebrated throughout Ireland on March 17 each year. In modern times, the celebration of this saint’s day has spread beyond the borders of the Emerald Isle to the far reaches of the globe. From Malaysia to Montserrat, from South Korea to Switzerland, some form of Saint… Continue Reading »

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The 1st Proteintech Global Distributors Meeting | A Tough Act to Follow

Deborah March 6, 2014

  The invitations were sent far around the globe: “Most valued distributor, your presence is required at the Inaugural Proteintech Distributors Meeting” said the message within. The day was set: The 27th day of February 2014. Acceptance would mean long-distance travel, jet lag, expense and even missing important personal events; it was an invitation not… Continue Reading »

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Ion Channels Facilitate the Spread of Glioma

Deborah December 6, 2013

    By Deborah Grainger In the Neuroscience 2013 Special Lecture “Glioma: A Neurocentric Look at Cancer” Harald Sontheimer, at the climax of his talk, challenged neuroscientists to take a fresh look at brain cancer, to view it from the perspective of neuroscience instead of  from a  predominantly oncological one — the main thrust behind glioma research… Continue Reading »

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Is a Treatment for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Within Grasp?

admin October 18, 2013

  by Deborah Grainger Last week our attention was turned to an article on the BBC News website, which hails one of the biggest discoveries in neurodegenerative disease research of 2013: scientists based at the University of Leicester, UK, may have found a way of stopping neurodegeneration in its tracks. It could mean that an effective treatment… Continue Reading »

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ICI 2013 Report: Nicotine Linked to Lowering Risk of Multiple Sclerosis

admin August 30, 2013

  The link between smoking and multiple sclerosis (MS) has been on our radars for at least a decade, but the exact mechanism underlying this relationship has yet to be defined completely. Nicotine, unsurprisingly, is frequently picked out of the line-up of potential suspects, with past studies leaning towards the guilty verdict. However, there is… Continue Reading »

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Proteintech’s Top Picks for the ICI 2013

admin August 19, 2013

    The 15th triennial meeting of the International Congress of Immunology (ICI) gets underway this week in Milan; beginning August 22 and stretching until August 27 it will be held at the MiCo Congress Center — a somewhat futuristic looking venue. The host society, the Italian Society of Immunology, Clinical Immunology and Allergology (SIICA),… Continue Reading »

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