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AACR 2014 Review: The Mystery of Cancer Resistance

admin April 11, 2014

  By Ashley Juavinett Many people during the AACR conference started their talks with dire cancer statistics, but George Klein had a different focus: why do two of three people never get cancer? About 75% of lifetime smokers do not get cancer, and there have been several noted cases of animals and humans that appear… Continue Reading »

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OIG 2014 Meeting Recap | Modulating Immune Tolerance

admin April 11, 2014

  By Simon Hackett This year’s Oxford Immunology Group (OIG) conference was another astounding success for the now yearly meeting, held in conjunction with the British Society of Immunology. Proteintech were proud to sponsor the event and enjoyed meeting researchers from Oxford and further afield to find out more about how our antibodies are aiding… Continue Reading »

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8 Top Tips for Immunoprecipitation

Deborah March 21, 2014

  mmunoprecipitation, or IP, is a well-established technique for the isolation of proteins from, well, a rather chaotic mixture of many other proteins in solution. The solution could be anything from a tissue homogenate to a cell lysate, but the goal remains the same: isolation of one specific protein and nothing else – or at… Continue Reading »

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Love Potion No. 9: A Look at the Chemicals of Romance

admin February 14, 2014

By Ashley Juavinette In their 1959 hit, “Love Potion No. 9,” The Clovers describe a man going to a gypsy to solve his romantic woes. Luckily, the gypsy Madame Rue has a recipe for a potion that will allow him to be completely at ease with the ladies…As well as a police officer:  I didn’t… Continue Reading »

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A Role for Ferritin Light Chain Protein in Multiple Sclerosis

admin January 27, 2014

By Simon Hackett  Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disease of the central nervous system estimated to affect 2.5 million people worldwide. MS causes a wide range of neurological symptoms including ataxia, chronic pain and difficulty speaking. Twice as many women are affected as men. Diagnosis of the disease is often difficult: clinical findings alone… Continue Reading »

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Bloggers: Proteintech Needs You! Blog for Us at Neuroscience 2013!

admin October 3, 2013

Are you going to Neuroscience 2013 in San Diego this November? Would you like to report on the cutting edge neuroscience being delivered at the meeting? Do you own or contribute to a blog? Actively take part in science discussions on Twitter? Or are you simply just passionate about writing and science communication? If you… Continue Reading »

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Proteintech Celebrates 5000 Publications Featuring its Antibodies

admin September 20, 2013

  Proteintech antibodies have featured in over 5,000 publications to date, which we think is cause for celebration. What’s more is the number of customer publications appearing in high impact journals such as Nature, Cell, and the Journal of Cell Biology is on the rise. We also couldn’t help but notice these papers often draw… Continue Reading »

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ICI 2013 Report: Perspectives on Preventative Cancer Vaccines

admin September 4, 2013

  “What does not kill us makes us stronger” is how Nietzsche put it, and many have argued the case on both sides in the field of psychology ever since; however, it’s a debate that’s pertinent to immunology as well. Olivera ‘Olja’ Finn, the scientist who discovered the first human tumor-associated antigen (TAA) ― mucin‑(MUC)1… Continue Reading »

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COMT antibody focus: Urinary exosomes used to identify novel kidney proteins

admin July 2, 2013

Proteintech’s rabbit polyclonal Catechol O-methyltransferase (COMT) antibody features in new research published in the Journal of Proteomics. All epithelial cells are now known to produce exosomes, and renal epithelial cells – including podocytes and the tubular epithelium – are no exception. Moreover, the urinary exosomes they release could be of great pathophysiological importance as they… Continue Reading »

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