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Image: Transmission electron micrograph of multiple rotavirus particles in the feces of an infected child. Each one is about 70 nanometers in diameter (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons).

Activating the Innate Immune System Cures Rotavirus Infection in Mouse Model

Stimulation of the innate immune system, either indirectly with bacterial flagellin or directly with interleukins IL-18 and IL-22, cured Rotavirus infection in a mouse model of the disease.  More...
24 Nov 2014

MicroRNA Panel Identifies Mild Brain Trauma in a Mouse Model

A study conducted on a mouse model found that a panel of 13 serum microRNAs could be used to identify the severity of damage to the brain and the risk of developing adverse effects following mild traumatic brain injury.  More...
23 Nov 2014
SLAS - Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening

Novel Sequence Analysis Services Improve Pathogen Identification

A set of new-generation sequencing services provides unique tools for more effective identification of known and unknown microorganisms, including bacterial, viral, fungal, and protozoan parasite pathogens.   More...
19 Nov 2014
Image: A micrograph showing cells with abnormal P53 expression (brown) in a brain tumor (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons).

Test for P53 Mutations to Aid Biotech Researchers and Drug Developers

A biotech services company in the United Kingdom has launched an in-house service that utilizes a next generation sequencing test to identify mutations in the P53 tumor suppressor gene.  More...
19 Nov 2014
Image: Clostridium difficile (shown here) is a bacterium in the intestines that has been successfully treated through microbiome manipulation (Photo courtesy of the CDC - [US] Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

New Interdisciplinary Research Center Targets the Microbiome

An interdisciplinary research center has been established to promote studies on the microbiome, the many communities of microorganisms living within the human body, and its relation to human health and disease.  More...
19 Nov 2014
Image: The Sestrin 3 protein, labeled in red fluorescence and shown interacting with other proteins (highlighted in yellow) in the liver, may have implications in treating type II diabetes (Photo courtesy of the Indiana University School of Medicine).

Study Probes Role of Sestrin 3 in Glucose Metabolism and Diabetes Development

A recent paper discussed the role of sestrin proteins in resisting oxidative stress and regulating metabolic processes such as glucose production and insulin sensitivity, which are disrupted in type II diabetes and metabolic syndrome.  More...
18 Nov 2014
Image: Lightning-Link is an innovative technology that enables direct labeling of antibodies, proteins, peptides, or other biomolecules (Photo courtesy of Innova Biosciences).

New Kits Enable Rapid Labeling of Proteins and Other Macromolecules

Biotech or other life science researchers who prepare their own bioconjugated proteins, antibodies, or macromolecules will benefit from a new series of rapid labeling kits.  More...
17 Nov 2014

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