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Image: A 3-dimensional picture reveals how the antibodies in the experimental drug Zmapp bind to Ebola virus (Photo courtesy of the Scripps Research Institute).

Electron Microscope Imaging Shows How Experimental Anti-Ebola Drug Works

Electron microscope imaging has revealed how the experimental drug ZMapp binds to the Ebolavirus and provides insights into how the drug prevents growth of the pathogen.  More...
26 Nov 2014
Image: The Human Protein Atlas is tissue-based map of the human proteome (Photo courtesy of the Human Protein Atlas).

Open Source Tissue-Based Map of the Human Proteome Launched

Constructed with 13 million annotated images, an interactive database has been created to show the distribution of proteins in all major tissues and organs of the human body.  More...
25 Nov 2014
SLAS - Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening

Brown Fat Hormone Signaling Prevents Obesity by Modulating Liver Lipid Metabolism

A hormone produced by brown adipose tissue has been determined to modulate the activity of liver cells that metabolize sugar into fats and is apparently linked to the development of metabolic disorders such as type II diabetes, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, and obesity.  More...
25 Nov 2014
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

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

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