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The Promise of Targeted Therapeutics in Cancer Treatment
In 2018, the International Agency for Research on Cancer reported more than 18 million people were diagnosed with cancer. Between 40 and 45 million people worldwide are living with cancer and nearly 9.6 million people die. Cancer deaths occur in about 50% of people who develop cancer in developed countries; this is in contrast to 80% death rate in cancer patients in underdeveloped countries. The numbers are staggering. But there is hope, as scientists around the globe work on developing new technologies, in the form of targeted therapies, to combat the incidence of cancer.  Discuss
The Intersection of Life Scientists and Social Media: A Revolution
How do your peers receive information online and how do they utilize social media as a means of learning new information and sharing content? These are just a few of the questions that our colleagues at BioInformatics Inc. explored in a recent report about digital marketing to life scientists.  Discuss
Tech Overview - Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry
Today we’ll be uncovering inductively coupled plasma spectroscopy. Inductively coupled plasma spectroscopy (ICP) uses optical emission spectroscopy to determine the atomic composition of samples. However, the plasma torch can also be used in connection with a mass spectrometer to make the identifications in an entirely different way.  Discuss
CRISPR-Cas9's Impact on Current Tools and Techniques
Diving into the second part of the CRISPR workflow series, we are exploring how our panel believes that current tools, techniques and methods will be impacted due to the increased abundance of CRISPR technology in their labs. We know that life science suppliers are seeking preeminence in newly formed product lines for CRISPR/Cas9 kits and consumables, yet the ripple-effect of CRISPR’s rise may be felt in more mature applications that are used for validation in the CRISPR/Cas9 workflow.  Discuss
The Broadening Applications of Molecular Diagnostics
The global advancement of health care and medication capabilities increasingly depend on the study of genetics and the human genome. Discovery of the underlying traits that determine genetic disorders now grant the ability to diagnose and monitor a patient’s disease, detect their health risk, and assess which remedies are best suited for prevention or treatment. The technologies able to perform these tests and engage in this type of research comprise the field of molecular diagnostics (MDx).  Discuss
Improving the CRISPR-Cas9 Workflow
Following the insights gained from past research, we fielded a survey to our expert panel of scientists to quantify how the emergence of CRISPR is impacting the use of traditional tools and techniques. In this article, we are revealing some verbatim answers from the questionnaire.  Discuss
Tech Overview - Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry
If you have been following our mass spec series you have certainly recognized the number of different ways mass spec can be used to separate ions of different masses. Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry (TOF-MS) was developed in the 1940’s and began to gain popularity in the 1990’s. Since then, the technology has been enhanced and updated to be the device we have today.  Discuss
The “Two-Headed Monster”: Vendors Tackle Antibody Validation
The Science Advisory Board examined the preferences of scientists regarding the purchase and use of antibodies, as well as customer trust, satisfaction, and "best-in-class" vendors in the sector. Respondents also made comments detailing their ideas on reproducible research using antibodies, the responsibilities of both vendors and researchers when it comes to using commercial antibodies, and much more.  Discuss
Next Generation Sequencing Data: Tertiary Analysis
As Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technology develops, the analysis and interpretation of NGS data will prove to be one of the most complex aspects of transforming NGS data into meaningful results. Tertiary analysis, which follows primary and secondary analysis of the data, is among the most challenging steps.  Discuss
Tech Overview - MALDI-TOF
Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight, more simply known as MALDI-TOF, is a powerful mass spectrometry technique primarily used for the analysis of biomolecules that respond poorly to hard ionization techniques.  Discuss
Conferences
2020 ACCP Annual Meeting
September 20-22
Bethesda, Maryland United States
Bioprocess International West
September 21-24
Eastern Standard Time Zone (EST) United States
BioProcess International
September 21-24
Eastern Standard Time Zone (EST), Massachusetts United States
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