Proteomics
Single-cell mapping of malaria parasite transmission may lead to new treatments
Single-cell transcriptomics have been used to map which genes are turned on and off during the entire transmission cycle of the deadly human malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum. The results, published in Nature Communications on May 27, may lead to the identification of new gene targets for antimalarial treatments. Read More
New research uncovers how SARS-CoV-2 hijacks RNA host proteins
A new study has uncovered the interactions that SARS-CoV-2 RNA establishes with the host cell proteins, many of which are fundamental for infection. The results, published in Molecular Cell on May 24, pave the way for the development of new therapeutic strategies for COVID-19 with broad-range antiviral potential. Read More
Survey: Scientists want to boost use of lab automation
In the era of big data and new analytical technologies, research laboratories are rapidly adopting new lab automation equipment and processes. While most labs are already using some type of automation in their workflows, many researchers would like to increase their use of these new technologies, according to results from a new ScienceBoard.net survey. Read More
Career planning is a lifelong journey for scientists
For many scientists who have just received their doctorate, professional development may be an afterthought compared to technical or job-specific skills required in their early careers. Contrary to this view, continual planning for all aspects of professional growth is critical to ensuring career success. Read More
7 ways to communicate your research to a wider audience
You've just wrapped up the perfect research study. But how can you let the wider world know about your discovery? Disseminating research to a broader audience was the subject of a May 15 talk at the 2021 International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine virtual meeting. Read More
CRISPR gene editing adapted for white blood cells
An adapted version of the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technique opens up the ability to manipulate human monocytes -- white blood cells that play vital roles in the immune system. The new study, published in Cell Reports on May 11, shows that the cells function normally following gene editing, allowing biologists to better understand how the cells interact with diseases like HIV. Read More
Nobel Prize winner Doudna shares perspectives on future of CRISPR gene editing
Small science can translate into big discoveries, according to Nobel Prize laureate Jennifer Doudna, PhD. She discussed how her curiosity in understanding CRISPR led to the gene editing revolution in a talk at the 2021 American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy virtual meeting. Read More
Preparation is key for postdocs to transition to industry positions
On-Demand Webinar -- Postdoctoral positions are a natural choice for many scientists who have just received their PhDs. Postdocs allow scientists to gain invaluable research experience and training under guided mentorship -- and potentially transition to industry jobs, explains Natalia Martin, PhD, a program manager at the American Chemical Society. Read More
Tiny mechanical forces can have a massive effect on T-cell activation
A new study reveals how tiny forces between T cells and their targets can help to jumpstart protective immune responses. Research published in Nature Communications on May 4 uses cutting edge microscopy techniques to track the association and dissociation between T cells and antigens. Read More
Single-cell atlas of human teeth exposes root of stem cell behavior
The first comprehensive single-cell atlas of the human tooth reveals how different dental tissues control the activity of stem cells. Published recently in iScience, the study used advanced single-cell sequencing technology to show that changes in the cellular environment may explain differences in the behavior of stem cells. Read More
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CPhI North America
August 10-12
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania United States
Bioprocessing Summit
August 16-19
Boston, Massachusetts United States
Conferences
CPhI North America
August 10-12
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania United States
Bioprocessing Summit
August 16-19
Boston, Massachusetts United States
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