There are currently no licenced pharmaceuticals to treat cocaine addiction. To overcome this issue, US researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have been exploring how cocaine alters transcription in the nucleus accumbens, a region of the brain implicated in compulsive drug use. Here, Hannah Balfour discusses with Dr…
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Genomics England has launched a next-generation genomic research platform that will play a key role in the response to COVID-19. It is hoped this research environment will transform how genomic data is made usable for global biopharma and academic scientists, providing world‑class patient data security, while enabling the flexibility required…
Scientists observed that different cancers undergo the same genetic mutations at similar stages of evolution, the findings could become part of an ‘evolutionary rule book’ which would theoretically enable the prediction and prevention of cancer’s next evolutionary move.
Using TEMPEST®, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital were able to rapidly screen a focused compound library for early cancer drug candidates in an AlphaLISA® assay.
Researchers have sequenced SARS-CoV-2, revealing at least six strains with little variability, useful information for vaccine developers.
Researchers capitalised on novel sequencing technologies to produce the first end-to-end DNA sequence of the X chromosome.
A result is only as good as the sample preparation that preceded it.
Researchers used computational tools to identify regions of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that could potentially provide a safe and long-term immune response.
Application note: High-throughput pathogen detection using a novel MagMAX kit and OpenArray technology
Automated detection and isolation of pathogens for multiple samples types.
New opportunities for liquid biopsy: At automated workflow for isolating circulating tumor cells using KingFisher instruments.
A simple and sensitive method for nucleic acid extraction from virus-containing samples, with a range of viral loads.
Isolate high-quality, inhibitor-free DNA and RNA from human stool and other sample types suitable for metagenomics sequencing.
Neoantigens have gained much interest in recent years, mainly due to their ability to elicit a strong, specific immune response. Nikki Withers spoke to two immunology experts to explore the progress being made and assess what remains challenging for cancer investigators working on these transformational therapies.