Since the first cytokine was identified over 60 years ago, a lot has been done to better understand these molecules. The use of multiplex immunoassays is one such way, though they aren’t considered quite as mainstream yet. Learn about how the SMARTS approach can be used to better align user experience to the performance characteristics of these multiplex assays and hopefully transition them to a more mainstream role in research.
Immuno-oncology, or cancer immunotherapy, research focuses heavily on the various types of cells and their behavior in cancer, so the use of flow cytometry to interrogate these cells is a no brainer. See how flow cytometry fits in this growing field of research and how it can help identify new targets and improve drug design to generate more effective and safer cancer therapeutics.
The advent of CRISPR as a gene editing tool appears to have revolutionized drug discovery and development in a very short time. CRISPR-Cas9 technology is also being utilized to target HIV, to mutate or cut out the provirus. Read about what’s new in potential treatments for HIV and the challenges facing the industry.
Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the world and, due to an aging population, more and more people are diagnosed with cancer every year. Researchers are actively searching for treatment options in the form of potential biomarkers. Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) have piqued the interest of researchers as a relatively new source of therapeutics. Learn more about lncRNAs and see how they can be used in cancer diagnosis and intervention.
Introducing data normalization into your western blotting workflow may sound unnecessary but it has proven to be a great way to ensure great results. Follow along as we break down some of the main takeaways from the first chapter in Dr. Oh’s popular wester blotting webinar series, including a unique method to ease normalization woes and worries.
Incorporating preamplification into your qPCR experiments may seem daunting, but it is a powerful way to analyze targets from limited samples. The tips in this article will help you understand how preamplification can enhance your qPCR experiments and the considerations and implications for incorporating it into your workflow.
Biosimilars are gaining in popularity and estimates predict that the U.S. could save between $40–250 billion in healthcare costs over the next decade by switching from biologics to biosimilars. See how biosimilars have gained in popularity recently, the challenges the U.S. faces in developing them, and what the future holds.
In 2017, Bioradiations published a wide variety of general interest articles, tips, podcasts, and application notes. Revisit the technological advancements and growth in technology that researchers experienced this year. Here are the highlights of what we learned this year.
Stem cells possess the remarkable potential to self-renew and to differentiate into many different types of cells. Due to their unique ability to regenerate, they are being used in regenerative medicine and offer great hope for treating diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. However, since stem cells represent a rare population of cells, they are not always easy to study. See how the simplicity, efficiency, and flexibility of cell sorting is making it possible to isolate pure populations of stem cells for downstream analyses.
Immunotherapy is not a new concept; it has, in fact, been around for more than 125 years. However, recent scientific advances have led to the emergence and rapid evolution of the field, especially immuno-oncology. Get an introduction to this exciting emerging field, learn about the different personalized therapies currently available, and see what the future of cancer immunotherapy looks like.