What if you could replace your laboratory’s antibody supply with a library of custom-built probes which served the same purpose at a fraction of the price and at a multiple of the efficacy? Enter the age of the aptamers—short oligonucleotides that can bind arbitrary targets in a cheaper and more […]

According to new research recently published in the Journal of Immunology, there’s a good chance that the answer is yes.1 Eager to hop into the biologics and immunotherapeutic crazes, researchers successfully immunized a group of neonatal mice against a common allergen: cockroach-borne enterobacteria. Following inoculation, researchers were able to isolate […]

New research using a modified Cas9 protein has shown that with the proper tools, geneticists have unprecedented access to edit the epigenome.1 Accessing the epigenome is a treasure trove of research on the same scale as CRISPR. However, utilizing this new research to maximum effect will require a comprehensive software […]

Evolution has dictated that the brain, the control center for the entire body, be encased in a hard shell and subsequent sets of membranes to protect it. Unfortunately, this makes researching an active, living brain absurdly challenging. New developments in polymer technologies have allowed researchers to create multifunctional fibres no […]

Over the past few years, energy shots have emerged as a separate product category from energy drinks and other functional beverages. While energy drinks are increasingly associated with healthfulness and positive lifestyle choices, energy shots remain oriented toward direct functionality. Sold in single-serve bottles of about two ounces, they enable […]