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 […]

A prototypical heat shock protein whose overexpression is linked to carcinogenesis in humans. Source: http://www.ebi.ac.uk/ As the big data revolution continues, doctors, immunologists and other human-health oriented biologists are growing increasingly disillusioned with their ability to connect insights from large data sets to concrete human health impacts. A new review […]

A variety of treatment options exist for rheumatoid arthritis. Despite their wide availability, some patients remain untreated. How can biologics for rheumatoid arthritis help people with unmet needs? Image source: Flickr Commons The development of effective biologic drugs has brought relief to many people with chronic conditions—especially that of rheumatoid […]