1. AG Presents: Meet Milos Lazic of Jecure Therapeutics [Ep. 1]

    AG Presents: Meet Milos Lazic of Jecure Therapeutics [Ep. 1]
    AG Presents is an interview series of scientists in the Life Sciences industry that share insights to what research life is like as a start-up, in a university, or at an institute and how they got there. Here we would love to introduce Milos Lazic of Jecure Therapeutics in San Diego, California, USA. Q: Could you tell us about your lab...
  2. Top 7 FAQs for Beta Lactamase enzyme

    Top 7 FAQs for Beta Lactamase enzyme
    As a core structure in many antibiotics, beta lactam ring is a cyclic amide. Beta lactam antibiotics almost universally inhibits bacterial cell wall synthesis and thus induces the destruction of the bacteria cell. Bacteria have evolved an enzyme that combats this antibiotic and increases resistance to death induced by antibiotic means: the beta lactamase enzyme. Beta lactamase enzymes can be...
  3. Top 15 NIH Funded Research (2015-2017)

    Top 15 NIH Funded Research (2015-2017)
    The table below displays the annual support level for various research, condition, and disease categories based on grants, contracts, and other funding mechanisms used across the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as well as disease burden data published by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) at the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). At the request of Congress, the NIH embarked...
  4. Pokèmon Go: A Psychological Success

    Pokèmon Go: A Psychological Success
    Since its debut on July 6th,  Pokèmon Go downloads have increased over 7 million times in the United States alone. Developed by Niantic, Pokèmon Go is still highly anticipated in several countries as it releases into new regions still today. Bringing a factor of nostalgia from a 20-year-old franchise, Pokèmon Go utilizes augmented reality and allows its players to catch...
  5. 20 Questions for the Presidential Candidates & Other Letters by the US Scientific Community

    20 Questions for the Presidential Candidates & Other Letters by the US Scientific Community
    Groups within the scientific community began expressing their concerns regarding the future of the government’s role in science in letters to the Presidential Candidates. ScienceDebate created a list of 20 Questions and a letter asking the presidential candidates to respond to. “We are encouraging journalists to ask these questions at every opportunity,” says Shawn Otto, the effort’s organizer, who is based...
  6. How Alzheimers Causes Dementia

    How Alzheimers Causes Dementia
    Dementia, one of the symptoms of Alzheimers, stems from the neurofibrillary tangles of which form during the development of the disease. The neurofibrillary tangles consist of tau proteins, abnormal clumps within the neurons, and amyloid beta plaques, which form outside the cell and are often accompanied with neuronal death. Both affect neurons that are involved in memory formation, desecrating these...
  7. Biomarkers in Latest Research (2016)

    Biomarkers in Latest Research (2016)
    Riveting research in the world of biomarkers suggests great potential for biomarkers both in clinical and laboratory settings. Below are recent studies and articles concerning biomarkers and their emerging relevance in science. Clara cell protein as a biomarker for ozone-induced lung injury in humans Ozone, a component of photochemical air pollution, has been shown to induce lung-related detrimental conditions, such...
  8. Cachexia: Researching the Wasting Disease

    Cachexia: Researching the Wasting Disease
    The Last Illness As if being diagnosed with advanced cancer or COPD was not bad enough news, patients with these hardcore diseases face the risk of also being afflicted with an illness that disrupts their appetite and metabolism which eventually leads to body mass loss and can lead to their death. This disease is called 'cachexia' and it was coined as 'The...
  9. Biomarker Latest Application: CNS Development

    Biomarker Latest Application: CNS Development
    Central nervous system (CNS) infections are an important public health concern worldwide. They occur commonly and are associated with high rates of mortality and morbidity. Most deaths related to CNS infections are the result of cerebral tissue injury. Neurological symptoms in survivors include physical, sensory, and cognitive disability, all of which may be permanent. Once bacteria enter the CNS, the process...

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