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Designer Immune Systems
Oct 19, 2015
Our immune system is an astonishingly sophisticated, multi-layered series of defenses against harmful agents. In many cases, however, the immune system... Read More >
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A new prion disease
Sep 26, 2015
About 50 years ago, scientists made the surprising discovery that some diseases, such as mad cow disease and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease are transmitted by... Read More >
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A bacterial gene to help smokers quit
Aug 20, 2015
Tobacco use represents a major worldwide health problem. Around one fifth of the world's population regularly smokes tobacco and nearly half of these people... Read More >
Three (formerly) blind mice
Aug 17, 2015
Blindness is a major public health problem. Nearly 40 million people worldwide are functionally blind, while over 250 million people suffer from visual... Read More >
The Molecular Biology Revolution
Jul 31, 2015
In an era of designer mice and complex multi-component DNA constructs, it is difficult to imagine that there was a time (not so long ago) when biologists lacked... Read More >
Virus Variations
Jun 23, 2015
Virus transduction is a common method used to introduce new genetic material into cells. Since the first use of a viral vector on mammalian cells in the 1970's... Read More >
Super Mice
May 14, 2015
Superheroes are a pop culture phenomenon. Their amazing abilities entertain and inspire us, but hardly seem attainable in the real world. However, superpowers... Read More >
Apr 14, 2015
HIV infection affects more than 35 million people worldwide. Over the past three decades, progress has been made in HIV treatment, mostly through the use of... Read More >
The rat choice for your experiments
Mar 14, 2015
For more than a century, rodents have played a pivotal role in biomedical research, and provided experimental systems for investigating mammalian biology... Read More >
Humanized alleles in animal models
Feb 14, 2015
Animal models play a vital role in modern biomedical research. In particular, mouse and rats are profoundly important. However, mice and rats are imperfect... Read More >