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Researchers find genetic link between overactive and underactive immune systems

In the largest genetic study to date of a challenging immunodeficiency disorder, scientists have identified a gene that may be a “missing link” between overactive and underactive immune activity. 695 more words


April 20th 2015 - Chris Slape, Monash University

I’m a Research Fellow at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, and a molecular biologist by training. The goal of my PhD project was to identify the chromosome breakpoints in leukemia patients (back before the Human Genome Project made that an afternoon’s work), and I’ve been working in various leukemia genetics projects ever since. 168 more words


Viruses - A superficial exploration - HIV Part I


noun Biology
noun: virus;
plural noun: viruses
An infective agent that typically consists of a nucleic acid molecule in a protein coat, is too small to be seen by light microscopy, and is able to multiply only within the living cells of a host. 546 more words


Product Focus: XPack™ Technology - Engineer Exosome Protein Cargo for Delivery and Tracking

Exosome Protein Loading

  • Pack reporter proteins to track cargo
  • Make biotherapeutic exosomes
  • Generate bioluminescent exosomes
  • Create stable cell lines loading desired protein cargo

Exosomes are secreted nanoshuttles that facilitate communication between cells and organs and are found in various biofluids including blood, urine, amniotic fluid, breast milk, malignant ascites fluid, and cerebrospinal fluid. 669 more words

Molecular Biology

F-Actin - Zen in a spiral


noun Biochemistry
noun: actin
A protein which forms (together with myosin) the contractile filaments of muscle cells, and is also involved in motion in other types of cell. 281 more words


Effects of CO2 and iron availability on rbcL gene expression in Bering Sea diatoms (update)

Iron (Fe) can limit phytoplankton productivity in approximately 40% of the global ocean, including in high-nutrient, low-chlorophyll (HNLC) waters. However, there is little information available on the impact of CO2-induced seawater acidification on natural phytoplankton assemblages in HNLC regions. 252 more words


None dare call it junk

There has been a huge amount of controversy about whether all the DNA we carry about has some purpose to carry out — or not… 457 more words

Molecular Biology