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Geological records reveal sea-level rise threatens UK salt marshes, study says

Credit: Matthew Brain Sea-level rise will endanger valuable salt marshes across the United Kingdom by 2100 if greenhouse gas emissions continue unabated, according to an international study co-authored by a Rutgers University-New Brunswick professor. Moreover, salt marshes in southern and eastern England face a high risk of loss by 2040, according to the study published […]

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Labiotech Is Heading To The Beach!

It’s that time of year (at least in the Northern Hemisphere) where everything heats up and everyone starts to smile more. It’s summer! We wanted to give you a quick update to let you know that some of us will be joining the ranks of happy people and living it up in the sun! That […]

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Revealing the Identity of Host Cell Proteins for Better Drug Development

Biologics—antibodies, antigens, peptides, and other proteins—are frequently used as vaccines, but also for treatment of conditions such as cancer or diabetes. Biologics are typically produced in expression systems like yeast, E.coli, or mammalian cells. Even with elaborate purification protocols, traces of host cell protein (HCP) remain in the final product that may cause side effects, […]

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Scientists create nano-size packets of genetic code aimed at brain cancer ‘seed’ cells

Credit: Yuan Rui, Johns Hopkins In a "proof of concept" study, scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine say they have successfully delivered nano-size packets of genetic code called microRNAs to treat human brain tumors implanted in mice. The contents of the super-small containers were designed to target cancer stem cells, a kind of cellular "seed" that […]

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New informatics tool makes the most of genomic data

Credit: L. Brian Stauffer The rise of genomics, the shift from considering genes singly to collectively, is adding a new dimension to medical care; biomedical researchers hope to use the information contained in human genomes to make better predictions about individual health, including responses to therapeutic drugs. A new computational tool developed through a collaboration […]

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The secret life of lobster (trade): Could we be in hot water?

Credit: Photo courtesy of Josh Stoll In a paper published in Frontiers in Marine Science, researchers, including lead author Joshua Stoll of the University of Maine School of Marine Sciences and the Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions, map the global trade routes for lobster and quantify the effect they have on obscuring the relation between […]

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