International Reagent Spotlight Contest

As we near the end of 2021, we can reflect on all the positive accomplishments our scientific community achieved. Multiple highly effective COVID-19 vaccines were developed and approved for use globally. As a result, we were able to reunite with family and friends and resume work in the lab. This quarter, we invite you to 

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Fenchol, a Natural Compound Found in Basil, May Protect Against Alzheimer’s Disease Pathology

Researchers at the University of South Florida suggest that fenchol, a natural compound found in some plants including basil, may help protect against Alzheimer’s disease pathology in the brain. The discovery of a sensing mechanism associated with the gut, which was published in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, shows how fenchol reduces neurotoxicity in Alzheimer’s patients. 

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Researchers Generate ‘Living Medicine’ to Treat Drug-Resistant Infections

Scientists at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) and Pulmobiotics S.L have generated the first ‘living medicine’ to treat antibiotic-resistant bacteria growing on the surfaces of medical implants. The study published in the journal Molecular Systems Biology highlights a treatment that removes a common bacteria’s ability to cause disease and alternatively repurposes it to attack 

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Canine Gliomas with Varying Immune Cell Levels Signal a Potential Immunotherapy Target

New research from North Carolina State University showed that high-grade gliomas contained more immune cells associated with suppressing immune response than low-grade gliomas. This evidence adds to previous research suggesting that these brain tumors may recruit cells that aid in immunosuppression. This research, published in Veterinary Pathology, is significant because it could inform future immunotherapy-based 

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From Studying the Biology of Plants to the Biology of Neural Circuits and Memory

While pursuing my MSc. degree in Biotechnology at the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University in India, I became fascinated with plant molecular genetics and biochemistry. I learned theoretical fundamentals in genetic engineering and decided to pursue these methodologies for making transgenic plants that could be beneficial for agriculture. Later, I was fortunate enough to be admitted 

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Heart Racing Research Discovery

Before going to grad school in Durham, North Carolina, I was trying to figure out if research was for me or not. I worked in an academic lab as a research technician to study developmental genetics in mice. I found out very early that not everything goes as planned and experiments do not always work 

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The Development of SARS-CoV-2 Nucleocapsid Specific Monoclonal Antibodies

A recent Science Direct publication highlights the development of generating SARS-CoV-2 nucleocapsid specific monoclonal antibodies to help supply new tools to specifically target SARS-CoV-2, the causative agent resulting in COVID-19. The study refers to nucleocapsid proteins, mBG86 and mBG17 antibody expression plasmids, available to purchase on our catalog, here. The plasmids are originally provided from 

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How RNase HI Inhibition Could be the Key to Combatting Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis

The development of antibiotics and therapeutics have been instrumental in the economic development that the world experiences today. Lifesaving therapeutics are threatened by the increasing prevalence of multi-drug resistant strains of bacteria, one of which includes Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MDR-TB). The first-line antibiotic treatments for tuberculosis are rifampicin and isoniazid. MDR-TB has shown resistance to these 

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