10 Unique Reagents that Accelerated Research in 2021

Our mission is to facilitate access to unique reagents developed by academic laboratories worldwide on behalf of the scientific community. Together with our providing investigators, we work to distribute reagents that might otherwise sit unused in laboratory freezers to researchers committed to furthering scientific progress. As we enter 2022, we take a look back at 

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Roll-out of a Malaria Vaccine Funded by Gavi

While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to dominate the world’s health-related news, other diseases have not slowed down their assault on the global population, especially in the poorest nations. Malaria remains an enduring health challenge, resulting in more than 400,000 deaths per year, including 260,000 children, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). However, there has 

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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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