And now we have to deal with Monkeypox?

While we are coming to the realization that COVID is going to continue to be with us, we are now experiencing a new outbreak of monkeypox! What is monkeypox? Monkeypox is a viral-based infectious disease (family: Poxviridae, genus: Orthopoxvirus) that infects several species of mammals. Natural hosts include dormice, tree squirrels, Gambian pouched rats and 

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Interleukin-2 Drug Factories Eliminate Cancer in Mice

Bioengineers from Rice University are working to develop “drug factories” to target and fight cancer. Their new study, published in Science Advances, focused on using these drug factories to fight ovarian and colorectal cancer in mice and could potentially begin human clinical trials before the end of the year.             This study used our MC-38 

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The Role of Chromatin and DNA Damage in Neurodegenerative Disorders

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has recently been conducting research on pediatric neurodegenerative disorders defined by mutations that affect DNA repair proteins and trigger progressive loss of Purkinje cells. The main two diseases they focused their research on were ataxia telangiectasia (A-T) and ataxia with oculomotor apraxia 1 (AOA1), which involve issues with motor skills 

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The Importance of Chickens in Immunological Research

The study of chicken immunology has become increasingly significant as chickens are the world’s main source of meat. Because they are known to spread many infectious diseases, it is important to understand the host-pathogen relationship in order to prevent the transfer of zoonotic pathogens from poultry to humans as well as the development of therapeutic 

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Nominate Your Lab Manager!

Do you know an outstanding lab manager deserving recognition? This quarter, we invite you to nominate your lab manager to be featured in our upcoming newsletter, social media channels and blog. The winners will be randomly selected for a chance to win a $1,000 gift card plus $250 for their lab! The process is simple: 

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Exploring the Structure of Human RNA Polymerase I

Research led by European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) scientists has been able to offer a more in-depth look into the connection between RNA polymerase I (Pol I) and mutation-linked diseases. Cryo-electron microscopy enabled researchers to view the structure of human Pol I at a more detailed level than ever before, insight that could be useful 

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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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