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  • Need a Stress Immunization Shot?

    Need a Stress Immunization Shot?  ,

    Author:
    Jun
    06
    , DSS

    Immunization with beneficial bacteria can have long-lasting anti-inflammatory effects on the brain, making it more resilient to the physical and behavioral effects of stress, according to new research by University of Colorado Boulder (CU) scientists.

    The findings, if replicated in clinical trials could ultimately lead to new probiotic-based immunizations to protect against posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and anxiety or new treatments for depression, the authors say.
  • Antibiotic-Resistant Super-Germs Beware: New Biotech Process Vastly Expedites Drug Research

    Antibiotic-Resistant Super-Germs Beware: New Biotech Process Vastly Expedites Drug Research ,

    Author:
    May
    11
    , DSS

    Researchers have developed a new platform to characterize and optimize sequences to make glycoproteins. The new technique, dubbed GlycoSCORES, uses mass spectrometry and cell-free protein synthesis. The result is much faster research into protein therapies that may defend against antibiotic-resistant supergerms. It would also accelerate research into other new drugs.
  • Quantitative Pharmacodynamic Assay Can Distinguish DNA Damage in Fixed Tumor Biopsies

    Quantitative Pharmacodynamic Assay Can Distinguish DNA Damage in Fixed Tumor Biopsies ,

    Author:
    Apr
    25
    , DSS

    Apoptosis, the natural death of cells, and cancer drugs can induce double strand breaks (DSBs) that lead to DNA damage. Current methods of identifying apoptosis involve microscopy and have restricted quantitative capabilities because of inadequate ratios between signals and noise. However, scientists at the National Cancer Institute's branches in Bethesda and Frederick, Maryland, have developed a process that uses immunofluorescence microscopy to analyze fixed tumor biopsy tissues. It can distinguish between DSBs that are induced by apoptosis and therapeutic treatments.
  • Scientists Develop New Medications in Much Less Time Using New Crystallographic Method

    Scientists Develop New Medications in Much Less Time Using New Crystallographic Method ,

    Author:
    Mar
    29
    , DSS

    Researchers at the University of Zurich have developed a unique way to determine the crystal makeup of organic salts faster. Since salts make up about 40 percent of the active ingredients in medications, this new process can significantly accelerate the development of new pharmaceuticals. The new crystallographic method also decreases the effort that scientists put into that process which reduces development costs.
 

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