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New Technique Makes Cells Resistant To HIV

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California have successfully found a way to tether HIV-fighting antibodies to immune cells, creating a cell population resistant to the virus. Undergoing experiments in laboratories the resistant cells replaced diseased cells and stopped the spread of infection. In doing so it provides long-term protection. How Is This Approach… Tags: , , , , , ,

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23andMe to Sell Genetic Tests for Disease Risk to Consumers

It has just been announced that 23andMe has been granted permission by the FDA to sell genetic tests for disease risk directly to the public. This very interesting development  touches upon the potential growth that the biotech industry can achieve in the future. Other companies will certainly follow suit and offer competing services, but this… Tags: , , , , , ,

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Technology has made it so we can communicate with anyone from anywhere with the click of a button. This convenience can sometimes lead people to make simple mistakes. How you communicate with others in the work place can greatly affect how people perceive you in the office. Take these pointers below to insure you are… Tags: , , ,

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Alcohol Dependence – Which Path Does Your Brain Take?

THE STUDY compares alcohol-dependent brains and non-dependent brains of rats. THE OBSERVATIONS showed two different brain signaling pathways when the rats were given alcohol.  Both pathways led to the central amygdala (CeA) increasing its activity in the mice.  THE TWO PATHWAYS are caused by “a switch in the molecular mechanisms underlying the CeA’s response to… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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Prodrugs Continue to Show Encouraging Results in Fighting Solid Tumors

Prodrugs are medications that only activate once inside the body.  The conversion happens once the inactive drug is triggered.  The metabolized drug is then able to undergo its pharmacological activity.  Prodrugs can help reduce toxicity, increase bioavailability, reduce other drug interactions, and various other benefits. Prodrugs are great for fighting cancerous tumors, especially when regular… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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BioScience Forum Presents- Dietmar Berger

Dietmar Berger

R&D Partners is excited to attend the BioScience Forum, volunteering monthly at the networking and presentation event. This Month’s Speaker is Dietmar Berger, M.D., Ph.D. Senior Vice President, Global Head of Clinical Development for Hematology/Oncology Product Development.   When: Wednesday, April 26th 2017, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Where: The Holiday Inn, 275 S Airport…

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