In Preclinical Life Science, New Solutions Provide a Platform for Discovery

(DGIwire) – Once a year, the Experimental Biology conference brings together some of the most prestigious researchers involved in preclinical life science. Significantly, it convenes members of no less than five different societies: the American Association of Anatomists, the American Physiological Society, the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the American Society for Investigative […]

Laboratory Safety Is a Number One Priority

(DGIwire) – Following safety protocol is paramount for anyone who works in a laboratory. All possible precautions should be taken to prevent injury—whether it’s a small cut from a broken test tube or a major burn from a hydrochloric acid spill. Here are some helpful tips and tricks for staying safe in the laboratory setting. […]

Gene Editing: What’s on the Horizon?

(DGIwire) – The ability to edit genes has dramatically expanded the potential and possibilities of medicine. In recent years, for example, a prominent spotlight has been placed on CRISPR technology, a simple yet powerful tool that allows researchers to easily alter DNA sequences and modify gene function, according to LiveScience.com. What might the future bring […]

Labs Take Care to Relieve Animals’ Stress

(DGIwire) – For nearly 60 years, life science researchers working with animals in the laboratory have adhered to a set of informal guidelines to ensure the animals’ well-being: the “3Rs.” First described by W.M.S. Russell and R.L. Burch in their 1959 book The Principles of Humane Experimental Technique, this expression stands for “replacement, reduction and […]

What Makes a Lab a Productive Work Environment?

(DGIwire) – What is the recipe for the ideal laboratory work environment? A mixture of good management and state-of-the-art instrumentation. Recent articles in Nature and Laboratory Equipment have spotlighted the first of these elements. A survey of 3,200 scientists, conducted by Nature, suggested that a thorough training in lab and personnel management is crucial to […]

Electroporation: A Vital Advance to Further Life Science Research

(DGIwire) – “Electroporation” is a big word that describes a process taking place on a small scale in the laboratory. As noted on BiotechArticles.com, electroporation involves passing an electric current through the surface of a living cell. By doing so, pores appear on the surface through which material can easily pass. Widely used in the […]

3 Important Things to Know About Stem Cells

(DGIwire) – Imagine a tiny object with the power to transform itself into a vast array of different materials utilized by the human body. It may sound like science fiction, but this is precisely what objects called stem cells are capable of doing. What exactly are stem cells and how can they assist in various […]

A Look at Shocking Advances in Cancer Treatment

(DGIwire) – This is an amazing era for cancer research. In one corner of the arena, a promising new class of cancer treatments recruits the cells in blood to fight tumors, using powerful gene-editing tools to transform a type of white blood cell—called a T cell—from an immune cell that normally targets bacterial or fungal […]

Breathe Easy: Innovation Comes to Respiratory Research

(DGIwire) – When it comes to treating respiratory diseases, there is an increasing focus on inhalation as a method of delivering drugs to the body. As recently noted in an article on PharmOutsourcing.com, this is because inhaling a drug might require a lower dose to be as effective as a swallowed dose, reducing the chances […]

4 Things to Know About Type 2 Diabetes

(DGIwire) – What new treatments for Type 2 diabetes lie on the horizon? Today’s researchers are utilizing a vast array of cutting-edge technologies to learn more about this condition and explore potential new therapies. For those keeping track of this exciting area of medicine, it’s important to learn the basics first. Here are a few […]

Diabetes: 3 Exciting Recent Discoveries

(DGIwire) – According to the World Health Organization, diabetes affects more than 420 million people worldwide. For those who are concerned about this condition, it is natural to wonder what kinds of discoveries are being made today that could potentially lead to better care. Here are three exciting advances from the frontiers of diabetes research […]

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