Did you know that there are fewer human cells in our body than bacterial cells? For the human body to contain anything other than our own cells has always caused controversy; however, the idea of a second genome has been around for a while. Continue reading What is the Second Genome and how does it affect us?
The efficiency and precision of cancer treatments, which may be surgical removal, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, or a combination of second and third depends upon the stage and type of cancer. Targeting CD47 and Signal inhibitory receptor alpha protein interactions (SIRPα) has evolved as one of several such methods of cancer therapy. Continue reading Anti-CD47 antibody: A new hope for cancer treatment
Research is starting to show that a different sense could be exploited in order to diagnose patients – smell! Continue reading Disease stinks – the link between smell and disease
Perverse incentives in the academic progression/reward systems can sometimes lead to unwanted consequences at best and malpractice at worst. The scholarly publishing world has, over the last few years, been rocked by a relatively new and acute pandemic of falsified information being submitted to scientific journals via papermills. Continue reading Papermills in Bioscience Reports
Laboratories are full of scientists who do research on the bench, and at times in front of the computer. They are composed of PhD students and staff like research assistants, post-docs and lab managers. Ideally, working in a lab is like living with other housemates or with other family members. A lab is a well-oiled machine if it operates like a functional household. Continue reading Respect in the lab