Inactivating viruses from biopharmaceutical source materials can be achieved with detergents. However, the frequently used detergent Triton X-100 is ecotoxic and must be replaced with eco-friendly alternatives.
In 2019, CRISPR gene-editing therapy was used for the first time to treat sickle cell disease.
Pharmacists‐led interventions can significantly reduce medical risk factors, supporting the involvement of pharmacists as healthcare providers in managing patients with hypertension, diabetes and dyslipidaemia.
The adipokinetic hormone (AKH), an insect analog of the human hormone glucagon, is a central regulator of energy homeostasis and lipid mobilization in insects. Silencing of the AKH-receptor leads to fly obesity.
Researchers have developed CellShape, a user-friendly image analysis tool for quantitative visualization of bacterial cell factories
Natural polymers- based nanoparticles are widely used for biomedical purposes as they are highly biocompatible and biodegradable. Yet potential unexpected side effects have to be taken into account.
Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), the active compound in green tea, counteracts overeating brought about by consumption of excessive amounts of high-fat foods.
Paper-polymer hybrid material-based lateral flow assays are there to offer highly sensitive, semi-quantitative detection of dengue infection at the point-of-care.
A methacrylated hyaluronic acid scaffold with oriented pores perpendicular to the axial direction by an unidirectional freeze-drying method is reported.
Over the past decade, melanin pigments and their subunits have attracted increasing interest as soft biocompatible functional materials with antioxidant properties for engineering high performance, low impact biocompatible optoelectronic devices, such as memory...
Developing increasingly lighter and stronger alloys for engineering applications is an ongoing – and never ending – endeavour of materials scientists.
Researchers have created an antimicrobial polymer coating for leather that is both economical and environmentally friendly.
Nanoscale vesicles made from different block copolymers and functionalized with heparin represent a new design concept for polymer-based nanomimics.