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The underlying reason beta cells fail to proliferate in “diabesity” uncovered
Bio-Rad
Aug 21, 2017
Diabesity refers to the link between obesity and type 2 diabetes. This blog post describes the latest scientific findings describing the mechanism behind the failure of beta cells to proliferate in patients with type 2 diabetes, which could lead to novel treatments for this disease.
The possible autoimmune nature of Parkinson’s disease is linked to variant MHC class II alleles
Annalise Barnette
Jul 20, 2017
Discover new studies describing the auto-immune mechanism associated with the development of Parkinson's Disease.
How good bacteria protect us from pathogenic infection
Annalise Barnette
Jul 10, 2017
This blog post describes seminal studies demonstrating the beneficial role of commensal bacteria in treating microbial infections and addressing antibiotic resistance.
Rats — An ideal animal model of human disease
Annalise Barnette
Jun 21, 2017
Discover the distinct features of rats that make them ideal animal models for scientific research as well as new discoveries generated using transgenic rat models.
How to identify major immune cell types by their CD marker expression
Bio-Rad
May 19, 2017
Knowing what markers to use to identify certain immune cell types can be confusing and time-consuming. This blog post describes a new tool from Bio-Rad that simplifies this process for the most common immune cell types.
Bromodeoxyuridine (BrdU) in adult neurogenesis research - Part 2
Bio-Rad
Apr 14, 2017
In this second part of our series on BrdU in adult neurogenesis research, we describe “the dark side of BrdU” and how you can carefully control your BrdU labeling experiments
Bromodeoxyuridine (BrdU) in adult neurogenesis research - Part 1
Bio-Rad
Apr 07, 2017
The first of a two part series describing how BrdU revolutionized the field of neurogenesis.
Macrophages, obesity and insulin resistance
Annalise Barnette
Mar 31, 2017
This blog post describes the mechanisms by which macrophages induce insulin resistance in the obese state