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NEWS: Nobel Prizes for the Antibody Field
Kimberley Bryon-Dodd
Oct 05, 2018
The 2018 Nobel Prize announcements have brought exciting news of not one but two prizes awarded in recognition of ground-breaking achievements in the antibody field: phage display and immunotherapy.
Can Medicine Trust Your Gut Organoids?
Kimberley Bryon-Dodd
Sep 17, 2018
This blog focuses on gastrointestinal organoids and their role in advancing cancer research and therapy.
Set Yourself up for Success with Flow Cytometry
Kimberley Bryon-Dodd
Aug 16, 2018
This blog features some of our top sample preparation tips for flow cytometry and examples of blood and tumor sample preparation.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Side of the Gut Microbiome
Kimberley Bryon-Dodd
Jul 10, 2018
This blog takes a look at recent research on gut microbiota and immunotherapy response, and how this knowledge could be used to predict response or improve response rates.
Pigging up the Pace of Influenza A Vaccine Development
Kimberley Bryon-Dodd
Jun 27, 2018
Developing a universal flu vaccine that delivers broad protection against influenza is highly desirable, especially in context of pandemics. A groundbreaking discovery in Babraham pigs has significantly improved its usefulness as an immunological model and could greatly advance vaccine research.
Checkmate: Beating Cancer through the PD-1 Pathway
Kimberley Bryon-Dodd
Jun 19, 2018
Immunotherapy works by enhancing the host immune system to more effectively detect and kill cancer cells. This blog discusses the PD-1 (programmed cell death-1) pathway and two licensed immunotherapy drugs that target it, pembrolizumab and nivolumab.
Th2A Cells — the Latest T Helper Cell Subset and its Role in Allergy
Bio-Rad
May 16, 2018
Th2A cells are a recently identified subset of T helper cells type 2 (Th2). This blog looks at the role of Th2A cells in allergy.
Getting the Dose Right
Kimberley Bryon-Dodd
May 14, 2018
Suffering from a chronic condition can mean constant treatment for an extended period of time. This blog discusses therapeutic drug monitoring and why it is used for conditions such as IBD to ensure that treatment remains safe and effective.