Biotechnology


Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disease that occurs when the body’s immune system attacks joints, creating debilitating inflammation and pain. Left unchecked this inflammatory condition can permanently damage joint structures, and in some cases, damage the cardiovascular and respiratory systems. This systemic disease affects more than 1.5 million Americans and about 1% of […]

Rabies is a potentially lethal viral infection transmitted primarily by the bite of an infected animal. While mainly prevented by vaccines in the developed world, rabies is endemic in Asia and Africa. Uncontrolled infections cause brain inflammation and manifestation of symptoms is followed by fatal outcomes. Worldwide rabies caused about 17,400 deaths in 2015, about […]

Assays to measure cell growth and survival assays used in the laboratory have many widely known practical and technical limitations, including non-linearity, high background and cumbersome protocols. In particular, commonly used assays using tetrazolium salts to generate a colored product lack sensitivity and accuracy due to reliance on mitochondrial bioreduction and other factors. The market […]

Hybrid molecular brushes (HMBs) are polymeric constructs comprising a backbone and ide chains of two or more polymers with varying properties. The overall molecular structure of HMBs is governed by steric repulsion among the side chains, and their grafting density on the backbone. HMBs with hydrophilic and hydrophobic fragments have recently come to the forefront, […]