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Gut Bacteria May Play a Role in Multiple Sclerosis

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Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a neurodegenerative autoimmune disorder, that occurs when the immune system attacks the myelin around nerve cells. Two different recent studies may have found a link between the microbial biome in the gut and the progression of MS. The studies, conducted by University of California San Diego and the Max Planck Institute in Germany, found differences in the gut bacteria of patients with MS and patients without. These different strains triggered cells to be pro-inflammatory. Learn More Here.

Cekanaviciutea, Egle, et al. “Gut bacteria from multiple sclerosis patients modulate human T cells and exacerbate symptoms in mouse models.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy Sciences.

Zika Virus Could Potentially be Used to Kill Brain Cancer Stem Cells

image credit: https://medicine.wustl.eduThe Zika virus, which can cause devastating damage to the brains of developing fetuses could one day be developed to effectively treat glioblastoma, a deadly brain cancer. The Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the University of California San Diego School of Medicine conducted some research that shows that the virus kills brain [...]

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North Carolina Study Utilizes An EagleBio Calprotectin ELISA

EagleBio's Calprotectin ELISA was recently used in a study done by the University of North Carolina. This assay is a part of our Gastrointestinal Assay Kit line which is comprised of a unique set of products that can be used in a variety of applications, research, and fields of study. Check out the product page for full [...]

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Antibiotic Resistance Linked to Common Household Disinfectant

image credit: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/Scientists from the University of Birmingham and Norwich Research Park have discovered a link between a major mechanism of antibiotic resistance and resistance to the disinfectant triclosan which is commonly found in domestic products.“Given the prevalence of triclosan and other antimicrobials in the environment, a greater understanding of the impact they can have on bacteria and [...]

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Biomarker Spotlight: Zonulin

The zonulin biomarker is a pre-haptoglobin (pre-HP2) protein found in the gut. It is responsible for the permeability of the mucosal barrier of the intestines. When zonulin binds to the epithelial cells of the intestines a signal cascade is induced. This cascade disassembles the paracellular tight junctions of the intestinal wall. The tight junctions of the [...]

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Scientists Uncover the Atomic Structure of Key Alzheimer's Protein

image credit: news.medicine.iu.eduIn healthy brains, tau acts as a stabiliser, but when the proteins become defective, they can form into bundles of tangled filaments, which are thought to impede communication between brain cells, leading to the neurodegeneration and reduced cognitive ability seen in conditions like Alzheimer's disease."It's clear that tau is extremely important to the progression [...]

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New Technique Allows Scientists to Clone Thousands of Genes at Once

image credit: hub.jhu.edu/According to the researchers, the new technology—known as LASSO cloning—speeds up the creation of proteins, the final products of genes, and is likely to lead to far more rapid discovery of new medicines and biomarkers for scores of diseases."Our goal is to make it cheap and easy for any researcher in any field to [...]

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Personalized Cancer Vaccines Train Immune Systems to Attack Tumors

image credit: http://www.nature.com/news/Personalized Cancer Vaccines Show Glimmer of SuccessIn two small clinical trials, led by Catherine Wu a the Dana-Farber Institute of Cancer, six people with skin cancer showed a positive immune response after the injection of a personalized cancer vaccine engineered specifically for their tumors. Read More.Ledford, Heidi. "Personalized cancer vaccines show glimmers of success." Nature News. [...]

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UPDATE: Calretinin ELISA Assay Used in a New Study!

EagleBio's Calretinin ELISA  Assay Kit was recently used in a study for the detection of malignant mesothelioma. This assay is a part of our Cancer Biomarker Kit line which is comprised of unique,versatile set of products for a variety of applications, research, and fields of study. Check out the product pages for full details on the kit or [...]

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Product Spotlight: Vedolizumab (Entyvio®) Antibodies ELISA Assay

The Vedolizumab(Entyvio®)Antibodies Elisa Assay can be found in Eagle Biosciences' Drug Monitoring Assay Kit Line. The Drug Monitoring Assay Kit line offers a wide range of kits for the to measure the presence and effectiveness of a wide rang of drugs in the body.Our Vedolizumab Antibodies Elisa Assay measures the presence of anti-Verdolizumab antibodies in the blood.What [...]

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