Nanoparticles, son

As far as conventional imaging methods go, changes in the tumor microenvironment have consistently evaded detection. However, researchers at the Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital have developed a new, noninvasive method to measure and monitor the effectiveness

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Not So Sweet Sugar

The chaperone protein, glucose-regulated protein 94 (GRP94), typically ensures that things run smoothly in the cell world by ensuring that proteins fold properly. However, if GRP94 becomes glycosylated (has a sugar added to it), it transitions from a flexible protein

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Guts and Glory

In my main wheelhouse, some new and exciting news is brewing: A research team led by Dr. Sebastian Zeissig has found an enzyme essential for intestinal stem cell survival, differentiation, and homeostasis known as SETDB1. It also shows some anti-inflammatory

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Our Camelid Friends

An article recently published in Cell’s website has shed some light on a study about the neutralization of betacoronaviruses using single-domain camelid antibodies. Llamas were used as the testing analog and immunized with stabilized betacoronavirus spike proteins, which resulted in

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Stranger in a Strange Land

Interestingly, as a recently graduated masters student, I realize that I grew up in a sort of technological transition phase. While in school, computers were tools and such for doing homework or gaming, but nobody really explained how they worked.

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The Hunt is Afoot

I’ve finished my first basic R course oriented towards biologists. So, now I’m adding to my skillset with another more intermediate course so that I can properly add programming onto my resume. Onward to the job search! I’ve got the

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Safer at Home

Hello, everyone!  I’m starting up a new stem cell blog to keep track of things during this difficult time and to talk about the various aspects of my journey towards becoming a researcher.  I’ve managed to finish my master’s degree

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