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June 1, Vol. 29, No. 11

  • Feature Articles

    • Novel Antibody Microarray Technology
    • Sophia Fox
    • The current generation of antibody microarray technologies is providing highly sensitive new tools for screening proteins in complex biological samples Offering an alternative to mass spectrometry (MS) and 2-D gel electrophoresis or chromatography, antibody-based affinity platforms have been developed as ... more »
    • Epigenetics Fortifies Cancer Armamentarium
    • Gail Dutton
    • Speaking at the American Association of Cancer Research conference held in Denver recently, Stephen B Baylin, MD, professor of oncology and medicine at Johns Hopkins University, declared, “We’re at an exciting era It’s still all about the genome” But,  rather ... more »
    • Single-Cell Genomics Clarifies Big Picture
    • Richard A. Stein
    • Approximately 5x10 30 bacteria are estimated to inhabit our planet, and microorganisms colonizing our bodies outnumber our own cells by a factor of 10 Nevertheless, we know relatively little about our unicellular neighbors A widespread approach used to explore microbial ... more »
    • Overcoming Protein Production Hurdles
    • K. John Morrow Jr.
    • Recombinant antibodies have emerged as dominant players in the biopharma industry despite the copious quantities required for treatment Although nonantibody biologics are typically produced at much smaller scale, are less complex, and have limited secondary modifications, their production is also ... more »
    • China Increases Healthcare Investment
    • Qing Xia
      Daming Chen
    • While the spring of 2009 has been difficult for most global industries, the Chinese healthcare sector seems to be an exception Recently announced healthcare reforms that vow to bring wider insurance coverage to the country’s 13 billion people as well ... more »
    • Ramping Up Flu Vaccine Efforts
    • Gail Dutton
    • One year ago, a new technology predicted that significant outbreaks of the H1N1 flu virus would occur within 6 to 12 months One year later, the H1N1 flu virus triggered a stage 5 pandemic alert from the World Health Organization... more »