Vaccine Storage and Transport Transformed with Sugary Gel

Combining vaccines with sugars allows them to be stored and transported, removing the troublesome cold chain and enabling delivery to hard to reach areas. A multi-disciplinary team created a vaccine-storage method that suspends the vaccine in a tiny one-dose container filled with a sugar-gel combination that dries and can be reconstituted with water.

Resistance to Antibiotic of Last Resort Found in Salmonella

The discovery of mcr-9, a gene that confers resistance to colistin, adds to the growing list of plasmid-mediated colistin resistance genes that were first described in E. coli in 2015. Because colistin is one of the world's few last-resort antibiotics, mcr-9 should be immediately considered when monitoring plasmid-mediated colistin resistance.

Keytruda Benefits Reported at AACR for Advanced Small Cell Lung Cancer

The anti-PD-1 monoclonal antibody immunotherapy pembrolizumab (Keytruda) is FDA approved to treat multiple types of cancer including melanoma, classical Hodgkin lymphoma, advanced cervical cancer,...

Omega-3 Deficiency Underlies Peripheral Artery Disease

A new study from a team of investigators at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) has just published evidence showing that individuals diagnosed...

Potential Leukemia Drug Target Found in Epigenetic Protein

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is an aggressive cancer that led to over 10,000 deaths in the United States last year. While AML is the...

Gut Microbiome Helps Warm the Cockles of Your Core

During cold exposure, it is well established that animals sustain their body temperature by activating heat production from a specialized tissue known as brown adipose tissue and promoting "browning" of white adipose tissue. Now, investigators have revealed the important role of gut microbiota in thermoregulation and adipose breakdown.

Cell-Free Protein Synthesis Made Flexible and Accessible

Researchers say they greatly simplified the method for cell-free protein synthesis

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