Biotechnological Approaches for Quality Control of Animal Feeds

submitted by: UP Los Baños

Documentation of the special lecture on "Biotechnological Approaches for Quality Control of Animal Feeds" by Dr. Susan Sedano, University Researcher, BIOTECH, UPLB during the 2013 Philippine Society of Animal Science Lecture Series at the Animal Science Lecture Hall on March 15, 2013.

Mathematical Modeling of Brassinosteroid Signaling

submitted by: UP Los Baños

Documentation of the special seminar on "Mathematical Modeling of Brassinosteroid Signaling," by Mark Jayson Cortez, Instructor, Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Physics during the 27th IMSP Research Colloquim at the Mathematics Building, UPLB, College, Laguna

New solution for therapeutic cancer vaccine failure

submitted by: mdanderson Vaccines designed to turn the immune system against cancer have been logically constructed and tested against many cancers. Almost all have failed or shown minimal effect. They spark creation of killer T cells against the cancer, but generally have little effect on tumors, both in patients and mouse models. Willem Overwijk, Ph.D., and colleagues at MD Anderson discovered that a common vaccine component is...

Research aims to capture, interrogate single cancer cells

submitted by: mdanderson Nicholas Navin, Ph.D., of MD Anderson's Genetics Department, has a plan to sort out the genetic differences among individual tumor cells at different stages of cancer development, then analyze and compare their active mutations. The results should track the evolution of triple-negative breast cancer from initial tumor, to circulating tumor cell to metastatic cell. This new approach, funded by the Damon Runyon...

MWV Episode 68 - Threading the NEIDL: TWiV Goes Inside a BSL-4

submitted by: MicrobeWorld
Constructed in 2009 in the highly populated South End neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) facility contains labs that operate at biosafety levels 2, 3 and 4. Due to its location the NEIDL has faced a raft of legal and regulatory hurdles that have prevented BSL-3 and BSL-4 labs from becoming functional. "Threading the NEIDL," is a 1-hour documentary narrated by Vincent Racaniello, PhD, Higgins Professor of Microbiology &...

biosights: February 18, 2013 - Erecting a myosin scaffold for cytokinesis

submitted by: JCB
Cell division requires the coordinated action of proteins that promote actomyosin contraction, membrane trafficking, and extracellular matrix remodeling. Wloka et al. reveal that, in budding yeast, the type II myosin Myo1 acts as an immobile scaffold at the bud neck to organize proteins involved in forming the primary septum during cytokinesis. This biosights episode presents the paper by Wloka et al. from the February 4, 2013, issue of The Journal of Cell Biology and includes an interview...