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Cerebral Organoids in Neurodevelopment, Neurodegeneration & Virology Research
What are Cerebral Organoids?
Cerebral organoids, also called brain organoids, are miniature organs artificially...Read more
SARS-CoV-2: An Update on Key Targets, Trends and Discoveries
Since the emergence of SARS-CoV-2 the effort among researchers finding ways to stop the virus has been unprecedented. Huge advances have been made in our knowledge of both the virus (SARS-CoV-2) and associated disease (...Read more
Existing Drugs Targeting SARS-CoV-2 and Coronaviruses
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The coronavirus family, named for their crown-like shape, cause...Read more
GMP Ancillary Materials: Importance for Stem Cell Therapy Manufacture
Ancillary Materials for Stem Cell Therapy
Stem cell therapies offer great potential for the treatment of several pathologies, including Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, and heart disease. The...Read more
dTAG - A Protein Degradation Platform for Target Validation
What is dTAG?
dTAG (degradation TAG) is an innovative approach to target validation, using heterobifunctional small molecule Degraders to harness a cell’s protein degradation system and eliminate a...Read more
Applications for Epigenetic Chemical Probes in Non-Oncology Research
Epigenetic chemical probes are well established tools in oncology research but their application to other...Read more
Using Chemical Probes – A Brief Guide
With such a high level of discussion around the reproducibility of experiments described in the peer-reviewed literature, it is becoming increasingly prudent to scrutinize the tools that we use to conduct our research. Selecting a “good” probe is key to generating reliable and...Read more
Targeting the Immune System in Cancer with Small Molecules
Recent clinical successes in targeting the immune system for the treatment of cancer have harnessed biologicals, including antibodies, proteins, engineered cells and oncolytic viruses. Small molecules directed at the immune system offer advantages over...Read more
Five Reasons to use Small Molecules in Stem Cell Research
Stem cells are defined by their ability to differentiate into specialized cells and to self-renew. Pluripotent stem cells (PSCs), of which embryonic stem cells (ESCs)...Read more
Small Molecules for Neural Induction of Stem Cells
Differentiation of human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) into functional neurons is an exciting area of research, with considerable therapeutic potential...Read more
New Fluorescent Dyes for Super-resolution Microscopy
Fluorescence imaging is an essential tool in biological research, which enables the visualization of proteins in live and fixed...Read more