Development of safe and effective drugs for human use is a complex and time-consuming procedure that often involves animal testing. The use of animal models has been a traditional way to determine the safety and efficacy of a new drug before human clinical trials. However, animal testing is not always predictive of human physiology and
Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization – Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-MS): Applications in Glycan Extraction, Isolation, and Analysis
Glycosylation, the process of adding carbohydrate molecules to proteins and other biomolecules, is one of the most common post-translational modifications found in living systems.
Used to purify samples and isolate elements, various methods of extraction are extremely important in the chemical analysis process.
We all have to get an annual flu shot. I know, it’s not really fun, but at least you’ll be protected during flu season, and hey, if your nurse is nice maybe you will get a lollipop afterwards!
Much like invertebrates, plants represent a large source of therapeutic compounds. Plants rely on chemicals for everything, and many of these compounds co-evolved with animals and fungi.
Many of our best drugs are derived from natural sources. Most people will first think of the curative properties of plants such as willows (acetylsalicylic acid, Aspirin) and Pacific Yew (paclitaxel, a cancer-fighting agent).
There is a large consorted effort in finding treatment options for diseases that stem from genetic aberrations such as mutations, DNA damage, and other heritable disorders.
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The word ‘snobbery’ is an understatement that does not even begin to describe the obsession with the meticulously artisanal-roasted little brown beans.