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Engineered E. coli vesicles act as vaccine deliverers

A multi-institution effort has resulted in a paper that details how antigen-coated membrane vesicles derived from the surface of E. coli cells protected mice from a deadly pathogen, and how that system could work against other pathogens, as well.

Posted: Jun 6th, 2016

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FTIR and microarrays: Enabling more information from less sample

By using Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR), researchers can greatly increase the amount of information that can be extracted from a protein microarray. They show how high-quality spectra can be obtained from spots of protein no larger than the diameter of a human hair.

Posted: Jun 3rd, 2016

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Growing a thick skin

Lab-grown skin sprouts hair and grows glands, paving the way for burn, scar and hair-loss therapies.

Posted: May 20th, 2016

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