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Low and Mighty: How Low-Affinity Antibodies Boost Cancer Immunotherapy

Our body is constantly guarded by our immune system, which defends us from external threats like viruses and bacteria, and even internal rogue cells that can become cancerous. Antibodies, which are special proteins in our bodies, play a key role in this defence. They work... click to read more

  • Christian Orr | Beamline Scientist at Diamond Light Source
  • Chelsea Norman | Senior Laboratory Technician at Rosalind Franklin Institute
  • Mark Cragg | Professor at University of Southampton
Views 1233
Reading time 4 min
published on Sep 8, 2023
Mathematical modeling and tumor avatars: What’s the link?

Illustration realized in the framework of a collaboration between the Image/Recit option of the HEAD (Haute École d'Art et de Design) - Genève and the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Geneva.

Colorectal cancer figures among the most common and deadly cancers worldwide. With current... click to read more

Views 1024
Reading time 3 min
published on Aug 16, 2023
The human reference genome is finally complete

In 2001, the Human Genome Project produced the first-ever sequence of the human genetic code, known as the human reference genome. Researchers like us rely on the reference genome to identify genetic differences between individuals, or genetic variants. Identifying these variants can help us determine... click to read more

Views 1296
Reading time 4 min
published on Jul 26, 2023
Subsidise fruits and vegetables to encourage healthy and sustainable diets

Economists aim to understand how consumers make choices and whether these choices can and should be influenced by policy. Every choice is a result of many factors which can be broadly divided into two groups: demand factors (preferences) and supply factors (production technology, supply chains).... click to read more

Views 1675
Reading time 3.5 min
published on May 31, 2023
Can CBD help to combat COVID variants?

The COVID-19 pandemic, which produced wide-spread devastation including over one million deaths in the United States alone, is caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. COVID continues to spread across the world even in countries with high vaccination rates and especially to those who lack access to... click to read more

  • Long Nguyen | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University of Chicago
  • Marsha Rosner | Professor at University of Chicago
Views 1997
Reading time 3 min
published on May 18, 2023