The FDA recently approved Roche’s Tecentriq for patients with metatastic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in the United States.
Since the outbreak of the Zika virus last year in Brazil and the revelation that infection of pregnant women can lead to severe birth defects the WHO declared the spread of this disease a global emergency.
We study protein-protein interactions for a number of reasons: to understand how molecules interact, to appreciate how these interactions drive the function of the cell, to learn how some interactions can lead to disease and to develop ideas about how we could treat diseases that do arise.
On the face of it a lateral flow assay or strip test is very simple; involving the chromatographic separation of a test solution across a nitrocellulose membrane and the identification of a specific analyte by binding to affinity reagents on the test strip to give a signal.
Genomics and proteomics have exploded into biological discovery over the past two decades increasing the identification of biomarkers for disease patterns and processes.