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Feb. 17, 2022

Pancreatic tumor composition provides insight on treatment response

Pancreatic tumor composition provides insight on treatment response

Jing Zhou focuses the microscope through her computer. The microscope feeds its view directly to her screen so Zhou can see the pancreatic cells. | Photo by Cara Penquite, Bond LSC By Cara Penquite | Bond LSC Not all tumors are created equal, and potential treatments aren’t universal. When it comes to pancreatic cancer, surgery…

Feb. 9, 2022

Old Drugs, New Application: Artificial Intelligence Aid Future Breast Cancer Treatment

Old Drugs, New Application: Artificial Intelligence Aid Future Breast Cancer Treatment

Photo by Christina Victoria Craft on Unsplash By Karly Balslew | Bond LSC New drug treatments take time and money to develop, especially with diseases as complicated as cancer. Developing a new drug to help cancer patients can take up to fifteen years and can cost roughly $1.6 billion, according to a paper published in…

Feb. 2, 2022

Outlining Omicron: researchers determine key mutations in the latest COVID-19 variant

Outlining Omicron: researchers determine key mutations in the latest COVID-19 variant

Bond LSC and UNMC scientists explain mutations unique to the Omicron variant Austin Spratt, undergraduate mathematics student in the Kamlendra Singh lab, shows protein models of the Omicron spike protein and the receptor it attaches to when infecting cells. “The genetic codes are used to identify the mutations, and then we use the structure to…

Dec. 20, 2021

New method leads to discovery of placental cell type

New method leads to discovery of placental cell type

Nathan Bivens, director of the Genomics Technology Core at Bond Life Sciences Center, loads the Chromium 10X Genomics machine as part of the single-cell RNA sequence method. | photo by Lauren Hines, Bond LSC By Lauren Hines | Bond LSC  During pregnancy, the fetus and mother can talk to each other without saying a word.…

Dec. 8, 2021

Bond LSC Researcher Wins Awards for 45-Year Career in Reproductive Biology

Bond LSC Researcher Wins Awards for 45-Year Career in Reproductive Biology

Even though Roberts couldn’t accept the award in person, the Chinese Association of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine still held an award ceremony and presented the medal to one of Roberts’ past associates. | photo contributed by Michael Roberts, Bond LSC. By Lauren Hines | Bond LSC Still in the lab after 45 years, chancellor’s…

Nov. 10, 2021

Technique connects DNA instructions to biological architecture in space: Core collaboration maps the future

Technique connects DNA instructions to biological architecture in space: Core collaboration maps the future

Nathan Bivens, director of the Genomics Technology Core at Bond Life Sciences Center, holds a special slide that assigns barcodes to expressed genes on different places on the tissue. This helps Bivens know where certain gene expressions came from on the tissue. | photo by Lauren Hines, Bond LSC By Lauren Hines | Bond LSC…

Oct. 13, 2021

Turning Back the Clock

Turning Back the Clock

Megan Sheridan, a postdoctoral fellow working with the R. Michael Roberts lab, removes the base solution from a demonstrated sample of stem cells that will be grown into placental cells for study of their interaction with the Zika virus. | photo by Phillip Sitter, Bond LSC By Lauren Hines | Bond LSC At 24 weeks…

Sept. 20, 2021

Finding a new direction to better corn nutrition

Finding a new direction to better corn nutrition

Arabidopsis plants line the shelves of a basement room in Bond LSC. The new biofortification direction the Angelovici lab found in maize seems to also be present in arabidopsis plants. | photo by Phillip Sitter, Bond LSC By Lauren Hines | Bond LSC Whether it’s through kernels, cereal or chips, corn pops up everywhere in…

Aug. 5, 2021

Two SARS-CoV-2 strains cause independent infections only 19 days apart

Two SARS-CoV-2 strains cause independent infections only 19 days apart

Increasing detection of reinfections and rediscovering brand new infections within days raises concerns for herd immunity and the durability of vaccine efficacy. Cynthia Tang working to figure out how COVID-19 reinfections can bring us answers on how the virus is developing at Bond LSC. | photo by Davis Suppes, Bond LSC By Davis Suppes |…

July 23, 2021

Bringing Protection Back in Line

Research refines platform to address immune disorders Dr. Esma Yolcu and Dr. Haval Shirwan, Co-pioneers of ProtEx technology By Davis Suppes | Bond LSC The things that protect you can also cause the most harm. That’s especially true when it comes to your immune system, which protects you against infections, but is also responsible for…