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E is for Eggs

Chicken egg yolk antibodies, immunoglobulin Y, abbreviated IgY, are a type of antibody found in birds and reptiles, but not mammals. Like other immunoglobulins, IgY are a critical part of organisms’ immune response to foreign substances including pathogens. IgY are...

Happy Holidays

Like a shiny, round ornament ready to be placed in the perfect spot on a holiday tree, supernova remnant Cassiopeia A (Cas A) gleams in a new image from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. If you’d like to check out other recent images from JWST, or a higher...

D is for DNase

This year marks 30 years since the approval of the biologic dornase alfa, a recombinant DNA degrading enzyme for the treatment of cystic fibrosis. Dornase alfa is a recombinant human deoxyribonuclease I (rhDNase) which selectively cleaves DNA and degrades...

C is for Checkpoint Inhibitors

Immune checkpoints are a normal part of the immune system. They prevent an immune response from being so strong that it destroys healthy cells. Immune checkpoints engage when proteins on the surface of T cells recognize and bind to partner proteins on other cells,...

Tastes Like Chicken

A new milestone for large scale bioprocessing is FDA’s approval of lab-grown chicken for human consumption earlier this week. Read what the AP has to say. Would we like to try UPSIDE Foods’s product at Bar Crenn, a Michelin-starred restaurant in San Francisco? Indeed,...