Human proteins in eggs: antiviral and anti-cancer effects

Recombinant human protein Since the development of recombinant human insulin, protein-based therapeutics have been the fastest-growing segment of the pharmaceutical industry. Three of the five highest revenue drugs in oncology, Rituxan, Avastin and Herceptin, are monoclonal antibodies. The appearance of hundreds of non-antibody therapeutic proteins, including enzymes, cytokines and growth factors and blood proteins, validates…

Green Home – Clean Home

Household air is more polluted than office air and school air, and those who spend much of their time at home, such as children and home workers, receive a proportionately higher dose of home air carcinogens than the general population. Infants are particularly susceptible to indoor air pollution due to their low body weight and…

Northern White Rhinos: Saving Life from Extinction

The northern white rhino (Ceratotherium simum cottoni) is a subspecies of white rhino, which used to range over parts of Uganda, Chad, Sudan, the Central African Republic, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Years of widespread poaching and civil war in their home range have devastated northern white rhino populations, and they are now…

Chondroitinase ABC: Gene therapy giving hope to spinal injury patients.

Gene Therapy It is a promising technique for disease treatment, in which genetically modified cells are transferred into or generated within individuals for therapeutic purpose. The cells with modified genes can be induced to differentiate into desired cell types or produce proteins needed for tissue repair. There are two strategies that are currently used in gene therapy,…