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Strategic Science and Technology: Microfluidic Chips

Microfluidic chips have garnered significant interest from both academic and industrial sectors since their inception. The launch of the journal "Lab on a Chip" in 2001 marked a pivotal moment, quickly establishing itself as a cornerstone publication and catalyzing further global research in microfluidic chips. In 2004, Business 2.0 magazine featured chip laboratories prominently, identifying them among the "seven technologies that will change the future" on its cover.

Breakthrough mRNA Research Garners 2023 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

In a groundbreaking announcement on October 2nd, the Nobel Assembly revealed the recipients of the 2023 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine: scientists Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman. Their revolutionary research in messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) has had a profound impact on vaccine development, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. The duo's work has not only saved numerous lives but has also mitigated the severity of cases, easing the strain on healthcare systems and contributing to the global reopening of societies.

Deciphering the Importance of Single-Cell Sequencing

The term "single cell" refers to an individual cell, isolated and examined on its own. Analysis conducted specifically on individual cells is collectively referred to as single-cell sequencing analysis, while sequencing performed on these isolated cells is termed single-cell sequencing. Sequencing multiple cells or a group of cells falls outside the realm of single-cell sequencing. For instance, common genetic sequencing practices, often performed for public interest, entail extracting specific DNA fragments after minimal blood processing.

Bispecific Antibodies: A Rising Force in Revolutionary Cancer Treatment

In the realm of cancer therapy, immunotherapy has emerged as a beacon of hope, surpassing traditional methods. Monoclonal antibodies, renowned for their precision in targeting specific molecules, have played a crucial role in cancer treatment. However, their effectiveness is often limited by the complexities of tumor development when focusing on a single point. Enter bispecific antibodies (bsAbs), a transformative force in tumor immunotherapy that can target multiple sites simultaneously.

ADCC/CDC Enhancement in Therapeutic Antibody Development

Therapeutic antibodies, engineered through biotechnology, represent a specialized class of antibodies used in disease treatment. These antibodies are designed to target specific disease markers, such as malignant tumors, autoimmune disorders, and infectious diseases. Compared to traditional antibody therapies, therapeutic antibodies offer higher specificity and fewer side effects.

Cell Therapy: Surface Modification Technology Based on Cell Membrane

The cell membrane acts not only as a physical barrier but also as a functional organelle that regulates communication between cells and their environment. Functionalizing the cell membrane using synthetic molecules or nanostructures has the potential to enhance cellular functions beyond those achieved through natural evolution. Cell therapy represents a groundbreaking approach in treating major challenging diseases, including tissue injuries, degenerative diseases, and congenital metabolic disorders.

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