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Curious about the types of research and industrial applications our chambers can be used for? Here in our blog we write about  interesting advances in fields where our chambers can be used.

Gene Therapy and Usher Syndrome

Gene Therapy and Usher Syndrome

It is almost like science fiction: the ability to manipulate the human genome to cure diseases by correcting genetic errors. Since the late twentieth century, scientists have been working towards making gene therapy a reality. Gene therapy offers a chance to treat...

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Testing Gene Drives in Mosquitos

Testing Gene Drives in Mosquitos

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), over half of the world’s population is at risk for malaria. In 2015 alone, the WHO recorded over 200 million cases of malaria worldwide and more than 400,000 deaths. Sub-Saharan Africa shoulders a large part of the...

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New Technique to Turn on Mouse Genes

New Technique to Turn on Mouse Genes

Over the last several years, the prospect of precision gene editing as a method of treating diseases has greatly increased. A major part of the increase in interest was the development of CRISPR/Cas9. CRISPR/Cas9 is a tool for modifying genes using technology borrowed...

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Fungi in Antarctica

Fungi in Antarctica

Shackleton's hut In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, 17 expeditions were launched by 10 different countries to explore Antarctica. Ernest Shackleton and other adventurers traveled to the largely unexplored frozen continent to advance cartography,...

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Norovirus and Tuft Cells in Mice

Norovirus and Tuft Cells in Mice

Acute gastroenteritis, commonly known as “stomach flu,” causes diarrhea and vomiting, which can lead to complications from dehydration. This can be lethal in certain cases, especially for young children. Researchers have estimated that it is the cause of death for...

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Cleaning Agents vs Refrigerator Coils

Cleaning Agents vs Refrigerator Coils

According to the CDC, approximately 1.7 million hospital-acquired infection (HAIs) are documented each year. These are responsible for 99,000 deaths and an estimated $20 billion in healthcare costs. Therefore, keeping hospitals and pharmacies clean is a crucial to...

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