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Infectious disease research includes scientific studies on bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. Scientists in this field work towards the development of diagnostic tests, treatment therapies, vaccine development, and innovative ways to combat these types of pathogens. Pathogens are bacterium, virus, or other microorganism that can cause disease.
To fully address infectious disease researchat scale, new solutions were necessary. Below you can find information and resources that help scientific communities reach a future beyond Sars-CoV-2. Reducing the spread of highly infectious and deadly diseases within the population requires viral surveillance and vaccine development. See how Thermo Fisher Scientific scientists address modern vaccine research and development workflows.
Understanding the host cell response to a pathogen can include large-scale omics and discovery approaches, targeted identification of important cells and proteins involved in the immune response—all beginning with optimized preparation of your starting sample.
This complex biofluid plays a critical role in human physiology and disease pathophysiology. To gain a better appreciation for saliva and its growing use, download our eBook, A Complete “How-To” Guide for Saliva Collection and Testing.
Evaluation and characterization of microorganisms that cause STIs and vaginal disease to support research in syndromic effects for individuals at high risk of contracting STIs. Accurately detect a wide variety of sexually transmitted pathogens.
Trends in lab automation include the ability to accelerate automation in research where laborious and repetitive steps can be a bottleneck, the option to scale up or down with demand as well as versatility of lab space for flexible applications, and a movement towards optimizing end-to-end workflows. Below are resources on automated sample purification methods that can help labs save time and valuable resources.
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This new instrument combines automation technology for sample handling and robust safety features, reducing the bottleneck in sample processing and supporting increased throughput, consistency, and reproducibility of results.
Wastewater-based disease surveillance is enabled by analyzing RNA within a given sample and is a useful tool for monitoring community spread of viral and bacterial pathogens. Manual processing of wastewater samples for isolation of viral and bacterial targets can be improved by pre-enrichment and detection leveraging RT-qPCR (reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction). Access more resources on wastewater surveillance and testing.
What if we could use wastewater to identify and address the next infectious disease, even before the community itself is aware of the concern? Wastewater surveillance is developing as a powerful tool for public health sector and one with history centuries old.
Wastewater and sewage surveillance are useful tools for monitoring the regional spread of viral and bacterial pathogens. Surveillance has been shown to be a reliable way to detect SARS-CoV-2 before it becomes widespread in a population.
Infectious pathogen surveillance from wastewater and fecal samples is a method for monitoring their emergence and re-emergence. Wastewater samples must be concentrated and then extracted for improved detection and analysis.
Human microbiome research is the systematic investigation into the composition, structure and function of microbiota found in the human body. The human microbiome is made up of bacteria, fungi, archaea, protists and viruses and researchers use extraction and analysis tools to better understand a target microbe. Learn how to start your microbiome research with nucleic acid extraction articles and videos.
See the exciting journey through time and space with Dr. Christopher Mason. Learn where it all began and how he has taken his research to space and back.
The human microbiome is a community of microorganisms, including bacteria, archaea, fungi, protists, and viruses that live in the human body, a topic with many unknowns and fascinating complexity.
The field of cancer research continues to expand with new technologies. The first steps involve sample collection and sample preparation required for the extraction and purification of RNA from a liquid biopsy sample or FFPE (Formalin-Fixed Paraffin-Embedded). The articles, webinars and application notes below focus primarily on preclinical studies. These studies are often done in cancer cells either in a petri dish or in an animal such as a lab mouse. Learn about how exosomes can show early signs of normalcy or malignancy of cancer. Learn more on our cancer research resource page.
Oncology researchers have published research documenting how cancer influences biomarkers of salivary microRNAs (miRNAs) by altering their genetic expression. This study evaluated extraction of miRNAs from saliva.
Formalin-fixed paraffin embedded (FFPE) is the most common preservation method to archive solid tissue samples. Here, we present a novel solvent-free method to deparaffinize FFPE samples using AutoLys M tubes.
Organoids and spheroids are increasingly being used in many research applications, including drug discovery, toxicology, disease modeling, and regenerative medicine. Learn from our Thermo Fisher scientists about new RNA extraction methods and workflows directly from the bench.
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