Vulnerable Populations in the Developing World could Benefit Most from Gene-Driven Technology Rising in Agriculture

Technology is needed now more than ever to deal with the Covid-19 fallout for the food system, which is still playing out and threatening vulnerable populations around the world. The agricultural sector will need to embrace innovative technologies to meet the growing global demand for food, which is expected to rise by 70% by 2050….

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The Shift to Digitization in Cell Culture Monitoring

Cell culture is a valuable tool with numerous applications. It allows us to study the normal physiology and biochemistry of cells, explore mechanisms underlying disease, test the effects of drug compounds, and manufacture biotherapeutics. The ability to continuously monitor cells in real-time ensures precious time and money is not spent conducting experiments on cells that…

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The Shift to Digitization in Cell Culture Monitoring

Cell culture is a valuable tool with numerous applications. It allows us to study the normal physiology and biochemistry of cells, explore mechanisms underlying disease, test the effects of drug compounds, and manufacture biotherapeutics. The ability to continuously monitor cells in real-time ensures precious time and money is not spent conducting experiments on cells that…

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Food Safety Essential to Tap Global Market

Pakistan has immense potential in the food business and can capture the world market by adopting safety requirements and meeting global standards. These views were expressed by speakers at a virtual event on Monday to mark World Food Safety Day. Experts, on the occasion, said that safe food contributes to a healthy life, a healthy…

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Pakistan-China Cooperation in Sugar Industry to Bring ‘Sweet Revolution’

Pakistan and China can produce high-grade sugar in abundance and export it across the world, said Dr. Gu Wenliang, Agricultural Commissioner of the Chinese Embassy in Pakistan, according to China Economic Net (CEN). “Sugarcane cooperation between China and Pakistan will bring sweet revolution, and will literally turn the friendship between the two nations sweeter than…

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Enabling Strategies for Developing Pakistan’s Agriculture

A recent report, jointly prepared by experts from Victoria University in Australia and leading government officials in Pakistan, take such a strategic view. It identifies smallholder agriculture as a pivotal sector for Pakistan, arguing the comprehensive initiatives to assist smallholders could have major flow-on economic and social impacts. The starting point is that while the…

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Growing Waling-Waling Using the Tissue Culture Method

When growing ornamental plants, gardeners often take the natural route by growing plants from cuttings or seeds. All it takes is combining science with horticulture, and you’ve got the tissue culture method. Dominic Albis Galimba, a plant tissue culture expert, uses this method to grow the Philippine endemic orchid, waling-waling. “Through plant tissue culture, we can grow and conserve without taking the…

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Innovative Collaboration Leads to New Insights into Tuberculosis Immune Response

New research using human lung samples and three-dimensional bioengineering techniques to replicate the lung environment has revealed the important role of a subset of immune cells in the lung in fighting tuberculosis. The cells, called T Helper 17 cells or Th17, are important in animal models of TB but are rarely detected in humans’ blood,…

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