Novus Biologicals unveils a blog to the bioscience community

Novus Biologicals just released a blog, as a part of their new website offering. The first blog entry, titled "Approaching Apoptosis With Antibodies," focuses on the role of research-grade antibodies in the study of programmed cell death (apoptosis).

Novus Biologicals just released a blog, as a part of their new website offering. The first blog entry, titled "Approaching Apoptosis With Antibodies," focuses on the role of research-grade antibodies in the study of programmed cell death (apoptosis).

Not everyone knows how antibodies influence animal life, so Novus' first blog entry provides a very brief introduction on this subject matter.  Apoptosis is triggered by a variety of signals and takes place by one of several mechanisms. These involve cell surface receptors, cytokines, tumor necrosis factors, proteins such as Bcl-2, Bax and Apaf-1, the caspase cascade, and apoptosis-inducing factors.  Specific antibodies can assist in pinpointing exactly which factors and signals are involved in any particular situation.  Apoptosis raises fascinating questions in fundamental research and questions of importance for understanding disease and developing new therapies. In its antibody catalog, Novus Biologicals offers investigators more than 5500 products of relevance to this research.

Novus' Antibody Blog is updated with new content on a weekly basis.  New entries since the blogs' launch include:

  • Antibodies Reveal A Non-apoptotic Role For Uterine Caspase 3
  • Antibodies To GABA-A Receptor Subunits Unlock Some Of The Secrets Of Autism
  • Antibody-based Techniques Clarify Mechanisms Regulating Epithelial Cell Migration
  • Offering Tailored Assistance To Researchers Needing Antibodies
  • Anti-Beclin Antibodies And Autophagy
  • Antibodies Point To New Target For Cancer Chemotherapy
  • Antibodies Clarify The Role Of Diabetes In The Pathogenesis Of Alzheimer’s Disease
  • New Light On Fluorescent Antibodies

For more information on Novus Biologicals' Antibody Blog or for direct media requests, please contact Novus Biologicals by calling 303-730-1950 or via e-mail at novus@novusbio.com.

Release Date: 
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 - 07:00