What are Receptor Tyrosine Kinases and Why are They Important in Cancer Research?

Receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs) are a type of cell-surface receptors and are often important in certain types of human cancer. These proteins are receptors for peptide/protein hormones including nerve growth factor (NGF), platelet derived growth factor (PDGF), fibroblast growth factor (FGF), epidermal growth factor (EGF), insulin and other cytokines/chemokines/growth factors. The active form of an […]

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Why Test for Respiratory Viruses in Your Clinical Diagnostics Lab?

In a clinical setting there are over a dozen respiratory pathogens (viral and bacterial) that are commonly encountered. A clinician needs to know which of these are infecting a patient in order to prescribe effective treatment (e.g. knowing whether an antiviral or an antibiotic is likely to be effective), and to control the spread of […]

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