Highlighting the Highlights
Several GRC research papers published in 2010 and reported on the A-IMBN website were further included in the “Research Highlights Collection 2010”. The complete version of this collection is available from the A-IMBN website.
Listed under the Cell Biology category, an article “Following new instructions” mentioned how a cellular protein can switch off genes and thus promote lung cancer growth. This study was led by Dr. Li-Jung Juan. See original article posted in October 2010 in: http://www.natureasia.com/A-IMBN/article.php?id=406.
Under the Immunology & Therapeutics category, the article “Fighting the flu virus” described how the GRC team utilized the ultra high-throughput System and screened over 1.2 million chemicals to identify unique compounds that can prevent the influenza virus from reproducing. The team is led by Dr. Chi-Huey Wong, Dr. Yih-Shyun E. Cheng, Dr. Ting-Jen R. Cheng, Dr. Ying-Ta Wu, and Dr. Wei-Chieh Cheng, See original article posted on 15 December 2010 in: http://www.natureasia.com/A-IMBN/article.php?id=438.
In the article “Building a better booster” in the same category, it reported a modified version of the α-GalCer adjuvants that proved to be an added-plus when administered with vaccines for auto-immune diseases. The research was done by Dr. Chi-Huey Wong in collaboration with Dr. David Ho from US. See original article posted on 20 October 2010 in: http://www.natureasia.com/A-IMBN/article.php?id=407.