Friday, June 24, 2011

Breaking Report: Pathogen Screen

On my desk to read today? A pathogen screen in S2 cells.

Qin et al. (2011) Functional Analysis of Host Factors that Mediate the Intracellular Lifestyle of Cryptococcus neoformans. PLoS Pathog. 7(6):e1002078. PMID: 21698225.

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Monday, June 20, 2011

Going for the Kill

On my desk to read today? A paper that describes using in vivo RNAi to sensitize strains, then test potential insecticides for activity that might otherwise be masked by a wild-type organism's ability to detox.

Shah et al. (2011) Insecticide detoxification indicator strains as tools for enhancing chemical discovery screens. Pest Manag Sci. doi: 10.1002/ps.2218. PMID: 21681918.