By cooperation with Shenzhen Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, scientists from WIV have isolated one Zika virus strain, which will assist scientists study the transmission pattern of the virus while provide a foundation for the invention of reagent and vaccine.
Tuberculosis, an ancient, yet re-emerging infectious disease, is responsible for more deaths than almost all other infectious diseases, and the vaccine, drugs and diagnostic tests currently in use are limiting the effectiveness of global efforts to prevent and control TB. The BCG vaccine, the only licensed TB vaccine, has now been in use for almost one hundred years; however, it provides only l...
The self-assembly of nanoparticles into larger superstructures is a powerful strategy to develop novel functional nanomaterials, as these superstructures display collective properties that are different to those displayed by individual nanoparticles or bulk samples. However, there are increasing bottlenecks in terms of size control and multifunctionalization of nanoparticle assemblies.
Protein nanocages (PNCs) have been recognized as a promising platform for nanomedicine innovation. Real-time in vivo tracking of PNCs can provide critically important information for the development of PNC-based diagnostics and therapeutics.