Study of eye drops dispensing and dose variability by using plastic dropper tips.

The application of eye drops from flexible dropper bottles fitted with different types of dropper tips is associated with the high variability of eye drop weights. The aim of this report was to investigate the simultaneous effect of three factors influencing the mean weight of drops dispensing from two plastic dropper tips. Using a designed experiment (Box-Behnken), the effect […]

T Regulatory Cells Response to Allergen Specific Immunotherapy in Patients with Allergic Airway Diseases

Forkhead <em>box</em> P3 (FoxP3) T regulatory (Treg) cells modulate the immune system by blocking other types of T-cells. They maintain tolerance to self-<em>antigens</em> and help in inducing tolerance to foreign <em>antigens</em>. A deregulation of FoxP3 Tregs seems to play an important role in allergic disorders. The aim of this work was to study the response […]

Sequencing SARS-CoV-2 from antigen tests.

Genomic surveillance empowers agile responses to SARS-CoV-2 by enabling scientists and public health analysts to issue recommendations aimed at slowing transmission, prioritizing contact tracing, and building a robust genomic sequencing surveillance strategy. Since the start of the pandemic, real time RT-PCR diagnostic testing from upper respiratory specimens, such as nasopharyngeal (NP) swabs, has been the standard. […]