Biotechnology

'Soil probiotics' promise bigger, healthier crops, but there's a downside

1 hour ago   |   Phys.org

More than half the world's plant-derived energy intake comes from just three crops: rice, wheat and maize. These crops, like most land plants, live in an evolutionarily ancient...
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New technique promises more accurate genomes

4 hours ago   |   Phys.org   |   2 articles

University of Adelaide researchers have developed a new technique that will aid in a more accurate reconstruction of human genomes by determining the exact sections of the...
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Synthego raises $110 million to make gene editing technologies more accessible

4 hours ago   |   TechCrunch   |   4 articles

Paul Dabrowski, the chief executive officer of Synthego , which provides genetically engineered cells to scientists and researchers, worries about a future where access to the...
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Breakthrough test screens for all known bacterial infections

6 hours ago   |   Phys.org

Scientists at the Center for Infection and Immunity in the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health have developed the first diagnostic platform that can...
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Overspending on defense arsenal bankrupts a plant's economy

21 hours ago   |   Phys.org

Defend or grow? Can plants do both at the same time? Michigan State University scientists might be inching closer to answering these questions. The answers matter. They could...
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Spotlighting differences in closely-related species

23 hours ago   |   Phys.org

There are millions of fungal species, and those few hundred found in the Aspergillus genus play important roles in areas ranging from industrial production to agricultural...
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Cellular trash cans reveal the roles of proteins in disease

1 day ago   |   Phys.org

If we really want to know how our body's cells work-or don't work, in the case of disease-we might need to look beyond their genes and even beyond the proteins they are made...
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New protein sequencing method could transform biological research

1 day ago   |   Phys.org

A team of researchers at The University of Texas at Austin has demonstrated a new way to sequence proteins that is much more sensitive than existing technology, identifying...
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How this researcher's risky idea could mean big things for regenerative medicine

1 day ago   |   Phys.org

Every cell in your body contains thousands of different proteins. These complicated molecules regulate chemical reactions, bind to invading bacteria or viruses, carry signals...
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Does your dog have a bacterial infection? This test could tell you in two minutes

1 day ago   |   Phys.org   |   2 articles

Want to know which bacteria are making your dog or cat sick? Northeastern professor Edgar Goluch has started a company to get that answer in minutes, instead of days.
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Apple will fix the iPhone XS' problematic ‘beauty filter' in iOS 12.1

Apple will fix the iPhone XS' problematic ‘beauty filter' in iOS 12.1

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New Red Dead Redemption 2 leak shows entire game map

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The owner of MoviePass soars as much as 50% to $0.025 after saying it plans...

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The Pixel 3 wasn't just beaten by Apple's iPhone XS in this speed test, it was demolished

I opened my in-depth Pixel 3 review by wondering exactly what Google's strategy is with its Pixel phones. Google devotes as much time and other resources to developing its... Read more ...