Biotechnology

A novel synthetic antibody enables conditional 'protein knockdown' in vertebrates

6 hours ago   |   Phys.org

The research groups led by Dr. Jörg Mansfeld of the Biotechnology Center of the TU Dresden and Dr. Caren Norden of the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Cell Biology and...
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Approval of first RNA interference drug - why the excitement?

6 hours ago   |   Phys.org

Small interfering RNA sounds like something from a science fiction novel rather than a revolutionary type of medicine. But this odd-sounding new drug offers a novel strategy...
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Researchers use bacteria to cure fungal infections

6 hours ago   |   Phys.org

Researchers in the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology's Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Engineering have cured fungal infections using a soil-dwelling bacteria. The...
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Newly discovered class of molecules may boost cancer vaccine development

7 hours ago   |   Phys.org

Cancer vaccines are designed to heighten the immune system's awareness of a tumor's unique features, boosting its ability to recognize, attack, and destroy the cancer. To date...
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Bioengineers borrow from electronics industry to get stem cells to shape up

7 hours ago   |   Phys.org

To understand how cells in the body behave, bioengineers create miniature models of the cells' environment in their lab. But recreating this niche environment is incredibly...
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New CRISPR technique skips over portions of genes that can cause disease

23 hours ago   |   Phys.org

In a new study in cells, University of Illinois researchers have adapted CRISPR gene-editing technology to cause the cell's internal machinery to skip over a small portion of a...
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The wheat code is finally cracked

1 day ago   |   Phys.org   |   2 articles

Today in the international journal Science, the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium published a detailed description of the genome of bread wheat, the world's most...
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Scientists create new technology and solve a key puzzle for cellular memory

1 day ago   |   Phys.org   |   3 articles

With a new groundbreaking technique, researchers from University of Copenhagen have managed to identify a protein that is responsible for cellular memory transmission when...
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How an herbivore hijacks a nutrient uptake strategy of its host plant

1 day ago   |   Phys.org

Maize plants release secondary metabolites into the soil that bind to iron and thereby facilitate its uptake by the plant. The Western corn rootworm , the most economically...
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Nematode can rebuild muscle and neurons after complete degradation

1 day ago   |   Phys.org

What can scientists learn about human neurodegenerative disease from a major soybean pest? It's not a trick question; the answer lies in the soybean cyst nematode, one of two...
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