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Living lasers made by injecting oil droplets into human cells
Individual cells can be made to act like tiny lasers, offering a more accurate way to tag and monitor tumour cells, for example
Molecular Biology
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015, 9:53am
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Scientists arm cells with tiny lasers
Distinctive colors could enable biologist to track individual cells for weeks
Molecular Biology
Source: Science
Posted on: Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015, 1:24pm
Rating: | Views: 211 | Comments: 0
Fish flick genetic switch to dodge climate change disaster
Two-generation epigenetic trick can deal with devastating effects of warmer waters
Molecular Biology
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015, 1:24pm
Rating: | Views: 389 | Comments: 0
Tiny beating human heart made from scratch
By recreating the physical forces that developing cells experience, stem cells have been coaxed into forming microscopic beating hearts
Molecular Biology
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Wednesday, Jul 15, 2015, 9:50am
Rating: | Views: 458 | Comments: 0
Artificial DNA can evolve to expertly pick out cancer cells
Fake DNA letters designed in the lab can be coaxed to bind only to cancer cells. This means we could home in on the tumour cells and kill them
Molecular Biology
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, Jun 04, 2015, 5:57pm
Rating: | Views: 399 | Comments: 0
Cold sore virus 'treats skin cancer'
A genetically engineered version of a virus that normally causes cold sores shows real promise for treating skin cancer, say researchers.
Molecular Biology
Source: BBC News
Posted on: Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 7:24am
Rating: | Views: 525 | Comments: 0
These neon-lit cells reveal new ways of preventing blindness
Targeting a protein that causes rampant growth of cells in retinal blood vessels could lead to new treatments for vision loss in older people
Molecular Biology
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015, 2:12pm
Rating: | Views: 437 | Comments: 0
Mad Cow Research Hints At Ways To Halt Alzheimer's, Parkinson's
Corinne Lasmezas began her career studying a disease that destroys the brains of cattle. Now she's using what she learned to search for drugs that can stop human brain diseases.
Molecular Biology
Source: NPR
Posted on: Tuesday, Mar 10, 2015, 11:04am
Rating: | Views: 211 | Comments: 0
Mushroom kills with cookie cutter trick
Lego-like proteins from carnivorous mushrooms can pierce deadly holes in cells – a feat that may help tackle our own autoimmune and bacterial diseases
Molecular Biology
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, Feb 05, 2015, 1:02pm
Rating: | Views: 191 | Comments: 0
A Drug Might Heal Spinal Injuries By Sparking Nerve Growth
A neurologist's unorthodox thinking led to an experimental drug that allows trapped nerve fibers to grow again. And that growth helps amplify signals that restored movement in laboratory rats.
Molecular Biology
Source: NPR
Posted on: Thursday, Dec 04, 2014, 6:50am
Rating: | Views: 672 | Comments: 0
Cells act like old tape recorders to monitor health
For the first time, cells have been hacked so they resemble tiny analogue tape recorders. It should allow them to get the inside scoop on our bodies in a way that digital cellular recorders can't
Molecular Biology
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Friday, Nov 14, 2014, 8:11am
Rating: | Views: 887 | Comments: 0
New class of fatty molecules battles diabetes in mice
Research raises possibility that certain foods may quell the disorder in humans
Molecular Biology
Source: Science
Posted on: Friday, Oct 10, 2014, 8:28am
Rating: | Views: 151 | Comments: 0
HIV bounces back in baby cleared of the virus by drug treatment
Doctors had hoped that swift and aggressive anti-retroviral treatment might eradicate HIV in babies born with the infection
Molecular Biology
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Friday, Oct 03, 2014, 9:27am
Rating: | Views: 334 | Comments: 0
Experimental Drug Jams Ebola Gene To Fight The Virus
A drug being tested against Ebola makes use of new scientific insights that could prove useful for treating other illnesses, including one that is inherited.
Molecular Biology
Source: NPR
Posted on: Wednesday, Oct 01, 2014, 2:36pm
Rating: | Views: 111 | Comments: 0
The man who grew eyes
Growing nerve tissue and organs is a sci-fi dream. I met the pioneering researcher who grew eyes and brain cells
Molecular Biology
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014, 9:42am
Rating: | Views: 164 | Comments: 0
Modified yeast makes opiates for the first time
Yeast that can make opiates from other molecules raise the prospect of tanks of drug-producing microorganisms replacing open fields of opium poppies
Molecular Biology
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014, 8:39am
Rating: | Views: 83 | Comments: 0
Science Graphic of the Week: Inside a Lizard’s Regenerating Tail
Researchers created visual and DNA analysis of how anoles regenerate their tails.
Molecular Biology
Source: Wired
Posted on: Friday, Aug 22, 2014, 9:03am
Rating: | Views: 313 | Comments: 0
Scientists create see-through mice
Translucent lab animals could be used for biological and medical research
Molecular Biology
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Friday, Aug 01, 2014, 7:52am
Rating: | Views: 178 | Comments: 0
Protector gene's evil twin linked to spread of cancer
A newly discovered variant of a protein that helps protect us against cancer may trigger cancer and promote its spread around the body
Molecular Biology
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014, 10:02am
Rating: | Views: 193 | Comments: 0
Skin's ability to 'smell' seems to help it heal itself
Skin receptors have been discovered dotted all over our skin. Rather than telling us what our skin is smelling, they seem to help us heal
Molecular Biology
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Wednesday, Jul 09, 2014, 10:22am
Rating: | Views: 130 | Comments: 0
What-Syn-a-Name?
Synthetic biology is attracting attention from both scientists and regulators. But there is little agreement on what it is. Can we find a road out of synthetic biologys definitional quagmire?
Molecular Biology
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Wednesday, Jul 09, 2014, 10:22am
Rating: | Views: 136 | Comments: 0
'Malaria leads to body odour change'
Malaria parasites may change the smell of infected mice, researchers say.
Molecular Biology
Source: BBC News
Posted on: Tuesday, Jul 01, 2014, 8:06am
Rating: | Views: 265 | Comments: 0
Designer T Cells Fight Viruses After Transplants
Bone marrow transplants save thousands of lives but patients are vulnerable to severe viral infections in the months afterward, until their new immune system kicks in. Now scientists are developing protection for that risky period — injections of cells specially designed to fend off up to five different viruses at once.
Molecular Biology
Source: TIME Magazine
Posted on: Thursday, Jun 26, 2014, 7:56am
Rating: | Views: 310 | Comments: 0
Squid Protein: Our Best Defense Against Chemical Weapons?
If engineered correctly, the enzyme can "chew up" toxic agents in the human body
Molecular Biology
Source: TIME Magazine
Posted on: Tuesday, Jun 17, 2014, 8:01am
Rating: | Views: 83 | Comments: 0
Tomato extract relieves damaged arteries, finds Cambridge study
Researchers say they have shown that lycopene improves the function of blood vessels in cardiovascular disease patients
Molecular Biology
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Tuesday, Jun 10, 2014, 7:56am
Rating: | Views: 192 | Comments: 0
Teams build human protein catalogue
The first two attempts at a complete catalogue of human proteins, called the proteome, are published by independent teams of researchers.
Molecular Biology
Source: BBC News
Posted on: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 9:07am
Rating: | Views: 101 | Comments: 0
Experimental Technique Coaxes Muscles Destroyed By War To Regrow
By surgically transplanting material from pig bladders into the injured legs of several men, doctors prompted muscles to heal by growing and nurturing fresh, healthy cells.
Molecular Biology
Source: NPR
Posted on: Thursday, May 01, 2014, 7:44am
Rating: | Views: 125 | Comments: 0
Sichuan Pepper's Buzz May Reveal Secrets Of The Nervous System
The Sichuan peppercorn that makes our mouths tingle activates the same neurons as when our foot falls asleep. Scientists are hoping the connection unlocks clues for how to turn those neurons off.
Molecular Biology
Source: NPR
Posted on: Thursday, Apr 17, 2014, 7:31am
Rating: | Views: 78 | Comments: 0
Oh baby: Scientists find protein that lets egg and sperm hook up
You can forget about the birds and the bees. If you really want to learn how babies are made, you need to know about Juno and Izumo.
Molecular Biology
Source: Reuters
Posted on: Thursday, Apr 17, 2014, 7:31am
Rating: | Views: 99 | Comments: 0
Scientists regenerate immune organ in mice
British scientists have for the first time used regenerative medicine to fully restore an organ in a living animal, a discovery they say may pave the way for similar techniques to be used in humans in future.
Molecular Biology
Source: Reuters
Posted on: Tuesday, Apr 08, 2014, 7:38am
Rating: | Views: 39 | Comments: 0
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