Biotechnology

No visit to the doctor’s office is complete without a blood-pressure cuff squeezing your arm and a cold stethoscope placed on your chest. But what if your...
by Cornell University
2:26pm
12.14.2017
Researchers are investigating therapies that reprogram T cells to “turn down” an immune response, which may hold promise for curing type 1 diabetes, as well as...
by Seattle Children's Hospital
10:12am
12.14.2017
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Cracking the German Enigma code is considered to be one of the decisive factors that hastened Allied victory in World War II. Now, a team of researchers has...
by University of Pennsylvania
1:57pm
12.13.2017
Different types of privacy laws in U.S. states produce markedly different effects on the willingness of patients to have genetic testing done, according to a...
by MIT
1:33pm
12.12.2017
When a soldier sustains a traumatic eye injury on the battlefield, any delay in treatment may lead to permanent vision loss. With medical facilities...
by University of Southern California
11:26am
12.11.2017
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Areas of hypoxia, or low-oxygen in tissue, are hallmarks of fast-growing cancers and blockages in blood vessels, but researchers have developed a way to find...
by University of Illinois
12:53pm
12.8.2017
Greg Madejski held his breath as he looked into the microscope, trying to weld two fingernail-sized chips together: a tiny chip containing a nanofilter on top...
by University of Rochester
9:08am
12.8.2017
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Salk scientists have created a new version of the CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing technology that allows them to activate genes without creating breaks in the DNA,...
by Salk Institute
2:36pm
12.7.2017
Scientists have developed an inexpensive method by which DNA origami self-assembles into large arrays with entirely customizable patterns, creating a sort of...
by Caltech
2:43pm
12.6.2017
MIT Engineers have devised a 3-D printing technique that uses a new kind of ink made from genetically programmed living cells.
by MIT
2:43pm
12.5.2017
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The first birth as a result of a womb transplant in the United States has occurred in Texas, a milestone for the U.S. but one achieved several years ago in...
by Marilyn Marchione, Associated Press
8:59am
12.4.2017
Johns Hopkins scientists have developed a streamlined method and accompanying efficiency “rules” for introducing new DNA sequences into cells after using the...
by Johns Hopkins Medicine
9:34am
12.1.2017
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Biomedical engineers have created a fully functioning artificial human heart muscle large enough to patch over damage typically seen in patients who have...
by Duke University
2:45pm
11.28.2017
Now, a research team has taken the first steps toward bringing a genomic strategy into dermatology.
by Data Science Institute at Columbia
2:55pm
11.27.2017
Researchers have found a method of identifying biological markers in small amounts of blood that they believe could be used to detect a myriad of diseases,...
by Purdue University
9:19am
11.21.2017
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Scientists have developed a sensor that fits in the ear, with the aim of monitoring the heart, brain and lungs functions for health and fitness.
by Imperial College London
10:38am
11.16.2017
AP Exclusive: Scientists for the first time have tried editing a gene inside the body in a bold attempt to permanently change a person’s DNA to try to cure a...
by Marilynn Marchione, Associated Press
8:59am
11.15.2017
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Most people have them – the annoying little cells that drift through one’s field of vision. Known commonly as “floaters,” they are pieces of the vitreous...
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3:08pm
11.13.2017
Preclinical research models have failed to provide answers to why stem cell treatments can work high-profile medical miracles, but go so disastrously wrong in...
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10:01am
11.13.2017
More than a decade ago, nanotechnology became an integral part of the overall scientific research world. And now, many researchers believe, it’s nanomedicine’s...
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8:36am
11.13.2017
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Researchers have found distinct molecular signatures in two brain disorders long thought to be psychological in origin-- chronic fatigue syndrome and Gulf War...
by Georgetown University Medical Center
9:31am
11.10.2017
A team of medical and bioengineering undergraduates have been chosen as the international James Dyson Award 2017 winners. Their design solution, the sKan, is a...
by James Dyson Foundation
4:10pm
11.9.2017
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Doctors treating a critically ill boy with a devastating skin disease used experimental gene therapy to create an entirely new skin for most of his body in a...
by Maria Cheng, Associated Press
1:51pm
11.8.2017
Want to restore hearing by injecting stem cells into the inner ear? Well, that can be a double-edged sword.
by Rutgers University, New Brunswick
9:53am
11.7.2017
A drug used to treat malaria does not, after all, create new insulin-producing cells, according to a new paper from researchers at the University of California...
by UC Davis
2:11pm
11.3.2017
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A new gel could help grow the large quantities of neural stem cells needed for sought-after therapies. Its success depends on the cells’ ability to stay in...
by Stanford University
9:28am
11.2.2017
A new technology that simulates tumors has been shown to perform as well as research animals in testing chemotherapy drugs, representing a potential tool for...
by Purdue University
9:09am
11.2.2017
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New research indicates that wristband devices may improve the detection and characterization of seizures in patients with epilepsy.
by Wiley
9:40am
10.31.2017
Scientists have developed a new class of genome editing tool. This new "base editor" can directly repair the type of single-letter changes in the human genome...
by Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
2:10pm
10.25.2017
By combining engineered polymeric materials known as hydrogels with complex intestinal tissue known as organoids, researchers have taken an important step...
by Georgia Institute of Technology
2:23pm
10.24.2017
Picture a brand-new, unsharpened pencil. The graphite at its core can’t be used for writing until a pencil sharpener chews away its wooden tip. Now picture...
by Rutgers University
9:29am
10.24.2017
Engineers have experimentally verified the electrochemical processes that control charge transfer rate from an organic polymer to a biomarker molecule, using...
by University of Arizona College of Engineering
11:53am
10.19.2017
Rice University researchers have developed a computational model to quantify the mechanism by which CRISPR-Cas9 proteins find their genome-editing targets.
by Rice University
10:14am
10.17.2017
The accessibility of PCR and qPCR systems has increased to where they are almost considered a commodity product. This is the case for end-point PCR that allow...
by Andrew Birrnie, Global Life Sciences Product Manager, Cole-Parmer
11:34am
10.12.2017
Genetically-modified chickens are laying eggs with interferon beta in their whites. The three female chickens are producing enough of interferon beta – used in...
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9:55am
10.11.2017
Researchers at Duke University have turned bacteria into the builders of useful devices by programming them with a synthetic gene circuit.
by Duke University
2:14pm
10.9.2017
Researchers at Stanford University have used a new microfluidic analysis system to extract 29 novel microbial genomes (the complete set of genetic material)...
by U.S. Department of Energy
9:34am
10.9.2017
A Brazilian study has identified changes in signaling pathways associated with neural plasticity, inflammation and neurodegeneration triggered by a compound...
by D'Or Institute for Research and Education
9:22am
10.9.2017
A highly elastic and adhesive surgical glue that quickly seals wounds without the need for common staples or sutures could transform how surgeries are...
by University of Sydney
2:49pm
10.5.2017
Researchers have engineered designer biosensors that can detect antibiotic molecules of interest. The biosensors are a first step toward creating antibiotic-...
by NC State University
10:13am
10.4.2017
Plastic surgeons have used a robotic device to surgically treat lymphedema in a patient. This is the world's first super-microsurgical intervention with "robot...
by Maastricht University Medical Center
2:48pm
10.3.2017
Scientists have found a way of mimicking our body's natural healing process, using cell derived nano-sized particles called vesicles, to repair damaged tissue.
by University of Birmingham
9:25am
10.3.2017
In a proof-of-concept project, researchers from Harvard and MIT showed that “smart” tattoo ink can monitor an individual’s health by changing colors to...
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11:31am
10.2.2017
Investigators have engineered GM mosquitoes to have an altered microbiota that suppresses human malaria-causing parasites. These GM mosquitoes preferred to...
by NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
9:34am
9.29.2017
Forget fingerprint computer identification or retinal scanning. A University at Buffalo-led team has developed a computer security system using the dimensions...
by University at Buffalo
2:15pm
9.26.2017
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