Biotechnology

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
A 35-year-old man who had been in a vegetative state for 15 years after a car accident has shown signs of consciousness after neurosurgeons implanted a vagus...
by Cell Press
2:47pm
9.25.2017
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Fireflies have long inspired wonder. Their flashbulbs of light blink in warm backyards as long summer days turn to night. But their presence is fleeting: as...
by University of Rochester
2:31pm
9.21.2017
For the first time in the UK, researchers have used genome editing technology to examine the function of a specific gene in human embryos. The results can...
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1:47pm
9.21.2017
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By delivering strands of genetic material known as messenger RNA (mRNA) into cells, researchers can induce the cells to produce any protein encoded by the mRNA...
by MIT
2:52pm
9.20.2017
Scientists have helped provide a way to better understand how to enable drugs to enter the brain and how cancer cells make it past the blood brain barrier.
by University of Portsmouth
2:29pm
9.19.2017
Cells secrete nanoscale packets called exosomes that carry important messages from one part of the body to another. Scientists now devised a way to intercept...
by MIT
9:20am
9.19.2017
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Scheme Lab, a biotech startup, is developing genetic tests that can be used anywhere—in factories, on farms, or even at home—without the need for analysis by...
by FAPESP
2:26pm
9.18.2017
Fresh insights into the genetic code of sheep could aid breeding programs to improve their health and productivity. Scientists have mapped which genes are...
by University of Edinburgh
9:31am
9.18.2017
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23andMe, the genetic testing company known for providing ancestral leads to the curious, has raised $250 million in investment from venture capitalists. The...
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9:11am
9.18.2017
Researchers have devised a medicated skin patch that can turn energy-storing white fat into energy-burning brown fat locally while raising the body’s overall...
by Columbia University Medical Center
9:31am
9.15.2017
Scientists studied a massive set of genetic variants of an ancient protein, discovering a myriad of other ways that evolution could have turned out, and...
by University of Chicago
9:24am
9.14.2017
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Technology originally developed to detect gravitational waves is being used to generate tissue engineered bone grafts for future use in orthopedic medicine,...
by University of Glasgow
9:46am
9.12.2017
CRISPR-Cas9 has brought a revolution in the manipulation of DNA over the last five years. But there are errors made in the process. Now, a Harvard team reports...
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10:14am
9.11.2017
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Researchers have published a study in which individual faces and other physical traits were predicted using whole genome sequencing data and machine learning.
by Human Longevity, Inc.
2:12pm
9.6.2017
In a proof-of-concept clinical trial, engineers demonstrated that the camera on your smartphone can noninvasively provide detailed information about your heart...
by California Institute of Technology
2:30pm
9.5.2017
In a world-first, Japanese scientists have used the revolutionary CRISPR/Cas9, genome-editing tool to change flower color in an ornamental plant.
by University of Tsukuba
9:40am
9.5.2017
For decades, Poland was a crossroads of horror. Caught between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union and their wars of extermination, civilians and soldiers alike...
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1:22pm
8.31.2017
In a paper published today, researchers detail for the first time the opportunities for plant sciences that are now available with portable, real-time DNA...
by Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
9:39am
8.21.2017
Scientists have used magnetism to activate tiny groups of cells in the brain, inducing bodily movements that include running, rotating and losing control of...
by University at Buffalo
2:27pm
8.16.2017
Scientists have developed a new method to 3-D print laboratory-grown cells to form living structures. The approach could revolutionize regenerative medicine.
by University of Oxford
9:31am
8.16.2017
Researchers have developed technology that enables a smartphone to perform lab-grade medical diagnostic tests that typically require large, expensive...
by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
9:22am
8.11.2017
Scientists have edited the pig genome to deactivate a family of retroviruses. The results hold important implications for transplant medicine in humans.
by American Association for the Advancement of Science
9:09am
8.11.2017
Ants genetically engineered to lack their “sense of smell” became unable to communicate, forage or compete to be a queen, as their antennae and brain circuits...
by NYU Langone Health / NYU School of Medicine
2:17pm
8.10.2017
Rapid improvement in DNA sequencing has sparked a proliferation of medical and genetic tests that promise to reveal everything from one's ancestry to fitness...
by University of Washington
1:59pm
8.10.2017
A new advance offers the ability to construct vascularized tissue and mimic in vivo drug administration in 3-D bioprinted liver tissue. A
by American Institute of Physics
9:36am
8.4.2017
Ultrasound brain surgery has enormous potential for the treatment of neurological diseases and cancers, but getting therapeutic sound waves through the skull...
by UC San Diego
3:44pm
8.2.2017
So, you've genetically engineered a malaria-resistant mosquito, now what? How many mosquitoes would you need to replace the disease-carrying wild type? What is...
by Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
2:12pm
8.1.2017
The first human embryo editing has been accomplished in Oregon, according to a new report. The DNA of dozens of one-cell embryos was altered by the CRISPR...
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3:04pm
7.27.2017
Researchers are engineering crops to produce specific RNA fragments that, upon ingestion by insects, initiate RNA interference to shut down a target gene...
by Cell Press
2:17pm
7.27.2017
At Jef Boeke’s lab, you can whiff an odor that seems out of place, as if they were baking bread here. But he and his colleagues are cooking up something else...
by Malcolm Ritter, Associated Press
9:10am
7.26.2017
Fresh insights into how zebrafish repair their nerve connections could hold clues to new therapies for people with spinal cord injuries.
by University of Edinburgh
10:10am
7.25.2017
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