Biotechnology

Researchers in China have developed a genetic engineering approach capable of delivering many genes at once and used it to make rice endosperm--seed tissue...
by Cell Press
2:59pm
6.28.2017
Scientists recently reconstructed the skin of endangered green turtles, marking the first time that skin of a non-mammal was successfully engineered in a...
by U.S. Geological Survey
9:21am
6.28.2017
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Discovering the function of a gene requires cloning a DNA sequence and expressing it. Until now, this was performed on a one-gene-at-a-time basis, causing a...
by Rutgers University
2:18pm
6.26.2017
New study of snail neurons suggests memories that trigger anxiety or PTSD could be "erased" without affecting normal memory of past events.
by Columbia University Medical Center
2:47pm
6.22.2017
New breakthrough technology facilitates DNA delivery into drug-resistant bacterial pathogens, enabling their manipulation.
by American Friends of Tel Aviv University
2:08pm
6.20.2017
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Researchers are developing a method using 3D-printed patches infused with cells that offer a promising new approach to growing healthy blood vessels.
by Boston University
2:39pm
6.14.2017
A new MIT-designed open-source website might well be the Pinterest of microfluidics. The site is a free repository of designs for lab-on-a-chip devices,...
by Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2:35pm
6.13.2017
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While root canals are effective in saving a tooth that has become infected or decayed, this age-old procedure may cause teeth to become brittle and susceptible...
by Oregon Health & Science University
9:21am
6.12.2017
Researchers have engineered a three-dimensional heart tissue from human stem cells to test the safety and efficacy of new drugs on the heart.
by A*STAR
9:36am
6.8.2017
New treatment lasts more than two weeks in primates, promising to eclipse current treatment options in humans.
by Duke University
2:35pm
6.6.2017
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3-D genome assembly technology is changing how scientists create species’ genomes, by speeding up the process and doing it at a much lower cost than previous...
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8:59am
6.5.2017
A single treatment giving life-long protection from severe allergies such as asthma could be made possible by immunology research. A team has been able to "...
by University of Queensland
10:03am
6.2.2017
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Scientists have rewired the neural circuit of one species and given it the connections of another species to test a hypothesis about the evolution of neural...
by Georgia State University
9:46am
6.2.2017
Researchers are using CRISPR to expand the size and weight of wheat kernels in the hope of increasing overall wheat yield.
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10:07am
5.31.2017
Diabetic patients frequently have lesions on their feet that are very difficult to heal due to poor blood circulation. A new therapeutic approach using cell...
by University of Montreal
2:18pm
5.30.2017
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As CRISPR-Cas9 starts to move into clinical trials, a new study has found that the gene editing technology can introduce hundreds of unintended mutations into...
by Columbia University Medical Center
9:44am
5.30.2017
Researchers are exploring the use of CRISPR-Cas9 to fight human disease and agricultural blight. But a study has found several challenges to the method's use...
by Indiana University Bloomington
10:20am
5.23.2017
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An international team has published the first sunflower genome sequence. This new resource will assist future research programs using genetic tools to improve...
by University of Georgia
2:53pm
5.22.2017
Researchers have developed a new technique that, if successful in humans, could replace traditional bone grafts for mending nonhealing limb fractures.
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2:18pm
5.19.2017
The brave new world of 3-D printed organs now includes implanted ovary structures that, true to their design, actually ovulate, according to a new study.
by Northwestern University
9:01am
5.17.2017
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Through “heart-on-a-chip” technology — modeling a human heart on an engineered chip and measuring the effects of compound exposure using microelectrodes —...
by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
2:31pm
5.11.2017
Most of the new drugs approved by the FDA since 2010 arose from basic scientific research that was initiated in the 1970s or 1980s, a new study has found.
by Bentley University
2:17pm
5.10.2017
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The resurrection of vanished species - through cutting-edge technologies such as gene-editing - should be targeted towards recently extinct species rather than...
by University of Otago
9:16am
5.9.2017
Researchers have discovered a way to make influenza visible to the naked eye. By engineering dye molecules to target a specific enzyme of the virus, the team...
by Notre Dame News
2:00pm
5.5.2017
A synthetic, soft tissue retina developed by an Oxford University student could offer fresh hope to visually impaired people. Until now, all artificial retinal...
by University of Oxford
9:32am
5.5.2017
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Synthetic biologists have re-engineered yeast cells to manufacture the nonribosomal peptide antibiotic penicillin. In laboratory experiments, they were able to...
by Imperial College London
10:01am
5.4.2017
Scientists successfully completed the first outdoor field trial sanctioned by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for genetically engineered algae. In a...
by University of California, San Diego
9:50am
5.4.2017
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Imagine wearing clothes with layers of paper that protect you from dangerous bacteria. A team has invented an inexpensive, effective way to kill bacteria and...
by Rutgers University
2:19pm
5.2.2017
Using new gene-editing technology, researchers have rewired mouse stem cells to fight inflammation caused by arthritis and other chronic conditions. Such stem...
by Washington University in St. Louis
9:17am
5.2.2017
The most popular varieties of tea—including black tea, green tea, Oolong tea, white tea, and chai—all come from the leaves of the evergreen shrub Camellia...
by Cell Press
2:47pm
5.1.2017
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