Biotechnology

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
An international team of scientists has developed a method to rapidly produce specific human antibodies in the laboratory. The technique could speed the...
by Rockefeller University
9:39am
7.24.2017
Environmental contamination with heavy metals is often the result of various types of industrial processes. Because heavy metals can be dangerous to humans and...
by American Council on Science and Health
9:29am
7.24.2017
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Researchers lay the foundation for genetically engineering a species of microalgae that lives in corals to stop a global coral bleaching catastrophe.
by Frontiers
2:24pm
7.20.2017
Verily, the life sciences unit of Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc., plans to release up to 20 million sterile male mosquitoes throughout Fresno County,...
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9:40am
7.20.2017
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A non-toxic glue modeled after adhesive proteins produced by mussels and other creatures has been found to out-perform commercially available products,...
by Purdue University
3:02pm
7.19.2017
Scientists discovered a simple way to raise the accuracy of diagnostic tests for medicine and common assays for laboratory research: adding polydopamine — a...
by University of Washington
8:53am
7.19.2017
It looks like a real heart--and this is the goal of the first entirely soft artificial heart--to mimic its natural model as closely as possible.
by ETH Zurich
9:41am
7.17.2017
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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has granted contracts to five research groups and one San Jose-based company to lead the charge in developing an...
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2:36pm
7.13.2017
A treatment for a common childhood blood cancer could become the first gene therapy available in the U.S. A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel voted...
by Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press
9:13am
7.13.2017
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Scientists took an important step toward safer gene-editing cures for life-threatening disorders, from cancer to HIV to Huntington's disease, by developing a...
by University of Texas at Austin
2:31pm
6.29.2017
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
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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
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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