Biotechnology (382 News)

Scientists Succeed in Shifting Breast Cancer Cells from HER2-Negative to HER2-Positive Status

Feb 13, 2019 12:00 pm
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JUPITER, FL — When women or men receive the worrisome diagnosis of breast cancer, that news comes with an important piece of information, nam...

Scientists Successfully Synthesize A Molecule That Can Exhibit Compatible Activities to Natural Molecules

Feb 11, 2019 12:00 pm
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Growth factors are ligands that play important roles in the body – they are responsible for tissue regeneration, wound healing, and the maint...

Study Shows That T Regulatory Cells Have Multiple Intermediate Cell States, within and between Tissues

Feb 10, 2019 2:00 pm
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For the first time, researchers have revealed the different molecular identities of important immune cells, called T regulatory cells, using single...

Mapping Oesophageal Cancer Genes Leads to New Drug Target Currently Used in Trials for Other Cancer Types

Feb 9, 2019 4:00 pm
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Mutations that cause esophageal adenocarcinoma (OAC) have been mapped in unprecedented detail -- unveiling that more than half could be targeted by...

Researchers Develop a New Promising, More Targeted Vaccine for Malaria

Feb 9, 2019 1:00 pm
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Researchers at the Institute for Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago have developed an innovative new system for delivering a malari...

How Is the Body's Clock Linked to Mental Health and Diseases?

Feb 4, 2019 12:00 pm
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A large-scale genomic analysis has revealed some of the inner workings of the body clock, shedding new light on how it links to mental health and d...

A New Study Sheds Light on the Origin and Function of Hormone-Producing Cells in the Intestine

Feb 3, 2019 2:00 pm
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Researchers from the group of Hans Clevers at the Hubrecht Institute (KNAW) in the Netherlands and their collaborators shed new light on the origin...

CRISPR/Cas9 to Reduce the Impacts of Schistosomiasis and Liver Fluke Infection

Jan 24, 2019 12:00 pm
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WASHINGTON (Jan. 15, 2019) — For the first time, researchers at the George Washington University (GW), together with colleagues at institutes...

Scientists Shed Light on How Stem Cells Self-Organize in the Developing Embryo

Jan 22, 2019 2:00 pm
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Embryonic development is a process of profound physical transformation, one that has challenged researchers for centuries. How do genes and molecul...

CSynth: New Technology That Help Explore the 3-D Structure of DNA in Virtual Reality

Jan 19, 2019 3:00 pm
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Researchers at the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine (MRC WIMM) have developed technology that allows scientists to explore the comple...

Scientists Discover Two Enzymes That Help Produce "Designer Triacylglycerols"

Jan 19, 2019 12:00 pm
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Molecules of triacylglycerol (TAG), formed by attaching three molecules of fatty acid (FA) to a lycerol backbone, are the main constituents of vege...

The First Retroviral CRISPR-Cas9 Gene Editing Library to Explore the Regulation of Mouse T Cells

Jan 17, 2019 2:00 pm
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Scientists have created the first retroviral CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing library to explore the regulation of mouse T cells, which are key cells in th...

How Can Bacteria Help Detect Cancer-Causing Proteins in Humans?

Jan 15, 2019 4:00 pm
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A team led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Texas at Austin has applied an unconventional approach that used bact...

A New Bioengineering Approach for Boosting Photosynthesis in Rice Plants

Jan 14, 2019 12:00 pm
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A new bioengineering approach for boosting photosynthesis in rice plants could increase grain yield by up to 27%, according to a study publishing J...

How Genes and Neurons Work in Concert to Pick Out a Particular Scent?

Jan 12, 2019 2:00 pm
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The human nose can distinguish one trillion different scents—an extraordinary feat that requires 10 million specialized nerve cells, or neuro...

A Newly Developed Test to Assess Metastasis Risk in Prostate Cancer

Jan 9, 2019 12:00 pm
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For men newly diagnosed with prostate cancer or patients previously treated, the risk of metastasis is a crucial determinant of whether to choo...

Researchers Unlock Several Large Gene Clusters by Enticing Away the Repressors Dampening Silent Genes

Jan 6, 2019 4:00 pm
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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — By enticing away the repressors dampening unexpressed, silent genes in Streptomyces bacteria, researchers at the University...

Researchers Unlock a Decades-Old Mystery about How & When DNA Replicates

Jan 3, 2019 2:00 pm
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A team of Florida State University researchers has unlocked a decades-old mystery about how a critical cellular process is regulated and what that ...

Using CRISPR to Modify Pig Genome Shows Promise Against Deadly Disease

Jan 3, 2019 1:00 pm
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Chinese scientists recently reported that they have developed genetically modified pigs that are immune from the classical swine fever virus (CSFV)...

"thgRNA" Structures Offer a New Way to Use CRISPR

Jan 3, 2019 12:00 pm
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A team of engineers at the University of Delaware has developed a method to use CRISPR/Cas9 technology to set off a cascade of activities in cells,...


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