Biotechnology (108 News)

How Flexibility Drives Proteins Self-Assembly

Mar 30, 2017 12:00 pm
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A new study has modeled a crucial first step in the self-assembly of cellular structures such as drug receptors and other protein complexes, and fo...

Recruiting Viral Army to Attack Cancer

Mar 28, 2017 5:00 pm
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You’ve heard of virus causing cancer. Now here’s a virus that can fight cancer. To selectively destroy cancer cells, scientists in Barc...

A New Step Towards Designed Babies

Mar 26, 2017 7:00 pm
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Science has taken another step toward delivering the perfect newborn – or at least a bouncing baby free of certain genetic defects. Chinese ...

New Method to Provide First-Line Drug Against Malaria

Mar 22, 2017 9:00 pm
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Researchers at Cardiff University have devised a new way of creating a drug commonly used as the first line of defence against malaria around t...

Light Offers Scientists New Options To control the Cell

Mar 22, 2017 10:00 am
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Researchers at the University of Alberta have developed a new method of controlling biology at the cellular level using light. The tool -- ...

Getting A Step Closer to the Artificial Organism

Mar 20, 2017 9:00 am
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A global research team has built five new synthetic yeast chromosomes, meaning that 30 percent of a key organism's genetic material has now been s...

How Scientists Used Yeast to Make Jet Fuel

Mar 18, 2017 2:00 pm
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There have been many attempts to modify this stubborn little enzyme, but none have succeeded. Until now. With new findings from Chalmers University of...

New Sensitive and Non-Invasive Cancer Test

Mar 16, 2017 5:00 pm
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A team of investigators from Cedars-Sinai and UCLA is using a new blood-analysis technique and tiny experimental device to help physicians predict whi...

Using Red Blood Cells to Prevent ِAutoimune Diseases

Mar 13, 2017 1:00 pm
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Using red blood cells modified to carry disease-specific antigens, scientists in the laboratories of Hidde Ploegh (former Whitehead Member, currently ...

New Technology Increases Efficiency of Using Engineered bacteria in Industry

Mar 8, 2017 12:00 pm
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Using advanced fermentation technology, industrial biotech startup Manus Bio hopes to make manufacturing flavors, fragrances, and other products green...

Using DNA computer for Drug Delivery

Mar 7, 2017 9:00 am
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Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) present a new method that should enable controlled drug delivery into the bloodstream using D...

Genome editing: Pressing the 'delete' button on DNA

Mar 6, 2017 1:00 pm
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Until recently, genomics was a "read-only" science, but scientists have developed a tool for quick and easy deletion of DNA in living cells....

New Technology Speeds up Peptide Synthesis

Mar 4, 2017 1:00 pm
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Manufacturing small proteins known as peptides is usually very time-consuming, which has slowed development of new peptide drugs for diseases such as ...

Generating Rotaviruses Artificially

Mar 4, 2017 11:00 am
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Rotaviruses are the most common cause of severe diarrhea and kill hundreds of thousands of infants a year. Although current vaccines are effective in ...

A new treatment option in the Horizon for ALL

Mar 1, 2017 9:00 am
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Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) today (Tuesday, February 21, 2017) announced that a Biologics License Application (BLA) for inotuzumab ozogamicin has been acce...

Imaging DNA While naturally fluorescing

Feb 28, 2017 9:00 am
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Many of the secrets of cancer and other diseases lie in the cell's nucleus. But getting way down to that level -- to see and investigate the impor...

MIT Gets to Keep Its CRISPER Patent

Feb 27, 2017 5:00 pm
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In a highly anticipated decision that could sway the fortunes of a handful of biotechnology companies, the federal patent office has turned back a cha...

Genitically Modify Bacteria Attack Cancer

Feb 14, 2017 9:00 am
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A team of researchers affiliated with multiple institutions in Korea has found that genetically altering a type of bacteria and injecting it into c...

Generating Blood Vessels from Stem Cells

Feb 11, 2017 3:00 pm
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A gene essential for making blood vessels in embryos can transform amniotic cells into therapeutic blood vessel cells, according to new research fr...

It's Time To Discuss Creating Humans From Stem Cells

Feb 7, 2017 9:00 am
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Soon, stem cells swabbed from human beings’ cheeks or skin could be cultured to create germ cells (sperm and eggs), and from there to create ...


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