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Bacteria With Synthetic DNA Create Protein Never Found In Nature

For when the usual four nucleotides can’t give you what you want<p>Your DNA, like that of everything else on the planet, is made of four nucleotides: A, C, G, and T. These are like a blueprint that your body reads to produce 20 different amino acids, which combine to make up the proteins that enable …

Biochemistry

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DNA Nanobots Set To Seek and Destroy Cancer Cells In Human Trial

This year, researchers hope that tiny robots built entirely of DNA will help save a critically ill leukemia patient. These DNA nanobots are designed …

Discovery of 'Foreign' DNA in Human Genome Challenges Darwin's Theory

<b>How will the scientific community deal with these new anomalies?</b><p>Scientists are now finding clues as to the beginning of the creation of Earth. …

New genome-editing technology to help treat blood cancers

Melbourne researchers have developed a new genome editing technology that can target and kill blood cancer cells with high accuracy.<p>Using the …

Scientists develop bacteria that needs caffeine to survive and reproduce

Scientists at the University of Texas and the University of Iowa have created a synthetic bacteria that grows thanks to one of humankind's favorite stimulants — caffeine. According to a report from <i>Quartz</i>, this bacteria can be added to any caffeinated beverage and it'll grow according to the levels …

Tiny human stomachs have been created from stem cells

They look 'more like a mini-organ than anything else that’s ever come before'<p>Three-dimensional "mini-stomachs" have been created from human stem cells. The tiny organs measure about 3 millimeters in diameter and can be used as models for the infections that are often precursors to peptic ulcers and …

World's first artificial enzymes created using synthetic biology

(Phys.org)—Medical Research Council (MRC) scientists have created the world's first enzymes made from artificial genetic material. Their synthetic …

Bacteria Turn Sunlight to Liquid Fuel in ‘Bionic Leaf’

Harvard Medical School

Transgenic E. coli Spin Tough Spider Silk

That's some bacteria!<p><i>Escherichia coli</i> (<i>E. coli</i>) has a bad reputation as the cause of particularly disgusting food poisoning incidents and other illnesses. But not all types of <i>E. coli</i> are bad--there are plenty of harmless varieties found just about everywhere, and some of them are getting put to …

Why You Can't Lose Weight

<b>1. You overeat healthy food.</b> Nuts, avocados, whole wheat pasta, olive oil, and dark chocolate are all natural and healthy, but they aren't void of calories. You still need to watch how much you eat of the good stuff. For example, avocado offers a ton of health benefits, but an entire fruit is over …

This Rainbow Heart-Filled Surprise Cake Recipe Will Blow Your Mind

A beautifully surprising cake recipe from How To Cook That is gaining millions of views because of a secret that is only revealed when the cake is …

Upside-down rice pudding cake recipe

A delicious twist on rice pudding with currants, brandy and orange zest, and a golden, caramelised topping<p><b>SERVES</b><br>8-10<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><br>55g unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing<br>1 litre full-fat milk<br>150g short-grain rice<br>1 vanilla bean<br>40g currants<br>4 tbsp brandy<br>300g granulated sugar<br>zest of half an orange and …

Dessert

Space ‘rain’ and black holes solve galactic star-making mystery

For decades, the reason why some galaxies produce more stars than others has remained a mystery. The Milky Way, for instance, produces one new star a year while the Baby Boom Galaxy produces 4,000 per year, or one star every 2.2 hours. On the opposite end of the spectrum, some galaxies are barren, …

Universe