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'Ingenious' Antibiotic Discovery Challenges Long-Held Scientific Beliefs

The new antibiotic was discovered in a sample of soil.<p>The research is "ingenious," Dr. William Schaffner, an infectious disease specialist at Vanderbilt University, told The New York Times.<p>Researchers said the antibiotic, which has yet to be tested in humans, could one day be used to treat …

Alzheimer’s-in-a-Dish: New Tool for Drug Discovery

<b>Caption:</b> A plaque (orange) disrupts the normal network of human neurons (green) grown in a three-dimensional gel in the lab, mimicking the brain …

Telomere extension turns back aging clock in cultured human cells, study finds

Researchers delivered a modified RNA that encodes a telomere-extending protein to cultured human cells. Cell proliferation capacity was dramatically …

Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

ISSN: 0175-7598 (Print) 1432-0614 (Online)<p>This journal was previously published under other titles (view Journal History)<p>Description<p>Applied …

BIOtechNow

Filter posts<p>By Kara Nelson, February 22, 2018<p>With the Olympic Games concluding this week in South Korea, the pomp and circumstances in …<p>By Connor …

Genetically modified crop successfully fed to salmon, say scientists

Genetically modified plants which produce Omega-3 have been successfully fed to salmon<p>Genetically modified plants created by British scientists to contain health boosting Omega-3 have been declared a safe alternative to fish oil.<p>A crop of camelina (false flax) has been spliced with genes to produce …

Organisms

Florida Health Officials Hope To Test GMO Mosquitoes This Spring

The FDA is considering whether to approve the experimental use of genetically modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys to help stop the spread of dengue fever and other diseases. Mosquito control officials in the region say they hope to get approval to begin releasing the insects in the Keys as soon …

Public Health

The Cancer Genome Atlas completes detailed ovarian cancer analysis

ARRA<p>Wednesday, June 29, 2011<p>Largest cancer genome study to date from NIH consortium; findings point to new means of assessing patient survival.<p>An …

New Technique Allows Bioengineers To "Reprogram" Genetic Code

Scientists at Stanford University have found a way to program DNA in such a way that genes can be turned on or off in living cells. Incredibly, the …

No Yolk! Scientists Unboil an Egg Without Defying Physics

Scientists have figured out a way to do something that seems impossible: unboil an egg. But strange as it may sound, the feat doesn't defy basic laws …

Growing Organic Cereal From the Ground Up

These days, consumers expect organic food manufacturers to pay close attention to how ingredients are sourced. But, one company has taken the process …

Agriculture

Can We Build A Better (Fruit) Fly Trap

How microbes make a universal trap for fruit flies almost impossible<p>There’s nothing quite like that first bite of a fresh fruit. The range of aromas and flavors offer a momentary respite from everyday life and provide the body with a plethora of nutrients to improve overall health. But there is a …