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New CRISPR technique skips over portions of genes that can cause disease

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- In a new study in cells, University of Illinois researchers have adapted CRISPR gene-editing technology to cause the cell's …

Genetics

How a 'jellyfish'-shaped structure relieves pressure in your cells

Scripps Research team takes closer look at a mysterious protein<p>LA JOLLA, CA - Aug. 16, 2018 - Scientists at Scripps Research have solved the …

Research

'Traffic wardens' of cells can be counterproductive

Researchers found that guardians of cell division can also contribute to an increase in genetic errors<p>A research team from the Instituto Gulbenkian …

Chromosomes

Scientists create new technology and solve a key puzzle for cellular memory

With a new groundbreaking technique, researchers from University of Copenhagen have managed to identify a protein that is responsible for cellular …

Replication

Cells agree: What doesn't kill you makes you stronger

Salk scientists show that cells adapt to brief stressors by boosting antioxidants and energy production longer term<p>LA JOLLA--(August 16, 2018) We've …

Biology

Obesity, infertility and oxidative stress in mouse egg cells

Researchers find an oocyte protein suppressed by high-fat diet<p>Excessive body fat is associated with negative effects on female fertility and …

Reproductive Medicine

This matrix delivers healing stem cells to injured elderly muscles

Muscular dystrophy patients could someday also benefit from this hydrogel successfully tested in mice<p>A car accident leaves an aging patient with …

Stem Cells

Structure of ion channel reveals how insects smell their way around the world

The mosquito, sworn enemy of exposed ankles and elbows, locates each bloody meal using a finely tuned sense of smell. Yet, not all insects can sniff …

Biology

NUS study: RUNX proteins act as regulators in DNA repair

Findings open opportunities to target RUNX-deficient cancers such as breast cancer and leukemia<p>A study by researchers from the Cancer Science …

Protein

Chips, light and coding moves the front line in beating bacteria

Multidisciplinary study finds way to examine biofilms with high efficiency<p>The never-ending fight against bacteria has taken a turn in humanity's …

E.coli

Protein droplets keep neurons at the ready and immune system in balance

Inside cells, where DNA is packed tightly in the nucleus and rigid proteins keep intricate transport systems on track, some molecules have a simpler …

Immune System

NIH-funded researchers reverse congenital blindness in mice

New technique generates rod photoreceptors that integrate into the retina and brain<p>Researchers funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI) have …

Neuroscience

Mount Sinai researchers discover how to restore vision using retinal stem cells

Study could lead to cures for blinding diseases<p>Researchers at Mount Sinai have successfully restored vision in mice through activating retinal stem …

Stem Cells

Lipid droplets play crucial roles beyond fat storage

Lipid droplets: they were long thought of merely as the formless blobs of fat out of which spare tires and muffin tops were made. But these days, …

Biology

Light-engineered bacterial shapes could hold key to future labs-on-a-chip

Scientists suggest genetically modified bacteria that respond to light could be used as 'microbricks' for building the next generation of microscopic …

E.coli

Chemicals found in vegetables prevent colon cancer in mice

Chemicals produced by vegetables such as kale, cabbage and broccoli could help to maintain a healthy gut and prevent colon cancer, a new study from …

Nutrition

Models give synthetic biologists a head start

Rice, University of Houston build math tools to predict genetic circuits' performance<p>HOUSTON - (Aug. 14, 2018) - Synthetic biologists have the tools …

Rice University

Healthy fat cells uncouple obesity from diabetes

About 422 million people around the world, including more than 30 million Americans, have diabetes. Approximately ninety percent of them have type 2 …

Diabetes

First reliable estimates of highly radioactive cesium-rich microparticles released by Fukushima disaster

Scientists have for the first time been able to estimate the amount of radioactive cesium-rich microparticles released by the disaster at the …

Particles

Elephants resist cancer by waking a zombie gene

Elephants have evolved a way to make LIF6 (a non-functioning, or dead, gene in mammals) come back to life, and it's what makes the largest living …

Elephants

When mixing granular matter, order among disorder

Research finds new framework for mixing materials like sand and concrete<p>Mixing liquids is easy, or at least scientifically understood: a drop of food …

Byproducts of 'junk DNA' implicated in cancer spread

Emerging class of RNAs keep tumor-promoting genes turned on<p>The more scientists explore so-called "junk" DNA, the less the label seems to fit.<p>Only an …

UC San Diego

Tiny helpers that clean cells

Cells collect, decompose and recycle surplus or damaged cell material. This process, known as autophagy, is important, because cellular waste can be …

Biology

The behavior of water: scientists find new properties of H2O

A team of scientists has uncovered new molecular properties of water--a discovery of a phenomenon that had previously gone unnoticed.<p>Liquid water is …

National Science Foundation

Artificial intelligence platform screens for acute neurological illnesses at Mount Sinai

The study's findings lay the framework for applying deep learning and computer vision techniques to radiological imaging<p>(New York - August 13, 2018) …

Artificial Intelligence

Platelet-rich plasma does not promote stem cell-mediated cartilage repair

New Rochelle, NY, August 13, 2018--Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is believed to provide pain relief and help improve joint function in degenerative …

Cell Biology

Potential biomarker for autism

Non-invasive brain imaging could detect autism symptoms as early as infancy<p>A study of young children with autism spectrum disorder published in</i> …

Neuroscience

New technology can detect hundreds of proteins in a single sample

Improvement of barcoding technique offers cost-effective alternative to current technology<p>New technology developed by a team of McGill University …

Protein

Research reveals molecular details of sperm-egg fusion

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] -- The fusion of a sperm cell with an egg cell is the very first step in the process that leads to new …

Biology

When it comes to regrowing tails, neural stem cells are the key

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 13, 2018 - Cut off a salamander's tail and, in a few weeks, a near-perfect replacement grows. Do the same to a lizard and a new tail …

Stem Cells