Organisms

Mechanogentics Used to Remotely Control Cancer Immunotherapy

Using a noninvasive ultrasound system, researchers have successfully manipulated genetic processes in live T cells so that they recognize and kill …

Chemical Engineering

Russian poultry - high levels of antibiotics, microorganisms

High levels of antibiotics have been found in poultry following an independent investigation of six Russian poultry firms.

Poultry

Cells Hack Viruslike Protein to Communicate

The genomes of plants and animals are littered with the remains of viruses that integrated themselves into their DNA hundreds of millions of years …

Biology

Multi-Billion Dollar Japanese Tech Conglomerate to Process Salaries in Bitcoin

GMO Internet Inc. (“GMO”) is a Japanese-based tech conglomerate with over 4,700 full-time employees and a market cap of over 200 billion yen. Since …

Law

Vetements & Reebok Drop Genetically Modified Low-Top Trainer in Blue

Bulky and pre-distressed.<p>Vetements and Reebok introduce a new colorway for its Genetically Modified Pump Sneaker. The latest variant predominantly features a blue color scheme alongside black and white accents for added contrast. Equipment-wise, the pre-distressed pair boasts leather uppers, suede …

Sneakers

New technique for finding life on Mars: Miniature instruments and new techniques can detect and analyze microorganisms in extreme environments resembling those on Mars

Miniature instruments and new techniques can detect and analyze microorganisms in extreme environments resembling those on Mars<p>Miniaturized …

Biology

Is GMO opposition immoral?

In his deeply flawed argument castigating opposition to genetically altered crops as anti-science and immoral, Mitch Daniels failed to mention the trove of scientific research documenting the harmful effects of the billions of pounds of the pesticide glyphosate that have been dumped on genetically …

Agriculture

One Big Family: This Beautiful Interactive Diagram Shows How Every Organism Is Related

Want to start the New Year with a little bit of perspective? Take a look at this beautiful interactive tree of life diagram created by Evogeneao, which enables you to see how all organisms on earth are related, from humans all the way to ancient bacteria. The point of this immersive map, say the …

Evolution

50 years ago, synthetic DNA made its debut

<b></b> Viable synthetic DNA[Scientists] produced in a test tube a totally artificial copy of a type of DNA virus.… The particular type of viral DNA (called …

Chemical Engineering

Arthritis Drug Could Help Treat Advanced Skin Cancer

NewsTreatment for the most deadly form of skin cancer could be more effective if combined with a well-known drug for rheumatoid arthritis, new …

Cancer

Scientists Develop Skeletal Muscle Using Stem Cells

Researchers have taken a major step towards developing a stem cell replacement therapy for debilitating muscle diseases.<p>A team from UCLA have …

Biology

U.S. Lifts Moratorium on Funding Controversial, High-Risk Virus Research

The federal government announced on Tuesday that it is lifting a three-year moratorium on funding controversial research that involves genetically …

Chemical Engineering

Asimov

Modern computer chips are a marvel of human engineering. With billions of transistors, they are among the most complex devices we’ve ever created, …

Ben Horowitz

Ancient fossil microorganisms indicate that life in the universe is common

UCLA and University of Wisconsin scientists analyze specimens from 3.465 billion years ago<p>A new analysis of the oldest known fossil microorganisms …

Biology

This company is encouraging employees to take part of their salary in Bitcoin

With cryptocurrency values to continuing to skyrocket, at least one company is going to try to give its employees an incentive to invest in Bitcoin …

Cryptocurrency

Are Bitcoin Salaries the Future? This Japanese Internet Company Thinks So

A Japanese internet company with the bitcoin bug will soon allow its employees to receive some of their salaries in the form of …

Technology

MIT Researchers Want to Make Glow-In-the-Dark Plants

It's a nice idea, but it might not work.<p>Imagine a plant that glows like a flashlight, letting you read in the dark without spending a penny on electricity. We could grow these plants everywhere, lighting up the night without burning fuel to do it. It’s a beautiful fantasy, and one group of MIT …

Engineering

Gilead, Kite to Acquire Cell Design Labs for Up-to-$567M, Growing CAR-T Footprint

Gilead Sciences and its Kite cell therapy subsidiary have agreed to acquire Cell Design Labs for up to approximately $567 million, in a deal designed …

Chemical Engineering

3D-Printed Microfibers Could Speed Development of Artificial Body Parts | GEN

Engineers are exquisitely aware that the structural framework for things like buildings or cars provide the necessary strength and shape for the …

Engineering

Microbes on the Move

Over the last century, a flurry of innovations and services has drastically reshaped human societies. Yet some of these perks—now widely deemed …

Sciences

New Animal Model Developed to Aid Zika Studies | GEN

Zika was first identified in Africa in the mid-20th century. It emerged as an infectious threat in the Western Hemisphere in 2015 in Brazil, where it …

Chemical Engineering

CRISPR-Cas9 Targets Epigenetics, Reversing Disease in Mice

Researchers have reversed disease in mice using a CRISPR-Cas9 technique that alters gene activity rather than the underlying sequence. The discovery …

Genetics

Genetic Differences Could Impact Efficacy and Safety of CRISPR Therapeutics | GEN

Studies by researchers in the U.S. and Canada suggest that small differences in the genetic codes of individuals could have a significant impact on …

Genetics

Live-Cell Microscopy Reveals How Cell Movement is Driven | GEN

Click Image To Enlarge +<p>Representative total fluorescence intensity image of aL-T Jurkat T cell migrating on ICAM-1 (10 µg/ml) with overlay of ROIs …

Chemical Engineering

Feeding Overcrowded Bacteria Increases Antibiotic Susceptibility | GEN

Antibiotics are commonly ineffective against chronic, hard-to-treat infections caused by bacteria that are present at very high densities. Studies by …

Chemical Engineering

DNA Has Gone Digital--What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

<i>The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research.</i><p>Biology is becoming …

Chemical Engineering

Probing the metabolism of microorganisms

Summary<p>Microorganisms are the most ancient, the most abundant, and the most diverse life form on Earth. Over billions of years, their metabolic …

Geophysics

Six-Step Process for Writing Anthropology and Genetic Engineering Essays

University students are typically required to write and submit certain academic compositions, which may include anthropology and genetic engineering …

Engineering

Wireless wearable targets cells in fight against cancer

<b>Wearable technology that could one day fight cancer by cutting off a mechanism that allows tumour cells to proliferate is being developed by</b> …

Engineering

Microorganisms on your scalp, ears and elbows can be turned into music

Bodies make great music — but what if you could produce some sick beats without lifting a finger? Forget whistling or snapping: The body’s microbiome can make music, too.<p>Everyone is host to billions of microorganisms: tiny bacteria, viruses, even fungi that swarm over and inside every part of the …

Biology