Deep in the heart of synthetic biology are the proteins that make it tick Protein engineering is the crucial pulse of the booming relatively new scientific discipline Scientists grow harvest and reprogram proteins to become ... - Read More
NASA scientists studying the origin of life have reproduced uracil cytosine and thymine three key components of our hereditary material in the laboratory They discovered that an ice sample containing pyrimidine exposed to ultraviolet radiation ... - Read More
An international research team wants to create semi artificial chloroplasts for the manufacture of biotechnologically relevant products For this purpose they aim to modify the photosynthetic process of natural chloroplasts The EU is funding the ... - Read More
The mechanical basis of mitosis has only been understood in fragments so far Scientists at Technische Universität Dresden have now been able to add another piece to the puzzle of cell biological mechanisms as they ... - Read More
In a high carbon dioxide world the trees would come out ahead Except for the munching bugs A new study published in Nature Plants shows that hungry plant eating insects may limit the ability of ... - Read More
A novel nucleating agent that builds on the concept of molecularly imprinted polymers MIPs could allow crystallographers access to proteins and other biological macromolecules that are usually reluctant to form crystals The semi liquid non ... - Read More
High performance materials for gas storage thermal insulators or nanomachines need a thorough understanding of the behavior of the material down to the molecular level Thermodynamics which have been developed two hundred years ago to ... - Read More
MIT researchers have devised a new way to make complex liquid mixtures known as emulsions that could have many applications in drug delivery sensing cleaning up pollutants and performing chemical reactions Many drugs vaccines cosmetics ... - Read More
Previous studies have shown that the extracts from seeds of the Moringa oleifera tree can be used for water purification In a new study researchers from Uppsala University show that the Moringa seeds can also ... - Read More
There are no effective available treatments for sufferers of Glioblastoma multiforme GBM the most aggressive and devastating form of brain tumor The disease always fatal has a survival rate of only 6 18 months Now ... - Read More
By loading magnetic nanoparticles with drugs and dressing them in biochemical camouflage Houston Methodist researchers say they can destroy blood clots 100 to 1 000 times faster than a commonly used clot busting technique The ... - Read More
Whereas resistance to antibiotics complicates certain treatments antimicrobial silver nanoparticles AgNP are gaining popularity for medical use These particles are toxic for certain bacteria but what about for humans Researchers at INRS Institut Armand Frappier ... - Read More
A team led by researchers at Tufts University School of Engineering and the University of Pavia has reported development of the first three dimensional tissue system that reproduces the complex structure and physiology of human ... - Read More
Released 18 Feb 2015 7 40 AM ESTSource Newsroom Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Toxicology Vol.329 2 March 2015 Pgs 49–5Feb ... - Read More
Incredibly tough slightly stretchy spider silk is a lightweight biodegradable wonder material with numerous potential biomedical applications But although humans have been colonizing relatively placid silkworms for thousands of years harvesting silk from territorial and ... - Read More
Scientists are using biology to improve the properties of lithium ion batteries Researchers at the University of Maryland Baltimore County UMBC have isolated a peptide a type of biological molecule which binds strongly to lithium ... - Read More
Imagine thousands of copies of a single protein organizing into a coat of chainmail armor that protects the wearer from harsh and ever changing environmental conditions That is the case for many microorganisms In a ... - Read More
Released 13 Feb 2015 1 00 PM ESTSource Newsroom Norris Cotton Cancer Center Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Feb 14 2015 In the ... - Read More
A primary challenge in the biosciences is to understand the way major evolutionary changes in nature are accomplished Sometimes the route turns out to be very simple An example of such simplicity is provided in ... - Read More
Georgia Tech researchers working with colleagues in the National Center for Biotechnology Information NCBI have released a new version of a genome annotation system capable of analyzing more than 2 000 prokaryotic genomes per day ... - Read More
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