Inspired by natural materials such as bone a matrix of minerals and other substances including living cells MIT engineers have coaxed bacterial cells to produce biofilms that can incorporate nonliving materials such as gold nanoparticles ... - Read More
Scientists of the KIT and the University of Kiev have produced an antibiotic whose biological activity can be controlled with light Thanks to the robust diarylethene photoswitch the antimicrobial effect of the peptide mimetic can ... - Read More
A recently developed mobile phone application could make monitoring conditions such as diabetes kidney disease and urinary tract infections much clearer and easier for both patients and doctors and could eventually be used to slow ... - Read More
Small protein fragments also called peptides are promising as drugs because they can be designed for very specific functions inside living cells Insulin and the HIV drug Fuzeon are some of the earliest successful examples ... - Read More
is an organ transplant But there are far more patients on waitlists for a transplant than there are donated hearts Even if a patient receives a new heart complications can arise The ideal solution would ... - Read More
the part of the immune system that produces antibodies to fight off a harmful pathogen Later if the person gets infected by that microbe the body immediately knows how to respond But increasingly evidence is ... - Read More
a test for doping compounds that is a thousand times more sensitive than those used today Daniel Armstrong Ph D Hongyue GuoUniversity of Texas at Arlington *Instructions for joining chat room sessionsChat Room Sessions from ... - Read More
The term a brighter future might be a cliché but in the case of ultra small probes for lighting up individual proteins it is now most appropriate Researchers at the U S Department of Energy ... - Read More
Proteins associated with the regulation of organ size and shape have been found to respond to the mechanics of the microenvironment in ways that specifically affect the decision of adult cardiac stem cells to generate ... - Read More
One of the most promising technologies for the treatment of various cancers is nanotechnology creating drugs that directly attack the cancer cells without damaging other tissues' development The Laboratory of Cellular Oncology at the Research ... - Read More
Open feed cut Such is the humdrum life of a motor molecule the subject of new research at Rice University that eats and excretes damaged proteins and turns them into harmless peptides for disposal The ... - Read More
A new type of biomolecular tweezers could help researchers study how mechanical forces affect the biochemical activity of cells and proteins The devices too small to see without a microscope use opposing magnetic and electrophoretic ... - Read More
In a significant advance for the growing field of synthetic biology Rice University bioengineers have created a toolkit of genes and hardware that uses colored lights and engineered bacteria to bring both mathematical predictability and ... - Read More
UT Arlington biochemists say their newly published study brings researchers a step closer to understanding how the commonly used synthetic compound bisphenol A or BPA may promote breast cancer growth Subhrangsu Mandal associate professor of ... - Read More
Using an artificial protein that contains metal researchers at Nagoya University were able to inhibit the growth of a pathogenic bacterium prevalent in hospitals which cause diseases to humans and has a high resistance to ... - Read More
A protein containing a metal complex for blue paint inhibits growth of a pathogenic bacterium through iron deprivation Professor Yoshihito Watanabe WPI ITbM Cooperating Researcher Associate Professor Osami Shoji Ms Chikako Shirataki of Nagoya University ... - Read More
Researchers at Columbia University have made a significant step toward visualizing small biomolecules inside living biological systems with minimum disturbance a longstanding goal in the scientific community In a study published March 2nd in Nature ... - Read More
An essential weapon in the body's fight against infection has come into sharper view Researchers at Princeton University have discovered the 3D structure of an enzyme that cuts to ribbons the genetic material of viruses ... - Read More
Protein from a small tasty mollusk inspired Michigan Technological University's Bruce P Lee to invent a new type of hydrogel actuator Hydrogels are soft networks of polymers with high water content like jello Because of ... - Read More
Researchers at Harvard's Wyss Institute have developed a method to carry out large scale manufacturing of everyday objects from cell phones to food containers and toys using a fully degradable bioplastic isolated from shrimp shells ... - Read More
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