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Cell circuits remember their history: Engineers design new synthetic biology circuits that combine memory and logic

Biology, cell, cell, Biology
MIT engineers have created genetic circuits in bacterial cells that not only perform logic functions but also remember the results which are encoded in the cell's DNA and passed on for dozens of generations Share ... - Read More

Tiny capsule effectively kills cancer cells

Capsule
A tiny capsule invented at a UCLA lab could go a long way toward improving cancer treatment Share This See Also Cancer Brain Tumor Lung Cancer Biochemistry Organic Chemistry Batteries Nanomedicine Metastasis Tumor suppressor gene ... - Read More

Thailand: Astonishing ten new species of semi-aquatic freshwater earthworms revealed

Aquatic, Freshwater
The semi aquatic earthworms in the genus Glyphidrilus are somewhat unfamiliar species that live between the terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems of rivers streams canals ponds swamps and paddy systems Remarkably each species is endemic to ... - Read More

Discovery in synthetic biology takes us a step closer to new 'industrial revolution'

Biology
Scientists report that they have developed a method that cuts down the time it takes to make new 'parts' for microscopic biological factories from 2 days to only 6 hours Share This See Also Biochemistry ... - Read More

Bioelectric signals can be used to detect early cancer

Membrane, Membrane
Biologists at Tufts University School of Arts and Sciences have discovered a bioelectric signal that can identify cells that are likely to develop into tumors The researchers also found that they could lower the incidence ... - Read More

Engineers solve a biological mystery and boost artificial intelligence

Engineering
By simulating 25 000 generations of evolution within computers Cornell University engineering and robotics researchers have discovered why biological networks tend to be organized as modules a finding that will lead to a deeper understanding ... - Read More

Bugs in the Atmosphere: Significant microorganism populations found in middle and upper troposphere

Microorganism
In what is believed to be the first study of its kind researchers used genomic techniques to document the presence of significant numbers of living microorganisms principally bacteria in the middle and upper troposphere that ... - Read More

'Scarecrow' gene: Key to efficient crops, could lead to staple crops with much higher yields

Gene
With projections of 9.5 billion people by 2050 humankind faces the challenge of feeding modern diets to additional mouths while using the same amounts of water fertilizer and arable land as today Share This See ... - Read More

Microbiologists eavesdrop on the hidden lives of microbes

Gene, Genes
Microbiologists who study wild marine microbes as opposed to the lab grown variety face enormous challenges in getting a clear picture of the daily activities of their subjects But a team of scientists from MIT ... - Read More

Scientists Research New Way to Battle Bacteria

Released 1 23 2013 11 00 AM ESTSource Newsroom SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry more news from this source Jan 23 2013 SYRACUSE N Y — Scientists at the SUNY College of Environmental ... - Read More

Fetal exposure to PVC plastic chemical linked to obesity in offspring

Exposing pregnant mice to low doses of the chemical tributyltin which is used in marine hull paint and PVC plastic can lead to obesity for multiple generations without subsequent exposure a UC Irvine study has ... - Read More

New biochip technology uses tiny whirlpools to corral microbes

Engineering
Researchers have demonstrated a new technology that combines a laser and electric fields to create tiny centrifuge like whirlpools to separate particles and microbes by size a potential lab on a chip system for medicine ... - Read More

Engineering alternative fuel with cyanobacteria

Sandia National Laboratories Truman Fellow Anne Ruffing has engineered two strains of cyanobacteria to produce free fatty acids a precursor to liquid fuels but she has also found that the process cuts the bacteria's production ... - Read More

Chemistry resolves toxic concerns about carbon nanotubes, experts say

Chemistry, Carbon nanotubes, Carbon, Chemistry, Chemistry
Safety fears about carbon nanotubes due to their structural similarity to asbestos have been alleviated following research showing that reducing their length removes their toxic properties experts say Share This See Also Pharmacology Personalized Medicine ... - Read More
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