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Laser-triggered chemical adhesion for tissue engineering of replacement organs

Added: 19 Jan 2021

Laser-triggered chemical adhesion used to build proteins onto biological polymer scaffolding to bri…

RNA molecules are masters of their own destiny

Added: 22 Dec 2020

How does the cell know when to stop transcribing? What is the purpose of noncoding RNAs? Another wi…

Targeted microbubbles for controlled cancer treatment

Added: 10 Dec 2020

Targeted cancer treatment just got a navigation system. A research team from Leeds has successfully…

Extracting a novel biochemical reservoir from between our skin cells

Added: 26 Nov 2020

We're all used to the fact that there is so much more to learn about how our own bodies work, but i…

Cambridge bioscience partnership seeks rising stars in AI

Added: 17 Nov 2020

Calling all bright young things as a multi-disciplined partnership of globally reknowned academic a…

An artificial cell on a chip

Added: 28 Oct 2020

Researchers at the University of Basel have developed a precisely controllable system for mimicking…

Medicines Discovery Catapult creates a worldwide virtual biobank

Added: 18 Aug 2020

Today, Medicines Discovery Catapult (MDC) announce the rapid expansion of its Biosamples supply net…

Computational model could help translate drugs from animal studies to human

Added: 5 Aug 2020

About 50% of people who take the drug infliximab for inflammatory bowel diseases, such as Crohn's d…

Cryogenic electron microscopy freeze-frames SARS-CoV-2 spike protein

Added: 22 Jul 2020

The rod-like spike proteins on the surface of SARS CoV-2 are the tip of the spear of the COVID-19 p…

New molecular tool precisely edits mitochondrial DNA

Added: 14 Jul 2020

The genome in mitochondria -- the cell's energy-producing organelles -- is involved in disease and …

Algae as living biocatalysts for a green industry

Added: 13 Jul 2020

Better still: living algae can be used as biocatalysts for certain substances, and they bring the c…

New method reveals how Parkinson's protein damages cell membranes

Added: 2 Jul 2020

In sufferers of Parkinson's disease, clumps of α-synuclein (alpha-synuclein), sometimes known as th…

Honey, I shrunk the cell culture

Added: 24 Jun 2020

From ‘Fantastic Voyage’ to ‘Despicable Me’, shrink rays have been a science-fiction staple on scree…

How to fast without having to fast

Added: 28 May 2020

As modern lifestyles and high calorie diets drive the UK's obesity levels up, researchers from the …

Photoactivated enzymatic oxygen transfer

Added: 28 May 2020

Researchers at the Universities of Münster (Germany) and Pavia (Italy) have now identified an enzym…

Biohybrid organic battery combines nanocomposite and bacteria

Added: 27 May 2020

Scientists from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have developed a programmable, biohybrid ma…

Activation of the SARS coronavirus 2 revealed

Added: 6 May 2020

The Infection Biology Unit of the German Primate Center (DPZ) - Leibniz Institute for Primate Resea…

Ebola patients cured with mAb drugs

Added: 13 Aug 2019

Two monoclonal antibody drugs will be used to treat Ebola patients in the Democratic Republic of Co…

Porous rocks support prebiotic evolution theory

Added: 7 Aug 2019

The water-air interface found at pores in volcanic rocks could have been the location of the chemic…

3D-printed collagen forms functioning heart parts

Added: 6 Aug 2019

A new bioprinting method allows anyone to 3D-print functioning components of the human heart.