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In a striking display of just how pervasive the superbug menace actually is, researchers have revealed the discovery of antibiotic-resistant genes in remote Arctic soil samples. The genes in question were only first identified a few years ago and have rapidly spread across 100 countries, into areas thousands of miles away with almost no human presence... Continue Reading Antibiotic-resista
While it's true that houseplants do help clean the air within a home, it is estimated that over 20 plants per room would be required to make an appreciable difference. That likely wouldn't be the case with a new genetically-modified ivy, however, which has proven to be highly effective at removing toxic chloroform and benzene from the air... Continue Reading Modified ivy uses synthetic rab
For medical treatments to be most effective, they need to be localized exactly where they're needed, not roam free throughout body and potentially cause other problems. Researchers at Rice University have developed a new way to activate treatments only in the right places, using an inert virus, magnetic nanoparticles and the gene-editing tool CRISPR-Cas9. .. Continue Reading How moth virus
Naturally, mammals can only reproduce sexually – which has its upsides of course, but it makes us a little less adaptable than other species that can do things by themselves. In investigating why that's the case, Chinese researchers have successfully managed to breed healthy mice with genetic material from two mothers, using stem cells and gene editing... Continue Reading Mice born of two
In addition to the impactful work Mauro did as founder of CEG, he co-founded Myelin Media, a video game publishing company that would go on to release titles on PC and console in over 50 countries. ...
Things are heating up in the world of CRISPR gene editing. With the first human trials using the experimental technology set to commence soon, the research community has been facing a series of controversial studies suggesting the process is not as safe or accurate as previously thought. Now, a team of scientists from the University of Texas at Austin claims a simple enzyme change could he
An intriguing new study from Columbia University Irving Medical Center has found that the same gene associated with a condition responsible for autoimmune-related hair loss could be recruited to help our immune cells better target tumors... Continue Reading A gene that causes hair loss may be recruited to help kill cancers Category: Science Tags: Cancer Genetics
The bacteria that call your gut home can have a tremendous impact on your overall health, but exactly how the bugs do so is a web that's still being untangled. To investigate, researchers at Harvard Medical School have deleted a single gene from one gut bacteria species and found that it alters the metabolism of the host, reducing their weight gain... Continue Reading Removing single gene
Finding ways to activate or deactivate specific neurons in the brain could be the path to treating disorders like Parkinson's or epilepsy, but usually that requires surgery. Now, Caltech researchers have developed a three-part technique that's far less invasive, combining ultrasound waves, gene therapy and drugs that has been able to affect memory formation in mice... Continue Reading How
Australian researchers have identified a new gene that plays a fundamental role in regulating the production of pro-inflammatory proteins. It's hoped the discovery of this previously unknown genetic mechanism will offer scientists exciting new pathways to treat a variety of diseases, from cancer to diabetes... Continue Reading Ancient gene discovered that plays critical role in immune syst is a social bookmarking place where you can share, find & discuss the best news around on most topics. We focus on hi-tech reviews, gadgets and geekery but we like almost anything that's awesome, appealing and thought-provoking! er6i9ds5mz

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