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Using CRISPR to program gels with new functions

The CRISPR genome-editing system is best-known for its potential to correct disease-causing mutations and add new genes into living cells. Now, a team from MIT and Harvard University has deployed ...

Fri 23 Aug 19 from

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Bioprinting complex living tissue in just a few seconds

Tissue engineers create artificial organs and tissues that can be used to develop and test new drugs, repair damaged tissue and even replace entire organs in the human body. However, current ...

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Skin patch could painlessly deliver vaccines, cancer medications in one minute

Melanoma is a deadly form of skin cancer that has been increasing in the U.S. for the past 30 years. Nearly 100,000 new cases of melanoma are diagnosed every year, and 20 Americans die every ...

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Scientists discover the basics of how pressure-sensing Piezo proteins work

A team of scientists from Weill Cornell Medicine and The Rockefeller University has illuminated the basic mechanism of Piezo proteins, which function as sensors in the body for mechanical stimuli ...

Wed 21 Aug 19 from

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Deep learning enables scientists to identify cancer cells in blood in milliseconds

Researchers at UCLA and NantWorks have developed an artificial intelligence-powered device that detects cancer cells in a few milliseconds—hundreds of times faster than previous methods. With ...

Thu 22 Aug 19 from TechXplore

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Researchers advance organ-on-chip technology to advance drug development

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed an organ-on-an-electronic-chip platform, which uses bioelectrical ...

Fri 23 Aug 19 from TechXplore

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Image of the Day: Fluorescent Sharks

A newfound family of metabolites emits green light in response to the blue light of the deep ocean, causing certain sharks to glow.

Tue 13 Aug 19 from The Scientist

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Nano-thermometer takes temperature inside cells

How do you know a cell has a fever? Take its temperature.

Thu 22 Aug 19 from

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Scientists probe how distinct liquid organelles in cells are created

The interior of a human cell consists, in part, of a complex soup of millions of molecules.

Wed 21 Aug 19 from

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Scientists propose network of imaging centers to drive innovation in biological research

When sparks fly to innovate new technologies for imaging life at the microscopic scale, often diverse researchers are nudging each other with a kind of collegial one-upmanship.

Wed 21 Aug 19 from

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