Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

January 19, 2003
Researchers achieve germline transmission of 'gene knockdown' in mice
RNA interference (RNAi) has emerged as a powerful tool in biomedical research.

New antibody library speeds search for new detection tools
Scientists at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have extracted part of the human immune system and reconstituted it in brewer's yeast in a fashion that enables powerful machines to quickly identify new antibodies.

University of Pittsburgh study finds carbon monoxide has therapeutic benefits
Exposing rats to low levels of carbon monoxide (CO) prior to aorta transplantation prevents arteriosclerosis associated with chronic organ rejection and can also suppress stenosis after balloon-angioplasty-induced carotid artery injury, according to a study published in the Feb.
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