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How molecular scissors cut in the right place
A research group at Uppsala University has found out how CRISPR-Cas9 -- also known as 'molecular scissors' -- can search the genome for a specific DNA sequence. (2017-09-28)
Earliest evidence for a native African cultigen discovered in Eastern Sudan
Archaeologists examining plant impressions within broken pottery have discovered the earliest evidence for domesticated sorghum in Africa. (2017-09-27)
Russian scientist finds a new way to predict cancer development
Aleksey V. Belikov, a scientist from the MIPT Laboratory of Innovative Medicine and Agrobiotechnology, used the publicly available data on 20 million cancer cases and examined 16 probability distributions, finding that the incidence of 20 most prevalent cancer types in relation to patients' age closely follows the Erlang probability distribution, which is widely used in telecommunications for incoming call simulations. (2017-09-26)
Regenerating tissues with gene-targeting molecules
Researchers in Japan constructed a synthetic molecule that can recognize and bind with a specific DNA sequence and promotes differentiation of hiPSCs into heart muscle cells. (2017-09-25)
Scientists discover genes are controlled by 'nano footballs'
Research at the University of York has revealed that genes are controlled by 'nano footballs' -- structures that look like footballs but 10 million times smaller than the average ball. (2017-09-25)
Researchers discover new cattle disease and prevent it from spreading
Following genetic studies of deformed calves research conducted at the University of Copenhagen is able to uncover a hitherto unknown disease found among Holstein cattle. (2017-09-21)
Hope to discover sure signs of life on Mars? New research says look for the element vanadium
A new paper in the journal Astrobiology suggests NASA and others hunting for proof of Martian biology in the form of 'microfossils' could use the element vanadium in combination with Raman spectroscopy to confirm traces of extraterrestrial life. (2017-09-21)
DNA discovery could help shed light on rare childhood disorder
Fresh analysis of how our cells store and manage DNA when they undergo cell division could give valuable insights into a rare developmental condition known as Cornelia de Lange syndrome. (2017-09-21)
Ancient human DNA in sub-Saharan Africa lifts veil on prehistory
The first large-scale study of ancient human DNA from sub-Saharan Africa opens a long-awaited window into the identity of prehistoric populations in the region and how they moved around and replaced one another over the past 8,000 years. (2017-09-21)
Locking down the big bang of immune cells
Scientists have found that ignored pieces of DNA play a critical role in the development of immune cells known as T cells. (2017-09-21)
Ancient DNA data fills in thousands of years of human prehistory in Africa
By sequencing the ancient genomes of 15 individuals from different parts of Africa, researchers reporting in the journal Cell on Sept. (2017-09-21)
10,000-year-old DNA proves when fish colonialized our lakes
DNA in lake sediment forms a natural archive displaying when various fish species colonized lakes after the glacial period. (2017-09-20)
How Teotihuacan's urban design was lost and found
The paper outlines how the urban design of the city of Teotihuacan differed from past and subsequent cities, only to be rediscovered and partially modelled on many centuries later by the Aztecs. (2017-09-20)
DNA triggers shape-shifting in hydrogels, opening a new way to make 'soft robots'
Biochemical engineers at the Johns Hopkins University have used sequences of DNA molecules to induce shape-changing in water-based gels, demonstrating a new tactic to produce 'soft' robots and (2017-09-18)
Humans no longer have ancient defence mechanism against viruses
Insects and plants have an important ancient defense mechanism that helps them to fight viruses. (2017-09-15)
Celebrity fossil reveals all for science
With the help of an artist, a geology professor at Lund University in Sweden has figuratively speaking breathed life into one of science's most well-known fossil species; Agnostus pisiformis. (2017-09-15)
Ancient amphibian had mouthful of teeth ready to grab you: UTM research
The idea of being bitten by a nearly toothless modern frog or salamander sounds laughable, but their ancient ancestors had a full array of teeth, large fangs and thousands of tiny hook-like structures called denticles on the roofs of their mouths that would snare prey, according to new research by paleontologists at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM). (2017-09-15)
Could interstellar ice provide the answer to birth of DNA?
Researchers at the University of York have shown that molecules brought to earth in meteorite strikes could potentially be converted into the building blocks of DNA. (2017-09-14)
Sorting molecules with DNA robots
Scientists at Caltech have programmed a 'robot' made of DNA to pick up and sort molecules into predetermined locations. (2017-09-14)
That's one small step for a DNA robot, one giant leap for mankind
The future is here -- and it involves miniature robots made of DNA that can pick up particles and deliver them to a different area. (2017-09-14)
A hair-trigger for cells fighting infection
In response to infection the immune system produces unique antibodies to target each illness. (2017-09-13)
UChicago scientists create alternate evolutionary histories in a test tube
Scientists at the University of Chicago studied a massive set of genetic variants of an ancient protein, discovering a myriad of other ways that evolution could have turned out and revealing a central role for chance in evolutionary history. (2017-09-13)
Innate immunity
The presence of DNA in mammalian cell cytoplasm triggers an immune response by binding to a dimeric enzyme, which inserts between DNA double helices to form the 'rungs' of a ladder-like structure, as an LMU team has now shown. (2017-09-13)
UMass Amherst study suggests father's environmental exposure affects sperm epigenetics
The authors believe theirs is among the first human studies to investigate the influence of phthalate exposure on sperm epigenetics, embryo development and whether DNA methylation in sperm cells may be a path by which a father's environmental exposure influences these endpoints. (2017-09-12)
Earthquake faults may have played key role in shaping the culture of ancient Greece
The Ancient Greeks may have built sacred sites deliberately on land affected by previous earthquake activity, according to a new study by BBC presenter Iain Stewart MBE, Professor of Geoscience Communication at the University of Plymouth. (2017-09-12)
Cold comfort: Fat-rich diets and adaptation among indigenous Siberian populations
Recently, scientists have been exploring the genetic signatures of adaptation in several indigenous cold-adapted human populations. (2017-09-12)
UT faculty member helps identify new species of prehistoric crocodile
Around 95 million years ago, a giant relative of modern crocodiles ruled the coastlines and waterways of what would one day become north central Texas. (2017-09-12)
A biosensor detects adulteration of horse in beef meat within 1 hour
Fraud in meat products has become, in recent years, a battle of the food industry and public health. (2017-09-11)
Revolutionary process could signal new era for gene synthesis
A team of scientists led by the University of Southampton has demonstrated a groundbreaking new method of gene synthesis -- a vital research tool with real-world applications in everything from growing transplantable organs to developing treatments for cancer. (2017-09-11)
Northeastern biophysics study makes exciting advancements for the future of DNA sequencing
A Northeastern research team has developed new technology that optimizes DNA sequencing using nanophysics and electric currents. (2017-09-11)
DNA looping architecture may lead to opportunities to treat brain tumors
The discovery of a mechanism by which normal brain cells regulate the expression of the NFIA gene, which is important for both normal brain development and brain tumor growth, might one day help improve therapies to treat brain tumors. (2017-09-11)
Study of circular DNA comes full circle with use of old technique
A 50-year-old lab technique is helping researchers better understand circular DNA, a lesser-known and poorly understood cousin of the linear version commonly associated with life's genetic blueprint. (2017-09-11)
An officer and a gentlewoman from the Viking army in Birka
War was not an activity exclusive to males in the Viking world. (2017-09-08)
Discovery of chromosome motor supports DNA loop extrusion
It is one of the mysteries in biology: how does a cell neatly distribute its replicated DNA between two daughter cells? (2017-09-07)
This one goes up to 11: Researchers crack code for genetic 'control dials'
Scientists at the Centre for Genomic Regulation in Barcelona, Spain, have developed a new technique to crack the underlying DNA code for the 'control dials' that determine levels of gene activity in bacteria. (2017-09-06)
Research shows how DNA molecules cross nanopores
Research from Northwestern University sheds new light on the understanding of the measurement of polymer properties in diverse chemical industries such as plastics manufacturing and food processing, and the design of biosensors. (2017-09-05)
What's your story, morning glory?
In a world-first, Japanese scientists have used the revolutionary CRISPR, or CRISPR/Cas9, genome-editing tool to change flower color in an ornamental plant. (2017-09-04)
Etosis phenomenon discovered in human blood monocytes
A recent study published online in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology found the first clear demonstration of etosis in human blood monocytes, a type of immune cell. (2017-09-01)
Fish food for marine farms harbor antibiotic resistance genes
From isolated caves to ancient permafrost, antibiotic-resistant bacteria and genes for resistance have been showing up in unexpected places. (2017-08-30)
Inherited herpesvirus study finds links to ancient humans
Research into inherited human herpesvirus 6 identifies origins in a small number of people thousands of years ago and highlights the potential to 'reactivate.' (2017-08-30)
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