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Artificial tissue used to research uterine contractions
Throughout an individual's lifetime, the uterus undergoes spontaneous contractions of the uterine wall, which can induce uterine peristalsis, a specific wavelike contraction pattern. (2020-06-02)
HIV-1 viral cores enter the nucleus collectively through the nuclear endocytosis-like pathway
How HIV-1 viral cores enter the nucleus through the undersized nuclear pore remains mysterious. (2020-06-01)
Publication in Nature Communications highlights the preclinical development of SYNB1891
Synlogic today announced the publication in Nature Communications of preclinical data supporting its first clinical immuno-oncology program, SYNB1891, which is being evaluated in a Phase 1 clinical trial in patients with advanced solid tumors or lymphoma. (2020-06-01)
A hormone -- plant style
Researchers from the Faculties of Chemistry and Biology at Bielefeld University have now found a method that might make the production of a biologically significant precursor of jasmonic acid more efficient and cheaper. (2020-05-29)
New technology enables fast protein synthesis
MIT chemists have developed a protocol to rapidly produce protein chains up to 164 amino acids long. (2020-05-28)
Ocean virus hijacks carbon-storing bacteria
Rice University scientists are analyzing the role of ferredoxin proteins produced when viral phages alter electron transfer in ocean-dwelling, photosynthetic bacteria that produce oxygen and store carbon. (2020-05-26)
UCF study finds microplastics in Florida's birds of prey for 1st time
A new study from the University of Central Florida has confirmed and quantified, for the first time, the presence of microplastics in terrestrial and aquatic birds of prey in Florida, including hawks, ospreys and owls. (2020-05-20)
UMD researchers tap CRISPR technology to connect biology, electronics
In an effort to create first-of-kind microelectronic devices that connect with biological systems, University of Maryland (UMD) researchers are utilizing CRISPR technology in a novel way to electronically turn 'on' and 'off' several genes simultaneously. (2020-05-19)
New artificial intelligence model to bridge biology and chemistry
Generative biology meets generative chemistry: bidirectional conditional autoencoder to generate novel molecular structures for the desired transcriptional response. (2020-05-19)
4D electric circuit network with topology
Researchers from China and Germany have proposed a design scheme to implement a four-dimensional topological insulating state in circuit network, which provides a convenient physical platform for studying high-dimensional states. (2020-05-19)
Scientists successfully develop 'heat resistant' coral to fight bleaching
A team of scientists has successfully produced in a laboratory setting a coral that is more resistant to increased seawater temperatures. (2020-05-13)
Photosynthesis in a droplet
Researchers develop an artificial chloroplast. (2020-05-11)
Change of direction in immune defense: Frankincense reprograms inflammatory enzyme
A research team from the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena (Germany) and Louisiana State University has clarified the molecular mechanism behind the anti-inflammatory effect of a natural product from frankincense resin. (2020-05-11)
First simulation of a full-sized mitochondrial membrane
Scientists from the University of Groningen have developed a method that combines different resolution levels in a computer simulation of biological membranes. (2020-05-08)
Synthetic chloroplast enables light-powered CO2 fixation in artificial biological systems
Combining microfluidics and the natural photosynthetic membranes from spinach plants, researchers have developed 'synthetic chloroplasts,' which are capable of mimicking complex and life-like photosynthetic processes, a new study reports. (2020-05-07)
Gentler, safer hair dye based on synthetic melanin
Northwestern University researchers have developed a new hair dye process that is much milder than traditional hair dyes by using synthetic melanin to mimic natural human hair pigmentation. (2020-04-30)
A milder hair dye based on synthetic melanin
With the coronavirus pandemic temporarily shuttering hair salons, many clients are appreciating, and missing, the ability of hair dye to cover up grays or touch up roots. (2020-04-29)
Ultra-precision nano-sensor could detect iron disorders
The University of Sydney's Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials Research Unit and the Australian Research Centre for Innovative BioEngineeing have developed a hypersensitive nano-sensor to detect harmful 'free' iron disorders. (2020-04-28)
Researchers weave human tissue into new blood vessels
Researchers have used threads made of engineered human tissue to weave blood vessels that could one day help repair diseased or damaged blood vessels. (2020-04-27)
They remember: Communities of microbes found to have working memory
Biologists studying communities of bacteria have discovered that these so-called simple organisms feature a robust capacity for memory. (2020-04-27)
Long-term use of synthetic corticosteroid drugs increases adrenal gland inflammation
New research by academics at the University of Bristol has found evidence that prolonged treatment of synthetic corticosteroid drugs increases adrenal gland inflammation in response to bacterial infection, an effect that in the long-term can damage adrenal function. (2020-04-27)
Maryland engineers open door to big new library of tiny nanoparticles
A research team has developed a new method for mixing metals generally known to be immiscible, or unmixable, at the nanoscale to create a new range of bimetallic materials. (2020-04-24)
Water replaces toxins: Green production of plastics
A new way to synthesize polymers, called hydrothermal synthesis, can be used to produce important high-performance materials in a way which is much better for the environment. (2020-04-21)
Green chemistry approaches to the synthesis of coumarin derivatives
Coumarin derivatives (coumarins) are a class of compounds with a wide range of biological activities, which have found their application in medicine, pharmacology, cosmetics and food industry. (2020-04-20)
Goals, opportunities, guides for advancing soft tissue and soft materials research
A type of damage in soft materials and tissue called cavitation is one of the least-studied phenomena in physics, materials science and biology, but evidence suggesting that cavitation occurs in the brain during sudden impact leading to traumatic brain injury has accelerated interest, says materials scientist Alfred Crosby at UMass Amherst. (2020-04-15)
Researchers develop synthetic scaffolds to heal injured tendons and ligaments
Top biomedical engineering researcher develops synthetic scaffolds for tendon and ligament regeneration. (2020-04-14)
A potential breakthrough in obesity medicine with the help of gold nanoparticles
A team of researchers in Korea believes to have discovered a synthetic gold-based compound which may help patients with obesity. (2020-04-14)
Super-charging drug development for COVID-19
Researchers are using cell-free manufacturing to ramp up production of valinomycin, a promising drug that has proven effective in obliterating SARS-CoV in cellular cultures. (2020-04-13)
World's most complex microparticle: A synthetic that outdoes nature's intricacy
Synthetic microparticles more intricate than some of the most complicated ones found in nature have been produced by a University of Michigan-led international team. (2020-04-09)
How the chemical industry can meet the climate goals
ETH researchers analysed various possibilities for reducing the net CO2 emissions of the chemical industry to zero. (2020-04-06)
Breakthrough in unlocking genetic potential of ocean microbes
Researchers have made a major breakthrough in developing gene-editing tools to improve our understanding of one of the most important ocean microbes on the planet. (2020-04-06)
Researchers reveal new understandings of synthetic gene circuits
Recent discoveries by two research teams in the Ira A. (2020-04-06)
An antibiotic masquerading as a natural compound in the Giant Madeiran Squill
A previous study has shown that a type of squill growing in Madeira produces a chemical compound that may be useful as a medicinal drug. (2020-04-03)
German scientists identify microbe that could help degrade polyurethane-based plastics
One of the most widely used oil-based plastics, polyurethane, is particularly hard to recycle or destroy safely. (2020-03-27)
A funnel of light
Physicists of the University of Würzburg, in a joint collaboration with colleagues from the University of Rostock, have developed a light funnel apparatus. (2020-03-27)
Bristol team develops photosynthetic proteins for expanded solar energy conversion
A team of scientists, led by the University of Bristol, has developed a new photosynthetic protein system enabling an enhanced and more sustainable approach to solar-powered technological devices. (2020-03-24)
Graphite nanoplatelets on medical devices kill bacteria and prevent infections
Graphite nanoplatelets integrated into plastic medical surfaces can prevent infections, killing 99.99 per cent of bacteria which try to attach -- a cheap and viable potential solution to a problem which affects millions, costs huge amounts of time and money, and accelerates antibiotic resistance. (2020-03-23)
Sensing internal organ temperature with shining lights
A cheap, biocompatible white powder that luminesces when heated could be used for non-invasively monitoring the temperature of specific organs within the body. (2020-03-23)
Genetically engineering electroactive materials in living cells
Merging synthetic biology and materials science, researchers genetically coaxed specific populations of neurons to manufacture electronic-tissue 'composites' within the cellular architecture of a living animal, a new proof-of-concept report reveals. (2020-03-19)
Highly efficient, low-cost method developed to reduce DNA errors
A team of researchers from the Chinese Academy of Science (CAS) has developed a more efficient and cost-effective way to accurately synthesize DNA than traditionally used methods. (2020-03-16)
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