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Exploiting viruses to attack cancer cells
Hokkaido University scientists have made an adenovirus that specifically replicates inside and kills cancer cells by employing special RNA-stabilizing elements. (2020-05-28)
New understanding of RNA movements can be used to treat cancer
Research from Karolinska Institutet published today in Nature shows that an RNA molecule involved in preventing tumour formation can change its structure and thereby control protein production in the cell. (2020-05-27)
Modern problems, primitive solutions: A glimpse into archaic protein synthesis systems
The interaction between 'transfer RNAs' and the enzymes that help them in protein synthesis has always been the key area of interest for understanding the evolution of the genetic code. (2020-05-26)
Tick-borne encephalitis spread across Eurasia with settlers and their pets and prey
Researchers from Sechenov University together with colleagues from several Russian institutes analysed data on the RNA structure of tick-borne encephalitis virus. (2020-05-21)
Texas A&M lab engineers 3D-functional bone tissues
Dr. Akhilesh K. Gaharwar, associate professor, has developed a highly printable bioink as a platform to generate anatomical-scale functional tissues. (2020-05-19)
COVID-19 tests compared
In an important, comprehensive, and timely review, an expert team from the University of California Berkeley details the methodologies used in nucleic acid-based tests for detecting the presence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. (2020-05-19)
A new epigenetic editing tool is developed to activate silenced genes
The research project is based on the CRISPR genetic editing technique and uses a plant protein to control gene expression in in-vitro cells. (2020-05-18)
Identification of a determining factor in luminal cancer cells
Researchers at IRB Barcelona discover a new mechanism in estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer cells. (2020-05-18)
Enzymes edit SARS-CoV-2 RNA in the body, perhaps fueling the virus' evolution
Two human deaminase enzymes edit the RNA of the SARS-CoV-2 virus when it enters a patient's body, with implications for the evolution of the virus and the spread of the infection, according to a new study. (2020-05-18)
Tiny particle, big payoff
UC Riverside scientists have solved a 20-year-old genetics puzzle that could result in ways to protect wheat, barley, and other crops from a devastating infection. (2020-05-15)
New technology will show how RNA regulates gene activity
An international team of researchers has developed a reliable method for assessing the role of such RNAs. (2020-05-15)
Yale researchers discover how HIV hides from treatment
Even after successful antiretroviral therapy, HIV can hide dormant in a tiny number of immune system cells for decades and re-emerge to threaten the life of its host. (2020-05-13)
Researchers find protein that helps cancer cells to survive
In a new study, researchers from the University of Copenhagen have discovered two important functions of a protein called RTEL1 during cell division. (2020-05-12)
Princeton researcher bringing single-cell gene expression studies to a benchtop near you
By combining CRISPR-based approaches with single-cell RNA sequencing (scRNA-seq), scientists can learn a lot about what genes do and how they are controlled. (2020-05-12)
How to boost plant biomass: Biologists uncover molecular link between nutrient availability, growth
In a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), plant genomic scientists at New York University's Center for Genomics & Systems Biology discovered the missing piece in the molecular link between a plant's perception of the nitrogen dose in its environment and the dose-responsive changes in its biomass. (2020-05-11)
KIST-CUK research team develops vaccine platform applicable to various viruses
MERS, which struck South Korea in a 2015 outbreak, was caused by a coronavirus--the same family of viruses that is responsible for COVID-19. (2020-05-08)
Dual personalities visualized for shape-shifting molecule
Australian and US researchers have made a breakthrough in understanding the structure of a key genetic molecule, called RNA, and revealing for the first time how these changes impact RNA's function. (2020-05-06)
New computational method unravels single-cell data from multiple people
A new computational method for assigning the donor in single cell RNA sequencing experiments provides an accurate way to unravel data from a mixture of people. (2020-05-06)
New rules for the physical basis of cellular organelle composition
New findings about critical cellular structures have upended common assumptions about their formation and composition and provided new insight how molecular machines are built in living cells. (2020-05-06)
Extinguishing fearful memories depends on the flexibility of your DNA
New research from the University of Queensland shows that the ability to extinguish fearful memories relies on a change in DNA structure: from Z-DNA to B-DNA. (2020-05-04)
MU researcher identifies four possible treatments for COVID-19
While COVID-19 has infected millions of people worldwide and killed hundreds of thousands, there is currently no vaccine. (2020-05-04)
Structural visualizations illuminate remdesivir's mechanism of action
In a new study, researchers report the structure of remdesivir -- an antiviral drug that has shown promise against the SARS-CoV-2 virus in lab studies and early clinical trials -- bound to both a molecule of RNA and to the viral polymerase. (2020-05-01)
Chinese scientists uncover structural basis for SARS-CoV-2 inhibition by Remdesivir
A team of Chinese scientists have reported the high-resolution cryo-EM structure of Remdesivir-bound RNA replicase complex from SARS-CoV-2, the infective virus of COVID-19. (2020-05-01)
Defects in the 'Swiss-army knife' of gene expression may contribute to neuronal diseases like Alzheimer's
When the master regulator of protein production malfunctions, it may contribute to the development of neuronal diseases such as Alzheimer's and Huntington's. (2020-05-01)
What underlies differing disease severity in COVID-19?
Researchers have reported a significant and positive relationship between the amount of virus present in a throat swab sample and the severity of COVID disease. (2020-04-29)
Scientists edge closer to treatment for myotonic dystrophy
Scientists at the University of Nottingham have taken a step closer towards developing a treatment for the long-term genetic disorder, myotonic dystrophy. (2020-04-29)
Offspring may inherit legacy of their father's Toxoplasma infection
Australian researchers have revealed for the first time that males infected with the Toxoplasma parasite can impact their offspring's brain health and behaviour. (2020-04-28)
Connecting the dots between heart disease, potential for worse COVID-19 outcomes
People with certain heart diseases may be more susceptible to worse outcomes with COVID-19, but the reason why has remained unknown. (2020-04-27)
New test for COVID-19 may deliver faster results to more people
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in over 2.5 million confirmed cases worldwide and nearly over 170,000 deaths as of April 21 according to the World Health Organization1. (2020-04-23)
Breakthrough discovery in HIV research opens path to new, better therapies
Cells infected with HIV make two forms of the virus's RNA. (2020-04-23)
HKUST scientists discover how multiple RNA elements control MicroRNA biogenesis
Scientists from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) have recently identified new details regarding the mechanism by which Microprocessor, an RNase III enzyme-based complex, cleaves primary microRNAs (pri-miRNAs), suggesting ways for restoring the abnormal levels of miRNAs (microRNAs), which are associated with numerous human diseases. (2020-04-22)
A new biosensor for the COVID-19 virus
A team of researchers from Empa, ETH Zurich and Zurich University Hospital has succeeded in developing a novel sensor for detecting the new coronavirus. (2020-04-21)
How do our cells respond to stress?
Molecular biologists reverse-engineer a complex cellular structure that is associated with neurodegenerative diseases such as ALS (2020-04-21)
Molecular networks serve as cellular blueprints
Networks are at the heart of everything from communications systems to pandemics. (2020-04-16)
New COVID-19 test quickly and accurately detects viral DNA
Millions of people have been tested for the novel coronavirus, most using a kit that relies on the polymerase chain reaction (PCR). (2020-04-15)
RNA drugs one step closer to be being used in cancer treatment
In recent years, RNA molecules, with the ability to affect or turn off pathogenic genes, have become promising drug candidates in several areas. (2020-04-14)
How cells recognize uninvited guests
Until now, the immune sensor TLR8 has remained in the shadows of science. (2020-04-14)
New coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) mapped out
IBS scientists report a high resolution gene and reveal many viral RNAs with unknown functions and modifications. (2020-04-09)
Stuttering DNA orchestrates the start of the mosquito's life
There are large parts of the DNA that are not used for making proteins. (2020-04-09)
Putting remdesivir to the test for COVID-19
As the coronavirus pandemic claims lives and overwhelms health care systems throughout the world, scientists are closely watching several late-stage trials of the antiviral drug remdesivir. (2020-04-08)
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