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Mimicking living cells: Synthesizing ribosomes

Mimicking living cells: Synthesizing ribosomes | Biosciencia News | Scoop.it
Synthetic biology researchers at Northwestern University, working with partners at Harvard Medical School, have for the first time synthesized ribosomes—cell structures responsible for generating all proteins and enzymes in our bodies—from scratch...
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The technology could lead to the discovery of new antibiotics targeting ribosome assembly; an advanced understanding of how ribosomes form and function; and the creation of tailor-made ribosomes to produce new proteins with exotic functions that would be difficult, if not impossible, to make in living organisms.

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Enhancing RNA interference

Enhancing RNA interference | Biosciencia News | Scoop.it
Nanoparticles that deliver short strands of RNA offer a way to treat cancer and other diseases by shutting off malfunctioning genes.
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Helping RNA escape from cells’ recycling process could make it easier to shut off disease-causing genes. Nanoparticles that deliver short strands of RNA offer a way to treat cancer and other diseases by shutting off malfunctioning genes. Although this approach has shown some promise, scientists are still not sure exactly what happens to the nanoparticles once they get inside their target cells.

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