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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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Genetically Modified T Cell Therapy Shown to be Safe, Lasting in Decade-Long Penn Medicine Study of HIV Patients

Genetically Modified T Cell Therapy Shown to be Safe, Lasting in Decade-Long Penn Medicine Study of HIV Patients | Biosciencia News | Scoop.it
HIV patients treated with genetically modified T cells remain healthy up to 11 years after initial therapy, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania report in the new issue of Science Translational Medicine.
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"We have 43 patients and they are all healthy," says senior authorCarl June, MD, a professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Penn Medicine. "And out of those, 41 patients show long term persistence of the modified T cells in their bodies."

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First Quantum-Enhanced Images of a Living Cell | MIT Technology ...

First Quantum-Enhanced Images of a Living Cell | MIT Technology ... | Biosciencia News | Scoop.it
Biologists have used “squeezed light” to create the first images of a living cell that beat the diffraction limit.
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Today, Michael Taylor at the University of Queensland in Australia and a few pals reveal a new way to create optical images of cells that dramatically increases their resolution beyond the conventional diffraction limit. Their trick relies on a peculiar quantum phenomenon called “squeezed light” which has allowed them to resolve spatial  structures inside a living cells at a resolution of 10 nanometres; that’s a 14 per cent finer resolution than is possible with conventional techniques.

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New Microscope Optics Completely Destroy Diffraction Barrier--Revealing a Whole New Understanding of

New Microscope Optics Completely Destroy Diffraction Barrier--Revealing a Whole New Understanding of | Biosciencia News | Scoop.it

Indeed such inventions are so new that many scientists are certain there are many new discoveries to come. Who knows what sort of views these new techniques may yield with a few more tweaks, and inventions.

As mentioned before most science about cells is simply hypothesised about how they operate. Now we can look inside and see how exactly they are working with their co-habitants. Science is amazing.

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Microscopes were first invented in 1590 by two eyeglass makers later to have the term, “Microscope” coined by  Giovanni Faber coined the name microscope for Galileo Galilei‘s compound microscope in 1625. We now commonly use the modern light microscope that we’ve all probably played with at some point in our early schooling.

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Nobel Prize Rockets Stem Cell Program to New Heights

Nobel Prize Rockets Stem Cell Program to New Heights | Biosciencia News | Scoop.it
Shinya Yamanaka's Nobel Prize for stem cell research brought fresh attention to something UCSF long ago sensed and seized: the promise of regeneration medicine for repairing or replacing damaged cells, tissues, and even whole organs.
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Gladstone scientists took skin cells from a patient with a heart disease and reprogrammed them into something known as iPS cells, which act very much like embryonic stem cells. In this magnified image, the iPS cells are growing into heart cells (blue) and nerve cells (green).

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Stem Cell Breakthrough: Artificial Trachea Implant Saves Toddler Hannah Warren's Life

Stem Cell Breakthrough: Artificial Trachea Implant Saves Toddler Hannah Warren's Life | Biosciencia News | Scoop.it
Hannah Warren, 2½, was born was without a trachea, but an artificial nanofiber implant seeded with her bone marrow cells promises full recovery.
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Hannah Warren, 2½, underwent a nine-hour surgery for her artificial trachea implant at the Children's Hospital of Illinois. She is expected to fully recover.

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