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Stem cells develop best in 3-D | Science Codex

Scientists from The Danish Stem Cell Center (DanStem) at the University of Copenhagen are contributing important knowledge about how stem cells develop best into insulin-producing cells. In the long term this new ...
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Stem cell therapy steps up a gear with first approval and improved political ... - Science Business

Stem cell therapy steps up a gear with first approval and improved political ... - Science Business | biotech new frontier | Scoop.it
Science BusinessStem cell therapy steps up a gear with first approval and improved political ...Science BusinessWhen US President Barack Obama came into office he made good on his promise to overturn President George W.
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Scientists discover new method of gene identification - Phys.Org

Scientists discover new method of gene identification - Phys.Org | biotech new frontier | Scoop.it
Scientists discover new method of gene identificationPhys.OrgUntil now, correctly identifying the genes and proteins hidden inside the genetic material of a newly sequenced species has been a monumental undertaking requiring the careful observation...
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Nobel laureate: Stem cell research will still draw debate despite ...

Newly-crowned Nobel laureate Shinya Yamanaka on Monday cautioned that stem cells could still spur sharp debate, despite his achievement in creating cells that are not derived from embryos. The Japanese scientist was ...
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Touch-sensitive plastic skin heals itself - Nanotechnology Now

Touch-sensitive plastic skin heals itself - Nanotechnology Now | biotech new frontier | Scoop.it
Abstract: Nobody knows the remarkable properties of human skin like the researchers struggling to emulate it. Not only is our skin sensitive, sending the brain precise information about pressure and temperature, but it also ...
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NIH funds tissue engineering project at Rice

NIH funds tissue engineering project at Rice | biotech new frontier | Scoop.it
Smart scaffolding that can guide cells, proteins, and small-molecule drugs to make new tissue and repair damage inside the body is in the works at Rice University.
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Home HIV tests hit the market

S cientists have developed a prototype for an ultra-sensitive sensor that allows doctors to detect early stages of diseases with the naked eye, according to a paper published in the medical journal Nature Nanotechnology .
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Researchers gain new insights into membrane-assisted self-assembly

Researchers gain new insights into membrane-assisted self-assembly | biotech new frontier | Scoop.it
Interest and research into self-assembly has accelerated in recent years, and much of this effort based on natural biological processes that involve proteins and capsids (complex protein structures).
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How silver turns people blue

Ingesting silver—in antimicrobial health tonics or for extensive medical treatments involving silver—can cause argyria, condition in which the skin turns grayish-blue. Brown University researchers have discovered how that happens.
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Evolving microbes help turn bio-oil into advanced biofuels

The bacteria and microalgae typically used to ferment biofuels don’t react well to bio-oil produced by fast pyrolysis. The result of this thermochemical process is a thick, molasses-like oil that is toxic to the microbes.
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Nanomaterial Graphene May Help Reduce the Cost of Sequencing DNA - UT Dallas News

Nanomaterial Graphene May Help Reduce the Cost of Sequencing DNA - UT Dallas News | biotech new frontier | Scoop.it
Less Costly Ways of Sequencing DNA Could Open New Possibilities for Disease Prevention http://t.co/I5KhHLFq #science #DNA #nanotech...
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Diseases of aging map to a few “hotspots” on the human genome

Researchers
have long known that individual diseases are associated with genes in
specific locations of the genome.
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Antibiotics: The plastic approach

Antibiotics: The plastic approach | biotech new frontier | Scoop.it
Our antibiotic armory is set to benefit from the development of short-chain synthetic polymers with potent efficacy against multidrug-resistant microbes.
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Researchers define structure of Cdc13 protein in yeast - News-Medical.net

Researchers define structure of Cdc13 protein in yeastNews-Medical.netChromosomes - long, linear DNA molecules - are capped at their ends with special DNA structures called telomeres and an assortment of proteins, which together act as a protective...
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Statins to Treat an Autoimmune Clotting Disorder Called Antiphospholipid ... - Outcome Magazine (blog)

Statins to Treat an Autoimmune Clotting Disorder Called Antiphospholipid ... - Outcome Magazine (blog) | biotech new frontier | Scoop.it
Statins to Treat an Autoimmune Clotting Disorder Called Antiphospholipid ...Outcome Magazine (blog)“What we have shown is that inflammatory and thrombotic proteins are elevated in aPL-positive patients and that statins can decrease these proteins,”...
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Cell breakthrough in cancer fight - TVNZ

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French TribuneCell breakthrough in cancer fightTVNZResearchers at Melbourne's Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre have discovered a new molecule that a cancer cell can produce on its surface to convince the body's natural killer cells it poses no danger.
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Fighting bacteria with mucus

Slimy layers of bacterial growth, known as biofilms, pose a significant hazard in industrial and medical settings.
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A better route to xylan | e! Science News

A better route to xylan | e! Science News | biotech new frontier | Scoop.it
After cellulose, xylan is the most abundant biomass material on Earth, and therefore represents an enormous potential source of stored solar energy for the production of advance biofuels.
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Biofuel conversion process cuts costly separating step

Using a biomass-derived solvent, University of Wisconsin-Madison chemical and biological engineers have streamlined the process for converting lignocellulosic biomass into high-demand chemicals or energy-dense liquid transportation fuel.
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Scientists build “mechanically active” DNA material

Scientists build “mechanically active” DNA material | biotech new frontier | Scoop.it
A pair of University of California, Santa Barbara researchers have created a dynamic gel made of DNA that mechanically responds to stimuli in much the same way that cells do.
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Researchers uncover living power cables

Researchers uncover living power cables | biotech new frontier | Scoop.it
A multinational research team has discovered filamentous bacteria that function as living power cables in order to transmit electrons thousands of cell lengths away. These cells are so tiny that they are invisible to the naked eye.
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Measuring molecules with the naked eye

Measuring molecules with the naked eye | biotech new frontier | Scoop.it
When someone develops liver cancer, the disease introduces a very subtle difference to their bloodstream, increasing the concentration of a particular molecule by just 10 parts per billion.
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New 3D medical scanner to aid doctors on the diagnostic “front lines”

In the operating room, surgeons can see inside the human body in real time using advanced imaging techniques, but primary care physicians haven't commonly had access to the same technology.
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Stem cells do decline with aging, Chennai scientists' finding reiterated - Express Pharma

Stem cells do decline with aging, Chennai scientists' finding reiteratedExpress PharmaThe ageing process adversely affects the quantity of the bone marrow stem cells, was the finding by the Indo-Japan joint working group of NCRM published in Bone...
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