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Scientists discover RNA phenomenon that challenges dogma

Some RNA molecules spend time in a restful state akin to hibernation rather than automatically carrying out their established job of delivering protein-building instructions in cells.
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Teaching a microbe to make fuel

Teaching a microbe to make fuel | biotech new frontier | Scoop.it
A humble soil bacterium called Ralstonia eutropha has a natural tendency, whenever it is stressed, to stop growing and put all its energy into making complex carbon compounds.
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White blood cells mediate insulin resistance - Science Codex

White blood cells mediate insulin resistance - Science Codex | biotech new frontier | Scoop.it
Science CodexWhite blood cells mediate insulin resistanceScience CodexNeutrophils are the first immune cells to respond to tissue inflammation, and can promote chronic inflammation by summoning other white blood cells called macrophages.
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Quality-control mechanism found in bacteria

Bacteria possess built-in machinery that track the shape and quality of proteins trying to pass through its cytoplasmic membrane, Cornell biomolecular engineers report.
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Tissue engineering tool creates flesh on a large scale

Imagine
a machine that makes layered, substantial patches of engineered tissue.
Sounds like science fiction? According to researchers at the University
of Toronto, it's a growing possibility.
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Celebrated molecular biology lab manual updated, expanded

Celebrated molecular biology lab manual updated, expanded | biotech new frontier | Scoop.it
Molecular Cloning
has served as the foundation of technical expertise in labs worldwide
for 30 years. No other manual has been so popular, or so influential.
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Newfound gene may help bacteria survive in extreme environments

Newfound gene may help bacteria survive in extreme environments | biotech new frontier | Scoop.it
In the days following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, methane-eating bacteria bloomed in the Gulf of Mexico, feasting on the methane that gushed, along with oil, from the damaged well.
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Chemical makes blind mice see

A team of University of California, Berkeley scientists in collaboration with researchers at the University of Munich and University of Washington, in Seattle, has discovered a chemical that temporarily restores some vision to blind mice, and is ...
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Carbon nanotube rope stimulates neural stem cells - Nanowerk LLC

Nanowerk LLCCarbon nanotube rope stimulates neural stem cellsNanowerk LLCReporting their work in the July 2, 2012 online edition of Small ("Carbon Nanotube Rope with Electrical Stimulation Promotes the Differentiation and Maturity of Neural Stem...
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New Technique Reveals Cross-Talk Between 2 Essential Cellular Processes - RedOrbit

Eureka! Science NewsNew Technique Reveals Cross-Talk Between 2 Essential Cellular ProcessesRedOrbitPhosphorylation, the attachment of a phosphate group to a protein, and proteolysis, the cleavage of a protein, had almost always been studied...
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U-M study finds inflammatory pathway spurs cancer stem cells to resist HER2-targeted breast cancer treatment | Cancer News

Breast cancer treatments such as Herceptin that target a marker called HER2 have dramatically improved outcomes for women with this type of cancer.
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Blindness breakthrough as scientists turn stem cells into tissue that allows humans to see

Blindness breakthrough as scientists turn stem cells into tissue that allows humans to see | biotech new frontier | Scoop.it
Researchers from the RIKEN Centre in Japan were able to turn stem cells into the tissue which forms the part of the eye that allows us to see.
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Stem cells can become anything - but not without this protein - Phys.Org

Stem cells can become anything - but not without this protein - Phys.Org | biotech new frontier | Scoop.it
Nanotechnology NewsStem cells can become anything - but not without this proteinPhys.OrgIn a finding that could be important to the use of all kinds of stem cells in treating disease, scientists have discovered the crucial role of a protein called...
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Sensor detects glucose in saliva, tears for diabetes testing

Sensor detects glucose in saliva, tears for diabetes testing | biotech new frontier | Scoop.it
Researchers have created a new type of biosensor that can detect minute concentrations of glucose in saliva, tears, and urine, and might be manufactured at low cost because it does not require many processing steps to produce.
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The 'spray-on skin' that heals wounds

A new sprayable solution of recycled skin and blood-clotting proteins could revolutionize how we treat hard-to-cure wounds (RT @TheWeek: A new sprayable solution of recycled skin and blood-clotting proteins could revolutionize how we treat open wounds...
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Nanoparticle-corked carbon nanotubes as drug delivery vehicles - Nanowerk LLC

Nanoparticle-corked carbon nanotubes as drug delivery vehicles - Nanowerk LLC | biotech new frontier | Scoop.it
Nanowerk LLCNanoparticle-corked carbon nanotubes as drug delivery vehiclesNanowerk LLC"These hollow nanocups, possessing nitrogen functionalities, can serve as potential nano-containers if successfully isolated out.
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Bone tissue engineering: Attaching proteins for better regeneration

Researchers in Japan demonstrate a new protein binding approach for effectively promoting bone regeneration. Current treatments for bone defects and bone tissue regeneration have significant limitations.
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New white blood cell discovery reveals target for better vaccine ...

New white blood cell discovery reveals target for better vaccine ... | biotech new frontier | Scoop.it
RESEARCHERS in Newcastle and Singapore have identified a new type of white blood cell which activates a killing immune response to an external source – providing a new potential target for vaccines for conditions such ...
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Fat stem cells from liposuction used to form functioning blood vessels - Fox News

Fat stem cells from liposuction used to form functioning blood vessels - Fox News | biotech new frontier | Scoop.it
al.com (blog)Fat stem cells from liposuction used to form functioning blood vesselsFox NewsExtracting adipose-derived stem cells – or stem cells derived from fat tissue – would be less invasive and also gets rid of unnecessary body fat in the...
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DNA could be future component of electronics

Scientists
in Germany have developed a new strategy for the controlled production
and metallization of DNA nanostructures.
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Nanotechnology Now - Press Release: "Scientists explore new class ...

ASU associate professor Yung Chang (l) and graduate student Xiaowei Liu were part of a multidisciplinary Biodesign team developing synthetic vaccines using DNA nanotechnology. Other members of the research team ...
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Genomic sequencing method offers “smarter” cell analysis

Recent
research shows for the first time that a new genomic sequencing method
called Smart-Seq can help scientists conduct in-depth analyses of
clinically relevant single cells.
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Differentiation of Human Embryonic Stem Cells and Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells to Cardiomyocytes

Methods: Differentiation of Human Embryonic Stem Cells and Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells to Cardiomyocytes @hemoshear http://t.co/n21Fmp00...
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Embryonic stem cells, reprogrammed skin cells have inherent differences | "Latest Stem Cells News"

Embryonic stem cells, reprogrammed skin cells have inherent differences http://t.co/HXuocJfQ #stemcells...
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