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Researchers advance CRISPR-based diagnostic tool, develop miniature paper test
PHYS.ORG The team that first unveiled the rapid, inexpensive, highly sensitive CRISPR-based diagnostic tool called SHERLOCK has greatly enhanced the tool's power, and has developed a miniature paper test that allows... 1 week
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PHYS.ORG University of Portsmouth researchers and teams from around the world are at the forefront of a drive to develop greener composite materials from agricultural waste to... 11 hours
A map app to track stem cells
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Sweet, bitter, fat: Genetics play a role in kids' snacking patterns
SCIENCE DAILY The types of snacks a child chooses could be linked to genetics, a new study found. The study investigated whether genetic variants in taste receptors related... 1 day
Gene editing tool used to detect cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers have developed a DNA detection system that can detect the presence of bacterial and viral DNA, which could be a valuable diagnostic tool for a range of disorders. 1 week
Study of smoking and genetics illuminates complexities of blood pressure
SCIENCE DAILY Analyzing the genetics and smoking habits of more than half a million people has shed new light on the complexities of controlling blood pressure. 1 week
Researchers challenge claims that sugar industry shifted blame to fat
SCIENCE DAILY In recent years, high-profile claims in the academic literature and popular press have alleged that the sugar industry paid scientists in the 1960s to play down the link... 1 week
Researchers identify fifteen genes that determine our facial features
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers from KU Leuven and the universities of Pittsburgh, Stanford, and Penn State have identified fifteen genes that determine our facial features. The findings were published in Nature Genetics. 4 days
Researchers to develop new device using cold plasma technology to tackle airborne allergens
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at the University of Liverpool have been awarded funding to develop an innovative device that uses cold plasma technology to tackle... 2 weeks
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New CRISPR-Cas9 tool edits both RNA and DNA precisely
PHYS.ORG A tool that has already revolutionized disease research may soon get even better, thanks to an accidental discovery in the bacteria that cause many of the worst cases of meningitis. 1 week
New CRISPR-Cas9 tool edits both RNA and DNA precisely, U-M team reports
SCIENCE DAILY A tool that has already revolutionized disease research may soon get even better, thanks to an accidental discovery in the bacteria that cause many... 1 week
No llamas required—Researchers develop alternate method to uncover protein structures, design new drugs
PHYS.ORG Detouring around a major research roadblock, researchers have found a new way to create valuable antibodies without needing ... llamas? 2 weeks
Sibling bullying makes psychotic disorders three times more likely
SCIENCE DAILY People who were bullied by siblings during childhood are up to three times more likely to develop psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia in early adulthood, according to new research. The... 2 weeks
In living color: Brightly-colored bacteria could be used to 'grow' paints and coatings
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have unlocked the genetic code behind some of the brightest and most vibrant colors in nature. The article is the first... 4 days
In living color: Brightly-colored bacteria could be used to 'grow' paints and coatings
PHYS.ORG Researchers have unlocked the genetic code behind some of the brightest and most vibrant colours in nature. The paper, published in the... 4 days
Chemists harness artificial intelligence to predict the future (of chemical reactions)
SCIENCE DAILY A team of researchers have developed state-of-the-art software to predict reaction yields while varying up to four components. Their software can work for any reaction on... 1 week
Researchers advance CRISPR-based tool for diagnosing disease
MIT With SHERLOCK, a strip of paper can now indicate presence of pathogens, tumor DNA, or any genetic signature of interest. 1 week
Russian researchers develop new multi-layered biodegradable scaffolds
NEWS MEDICAL A team of young researchers at the National University of Science and Technology has recently presented its new development – therapeutic material based on nanofibers of polycaprolactone, modified with plasma-deposited thin layers enriched with... 5 days
Toenail fungus gives up sex to infect human hosts
SCIENCE DAILY The fungus that causes athlete's foot and other skin and toenail infections may have lost its ability to sexually reproduce as it adapted to grow on human hosts. The discovery... 7 hours
Immune signature predicts asthma susceptibility
SCIENCE DAILY Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease driven by the interplay of genetics, environmental factors and a diverse cast of immune cells. Researchers have now identified a subset of T cells, whose frequency serves as early childhood immune signature... 1 week
CRISPR-based diagnostic tool advanced, miniature paper test developed
SCIENCE DAILY The team that first unveiled the rapid, inexpensive, highly sensitive CRISPR-based diagnostic tool called SHERLOCK has greatly enhanced the tool's power to work with a miniature paper test, similar to a pregnancy... 1 week
Researchers develop new method to map dopamine system in Parkinson's patients
NEWS MEDICAL With the aid of a PET camera, researchers from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have developed a new method for investigating the dopamine system in the brains... 1 week
Researchers use upconversion nanoparticles to understand brain functions
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists from the National University of Singapore have worked with an international research team to jointly develop a novel approach for deep brain stimulation. 1 week
New tool tells bioengineers when to build microbial teams
PHYS.ORG Researchers at Duke University have created a framework for helping bioengineers determine when to use multiple lines of cells to manufacture a product. The work could help a variety of... 2 days
Can you eat cells? Computer model predicts which organisms are capable of phagocytosis
PHYS.ORG A team of American Museum of Natural History researchers has created a computational model capable of predicting whether or not organisms have... 3 days
Why base metabolism varies with mass
SCIENCE DAILY A multidisciplinary team of researchers has managed to solve a puzzle that had bewildered biologists for over a century: how and why an organism’s base metabolism varies depending on its mass. Base metabolism is the minimum... 2 weeks
Developing reliable quantum computers
SCIENCE DAILY Quantum computers may one day solve algorithmic problems which even the biggest supercomputers today can't manage. But how do you test a quantum computer to ensure it is working reliably? Depending on the algorithmic task, this could be an easy... 1 day
Researchers develop sensing method for early detection of cancer and diabetes
NEWS MEDICAL The use of terahertz waves for biosensing is currently receiving considerable attention. THz waves are able to detect molecular vibrations and rotations, without using labels that... 4 days
Researchers create algorithm to reduce spread of infectious diseases
NEWS MEDICAL Public outreach campaigns can prevent the spread of devastating yet treatable diseases such as tuberculosis (TB), malaria and gonorrhea. But ensuring these campaigns effectively reach undiagnosed patients, who may unknowingly spread the... 2 days
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