Retractable Protein Nanoneedles The ability to control the transfer of molecules through cellular membranes is an important function in synthetic biology; a new study from researchers at Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and Harvard Medical School (HMS) introduces a novel mechanical method for controlling release of molecules inside cells.Leukemia’s Surroundings Key to its Growth Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered that a type of cancer found primarily in children can grow only when signaled to do so by other nearby cells that are noncancerous.Common Cell Transformed into Master Heart Cell By genetically reprogramming the most common type of cell in mammalian connective tissue, researchers at the University of Wisconsin—Madison have generated master heart cells — primitive progenitors that form the developing heart.‘Smelling’ Prostate Cancer A research team from the University of Liverpool and the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) has reached an important milestone towards creating a urine diagnostic test for prostate cancer that could mean that invasive diagnostic procedures that men currently undergo eventually become a thing of the past.Genetic Mutation that Prevents Diabetes Complications The most significant complications of diabetes include diabetic retinal disease, or retinopathy, and diabetic kidney disease, or nephropathy. Both involve damaged capillaries.A Crystal Clear View of Biomolecules Fundamental discovery triggers paradigm shift in crystallography.Could the Food we Eat Affect Our Genes? Almost all of our genes may be influenced by the food we eat, according to new research.NIH Seeks Research Applications to Study Zika in Pregnancy, Developing Fetus Institute has announced that the new effort seeks to understand virus effect on reproduction and child development.Iron in the Blood Could Cause Cell Damage Concentrations of iron similar to those delivered through standard treatments can trigger DNA damage within 10 minutes, when given to cells in the laboratory. Neanderthal DNA Influences Human Disease Risk Large-scale, evolutionary analysis compares genetic data alongside electronic health records.
A Novel Vertically-Integrated Platform for the Discovery and Molecular Characterization of Lung Cancer Stem Cells Raj Batra, University of California Los Angeles, speaking at Diagnostics & Biomarkers 2015.
Modifying Cell Lines for Target Discovery and Validation In this 30-minute seminar, we will discuss the process of genome editing, address factors affecting the design of a genome editing project, and explore the application of modified cell lines for target discovery and validation.
Recent Foodomic Developments to Investigate the Bioactivity of Dietary Ingredients Alejandro Cifuentes, Institute of Food Science Research, speaking at Food Analysis Congress.
Diagnosis of Disorders Affecting Steroid Synthesis and Metabolism by Mass Spectrometry Josep Marcos del Aguila, IMIM, speaking at Clinical Applications of Mass Spectrometry 2014.
Evolution and Selection of Soybean Nematode Resistance Locus Tong Geon Lee, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, speaking at Advances in Plant Genomics 2014
Strategies for the Identification of Lead Molecules to Sustain a Discovery Organisation Steve Rees, AstraZeneca, speaking at Drug Discovery and Development 2014
EUCARPIA Helps Linking the Art and Science of Plant Breeding Beat Boller, EUCARPIA, speaking at Advances in Plant Genomics 2014
Kinases as Targets for Drug Discovery in an Academic Setting William Janzen,The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, speaking at Drug Discovery and Development 2014
Machine Learning for Building Models of Cell Perturbation Robert Murphy, Carnegie Mellon University, speaking at Drug Discovery and Development 2014