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Using CRISPR to Supercharge Cancer-Killing Immune Cells
Using CRISPR to Supercharge Cancer-Killing Immune Cells
News   Feb 23, 2017

CRISPR/Cas9 editing of T cell genomes enables better-targeted incorporation of Chimeric Antigen Receptor CD19, improving therapeutic efficacy.

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Molecular 'Bricklayers' Build New Cell Walls
Molecular 'Bricklayers' Build New Cell Walls
News   Feb 22, 2017

Bacterial cell division appears to be coordinated by FtsZ acting as scaffolding for the building of new cell walls.

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NanoVelcro Chip Helps Predict Cancer Spread
NanoVelcro Chip Helps Predict Cancer Spread
News   Feb 22, 2017

Cedars-Sinai, UCLA scientists use new 'blood biopsies' with experimental device to speed cancer diagnosis and predict disease spread.

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Marijuana Sales Creating Damage to the Environment
Marijuana Sales Creating Damage to the Environment
News   Feb 22, 2017

In a publication by the journal Environmental Science and Technology, researchers have called on U.S. federal agencies to fund studies that will gather essential environmental data from the legal cultivation farms and facilities.

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Revolutionary Optical Metamaterial Grown
Revolutionary Optical Metamaterial Grown
News   Feb 22, 2017

Growing colloidal crystals that had the same structure as carbon atoms in a diamond structure would have special optical properties that could revolutionize photonics.

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Where Do Honey Bees Come From?
Where Do Honey Bees Come From?
News   Feb 21, 2017

Insight into honey bee origins could be useful for breeding bees resistant to disease or pesticides.

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Sequence of Exposure to Pesticides and Pollutants Affects Levels of Toxicity
Sequence of Exposure to Pesticides and Pollutants Affects Levels of Toxicity
News   Feb 21, 2017

Exposure to pesticides and pollutants not just the dosage significantly affects the levels of toxicity for surrounding wildlife.

Sequence of exposure to pesticides and pollutants affects levels of toxicity for wildlife.

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Rocket Science Meets X-Ray Science
Rocket Science Meets X-Ray Science
News   Feb 21, 2017

The Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and NASA are using X-rays to explore, via 3-D visualizations, how the microscopic structures of spacecraft heat shield and parachute materials survive extreme temperatures and pressures, including simulated atmospheric entry conditions on Mars.

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The Potential of Gene Editing to Revolutionize Agriculture
The Potential of Gene Editing to Revolutionize Agriculture
News   Feb 20, 2017

Gene editing — one of the newest and most promising tools of biotechnology — enables animal breeders to make beneficial genetic changes, without bringing along unwanted genetic changes.

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Examining Exploding Stars Through the Atomic Nucleus
Examining Exploding Stars Through the Atomic Nucleus
News   Feb 20, 2017

Michigan State University investigate stellar production of the radioactive isotope aluminum-26 present in the Milky Way.

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