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World’s Smallest Tape Recorder Is Built From Microbes
World’s Smallest Tape Recorder Is Built From Microbes
News   Nov 24, 2017

Through a few clever molecular hacks, researchers at have converted a natural bacterial immune system into a microscopic data recorder, laying the groundwork for a new class of technologies that use bacterial cells for everything from disease diagnosis to environmental monitoring.

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A More Effective Alternative to RNAi, CRISPR for Studying Protein Function
A More Effective Alternative to RNAi, CRISPR for Studying Protein Function
News   Nov 22, 2017

Trim-Away is a novel method enabling researchers to directly and rapidly destroy any protein in any kind of cell.

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RNAi-based Drug Shows Promise as Treatment for Chronic Hepatitis B
RNAi-based Drug Shows Promise as Treatment for Chronic Hepatitis B
News   Nov 22, 2017

The novel therapy by Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals uses a mechanism called RNA interference to reduce the surface antigens created by chronic HBV infections.

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AIDS Vaccine Design: New Data Offers Important Insight
AIDS Vaccine Design: New Data Offers Important Insight
News   Nov 22, 2017

New data published in Immunity further illuminate how some human beings generate powerful, HIV-blocking antibodies. The results offer important insight into a potential AIDS vaccine design.

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Novel Approach May Aid Rare Liver Cancer Patients
Novel Approach May Aid Rare Liver Cancer Patients
News   Nov 22, 2017

After years of rigorous research, a team of scientists has identified the genetic engine that drives a rare form of liver cancer.

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Revolutionary Imaging Technique Uses CRISPR to Map DNA Mutations
Revolutionary Imaging Technique Uses CRISPR to Map DNA Mutations
News   Nov 22, 2017

The new high-speed AFM method can map DNA to a resolution of tens of base pairs while creating images up to a million base pairs in size. And it does it using a fraction of the amount of specimen required for DNA sequencing.

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What Makes Cancer Cells Metastasize?
What Makes Cancer Cells Metastasize?
News   Nov 22, 2017

Metastatic spread of tumor cells from one location in the body to another is the cause of 90 percent of cancer-related deaths.

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What’s in Your Wheat? Sequencing One of the Most Complex Genomes Known to Science
What’s in Your Wheat? Sequencing One of the Most Complex Genomes Known to Science
News   Nov 22, 2017

The wheat genome sequences may help biologists not only better understand the evolutionary history of wheat, but also advance the quest for hardier, more pest- and drought-resistant wheat types to help feed the world’s growing population.

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New Target for ‘Triple-negative’ Breast Cancer Discovered
New Target for ‘Triple-negative’ Breast Cancer Discovered
News   Nov 21, 2017

University of Virginia researchers are working to study this variability and find an end-around method to stop triple-negative breast cancer, by seeking out unknown or little-understood routes toward shutting down uncoordinated growth.

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New Cell-weighing Technique Helps Predict How Drugs Affect Cancer Cells
New Cell-weighing Technique Helps Predict How Drugs Affect Cancer Cells
News   Nov 20, 2017

Researchers at MIT have now shown that they can use a new type of measurement to predict how drugs will affect cancer cells taken from multiple-myeloma patients.

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