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DNA nanorobots find and tag cellular targets

Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center, working with their collaborators at the Hospital for Special Surgery, have created a fleet of molecular "robots" that can home in on specific human cells and mark them for ...

dateAug 07, 2013 in Bio & Medicine
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Controlling genes with light

Although human cells have an estimated 20,000 genes, only a fraction of those are turned on at any given time, depending on the cell's needs—which can change by the minute or hour. To find out what those genes are doing, ...

dateJul 23, 2013 in Biotechnology
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Research that holds water

( —It's squishy, synthetic, flexible, mostly water and almost as tough as rubber. No, it's not "flubber"—it's a hydrogel, and now scientists at The University of Akron are exploring new biomedical uses for this ...

dateJul 04, 2013 in Materials Science
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Scientists peer into a cell in real time

A dream of scientists has been to visualize details of structures within our cells in real time, a breakthrough that would greatly aid in the study of their function. However, even the best of current microscopes can take ...

dateMay 31, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology
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