Squid supplies blueprint for printable thermoplastics
Squid, what is it good for? You can eat it and you can make ink or dye from it, and now a Penn State team of researchers is using it to make a thermoplastic that can be used in 3-D printing.
New research could revolutionize genomic sequencing of drug-resistant bacteria
New nanopore DNA sequencing technology on a device the size of a USB stick could be used to diagnose infection - according to new research from the University of East Anglia and Public Health England.
Life's underlying architecture shapes creation of proteins
Understanding how nature maps sequences of amino acids into the physical structure of the proteins they form is an old problem in biology, and a solution could open new doors to understanding the earliest ...
Computer model enables design of complex DNA shapes
MIT biological engineers have created a new computer model that allows them to design the most complex three-dimensional DNA shapes ever produced, including rings, bowls, and geometric structures such as icosahedrons that ...
Software speeds detection of diseases and cancer-treatment targets
Los Alamos National Laboratory has released an updated version of powerful, award-winning bioinformatics software that is now capable of identifying DNA from viruses and all parts of the Tree of Life—putting ...
Nanoparticle cluster manufacturing technique using DNA binding protein developed
Scientists in South Korea used the Zinc Finger protein to develop a new manufacturing technique for size-controllable magnetic Nanoparticle Clusters.
Researchers move ultrafast, low-cost DNA sequencing technology a step closer to reality
A team of scientists from Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute and IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center have developed a prototype DNA reader that could make whole genome profiling an everyday practice ...
International team completes genome sequence of centipede
An international collaboration of scientists including Baylor College of Medicine has completed the first genome sequence of a myriapod, Strigamia maritima - a member of a group venomous centipedes that c ...
Reliable RNA analysis now easier with NIST 'dashboard' tool
A new, innovative "dashboard" from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) won't help you drive your car, but it will help enable reproducible research in biology.
Scientists completed the first orchid whole genome sequencing
As one of the most diverse plant family, orchid now has its first genome sequenced and the result is published at Nature Genetics as a cover article.