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Materials Science 36 minutes ago

Metal-ion breakthrough leads to new biomaterials

Metals such as iron and calcium play a crucial role inside the human body, so it's no surprise that bioengineers would like to integrate them into the soft, stretchy materials used to repair skin, blood vessels, lungs and ...

Biotechnology Sep 25, 2020

Machine learning takes on synthetic biology: algorithms can bioengineer cells for you

If you've eaten vegan burgers that taste like meat or used synthetic collagen in your beauty routine—both products that are "grown" in the lab—then you've benefited from synthetic biology. It's a field rife with potential, ...

Cell & Microbiology Sep 28, 2020

New study finds novel functions of the pyruvate-sensing protein PdhR in E. coli

Organisms, ranging from bacteria to humans, run on an interconnected series of metabolic pathways—with glycolysis being the essential process that generates energy from sugars (glucose) in food. Pyruvate is the final product ...

Bio & Medicine Sep 25, 2020

Secure nano-carrier delivers medications directly to cells

Medications often have unwanted side-effects. One reason is that they reach not only the unhealthy cells for which they are intended, but also reach and have an impact on healthy cells. Researchers at the Technical University ...

Cell & Microbiology Sep 09, 2020

Add human-genome produced RNA to the list of cell surface molecules

Bioengineers at UC San Diego have shown that human-genome produced RNA is present on the surface of human cells, suggesting a more expanded role for RNA in cell-to-cell and cell-to-environment interactions than previously ...

Biotechnology Sep 02, 2020

Engineers reprogram yeast cells to become microscopic drug factories

Since antiquity, cultures on nearly every continent have discovered that certain plant leaves, when chewed or brewed or rubbed on the body, could relieve diverse ailments, inspire hallucinations or, in higher dosages, even ...

Biochemistry Sep 23, 2020

Customizable synthetic antibiotic outmaneuvers resistant bacteria

Antibiotic resistance is one of the world's most urgent public health threats. In the United States alone, tens of thousands of deaths result each year from drug-resistant strains of common bacteria such as Staphylococcus ...

Nanophysics Sep 19, 2020

Pointed tips on aluminum 'octopods' increase catalytic reactivity

Points matter when designing nanoparticles that drive important chemical reactions using the power of light.

Molecular & Computational biology Sep 16, 2020

RNA information transfer could be used in repairing DNA

Genomes are routinely subjected to DNA damage. But most cells have DNA repair systems that enforce genome stability and, ideally, prevent diseases like cancer. The trouble gets serious when these systems break down. When ...

Bio & Medicine Sep 08, 2020

Real-time imaging shows how SARS-CoV-2 attacks human cells

"What we're doing here is actually visualizing binding of the spike to ACE 2 [angiotensin converting enzyme 2]," says Kirill Gorshkov a research scientist at the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) ...

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