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Linking RNA structure and function

Several years ago, biologists discovered a new type of genetic material known as long noncoding RNA. This RNA does not code for proteins and is copied from sections of the genome once believed to be "junk DNA."

dateSep 08, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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Using nanoparticles to combat arteriosclerosis

In industrialized countries, a particularly high number of people suffer from arteriosclerosis—with fatal consequences: Deposits in the arteries lead to strokes and heart attacks. A team of researchers under the leadership ...

dateJan 06, 2016 in Bio & Medicine
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Muscle-powered bio-bots walk on command (w/ Video)

(Phys.org) —A new generation of miniature biological robots is flexing its muscle. Engineers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign demonstrated a class of walking "bio-bots" powered by muscle cells and controlled ...

dateJun 30, 2014 in Robotics
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Stem cell clues uncovered

Proper tissue function and regeneration is supported by stem cells, which reside in so-called niches. New work from Carnegie's Yixian Zheng and Haiyang Chen identifies an important component for regulating stem cell niches, ...

dateJul 12, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology
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IBM: Our new gel can kill superbugs

Researchers from computer firm IBM say they have invented a new non-toxic gel that can kill deadly drug-resistant bacteria by cutting through the sludge that shelters them and attacking the germ's cell membrane.

dateJan 25, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology
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