News tagged with live cells

A new micro-robot delivers drugs in capsules

An international team of researchers, led by Professor Hongsoo Choi, Director of DGIST-ETH Microrobot Research Center, has developed capsule-type microrobots that can encapsulate cells and drugs and deliver them to targeted ...

dateJun 12, 2018 in Robotics
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Artificial enzyme can activate a gene switch

Complex reaction cascades can be triggered in artificial molecular systems: Swiss scientists have constructed an enzyme than can penetrate a mammalian cell and accelerate the release of a hormone. This then activates a gene ...

dateMay 22, 2018 in Biochemistry
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Allen Integrated Cell released online

The Allen Institute for Cell Science today launched the first predictive and comprehensive, 3D model of a live human cell, the Allen Integrated Cell. By allowing researchers around the world to see many structures inside ...

dateMay 09, 2018 in Cell & Microbiology
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Are viruses the new frontier for astrobiology?

They are the most abundant form of life on Earth, but viruses – or their seed-like dormant state, known as virions – are outliers in our search for life on other planets. Now, one group of scientists are pushing for astrobiologists ...

dateApr 12, 2018 in Space Exploration
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A map app to track stem cells

Researchers who work with stem cells have ambitious goals. Some want to cure cancer or treat heart disease. Others want to grow the tissues and organs that patients need for transplants. Some groups are even working to develop ...

dateFeb 14, 2018 in Cell & Microbiology
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