Engineers create an inhalable form of messenger RNA

Messenger RNA, which can induce cells to produce therapeutic proteins, holds great promise for treating a variety of diseases. The biggest obstacle to this approach so far has been finding safe and efficient ways to deliver ...

New ways to look at protein-RNA networks

For their vital tasks, all RNA molecules require proteins as binding partners. Scientists at the German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ) and colleagues from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory ...

A recording device for cell history

ETH researchers are using the CRISPR-Cas system to develop a novel recording mechanism: The snippets of DNA it produces can provide information about certain cellular processes. In the future, this cellular memory might even ...

Scientists discover a molecular timer based on stalling ribosomes

A molecular biologist from Lomonosov Moscow State University and international colleagues discovered a special mechanism of protein synthesis regulation that they called a "molecular timer." It controls the number of protein ...

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