Daily Archives: March 6, 2019

Scientists find method to boost CRISPR efficiency

The images illustrate the lack of dystrophin, shown in red, in an unedited human heart muscle cell with DMD (left) and the restoration of dystrophin in a CRISPR-edited human heart muscle cell (right) Credit: UT Southwestern Scientists have developed a method to boost the efficiency of CRISPR gene editing in …

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New surprises from Jupiter and Saturn

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The latest data sent back by the Juno and Cassini spacecraft from giant gas planets Jupiter and Saturn have challenged a lot of current theories about how planets in our solar system form and behave. The detailed magnetic and gravity data have been “invaluable but also …

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Seawater bacteria provides leads to fight melanoma

Credit: American Chemical Society Malignant melanoma can be a particularly dangerous form of cancer, and more therapeutic options are needed. Now, researchers report in ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters that a bacteria from seawater has inspired promising leads for an entirely new way to treat the disease. In melanoma, cancer cells …

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Breast milk as drug-delivery device

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Treating sick babies with engineered breast milk could someday be a reality, according to an article in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society. Modified cells in the liquid could potentially deliver vaccines, fix birth defects or provide proteins that …

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A self-healing composite

Credit: Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne Researchers from EPFL’s Laboratory for Processing of Advanced Composites have developed a material that can easily heal after being damaged. This cutting-edge composite could be used in aircraft, wind turbines, cars and sports equipment. When a wind turbine blade or an airplane is hit …

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