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Super-resolution imaging reveals mechanism of GLUT1 clustering

Glucose is the primary source of energy and substrate for cells, and its uptake through the cell plasma membrane is largely dependent on the glucose transport (GLUT) family. GLUT1, one of the ...

Fri 22 Jun 18 from Phys.org

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Discovery of a new vehicle peptide opens up a drug delivery route

In the field of anticancer therapeutics, cationic antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) have gained prominence because of their cytotoxic and anticancer activity in drug-resistant cancer cells. Peptides ...

Fri 22 Jun 18 from Phys.org

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Exposure to fracking chemicals and wastewater spurs fat cell development

Exposure to fracking chemicals and wastewater promotes fat cell development, or adipogenesis, in living cells in a laboratory, according to a new Duke University-led study.

Thu 21 Jun 18 from Phys.org

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DNA enzyme shuffles cell membranes a thousand times faster than its natural counterpart

A new synthetic enzyme, crafted from DNA rather than protein, flips lipid molecules within the cell membrane, triggering a signal pathway that could be harnessed to induce cell death in cancer ...

Thu 21 Jun 18 from Phys.org

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Transport of lipid-conjugated floxuridine by natural serum albumin for delivery to cancer cells

How can elimination of therapeutics from the bloodstream or their early enzymatic degradation be avoided in systemic delivery? Chinese scientists have new developed a method to bind an established ...

Thu 21 Jun 18 from Phys.org

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Decellularized cartilage-based scaffold promotes bone regeneration at fracture site

To help prevent possible complications such as nonunion at large fracture sites, researchers have developed a cartilage matrix that mimics the early stages of repair and provides the essential ...

Fri 22 Jun 18 from Medical Xpress

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DNA barcodes that reliably work: A game-changer for biomedical research

In the same way that barcodes on your groceries help stores know what's in your cart, DNA barcodes help biologists attach genetic labels to biological molecules to do their own tracking during ...

Thu 21 Jun 18 from Phys.org

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Student disruptors invent new way to synthesise DNA

Frustrated at the slow pace of putting code together, two young researchers took things into their own hands. Elizabeth Finkel reports.

Mon 18 Jun 18 from Cosmos Magazine

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The seed that could bring clean water to millions

According to the United Nations, 2.1 billion people lack access to safely managed drinking water services, the majority of whom live in developing nations.

Fri 15 Jun 18 from Phys.org

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Most protein info ever captured from a single cell thanks to new 'nanoPOTS' technology

Scientists have obtained a slew of key information about proteins, the molecular workhorses of all cells, from single human cells for the first time.

Tue 19 Jun 18 from Phys.org

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