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Scientists Have Created Four New Letters of Artificial DNA

Researchers have synthesized new ingredients for the blueprint of life. Steven Benner,a pioneer in thefield of synthetic biology,and his team created four new DNA letters, according a study ...

Thu 21 Feb 19 from Discover Magazine

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Scientists sharpen their molecular scissors and expand the gene editing toolbox

Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) scientists have figured out a better way to deliver a DNA editing tool to shorten the presence of the editor proteins in the cells in ...

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New paper provides design principles for disease-sensing nanomaterials

Scientists have long sought to develop drug therapies that can more precisely diagnose, target and effectively treat life-threatening illness such as cancer, cardiovascular and autoimmune diseases. ...

Thu 21 Feb 19 from

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Gold nano-stars for intracellular delivery

Researchers from the Russian Academy of Sciences developed a new method for star-shaped nanoparticles synthesis based on laser irradiation. A wide range of customizable conditions provides an ...

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MIT scientists are using lobsters to develop a new form of flexible body armor

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard believe the soft membrane covering a lobster's abdomen could guide the development of a new type of flexible body armor for ...

Tue 19 Feb 19 from The Washington Post

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Engineers can detect ultra rare proteins in blood using a cellphone camera

One of the frontiers of medical diagnostics is the race for more sensitive blood tests. The ability to detect extremely rare proteins could make a life-saving difference for many conditions, ...

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Nanopores make portable mass spectrometer for peptides a reality

University of Groningen scientists have developed nanopores to directly measure the mass of peptides. Although the resolution needs improvement, this proof of principle shows that a cheap and ...

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Lobster-tail membrane could inspire better flexible body armor

When you think of lobsters and armor, the obvious connection would be their hard shells. An international team of scientists, however, is more interested in the flexible translucent membrane ...

Wed 20 Feb 19 from Gizmag

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New machine learning technique rapidly analyzes nanomedicines for cancer immunotherapy

Spherical nucleic acids are a class of personalized medicines for treating cancer and other diseasesSNAs are challenging to optimize because their structures can vary in many waysNorthwestern ...

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Researchers develop new therapeutic approach to treating osteoarthritis

Researchers from Texas A&M University, led by Dr. Akhilesh K. Gaharwar, have developed a new way to deliver treatment for cartilage regeneration.

Tue 19 Feb 19 from Medical Xpress

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