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Public opinion on GMOs might impact similar technologies in stores

If an individual is skeptical about the safety of genetically modified foods, chances are they're wary of nanotechnology, too.

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Artificial intelligence aids automatic monitoring of single molecules in cells

To understand the mechanisms by which molecules act in cells, or the effects of drugs on them, it would be ideal to be able to track individual molecules, including where in the cell they are ...

Mon 15 Oct 18 from Phys.org

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Scientists create synthetic prototissue capable of synchronised beating

The discovery, published in Nature Materials, is the first chemically programmed approach to producing an artificial tissue. The findings, which could have major health applications in the future, ...

Mon 15 Oct 18 from Phys.org

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Attacking RNA with small-molecule drugs

Yale researchers have developed a way to target RNA with small-molecule drugs, creating a new method for tapping into a vast number of biological mechanisms critical to metabolism and gene expression.

Mon 15 Oct 18 from Phys.org

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Purdue drug discovery aims to find better drug 'fits,' avoid medication tragedies like thalidomide

When a medication doesn't "fit" the body quite right, the results can be devastating. Such is the case for thalidomide, which was prescribed in the 1950s and 1960s as a sedative or hypnotic, ...

Mon 15 Oct 18 from Phys.org

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Microfluidic molecular exchanger helps control therapeutic cell manufacturing

Researchers have demonstrated an integrated technique for monitoring specific biomolecules such as growth factors that could indicate the health of living cell cultures produced for the ...

Thu 11 Oct 18 from Phys.org

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A new way to create molecules for drug development

Chemists at The Ohio State University have developed a new and improved way to generate molecules that can enable the design of new types of synthetic drugs.

Fri 12 Oct 18 from Phys.org

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Engineers develop process to 3-D print cells to produce human tissue such as ligaments and tendons

With today's technology, we can 3-D-print sculptures, mechanical parts, prosthetics, even guns and food. But a team of University of Utah biomedical engineers have developed a method to 3-D-print ...

Wed 10 Oct 18 from Medical Xpress

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The significance of water in a promising biomarker against cancer

The Tn antigen appears in 90 percent of cancers and is associated with metastasis. Thus, it is a promising biomarker for identifying cancer cells and has become a very attractive target in therapies ...

Fri 12 Oct 18 from Phys.org

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Latest Cornell dot features a new cancer weapon: antibodies

Antibody-based imaging of a particularly aggressive form of breast cancer is undergoing clinical trials worldwide, but the path from trial to application is being hampered by a major obstacle: ...

Thu 11 Oct 18 from Phys.org

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