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Biological litmus paper detects Ebola strains

Litmus paper embedded with DNA from jellyfish and other organisms has the potential to identify any biological molecule changing how infections are diagnosed

14 minutes ago from Newscientist

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Molecular beacons shine light on how cells 'crawl'

Adherent cells, the kind that form the architecture of all multi-cellular organisms, are mechanically engineered with precise forces that allow them to move around and stick to things. Proteins ...

2 hours ago from Phys.org

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Researchers break nano barrier to engineer the first protein microfiber

Researchers at the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering have broken new ground in the development of proteins that form specialized fibers used in medicine and nanotechnology. ...

Thu 23 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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Microscopic "walkers" find their way across cell surfaces

Nature has developed a wide variety of methods for guiding particular cells, enzymes, and molecules to specific structures inside the body: White blood cells can find their way to the site of ...

Thu 23 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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Researchers create designer 'barrel' proteins

Proteins are long linear molecules that fold up to form well-defined 3D shapes. These 3D molecular architectures are essential for biological functions such as the elasticity of skin, the digestion ...

24 hours ago from Phys.org

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In orbit or on Earth, implantable device will be commanded to release therapeutic drugs remotely

Houston Methodist Research Institute scientists will receive about $1.25 million from the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space to develop an implantable device that delivers therapeutic ...

10 hours ago from HealthCanal

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Precise and programmable biological circuits

A team led by ETH professor Yaakov Benenson has developed several new components for biological circuits. These components are key building blocks for constructing precisely functioning and ...

Thu 23 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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Novel nanoparticle platform proves effective in delivering protein-based drugs

(Phys.org) A research team led by Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) has developed and tested a novel nanoparticle platform that efficiently delivers clinically important proteins in vivo in ...

Wed 22 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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Traumatic stress may affect DNA, but psychotherapy may heal it

A new study published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics for the first time demonstrates that traumatic stress may induce DNA breakage, but psychotherapy may heal it. Previous ...

Thu 23 Oct 14 from Medical Xpress

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RF Excited Magnetic Nanoparticles May Help Achieve Uniform Warming of Bulky Vitrified Systems

Successful techniques for cryopreserving bulk biomaterials and organ systems would transform current approaches to transplantation and regenerative medicine. However, while vitrified cryopreservation...

8 hours ago from AZoNano

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