Biology

Collagen Made from Transgenic Tobacco Plants

Collagen Made from Transgenic Tobacco Plants

A scientist from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, has recently reported the successful production of human collagen replicas from tobacco plants. This achievement has multiple commercial implications and it could help clinicians greatly, since collagen is used in a ...

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Bacteria Creates Toxic Molecules

Bacteria Creates Toxic Molecules

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts have discovered the drug hydroxyurea causes bacteria to directly produce toxic molecules that kill off their generating organism. Similar processes could be used to ...

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Microbe Detection Improvements

Microbe Detection Improvements

Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California have developed a new device for detecting viruses and other microscopic organisms to aid in medical diagnostics, bioterrorism threats, and product safety assessments. Capable of identifying any virus or bacteria keyed ...

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Bacteria Turns Carbon Dioxide into Liquid Fuel

Bacteria Turns Carbon Dioxide into Liquid Fuel

Researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have recently announced a new method to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas produced by burning fossil fuels, using genetically engineered bacteria. This new development might ...

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Disease May Derail Space Travel

Disease May Derail Space Travel

Researchers at Nancy University in Lorraine, France have raised concerns that disease will make it impossible to support long-term space travel such as manned missions to Mars. Space travel both weakens the immune system and promotes more virulent growth of ...

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Memory Encoding Methods

Memory Encoding Methods

Researchers at the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) have uncovered a process used to encode memories in the synapse layer connecting neurons of the human brain. In order to ensure memories are encoded in the synapse and retrievable ...

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Disinfect Water with Light

Disinfect Water with Light

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Sciences in China have developed a new catalyst that uses visible light to disinfect bacteria and viruses. The new process – which works in either ...

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Scientists Create Super-Strong Collagen

Scientists Create Super-Strong Collagen

Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison have recently announced the creation of the strongest form of collagen known to science, which might serve as a stable alternative to human collagen. There are several future benefits, including the ability to treat ...

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Inducing Controlled Suicide in Human Cells

Inducing Controlled Suicide in Human Cells

Researchers at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Barcelona, have recently designed a new tool to study rescue signaling pathways and cell apoptosis. Their development might help scientists to better understand the phenomenon of cells’ excessive accumulation of errors in ...

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Ancient Pygmy Sea Cow Discovered

Ancient Pygmy Sea Cow Discovered

A new study, published by researcher from McGill University, Canada, has reported the finding of sea cow fossil, shedding light on evolution during the Middle Eocene period. The study’s success is mainly due to the intact condition in which the ...

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