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A team develops ‘poisoned arrow’ to defeat antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Poison is lethal all on its own — as are arrows — but their combination is greater than the sum of their parts. A...

A new hybrid fungus is found in hospitals and linked to...

From the mythical minotaur to the mule, creatures created from merging two or more distinct organisms – hybrids – have played defining roles in...

Synthetic red blood cells mimic natural ones, and have new abilities

Scientists have tried to develop synthetic red blood cells that mimic the favorable properties of natural ones, such as flexibility, oxygen transport and long...

New Method Allows Minimally Invasive Cell Sampling

At any given moment, a variety of dynamic processes occur inside a cell, with many developing over time. Because current research methods for gene...

Women with Neandertal gene give birth to more children

One in three women in Europe inherited the receptor for progesterone from Neandertals – a gene variant associated with increased fertility, fewer bleedings during...

New method reveals where in the cell DNA are at increased...

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have developed a new sequencing method that makes it possible to map how DNA is organized in the cell nucleus...

Activation maps of neural network model for digital staining of tumors

Tissue biopsy slides stained using hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) dyes are a cornerstone of histopathology, especially for pathologists needing to diagnose and determine the...

Identifying cell types from single-cell RNA sequencing data is now more...

Identifying different types of cells within a tissue or an organ can be very challenging and time-consuming. Methods to identify cell types from single-cell...

Communication between mitochondria and other parts of the cell plays a...

As people get older, they often feel less energetic, mobile or active. This may be due in part to a decline in mitochondria, the...

A New Tool to Map the Flow of Info within Living...

How do cells move? Why do they move? Why do some cancer cells move slowly while others move quickly, causing a cancerous tumor to...

Reactivating an enzyme that promotes repairing age-related DNA damage

MIT neuroscientists have discovered that an enzyme called HDAC1 is critical for repairing age-related DNA damage to genes involved in memory and other cognitive...

Steady research in protein structure paves the way for more efficient...

The recent coronavirus pandemic shows just how quickly a deadly pathogen can sweep across the globe, killing tens of thousands in the U.S. and...

A Rapid Non-Invasive Paper-Based Serological and Diagnostic Tests for COVID-19

Meeting the need for highly accurate, equipment-free, on-site field tests with results within 10 minutes that can be used at airports, workplaces, and...

Researchers discover potential targets for COVID-19 therapy

A team of biochemists and virologists at Goethe University and the Frankfurt University Hospital were able to observe how human cells change upon infection...

Biologists have invented a new way for sequencing circular DNA

University of Alberta biologists have invented a new way for sequencing circular DNA, according to a new study. The tool—called CIDER-Seq—will give other scientists...

A new imaging approach to visualize up to tens of different...

Researchers at the Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute for Science and Technology have developed innovative methods that allow them to visualize up to dozens of different...

New HIV vaccines direct the adaptive immune system to fight off...

The results are very important for immunologists who are tracking coronavirus vaccines and better vaccines against other diseases, Bali Pulendran said. The key to significantly...

Researchers discover new pathomechanism of hereditary diseases in cell condensates

Repeats of individual building blocks within proteins are the cause of many hereditary diseases, but how such repeats actually cause disease is still largely...

Structure of COVID-19 virus hints at key to high infection rate

A Cornell study of the structure of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, reveals a unique feature that could explain why it is so...

New tool allows visualization of nanoscale structures inside whole cells and...

Since Robert Hooke’s first description of a cell in Micrographia 350 years ago, microscopy has played an important role in understanding the rules of...

The coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, can infect cells of the...

Researchers from the Hubrecht Institute in Utrecht, Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterdam, and Maastricht University in the Netherlands have found that the coronavirus...

Investigators want to find out how COVID-19 is causing heart failure

It’s well-known that COVID-19 affects the respiratory system, infecting healthy lung cells with the COVID-19 virus, but if it spreads to the heart it...

Researchers found retinal neurons sends unexpected signals to the brain

For decades, biology textbooks have stated that eyes communicate with the brain exclusively through one type of signaling pathway. But a new discovery shows...

CRISPR-based diagnostic chips that can run thousands of tests simultaneously

Researchers have developed a new technology that flexibly scales up CRISPR-based molecular diagnostics, using microfluidics chips that can run thousands of tests simultaneously. A...

Using nanoparticles to measure cancer cell mechanics in living animals

A first-of-its-kind nanoparticle-based in vivo imaging technique that may one day be used to help diagnose and even treat cancer has been developed by...

The protein LEM2 has two important functions during cell division

To replace aging and worn cells, the body primarily uses a process called mitosis, in which one cell divides into two. When a cell...

The internal clock that tells our bodies when to sleep, wake,...

The internal clock that tells our bodies when to sleep, wake, and eat each day could be regulated by more than light exposure and...

A new system for rapidly analyzing drug absorption in intestinal tissue

MIT engineers have devised a way to speed up the development of new drugs by rapidly testing how well they are absorbed in the...

Researchers found a further mystery: Crystal jellies glow green, not blue

What makes a jellyfish glow? For scientists, asking that simple question led to a powerful new tool that’s completely transformed medicine — and won...

Engineers develop precision injection system for plants

While the human world is reeling from one pandemic, there are several ongoing epidemics that affect crops and put global food production at risk....

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