Month: May 2019

Agricultural Biotechnology

β-Glucan extraction via novel enzymes

Scientists have used novel enzymatic extraction methods to purify β-Glucan. This achievement could lead to development of more nutritious food products.

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Cancer

A new method for miRNA detection based on dissolution of gold nanoparticles

Scientists have used a new method based on dissolution of gold nanoparticles to identify miRNAs involved in progression of breast cancer.

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Medical Biotechnology

Biomarker for chronic fatigue syndrome identified by Stanford researchers

People suffering from a debilitating and often discounted disease known as chronic fatigue syndrome may soon have something they've been seeking for decades: scientific proof of their ailment. Researchers at the Stanford University School of…

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Cancer

Right Combination Of Diet And Bacteria Limits Cancer Progression

The diet of a person can have significant effects on the gut microbiome, i.e. the populations of microorganisms such as bacteria which live in the human gut. It is well recognised that dietary habits through…

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Agricultural Biotechnology

Pollen Genes Mutate Naturally In Only Some Strains Of Corn

Pollen genes mutate naturally in only some strains of corn, according to Rutgers-led research that helps explain the genetic instability in certain strains and may lead to better breeding of corn and other crops. Pollen…

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Cancer

Scientists ‘Reverse Engineer’ Brain Cancer Cells To Find New Targets For Treatment

Glioblastoma is one of the most devastating forms of cancer, with few existing treatment options. It is also a leading cause of cancer-related death in children and young adults. Scientists have ‘reverse engineered’ brain cancer…

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Antibiotic

On-Chip Drug Screening For Identifying Antibiotic Interactions In Eight Hours

A KAIST research team developed a microfluidic-based drug screening chip that identifies synergistic interactions between two antibiotics in eight hours. This chip can be a cell-based drug screening platform for exploring critical pharmacological patterns of…

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Medical Biotechnology

Scientists restore some functions in a pig’s brain hours after death

Circulation and cellular activity were restored in a pig's brain four hours after its death, a finding that challenges long-held assumptions about the timing and irreversible nature of the cessation of some brain functions after…

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Artificial Intelligence

Brain signals translated into speech using artificial intelligence

In an effort to provide a voice for people who can’t speak, neuroscientists have designed a device that can transform brain signals into speech.

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