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May 24, 2016

Study Identifies Unexpected Mutation in Commonly Used Research Mice

May 19, 2016 — A strain of inbred mice commonly used for the creation of so-called knockout animals has been found to carry a previously undetected mutation that could affect the results of immune system research ... read more

Making Plants Fit for Climate Change

May 17, 2016 — Breeding barley that provides good yields even in a hot and dry climate is the focus of a new research study. The project is part of the new Bavarian alliance "BayKlimaFit" aimed at finding ... read more

Using Precision-Genetics in Pigs to Beat Cancer

May 13, 2016 — Because of their similarities to people, using new technology in pigs turn up as a valuable alternative to rodent models of ... read more

Pros and Cons of Mandatory GMO Labeling

Apr. 1, 2016 — Researchers have concluded that mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods is justified, based on an extensive review of international scientific and legal frameworks related to genetically ... read more

Mar. 31, 2016 — Three-letter codons in a genome sequence can represent one of the 20 regularly used amino acids or stops. Scientists have discovered that microorganisms recognize more than one codon for ... read more

Cyanobacteria Used for the Production of Chemicals

Mar. 31, 2016 — In order to manufacture chemical products in the industry, a high energy input is required, which consumes mainly our fossil resources. Scientists are now researching into a resource-efficient and, ... read more

Psychotherapy for Depressed Rats Shows Genes Aren't Destiny

Mar. 29, 2016 — Genes are not destiny in determining whether a person will suffer from depression, reports a new study. Nurture can override nature. When rats genetically bred for depression received the equivalent ... read more

Mar. 24, 2016 — Two new gene modification methods have been developed: lsODN (long single-stranded oligodeoxynucleotide) and 2H2OP (two-hit two-oligo with plasmid). These methods use CRISPR (Clustered Regularly ... read more

Mar. 23, 2016 — In a proof-of-concept study, researchers show that genetically engineered green bottle fly larvae can produce and secrete a human growth factor -- a molecule that helps promote cell growth and wound ... read more

Mar. 21, 2016 — Skin regeneration, either after injury or normally to replace dead skin, is difficult to observe at the cellular level. A new system -- based on the Brainbow technology that labels individual neurons ... read more

Mar. 17, 2016 — During gestation, a mother's microbiome shapes the immune system of her offspring, a new study in mice suggests. While it's known that a newborn's gut microbiota can affect its own ... read more

Mar. 16, 2016 — Although other studies on cave-dwelling creatures have found that animals that spend all of their lives in the dark of caves are more likely to be genetically isolated, a recent study on two groups ... read more

Mar. 7, 2016 — Scientists have established a biorefinery system to create non-natural polymers from natural sources, allowing various plastics to be made in an environmentally-friendly and sustainable ... read more

A Synthetic Biology Approach for a New Antidote to Coral Snake Venom

Mar. 3, 2016 — Coral snake venom carries significant neurotoxicity and human injuries can be severe or even lethal. Despite this, antivenom treatments are scarce due to challenges collecting adequate amounts of ... read more

Eliminating GMOs Would Take Toll on Environment, Economies

Mar. 1, 2016 — Higher food prices, a significant boost in greenhouse gas emissions due to land use change and major loss of forest and pasture land would be some results if genetically modified organisms in the ... read more

Improving Biorefineries With Bubbles

Mar. 1, 2016 — A new method for the pretreatment of organic material, or 'biomass', has been developed by researchers, which could lead to more efficient production of biofuels and ... read more

Mar. 1, 2016 — Our innate immune system uses two mechanisms. The first kills foreign bodies within the phagocyte itself. The second kills them outside the cell. Microbiologists have discovered that a social amoeba ... read more

Feb. 29, 2016 — Researchers have engineered microbes that can't run away from home. Any refugees that do quickly die without protective proteins produced by their peers. Dubbed 'swarmbots' for their ... read more

Feb. 25, 2016 — Scientists have discovered that bacteria have a system that can recognize and disrupt dangerous viruses using a newly identified mechanism involving RNA. It is similar to the CRISPR/Cas system that ... read more

Feb. 25, 2016 — Bioengineers have tweaked Escherichia coli genes so that they pump out thebaine, a morphine precursor that can be modified to make painkillers. The genetically modified E. coli produces 300 times ... read more

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