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June 26, 2022

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Color-Changing Mouse Model Allows Researchers to Non-Invasively Study Deep Tissues

Biomedical and genetic engineers have developed a process to change the color of a mouse's tissue to better image its internal physiology. The ...

Bacteria With Recording Function Capture Gut Health Status

Researchers have equipped gut bacteria with data logger functionality as a way of monitoring which genes are active in the bacteria. These microorganisms could one day offer a noninvasive means of ...

Lab Grown, Self-Sustainable Muscle Cells Repair Muscle Injury and Disease, Mouse Study Shows

In proof-of-concept experiments, scientists say they have successfully cultivated human muscle stem cells capable of renewing themselves and ...

Engineered Bacteria Could Help Protect 'Good' Gut Microbes from Antibiotics

Researchers have engineered a strain of bacteria that can help protect the natural flora of the human digestive tract from antibiotics and curb the emergence of antimicrobial ...
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Gene Hunting Leads Researchers to Solve Mystery of Inhibition of Awn Elongation in Sorghum

Over the years, the domestication of grasses like wheat, rice, barley, and sorghum for consumption has resulted in certain modifications to their morphology. One such modification is the partial or ...

Staying Alive: How 'Self-Pollen' Can Cheat Death

A new gene that controls self-fertilization has been identified in an engineered version of the model plant Arabidopsis ...

Engineering an 'Invisible Cloak' for Bacteria to Deliver Drugs to Tumors

Researchers have genetically engineered a microbial encapsulation system for therapeutic bacteria that can hide them from immune systems, enabling them to reach tumors more effectively and kill ...

Surprise Findings Suggest Mosquito Odor Sensors Are Sensitive to Molecular Regulation to Avoid Insect Repellents

In what they call surprise findings, scientists report that -- unlike fruit flies -- mosquitoes' odor sensing nerve cells shut down when those cells are forced to produce odor-related proteins, ...

Getting Bacteria and Yeast to Talk to Each Other, Thanks to a 'Nanotranslator'

Cells communicate with one another in the language of chemistry, but those from different kingdoms, such as bacteria and yeast, speak dialects virtually unintelligible to the other. By learning how ...

Scientists Create Novel Genetic Model of Down Syndrome in Rats

In pursuit of better ways to test new therapies and further explore the impacts of the unique genetics associated with Down syndrome, researchers have genetically engineered and characterized what is ...

New Study Confirms Bioengineered RSV Protein Vaccine Evokes Protective Immune Response

Researchers marked a major milestone in the effort to create an effective vaccine for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), which can cause severe respiratory disease in children and the ...

New Genetic-Labeling Method Uses a Single Gene to Reveal Neuronal Circuits from Multiple Upstream Regions

Scientists develop a method to genetically label neurons with a single gene of interest in mice by combining the anterograde transsynaptic spread of adeno-associated virus serotype 1 (AAV1) with ...

Nanocarrier Spray: Better Crops Without Genetic Modification

Researchers have developed a way to improve crop quality without needing to create special genetically modified plants. The new technique relies on a spray that introduces bioactive molecules into ...

Scientists Engineer Bacteria to Cope in Challenging Environments

Researchers have engineered bacteria with internal nutrient reserves that can be accessed when needed to survive extreme environmental conditions. The findings pave the way for more robust ...

Immunogenetic Studies in Diverse Populations Is Essential

Disease and health are the result of a complex interaction between humans and their pathogens. Genetic factors that partly determine host defenses sometimes differ significantly between people and ...

Genetically Engineered Microbes With a Kill Switch

Scientists have taken a big step forward in their quest to design a modular, genetically engineered kill switch that integrates into any genetically engineered microbe, causing it to self-destruct ...

Scientists Create a Global Repository for Cell Engineering

An international team has launched CellRepo, a species and strain database that uses cell barcodes to monitor and track engineered organisms. The database keeps track and organizes the digital data ...

Genetic Engineering Can Have a Positive Effect on the Climate

The use of genetically modified (GM) crops in agriculture remains contentious, especially in Europe. According to surveys, many people fear that these could have negative effects for human health and ...

Scientists Build Bioreactors and Engineer Bacteria to Advance Biofuel Research

Researchers have designed and built equipment that can be used to investigate bacterial biofuel production at a fraction of the cost of commercial systems. This technology was then used to ...

First Clinical-Grade Transplant of Gene-Edited Pig Kidneys Into Brain-Dead Human

Researchers have announced the first peer-reviewed research outlining the successful transplant of genetically modified, clinical-grade pig kidneys into a brain-dead human individual, replacing the ...

Genetic Strategy Reverses Insecticide Resistance

Using CRISPR/Cas9 technology, scientists have genetically engineered a method to reverse insecticide resistance. The gene replacement method offers a new way to fight deadly malaria spread and reduce ...

HIV Infection: Better Understanding the Reservoir of Virus in the Body

Researchers have developed a method that allows resting human immune cells to be genetically analyzed in detail for the first ...

Form, Function and a Deadly Fungus

New research marks a major step forward in understanding C. auris biology, homing in on the genetics behind its ability to shape-shift from a round yeast form to a more hair-like, filamentous ...

Scientists Create Mind-Blowing Tool to 'See' Millions of Brain Cell Connections in Mice

To solve the mysteries of how learning and memory occur, scientists have created a system to track millions of connections among brain cells in mice -- all at the same time -- when the animals' ...

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