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Sugar for synthetic cells

After its success in the first joint call by ERASynBio, the collaborative project Synthetic Glycobiology - new strategies to build and functionalise proto-cells and proto-tissues is now set to receive roughly 1.9 million euros in total funding.

Posted: Mar 4th, 2015

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Activating genes on demand

New mechanism for engineering genetic traits governed by multiple genes paves the way for various advances in genomics and regenerative medicine.

Posted: Mar 4th, 2015

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Sizing up cells: Study finds possible regulator of growth

Modern biology has attained deep knowledge of how cells work, but the mechanisms by which cellular structures assemble and grow to the right size largely remain a mystery. Now, Princeton University researchers may have found the key in a dynamic agglomeration of molecules inside cells.

Posted: Mar 3rd, 2015

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Democratizing synthetic biology

By replacing highly specialized, expensive equipment with standard lab tools, Northwestern University professor Michael Jewett has made synthetic biology research cheaper, faster, and more accessible.

Posted: Mar 2nd, 2015

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Looking for alternatives to antibiotics

Bacteria that talk to one another and organize themselves into biofilms are more resistant to antibiotics. Researchers are now working to develop drugs that prevent bacteria from communicating. The aim is to find alternatives to antibiotics and reduce the number of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Posted: Mar 2nd, 2015

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Borrowing from whales to engineer a new fluid sensor

How can a humpback whale and a device that works on the same principle as the clicker that starts your gas grill help an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) fly longer and with more stability? Well, it all starts with biological structures called tubercles that the whale uses for its unique maneuvers in the ocean.

Posted: Mar 2nd, 2015

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NIBIB launches Want to Be a Bioengineer? game app

How do you keep an artificial limb attached to the body? What lab-grown organ have scientists successfully transplanted into patients? You can find the answer to these questions and many more while playing Want to Be a Bioengineer? a game for middle and high school students.

Posted: Feb 25th, 2015

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