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Scientists successfully create blood from skin cells

Researchers have artificially generated new mouse blood and immune cells from skin cells. This is a significant first step towards the eventual goal: the engineering of new human blood cells from skin cells or other artificial sources.

Posted: Nov 21st, 2016

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Last-line antibiotics are failing

On the occasion of the 9th European Antibiotic Awareness Day, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) is releasing its latest EU-wide data on antibiotic resistance and antibiotic consumption. In 2015, antibiotic resistance continued to increase for most bacteria and antibiotics under surveillance.

Posted: Nov 18th, 2016

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Biomass-based chemicals

Scientists will study potential uses of the carbon contained in biomass and of the carbon dioxide arising as a by-product in industrial production. The project is aimed at developing a novel process chain for the synthesis of the basic chemical substance methanol.

Posted: Nov 10th, 2016

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The process of DNA packaging in cell nucleus revealed

Scientists have conducted a research on DNA packaging in the cell nucleus and its alteration in the process of DNA replication. DNA packaging is supposed to have strong influence on genes' activity. It's also one of the mechanisms of epigenetic control of gene expression.

Posted: Nov 8th, 2016

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Beyond the DNA double helix: From twofold to fourfold DNA

Researchers have studied and visualised the formation of quadruplexes in looped DNA that may be a better representation of DNA in the living cell than in the short and linear pieces of DNA that are more commonly used for such investigations.

Posted: Nov 7th, 2016

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Making every cell matter

A new method for encapsulating single cells within tunable microgels could boost efficacy of cell-based therapies and tissue engineering.

Posted: Oct 31st, 2016

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