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Mini-livers on a chip

A new platform for studying how the immune system responds to hepatitis C virus could speed the hunt for a vaccine.

Apr 6th, 2022

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Using gene scissors to specifically eliminate individual cell types

With the help of the CRISPR/Cas molecular scissors, genetic information in a plant can be modified to make the latter more robust to pests, diseases, or extreme climatic conditions. Researchers have now developed this method further to eliminate the complete DNA of specific cell types and, thus, prevent their formation during plant development.

Apr 4th, 2022

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New software to help discover valuable compounds

The Metaboseek app streamlines the analysis of comparative metabolomics data by helping the researcher determine which data features are real and letting them dig deeper into those features - all within the same tool.

Mar 29th, 2022

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Fixing spinal cord injuries with 'dancing molecules'

For decades, scientists have looked for an effective treatment for spinal cord injuries, often with little success. Now, new research has resulted in a game-changing innovation: an injection that uses ?'dancing molecules' to repair spinal tissue and reverse paralysis.

Mar 25th, 2022

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