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Combating wear and tear

Bioengineers detect early signs of damage in connective tissues such as ligaments, tendons and cartilage.

Posted: Mar 22nd, 2017

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Rabbits' detached retina 'glued' with new hydrogel

A newly developed elastic gel administered in liquid form and shown to turn jellylike within minutes after injection into rabbits' eyes to replace the clear gelatinous fluid inside their eyeballs, may help pave the way for new eye surgery techniques.

Posted: Mar 20th, 2017

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Bioengineered tooth restoration in a large mammal

The approach used involves the autologous transplantation of bioengineered tooth germ into a canine jawbone; the in vivo artificially created tooth has the structure, composition and physiological characteristics of a natural tooth.

Posted: Mar 20th, 2017

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Protein dosage compensation mechanism unravelled

Scientists have discovered which genes from the yeast genome exhibit dosage compensation - the ability to temper protein production when the corresponding encoding gene's copy number increases. In addition, they identify the underlying process to be protein degradation, and link the mechanism to stoichiometric buffering of protein complex subunits.

Posted: Mar 15th, 2017

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