A collaboration between chemists and gene therapy experts produced a new way of inserting the code for modified proteins into the cells of mice. If successful in humans, the technique could be useful for vaccines or cancer therapies.
Every molecule holds a complex landscape of moving atoms - and the ability to single out and examine individual nuclear vibrations may unlock to the secret to predicting and controlling chemical reactions. Now a new method enables biotechnology researchers to do just that.
Microbes in the gut can 'disarm' antibiotics, leading to antibiotic resistance and incurable infections. A new method makes it possible to quickly detect resistance genes and, hence, choose the most efficient type of antibiotic treatment.
A special spectrometry method that is normally used in analyses of computer chips, lacquers and metals has been further developed so that it can help researchers better detect harmful cells in the body.
With the first detailed analysis of a cellular component from a close relative of the pathogen that causes tuberculosis, scientists are suggesting strategies for new drugs to curb this growing health problem.