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Workbench for virus design

Researchers have developed a technology platform that allows them to systematically modify and customise bacteriophages. This technology is a step towards making phage therapies a powerful tool for combating dangerous pathogens.

Posted: Feb 6th, 2018

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Edible QR code can be the medicine of the future

Researchers have developed a new method for the production of medicine. They print medical drugs in QR coded patterns onto an edible material. The production can be tailored to fit each patient and has the potential to protect against wrong medication and fake medicine according to the researchers.

Posted: Feb 2nd, 2018

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Snapshot of DNA repair

Scientists describe the crystal structure of RNF168 bound to ubiquitin chains, a crucial interaction for DNA repair, to find a unique interaction.

Posted: Jan 16th, 2018

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Promise of new antibiotics lies with shackling tiny toxic tetherballs to bacteria

Biologists have developed a method for rapidly screening hundreds of thousands of potential drugs for fighting infections, an innovation that holds promise for combating the growing scourge of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The method involves engineering bacteria to produce and test molecules that are potentially toxic to themselves.

Posted: Jan 9th, 2018

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