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Introducing the single-cell maze runner

The motion of micro-organisms as they swim through various types of fluid channels show 'quite strange and new' responses for single cell organisms, including the performance of somersaults, meandering wanderings, and even a ballistic type of behavior.

Posted: Aug 19th, 2015

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Engineering a permanent solution to genetic diseases

New research demonstrates a new technology advancing the field of genome engineering. The method significantly improves the ability of scientists to target specific faulty genes, and then 'edit' them, replacing the damaged genetic code with healthy DNA.

Posted: Aug 10th, 2015

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DNA repair: Pincer attack

First the scaffold is cracked, then defective parts are removed: Cells repair damaged DNA by a different mechanism than so far assumed, as chemists have shown.

Posted: Aug 6th, 2015

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Watching a tumor grow in real-time

The ability to visualize and characterize the composition of a tumour in detail during its development can provide valuable insights in order to target appropriate therapeutics. Researchers now have visualized and quantified the growth and composition of breast tumours over time in a living animal.

Posted: Jul 31st, 2015

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