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The medicine of the future could be artificial life forms

Imagine a life form that doesn't resemble any of the organisms found on the tree of life. One that has its own unique control system, and that a doctor would want to send into your body. It sounds like a science fiction movie, but according to nanoscientists, it can - and should - happen in the future.

Oct 5th, 2023

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Genetically engineered plastic-eating bacteria can give waste a new life

Rresearchers have genetically engineered two synthetic bacteria they say can help turn plastic waste into more useful chemicals. The two bacteria strains can process the common plastic polyethylene terephthalate and create terephthalic acid and ethylene glycol. These two products can then be used in the production of materials used in insulators, foams, coatings, adhesives and nylon.

Sep 26th, 2023

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Human embryo models grown from stem cells

The complete, day 14 synthetic models may open new avenues of research into infertility, drug testing and growth of tissues for transplant - as well as help scientists peer into the dramatic first weeks of embryonic development.

Sep 15th, 2023

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