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New evidence of e-cigarette dangers: Vapor liquid linked to chronic gut inflammation

New evidence of e-cigarette dangers: Vapor liquid linked to chronic gut inflammation

Rich Haridy | 
It is still early days for research into the long-term effects of e-cigarette use. Cursory studies are discovering e-cigarettes can potentially cause some ...

Directed evolution tool could force viruses to churn out new drugs ‘in a matter of days’

Michael Irving | 
Evolution is one of nature's most impressive forces, allowing organisms to adapt to changing environments to survive. By harnessing and ...
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Video: Robot dinosaurs show us how flight evolved

Michael Irving | 
Modern birds are believed to have evolved from certain types of dinosaurs, and the transitional species Archaeopteryx sits neatly in ...

Peering back in time: Engineered synthetic organisms could help answer key evolutionary questions

Michael Irving | 
Evolution is the accepted explanation for life's diversity today, but there are still some holes in the process that we ...
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Why does CRISPR randomly fail 15% of the time?

Rich Haridy | 
The CRISPR gene editing process is known to fail about 15 percent of the time. These random failures have until ...
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Natural insecticide from tobacco plants could fend off crop pests without killing them

Ben Coxworth | 
Although it's associated with nasty cigarettes, the tobacco plant is also a potential source of vaccines, biofuel and antibiotics. Now, a chemical from the ...
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Unable to gain weight: Mice kept thin by blocking fat-storing enzyme

Rich Haridy | 
A compelling study from a team of researchers at the University of Copenhagen has demonstrated a way to completely stop ...
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Implanted artificial mole could be early warning system for prostate, lung, colon, breast cancer

Michael Irving | 
[R]esearchers at ETH Zurich have developed a novel early warning system for four common types of cancer. An implant keeps ...
CRISPR-edited mosquitoes could dramatically reduce more than 200 million annual cases of malaria

CRISPR-edited mosquitoes could dramatically reduce more than 200 million annual cases of malaria

Michael Irving | 
Swatting at mosquitoes is a great start, but if we really want to cut down on the hundreds of millions ...
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‘Supercharged’ T-cells show promise against Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Michael Irving | 
Cancer has been winning the arms race against the immune system for too long, but scientists are developing plenty of ...

‘Living tattoo’ made with 3D-printed bacteria responds to stimuli

Rich Haridy | 
A team at MIT has genetically modified bacteria cells and developed a new 3D printing technique to create a "living ...

FDA likely to approve hereditary blindness gene therapy

Rich Haridy | 
[A]nother gene therapy is on the cusp of approval, this time to treat a form of hereditary blindness. If given ...
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Non-celiac gluten sensitivity may actually be caused by fructan

Rich Haridy | 
Although only one percent of the population are affected by celiac disease, gluten-free diets have become a major food trend ...

Muscular dystrophy in dogs reversed with gene therapy–are children next?

Michael Irving | 
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is the most common and, sadly, the most severe form of the debilitating genetic disorder. Now ...
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Better beer? Sequenced barley genome could help breeders improve taste, other staple crops

Michael Irving | 
Showing up in your cereal in the morning, your sandwich at lunch, and your beers or single malt Scotch whiskey ...
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