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Gene editing, CRISPR, might provide solution to viral antibiotic resistance

A gene editing system bacteria use to shield themselves from viruses has been used by MIT scientists as a sword to vanquish ...

‘Subway’ map tracks journey of engineered stem cells

The differentiation of engineered stem cells may be imagined as a subway journey, where the genetic equivalents of missing a transfer or ...

Scientists apply century-old technique to shrink tumors using bacteria

Inspired by hundred-year-old accounts of how bacterial infections coincided with cancer remissions, scientists have shown that injections of a weakened bacterium — Clostridium ...

Can cancers be categorized more precisely?

Advancing the work of The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA), a large team of researchers from multiple institutions performed a comprehensive analysis of ...

Reproducing evolutionary changes with teeth

To study evolutionary morphings, scientists often look at teeth, which are well preserved and thus well represented in the fossil ...

Stem cells found in nerves of teeth

The soft, living part of the tooth—tooth pulp—is known to contain a small reserve of stem cells. These stem cells, scientists ...

Protein expression in aging brain linked to memory deficits

Even during healthy aging, we slowly lose our ability to learn and remember new things. Often, cognitive decline is associate with ...

Heritability of autism may be greater than previously thought

Autism, researchers agree, is caused by a mix of genetic and environmental factors. At this point, however, consensus dissolves. Views differ, ...

Proteins on surface of egg and sperm must couple for fertilization

Juno, a long-sought protein named after the Roman goddess of fertility and marriage, has been discovered on the surface of ...