Stanford University researchers have devised a new technique to control protein production

Thanks to new RNA vaccines, we humans have been able to protect ourselves incredibly quickly from new viruses like SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. These vaccines insert a piece of ephemeral genetic material into the body’s cells, which then read its code and produce a specific protein — in this case, telltale “spikes” that … Read more

The Mount Sinai study points to an important role of reactive oxygen species in maintaining a healthy gut

Mount Sinai researchers have published one of the first studies to demonstrate the importance of reactive oxygen species in maintaining stem cell function and preventing inflammation during wound repair, which may provide deeper insights into the prevention and treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to findings published in the journal Gut On the 3rd … Read more

“In most cases, a seed of $25 million is too high. It makes no sense.”

Some call it a crisis and some call it “organized restructuring”. Either way, it is undeniable that recent months have seen a correction in Israel’s high-tech ecosystem as companies have laid off dozens of employees and IPO listings have been scrapped at the last minute. 2021 saw record-breaking money invested in Startup Nation, and yesterday’s … Read more

Using AI during colonoscopy increases polyp detection rates and reduces costs

An appendix is ​​a small growth in colon tissue that can develop into colorectal cancer. Patients with polyps have a higher risk of developing cancer in the future. The use of artificial intelligence (AI) during colonoscopy, and endoscopic camera examination, could be useful for detecting precancerous polyps, says Yoichi Mori, MD, associate professor of the … Read more

New machine learning tool detects mutational signature linking bladder cancer to tobacco smoking

Researchers at the University of California San Diego have for the first time discovered a pattern of DNA mutations that link bladder cancer to tobacco smoking. The discovery is made possible by a powerful new machine learning tool the team has developed to find patterns of mutations caused by carcinogens and other DNA alterations. The … Read more

Australian researchers launch cannabis nutritional quality project to boost market

Southern Cross University has received funding for “The New Crop in the Mass: Genetic Control of Hemp Seed Nutrition Quality” from the Australian Research Council. The project will be led by Associate Professor Tobias Kretzschmar, a world expert in plant breeding and genetics. His team will work in conjunction with industry partner Kavasil Pty Ltd, … Read more

New microfluidic device mimics the exchange of nutrients between mother and fetus infected with placental malaria

placental malaria as a result Plasmodium falciparum The infection can lead to serious complications for both the mother and the baby. Placental malaria causes approximately 200,000 newborn deaths each year, mainly due to low birth weight, as well as 10,000 maternal deaths. Placental malaria is caused by red blood cells infected with parasites that attach … Read more

What is CRISPR technology? | MD Anderson Cancer Center

There are more than 6 billion letters, or nucleotides, of DNA in the genome. These contain all the information needed to create an individual organism. Certain sequences of DNA, called genes, contain instructions for making proteins that determine everything about how we look and how we function. We expect that there are some differences in … Read more