This Biotech Makes Self-Healing Concrete Using Bacteria

Imagine walls and buildings that heal themselves just like your skin does. The Dutch biotech Green Basilisk is making this idea a reality by embedding special limestone-producing bacteria into concrete. Mission: To make concrete that...

New research offers insight into the proteins in the brain that detect cannabis

Researchers at the University of Bristol have made new progress in understanding how cannabinoid receptors (CB1Rs), the proteins that detect the active components of marijuana, are controlled in the brain. The brain contains about 100...

Plant Cells Eat Their Own … Membranes and Oil Droplets

Study IDs dual role for “autophagy”—a.k.a. “self-eating”—in building and breaking down plant oils. Manipulating the process could drive up oil accumulation in bioenergy crops. Changcheng Xu (rear, left), Linhui Yu, and Jilian Fan (seated) with...

UTSA students develop green power generator and could save thousands to industries

Innovation awarded 100K in university’s CITE annual competition The University of Texas at San Antonio helps incubates startups, here are some members of the enVault team who built a green power generator.

PiPred – a deep-learning method for prediction of π-helices in protein sequences

Construction of the training and test sets The Protein Data Bank structures, grouped into clusters comprising entries that share at least 50% sequence identity, were obtained from https://www.rcsb.org/pages/download/ftp (bc-50.out file). Structures longer than 700 or...

ALK4/5-dependent TGF-β signaling contributes to the crosstalk between neurons and microglia following axonal lesion

Leech central nervous system structure All protocols regarding the use of leeches were carried out in strict accordance with the French legislation and European Treaty, and in compliance with the Helsinki Declaration. The adult leeches...

Drug for Autoimmune Liver Disease Yields Mixed Results in Hard-to-Treat Patients

Developed by the French biotech Genkyotex, a first-in-class treatment for the liver disease primary biliary cholangitis failed to reduce a key disease biomarker in a phase II trial, but showed potential for reducing liver...

Vaccination May Help Protect Bats from Deadly Disease

“This is a significant step forward in developing control mechanisms to combat the devastating spread of white-nose syndrome in our important bat populations,” said USGS Director Jim Reilly. “Being able to deliver an oral...

6 Tips on How to Choose the Best Software Solution for Your Biopharma Partnering

Biotechnology is booming. Everyone working in the life science industry knows it and the numbers say so too. By 2025, for instance, the global biotech market is estimated to reach $727Bn. But this fast-paced...

Children and teens who drink low-calorie sweetened beverages do not save calories

New study also shows kids and teens who consume low-calorie sweetened beverages take in more calories compared to those who drink water Credit: Matthew Golden WASHINGTON, D.C. (May...

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