Generation, analysis, and transformation of macro-chloroplast Potato (Solanum tuberosum) lines for chloroplast biotechnology

Plant growth conditions and phenotypic analysis Solanum tuberosum (potato) var. ‘Desirée’ and AtFtsZ1 overexpressing lines were grown in Magenta boxes containing MS Reg media (4.33 g/l MS basal salt mixture; 25 g/l sucrose; 100 mg/l myo-inositol; 170 mg/l sodium...

UK First to Greenlight BioNTech and Pfizer mRNA Vaccine for Covid-19

BioNTech and Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine has become the first approved vaccine made from messenger RNA. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has given BioNTech and Pfizer’s vaccine temporary authorization. This isn’t a full...

Custom-Order Cells

If stem cell science were bread baking, then working with pluripotent stem cells would be like starting with flour, water and yeast. Transforming those base materials into a delicious loaf of bread requires knowing which ingredients...

Horizon Discovery licenses CHOSOURCE to Sanyou Biopharmaceuticals Co.

Dec 2 2020 Horizon Discovery Group plc, a global leader in the application of gene editing and gene modulation for cell line engineering, today announced that it has granted two commercial licenses for its cGMP-compliant...

Covid-19 Pandemic Drives RNA Therapeutics into the Mainstream

With messenger RNA being pushed to the market in record time and Alnylam’s historic approval of an RNA interference drug, the field of RNA therapeutics is now moving faster than ever before.Recently, both BioNTech...

Keeping California a powerhouse of almond production

Credit: Sat Darshan Khalsa A favorite healthy snack, almonds are a staple on grocery store shelves worldwide. More than 80% of these almonds are grown in California....

‘Natural killer’ cells found to be a key determinant of severe COVID-19 in patients

An impaired count of natural killer (NK) immune cells and reduced ability to destroy infected cells are key characteristics of severe COVID-19 infection, according to newly published research in the journal Blood Advances. A team of researchers at...

Multidisciplinary research sheds new light on reaction mechanisms in cellular processes

Multidisciplinary research involving crystallography, kinetic studies, molecular docking, genetics, and other techniques in biochemistry has yielded a wealth of knowledge about the reaction mechanisms in cellular processes. This knowledge has allowed researchers to understand, in...

Automatic deep-learning AI tool measures volume of cerebral ventricles on MRIs in children

Credit: Copyright 2020 AANS. CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (DECEMBER 1, 2020). Researchers from multiple institutions in North America have developed a fully automated, deep-learning (DL), artificial-intelligence clinical tool that...

Dual role of MdSND1 in the biosynthesis of lignin and in signal transduction in...

MdSND1 has conserved NAC DNA-binding regions Overexpression of AtSND1 can increase secondary cell wall thickening in Arabidopsis9. To identify SND1 in apple, we first used the AtSND1 amino acid sequence to search for orthologs in...

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