Researcher investigates systems biology of antibiotics in gram-negative bacteria

Bacteria have fascinating properties. They adapt excellently to their respective environment, and they existed long before humans. Their toughness has led to the fact that bacteria have successfully spread all over the world for...

Deactivating specific protein with drugs reverses inflammation, scarring of liver in NASH patients

A team of researchers led by Duke-NUS Medical School and National Heart Centre Singapore (NHCS) found that deactivating a specific protein - interleukin 11 (IL11) - with drugs called therapeutic antibodies, reverses inflammation and...

Quantum biology scientists discovered a cell-wide web, used to transfer messages inside the cell

Up until now it was believed that various organs and structures float in cytoplasm inside a cell. Scientists thought that messages through the cells are transferred via waves. However, this understanding is quickly changing...

Adding a carbon atom transforms 2D semiconducting material

Credit: Fu Zhang/Penn State A technique that introduces carbon-hydrogen molecules into a single atomic layer of the semiconducting material tungsten disulfide dramatically changes the electronic properties of the material, according to Penn State researchers at...

Soil communities threatened by destruction, instability of Amazon forests

Credit: Andre L.C. Franco/ Colorado State University The clearing and subsequent instability of Amazonian forests are among the greatest threats to tropical biodiversity conservation today. Although the devastating consequences of deforestation to plants and animal...

Update: Novartis’ Neurological Gene Therapy Receives FDA Approval

Update (24/05/2019): Zolgensma, developed by Novartis, has become the first FDA-approved gene therapy for the treatment of spinal muscular atrophy in patients under two years old. The gene therapy is also being reviewed under an...

French Pharma Acquires Israeli Microalgae Biotech

The French pharmaceutical manufacturer Solabia has acquired the Israeli biotech Algatech, which grows microalgae to produce bio-sourced food additives. The financial details of the acquisition were undisclosed. The incoming financial backing from Solabia will fuel...

This Biotech Uses Genetic Engineering to Count Chickens Before They Hatch

In the city of Jerusalem, eggXYt is developing genetically engineered chickens whose male chicks fluoresce inside the egg. This could prevent the suffering of billions of male chicks in the egg-production industry, which are...

How plant cells neutralize the potential for self-harm

Photosynthesis makes our atmosphere oxygen-rich and forms the bedrock of our food supply. But under changing or stressful environmental conditions, the photosynthetic process can become unbalanced, resulting in an excess of highly reactive oxygen...

New research shows that mites and ticks are close relatives

Credit: David Walter Scientists from the University of Bristol and the Natural History Museum in London have reconstructed the evolutionary history of the chelicerates, the mega-diverse group...

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