Nestlé and Pepsi Invest in French Plastic Recycling Biotechnology

The food companies Nestlé Waters, Pepsi and Suntory Beverage & Food Europe have joined an industrial consortium to fund the development of Carbios’ enzyme technology for plastic recycling. A garbage truck’s worth of plastic waste...

Molecular-scale visualization and surface charge density measurement of Z-DNA in aqueous solution

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HKUST physicist contributes to new record of quantum memory efficiency

Credit: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Like memories in computers, quantum memories are essential components for quantum computers – a new generation of data processors that obey quantum mechanics laws and can...

Single-cell three-dimensional genome structures of rice gametes and unicellular zygotes

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The online video industry has evolved from small online video companies to giant entities over the last 6 years. This growth is reflective of technological advances and the power of broadband technology....

New pilot program focuses on research-based health findings to address health disparities

NCCU project examines the path from research discovery to better patient care North Carolina Central University's Julius L. Chambers Biomedical/Biotechnology Research Institute is launching a pilot program to examine how research-based health findings can be...

Turning Shelved Drugs into a New Promise for Immuno-Oncology

After working for 12 years at Merck, Catherine Pickering decided to take a risk and create iOnctura, a spin-out company exploring a new application in immuno-oncology for a drug candidate that had been shelved. In...

The nuclear interactome of DYRK1A reveals a functional role in DNA damage repair

1. Bronicki, L. M. et al. Ten new cases further delineate the syndromic intellectual disability phenotype caused by mutations in DYRK1A. Eur J Hum Genet 23, 1482–1487 (2015). 2. van Bon, B. W. et al. Disruptive de...

Minicircle DNA: Can This Technology Change CAR-T Therapy For the Better?

In biotechnology, plasmids are commonly used as vectors for the replication and cloning of recombinant DNA. For decades, scientists have been using plasmids for the development of therapies, the most recent one of which...

OVOL2 induces mesenchymal-to-epithelial transition in fibroblasts and enhances cell-state reprogramming towards epithelial lineages

Selection of MET-TF candidates in fibroblasts To identify the TFs promoting MET in fibroblasts, we first selected candidate MET-TFs among 1995 TF genes annotated by functional annotation of mammalian genome 5 (FANTOM5)21, based on a...

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