Biology

A softer form of CRISPR may be able to edit genes more precisely.
 Off-target mutations can occur with CRISPR gene editing, but this appears to be less common with an enzyme that cuts one of the DNA stran...
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Viruses survive in fresh water by ' hitchhiking ' on plastic, according to a new study.
  Researchers discovered that dangerous viruses can survive in fresh water for up to three days by hitchhiking on plastic . Human enteric,...
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The octopus and human brains have the same "jumping genes."
 A new study has discovered an important molecular analogy that could explain these invertebrates' remarkable intelligence. The octopus...
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Asters in cell division ( Asters biology cell )
Aster cell biology Mitotic metaphase (upper) and anaphase (lower) in Drosophila tissue culture cells are depicted in this image. Cell Image ...
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Microplastic pollution in Flathead Lake, Montana
Scientists now have a better understanding of the number of microplastics polluting Flathead Lake, their likely sources, and what can be don...
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The world's largest known bacteria are visible to the naked eye.
  Thiomargarita Magnifica is visible without a microscope. Tyml, Tomas Most bacteria are only 2 micrometers long, but Thiomargarita Magnific...
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Muscle biopsy test for biomarker could lead to earlier diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
A disorder of the neurological system that progresses is called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Motor neurons, which are nerve cells in...
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Pediatric T-acute leukemia now has a new successful combination therapy.
 The most common cancer in children is acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). T-ALL leukemia , which emerges from early T lineage cells, has a ...
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Scientists envision a 'stock market' for species to put a price tag on actions that pose risks to biodiversity
Species have objective value, but they also provide ecosystem services with significant economic value, such as the pollination of our crops...
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Math model predicts many drug combinations to help treat heart attacks
The researchers used mice to develop a mathematical model of myocardial infarction, commonly known as a heart attack . The new model predic...
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New research contributes to a better understanding of the basic biology of nerve cells
Scientists are beginning to understand the exact actions of a type of gene that, unlike other genes, does not code for proteins - the buildi...
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New study offers a 'big picture' of Europe's genetic landscape
  genetic landscape A new study from RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences examining population genetics across Europe has looked...
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