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Reimagining eggshells and other everyday items to grow human tissues and organs

20.9.2019   |   Press monitoring

It can be quite cumbersome and expensive to develop new combinations of engineered materials and molecules that support the creation of artificial tissues outside of the human body. But as humans go about our daily lives, there is a diverse range of natural and man-made materials that are overlooked in tissue engineering. Recent successes use...

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Scientists construct energy production unit for a synthetic cell
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Scientists construct energy production unit for a synthetic cell

18.9.2019   |   Press monitoring

Scientists at the University of Groningen have constructed synthetic vesicles in which ATP, the main energy carrier in living cells, is produced. The vesicles use the ATP to maintain their volume and their ionic strength homeostasis. This metabolic network will eventually be used in the creation of synthetic cells – but it can already be used to...

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Biobots made from muscle propelled by neurons and light
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Biobots made from muscle propelled by neurons and light

16.9.2019   |   Press monitoring

Tiny, soft robots that can safely navigate biological settings like the human body could mean big things for medical treatment, but moving them through these environments is much easier said than done. Scientists at the University of Illinois have come up with a promising new possibility, describing biohybrid robots that can be propelled purely...

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Cable bacteria: Living electrical wires with record conductivity

13.9.2019   |   Press monitoring

A team of scientists from the University of Antwerp (Belgium), Delft University of Technology (Netherlands) and the University of Hasselt (Belgium) have reported on bacteria that power themselves using electricity and can send electrical currents over long distances through highly conductive power lines. Centimeter-long bacteria from the seafloor...

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Super shrimp could increase yield and prevent disease

11.9.2019   |   Press monitoring

Single-sex prawns could help alleviate poverty, reduce disease and protect the environment, according to researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) who have developed a monosex prawn that may make this winning trifecta possible. In a groundbreaking study in Nature's Scientific Reports, the BGU group highlights the development of a...

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Studying heart cells with nanovolcanoes
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Studying heart cells with nanovolcanoes

9.9.2019   |   Press monitoring

Researchers at EPFL and the University of Bern have developed a groundbreaking method for studying the electrical signals of cardiac muscle cells. The technology has numerous potential applications in basic and applied research – such as improving the search for mechanisms underlying cardiac arrhythmias. Excitable cells such as neurons and...

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Part cow, part… bacterium? Biotech company makes heifer of gene-editing blunder
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Part cow, part… bacterium? Biotech company makes heifer of gene-editing blunder

6.9.2019   |   Press monitoring

A Minnesota-based gene-editing company is left red in the face after it took on bull genetics – and got slammed. The company, Recombinetics, set out years ago to genetically engineer Holstein dairy cattle to come without their troublesome horns, which farmers typically remove to keep themselves and other cows safe. In 2015, the company seemed to...

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Plant research could benefit wastewater treatment, biofuels and antibiotics
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Plant research could benefit wastewater treatment, biofuels and antibiotics

4.9.2019   |   Press monitoring

Chinese and Rutgers scientists have discovered how aquatic plants cope with water pollution, a major ecological question that could help boost their use in wastewater treatment, biofuels, antibiotics and other applications. The researchers used a new DNA sequencing approach to study the genome of Spirodela polyrhiza, one of 37 species of...

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Woman is first to receive cornea made from reprogrammed stem cells
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Woman is first to receive cornea made from reprogrammed stem cells

2.9.2019   |   Press monitoring

A Japanese woman in her forties has become the first person in the world to have her cornea repaired using reprogrammed stem cells. At a press conference on 29 August, ophthalmologist Kohji Nishida from Osaka University, Japan, said the woman has a disease in which the stem cells that repair the cornea, a transparent layer that covers and...

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Pancreas on a chip: Scientists combine organ-on-a-chip and stem-cell technologies

30.8.2019   |   Press monitoring

By combining two powerful technologies, scientists are taking diabetes research to a whole new level. In a study led by Harvard University's Kevin Kit Parker, microfluidics and human, insulin-producing beta cells have been integrated in an "Islet-on-a-Chip". The new device makes it easier for scientists to screen insulin-producing cells before...

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