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DNA 'origami' takes flight in emerging field of nano machines  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
Just as the steam engine set the stage for the Industrial Revolution, and micro transistors sparked the digital age, nanoscale devices made from DNA are opening up a... more
DNA 'origami' takes flight in emerging field of nano machines  SCIENCE DAILY · 11 hours
'DNA mechanotechnology' is a new field to engineer DNA machines that generate, transmit and sense mechanical forces at the nanoscale. more
Scientists develop DNA microcapsules with built-in ion channels  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
A Research group led by Tokyo Tech reports a way of constructing DNA-based microcapsules that hold great promise for the development of new functional materials and devices (Figure 1). They showed that... more
Scientists develop DNA microcapsules with built-in ion channels  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
A Research group reports a way of constructing DNA-based microcapsules that hold great promise for the development of new functional materials and devices. They showed that tiny pores on the surface of... more
New algorithms shown to accelerate biopharmaceutical process  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
Biopharmaceuticals are necessary, life-saving tools. But the process for making them is time-consuming and costly, particularly when it comes to the process of purification—the removal of unwanted elements like proteins, viruses, and DNA. more
Spider silk is created by adding spider DNA to microbes  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
Did you know that female spiders can weave seven different types of silk? And that, by mimicking spiders, humans have learned to make a silken material that is... more
Scientists develop DNA microcapsules with built-in ion channels  nanowerk · 21 hours
Researchers report a way of constructing DNA-based microcapsules that hold great promise for the development of new functional materials and devices. more
Study on DNA spread by genetically modified mosquitoes prompts backlash  Science Magazine · 1 day
Company and some scientists dispute suggestion that released strain may have made local mosquitoes fitter more
Researchers suggest RNA and DNA got their start from RNA-DNA chimeras  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A pair of researchers with the Scripps Research Institute has suggested that RNA and DNA got their start billions of years ago from RNA-DNA chimeras that... more
New species of giant salamander is world's biggest amphibian  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Using DNA from museum specimens collected in the early 20th century, researchers identified two new species of giant salamander -- one of which they suspect is the world's biggest amphibian. more
New species of giant salamander is world's biggest amphibian  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Using DNA from museum specimens collected in the early 20th century, researchers from ZSL (Zoological Society of London) and London's Natural History Museum identified two new species of giant salamander—one... more
Renegade genes caught red-handed  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Potentially dangerous genes embedded within human DNA were once thought to be locked down by helpful DNA structures called heterochromatin. A researcher disputes that belief and hopes to change the paradigm even further. more
Harnessing tomato jumping genes could help speed-breed drought-resistant crops  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Once dismissed as 'junk DNA' that served no purpose, a family of 'jumping genes' found in tomatoes has the potential to accelerate crop breeding for traits such as improved drought... more
Extinct Canary Island bird was not a unique species after all, DNA tests prove  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
DNA tests have proven an extinct bird species unique to the Canary Islands—whose loss was considered a sizeable blow for... more
Hope for coral recovery may depend on good parenting  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Scientists discover coral pass beneficial algal symbionts to offspring to help them cope with rising ocean temperatures. The process occurs during reproduction sans nuclear DNA. It's the first time this... more
Like an instruction manual, the genome groups genes together for convenience  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Every living organism's cell has a complete copy of DNA, which is condensed tightly in chromosomes. Every time the cell needs to perform a function, it... more
Nano-sized bubbles in our body could effectively fight cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Healthy cells in our body release nano-sized bubbles that transfer genetic material such as DNA and RNA to other cells. It's your DNA that stores the important information necessary for... more
Gene editing tool gets sharpened by WFIRM team  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Scientists have fine-tuned their delivery system to deliver a DNA editing tool to alter DNA sequences and modify gene function. The improved 'hit and run' system works faster and is more efficient. more
Scientists sharpen gene editing tool  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine scientists have fine-tuned their delivery system to deliver a DNA editing tool to alter DNA sequences and modify gene function. The improved "hit and run" system works faster and is more efficient. more
How new loops in DNA packaging help us make diverse antibodies  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
It's long been known that our immune cells mix and match bits of genetic code to make new kinds of antibodies to fight newly encountered threats.... more
Extinction of Icelandic walrus coincides with Norse settlement  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
An international collaboration of scientists has for the first time used ancient DNA analyses and C14-dating to demonstrate the past existence of a unique population of Icelandic walrus that went extinct shortly... more
Tiny bubbles in our body could fight cancer better than chemo  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Healthy cells in our body release nano-sized bubbles that transfer genetic material such as DNA and RNA to other cells. It's your DNA that stores the... more
How new loops in DNA packaging help us make diverse antibodies  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Diversity is good, especially when it comes to antibodies. It's long been known that a gene assembly process called V(D)J recombination allows our immune system to... more
Extinction of Icelandic walrus coincides with Norse settlement  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
An international collaboration of scientists in Iceland, Denmark and the Netherlands has for the first time used ancient DNA analyses and C14-dating to demonstrate the past existence of a unique population of... more
CFSRE and Verogen join forces to accelerate implementation of new forensic NGS technology  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
The Center for Forensic Science Research & Education (CFSRE) and Verogen have entered into a collaborative agreement to establish CFSRE as a... more
Method to customize microbes for better biofuel production  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Scientists at the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have demonstrated a method to insert genes into a variety of microorganisms that previously would not accept foreign DNA, with the... more
Machine learning improves the diagnosis of patients with head and neck cancers  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Researchers have successfully solved a longstanding problem in the diagnosis of head and neck cancers. The researchers used artificial intelligence to develop a new... more
Madagascar's unique dugongs in danger  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Scientists have used historic DNA to discover some of the highest-risk populations of the endangered dugong are so genetically distinct, losing them would be the equivalent of losing a species of elephant. more
New approach enables the body to produce specific antibodies  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
Researchers at KU Leuven in Belgium have developed a technique to make sheep produce new antibodies simply by injecting the DNA building blocks. more
Math shows why animals can see at night  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
By combining mathematics with science, an interdisciplinary team found how changes in the shape of DNA structure affect the nuclei of nocturnal animals. Their findings could help explain how nocturnal animals, such... more
Ccrystal structure of DNA-stabilized silver nanocluster  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Nanoclusters are little 'heaps' of a few atoms that often have interesting optical properties and could become useful probes for imaging processes in areas such as biomedicine and diagnostics. Researchers have introduced a nanocluster of 16... more
Gene coding error likely responsible for rare form of inherited 'short telomere' disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
By combing through the entire genetic sequences of a person with a lung scarring disease and 13 of the person’s relatives, Johns... more
Determination of the crystal structure of a DNA-stabilized silver nanocluster  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Nanoclusters are little "heaps" of a few atoms that often have interesting optical properties and could become useful probes for imaging processes in areas such as biomedicine and... more
Little heaps of silver, all wrapped up  nanowerk · 1 week
Determination of the crystal structure of a DNA-stabilized silver nanocluster. more
All of YouTube in a single teaspoon: Storing information in DNA  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Researchers at the Technion–Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa and the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya have demonstrated a significant improvement in the efficiency of the process... more
Can a DNA construction kit replace expensive antibody medication?  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers have developed a technique to make sheep produce new antibodies simply by injecting the DNA building blocks. The study in animals with a similar size as humans brings us... more
Scientists Find Significant Amount of Eel DNA in Loch Ness  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
An international team of researchers has announced the results of investigations into the environmental DNA (eDNA)... more
Chicken study reveals that environmental factors, not just chance, could drive species evolution  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In the version of evolutionary theory most of us are familiar with, randomly occurring variation in traits, caused by mutations in our... more
Study explores role of mediator protein complex in transcription and gene expression  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Did you know that the DNA in any cell of the human body—or any organism for that matter—contains the genetic information required to develop... more
Date palms picky about bacterial partners  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Bacterial DNA sequencing analyses show date palms that are cultivated over a vast stretch of the Tunisian Sahara Desert consistently attract two types of growth-promoting bacteria to their roots, regardless of the location. This finding could... more
Forensic proteomics, a new tool for crime labs and anthropology  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
DNA evidence has revolutionized forensic science in the past few years, cracking open cold cases and bringing both convictions and exonerations. The same techniques help archaeologists and anthropologists... more
All of YouTube in a single teaspoon: Storing information in DNA  nanowerk · 1 week
Researchers have demonstrated a significant improvement in the efficiency of the process needed to store digital information in DNA. more
Loch Ness Contains No 'Monster' DNA, Say Scientists  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
A scientific survey of the waters of Loch Ness found it contains no traces of "monster" DNA at all, adding weight to the already-likely prospect that "Nessie" doesn't really exist. more
Metal-organic framework nanoribbons  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The nanostructure of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) plays an important role in various applications since different nanostructures usually exhibit different properties and functions. In this work, the authors reported the preparation of ultrathin MOF nanoribbons by using metal hydroxide nanostructures as... more
Scientists identify genetic components of left-handedness  MNT · 2 weeks
In a genetic analysis of 400,000 people, scientists have, for the first time, identified four DNA regions associated with left-handedness. more
Role of cancer protein ARID1A at intersection of genome stability and tumor suppression  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The ARID1A tumor suppressor protein is required to maintain telomere cohesion and correct chromosome segregation after DNA replication. This finding indicates that... more
Medical News Today: Scientists identify genetic components of left-handedness  MNT · 2 weeks
In a genetic analysis of 400,000 people, scientists have, for the first time, identified four DNA regions associated with left-handedness. more
Typhoid toxin accelerates cell aging to enhance killer infection  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists have revealed how the typhoid toxin works to hijack DNA repair machines and accelerate the aging of cells, a breakthrough that could pave the way for new strategies to... more
Largest-ever ancient-DNA study illuminates millennia of South and Central Asian prehistory  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers analyzed the genomes of 524 never before-studied ancient people, including the first genome of an individual from the ancient Indus Valley Civilization. Insights answer longstanding... more
New method for imaging biological molecules  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have developed a new method for creating images of molecules in cells or tissue samples. The method is based on the use of DNA snippets and is called DNA microscopy. more
New method for imaging biological molecules  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, together with colleagues from Aalto University in Finland, have developed a new method for creating images of molecules in cells or tissue samples. The method is based on the use... more
Scientists reveal how typhoid toxin works to accelerate aging of cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Scientists have revealed how the typhoid toxin works to hijack DNA repair machines and accelerate the aging of cells, a breakthrough that could pave the way... more
Presence of fungal DNA in the fetal human gut  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A recent human study has discovered the presence of fungal communities in the fetal gut. The study marks the first of its kind to observe fungal DNA in this developmental... more
New method for imaging biological molecules  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Researchers have developed a new method for creating images of molecules in cells or tissue samples. The method is based on the use of DNA snippets and is called DNA microscopy. more
Largest-ever ancient-DNA study illuminates millennia of South and Central Asian prehistory  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The largest-ever study of ancient human DNA, along with the first genome of an individual from the ancient Indus Valley Civilization, reveal in unprecedented detail the... more
Molecular basis and biological function of variability in spatial genome organization  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
The complex three-dimensional organization of genomes in the cell nucleus arises from a wide range of architectural features including DNA loops, chromatin domains, and higher-order compartments.... more
Mysterious Indus Valley People Gave Rise to Modern-Day South Asians  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
The first-ever ancient DNA from the long-lost Harappan Civilization is revealing intriguing hints about the Indus Valley. more
CRISPR-mediated live imaging of genome editing and transcription  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
We report a robust, versatile approach named CRISPR Live-cell fluorescent in situ hybridization (LiveFISH) using fluorescent oligos for genome tracking in broad cell types including primary cells. An intrinsic stability switch of... more
Loch Ness monster might just be a giant eel, say scientists  REUTERS · 2 weeks
Scotland's fabled Loch Ness monster could possibly be a giant eel, scientists said on... more
13th-Century Death Pit Reveals Murdered Family in the 'City Drowned in Blood'  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
DNA evidence from a 13th-century Mongol massacre revealed a tragic glimpse at a family of victims spanning three generations. more
Morphology of the Denisovan phalanx closer to modern humans than to Neanderthals  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
A fully sequenced high-quality genome has revealed in 2010 the existence of a human population in Asia, the Denisovans, related to and contemporaneous with... more
Human adenovirus type 26 uses sialic acid-bearing glycans as a primary cell entry receptor  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Adenoviruses are clinically important agents. They cause respiratory distress, gastroenteritis, and epidemic keratoconjunctivitis. As non-enveloped, double-stranded DNA viruses, they are... more
Livestock bones help date the earliest spread of millet grains outside China  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
New research uses DNA from the skeletal remains of sheep and goats to show that animals first domesticated in the Near East had reached... more
The argument for sexual selection in bacteria  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The evolutionary pressure to pass on DNA can produce behavior that otherwise makes no sense in a struggle to survive. Rams bash heads in fights over females; peacocks grow elaborate tail feathers that attract... more
DNA repair: Opening the hatch to heal the break  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have determined the structure of a key enzyme complex that is involved in DNA repair, and traced the cycle of conformational changes that it undergoes while performing its biochemical... more
Opening the hatch to heal the break  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
LMU researchers have determined the structure of a key enzyme complex that is involved in DNA repair, and traced the cycle of conformational changes that it undergoes while performing its biochemical function. more
The argument for sexual selection in bacteria  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The evolutionary pressure to pass on DNA can produce behavior that otherwise makes no sense in a struggle to survive. Rams bash heads in fights over females; peacocks grow elaborate tail feathers that attract... more
Our individuality is deeply encrypted in our DNA  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Providing a glimpse the hidden workings of evolution, a group of researchers have discovered that embryos that appear the same can start out with surprisingly different instructions. more
Fragmenting ions and radiation sensitizers  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The anti-cancer drug 5-fluorouracil (5FU) acts as a radiosensitizer: it is rapidly taken up into the DNA of cancer cells, making the cells more sensitive to radiotherapy. more
Undercover evolution: Our individuality is encrypted in our DNA, but it is deeper than expected  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Providing a glimpse the hidden workings of evolution, a group of researchers at UC Santa Barbara have discovered... more
Fragmenting ions and radiation sensitizers  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new study using mass spectrometry is helping piece together what happens when DNA that has been sensitized by the oncology drug 5-fluorouracil is subjected to the ionising radiation used in radiotherapy. more
Scotland's genetic landscape echoes Dark Age populations  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The DNA of Scottish people still contains signs of the country's ancient kingdoms, with many apparently living in the same areas as their ancestors did more than a millennium ago, a study shows. more
Body's ageing process accelerated by DNA changes  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
DNA changes throughout a person's life can significantly increase their susceptibility to heart conditions and other age-related diseases, research suggests. more
Genes reveal kinship between three victims of Mongol army in 1238 massacre  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and the Russian Academy of Sciences Institute of Archaeology have used DNA testing to prove... more
Direct microscopy imaging reveals details in DNA origami nanostructures  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Scientists are now able to see greater details of DNA origami nanostructures, which will lead to a greater understanding and control of their assembly for future applications. more
Mitochondrial DNA reveals unexpected ancestral connections  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Biochemists study life on a molecular level. So, as a biochemist, it made sense to investigate my own existence at that deepest of levels, which is why I had my DNA sequenced—my mitochondrial DNA, or mtDNA,... more
Direct microscopy imaging reveals details in DNA origami nanostructures  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory are now able to see greater details of DNA origami nanostructures, which will lead to a greater understanding and control of... more
DNA methylation closely linked to telomere length  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Aging is associated with multiple disease conditions. Recently it has been found that many of these illnesses are linked to the length of the telomeres at the ends of every chromosome. Telomere length (TL)... more
Cell-free DNA detects pathogens and quantifies damage  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A new study presents a technique to identify viruses and bacteria in the human body and quantify injuries to organs by using dead fragments of DNA, called cell-free DNA, that roam throughout the bloodstream... more
New insight about bacteria within grapevine-killing crown gall tumors  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Scientists have mapped the DNA of bacteria found within a chronic disease affecting grapevines, a feat they hope will ultimately help protect the multibillion-dollar grape industry that produces juice, jelly,... more
Using bacteria from hot springs, biochemist studies RNA splicing in humans  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
About 70 percent of the human genome doesn't code for anything. When it's transcribed to RNA—the instructions our cells follow when they make proteins—most of the... more
Cell-free DNA identifies pathogens and quantifies injuries to organs  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A common problem in diagnosing infectious disease is that the presence of a potential pathogen in the body does not necessarily mean the patient is sick. This can be particularly... more
Researchers gain new insight about bacteria within grapevine-killing crown gall tumors  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Scientists have mapped the DNA of bacteria found within a chronic disease affecting grapevines, a feat they hope will ultimately help protect the multibillion-dollar grape industry... more
Biological 'Rosetta Stone' brings scientists closer to deciphering how the body is built  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Every animal, from an ant to a human, contains in their genome pieces of DNA called Hox genes. Architects of the body,... more
Biological 'rosetta stone' brings scientists closer to deciphering how the body is built  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Every animal contains in their genome pieces of DNA called Hox genes. Architects of the body, these genes are keepers of the... more
Plant diversity and endemism in China: Unreachable locations and diverse microclimates  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers have embarked on a treasure hunt into China's biodiversity hotspots, including the descriptions of 23 species previously unknown to science and new insights into the... more
Plant diversity and endemism in China: Unreachable locations and diverse microclimates  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A new issue of the scholarly, open-access and peer-reviewed journal PhytoKeys focuses on the Chinese biodiversity hotspots and their substantial role in understanding the country's unique... more
DNA vaccine for tick-borne disease ‘SFTS’ confers protection against lethal infection in ferrets  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A KAIST research team reported the development of a DNA vaccine for Severe Fever with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome Virus (SFTSV) which completely protects... more
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