Biotechnology: Capturing CO2 in a bowl

The accidental discovery of a bowl-shaped molecule that pulls carbon dioxide out of the air suggests exciting new possibilities for dealing with global warming.

Biotechnology: Mechanism controlling neuronal migration

Understanding how neurons migrate to their proper place during brain development will offer insights into how malfunctions in the machinery cause epilepsy and mental retardation.

Biotechnology: Wastewater tracks drug use

A team of researchers has mapped patterns of illicit drug use across the state of Oregon using a method of sampling municipal wastewater before it is treated.

Biotechnology: Microbial gene language

A set of recently published articles describe how a universal language to describe genes is bringing benefits to the study of the microbial.

Biotechnology: Building memories with actin

Long term potentiation's actin reorganisation occurs in two stages that are controlled by different pathways, a discovery that helps explain why it is easy to encode new memories but hard to hold onto them.

Biotechnology: Predicting ovarian cancer morrtalities

Researchers found that survival among women with ovarian cancer is influenced by age of menarche and total number of lifetime ovulatory cycles.

Biotechnology: Influenza monitoring by the US military

Researchers describe a program that has repeatedly made notable contributions to global influenza control through close collaboration with CDC, FDA, the WHO, and many other partners.

Biotechnology: Carbohydrate acts as tumour suppressor

Scientists have discovered that specialised complex sugar molecules that anchor cells into place act as tumour suppressors in breast and prostate cancers.

Biotechnology deciphers bacterial communication

Even though there are millions of different kinds of bacteria with their own ways of sensing the world around them, bioengineers believe they have found a principle common to all of them.

Biotechnology: e- service could accelerate cancer research

The University of Manchester and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory's European Bioinformatics Institute have launched a major new e-science resource for biologists.

Biotechnology: Molecule that regulates heart size

Using zebrafish, researchers have identified and described an enzyme inhibitor that allows them to increase the number of cardiac progenitor cells and therefore influence the size of the developing heart.

Biotechnology study shows tamoxifen mechanisms

Researchers have identified a new feed-forward pathway linking oestrogen receptors in the membrane of the uterus to a process that increases local oestrogen levels and promotes cell growth.

Biotechnology: Immune system link to schizophrenia

Researchers have identified additional genes that confirm what scientists have long suspected - that the immune system may play a role in the development of schizophrenia.

Stem cell reverses memory decline, biotechnology news

A human growth factor that stimulates blood stem cells to proliferate in the bone marrow reverses memory impairment in mice genetically altered to develop Alzheimer's disease, researchers found.

Novel epigenetic markers of melanoma, biotechnology news

Scientists have mapped chemical modifications of DNA in the melanoma genome, finding new markers that will help develop more effective treatment strategies to fight this disease.

Biotechnology system predicts spread of H1N1

First-of-its-kind system rapidly evaluates global air traffic patterns to predict the international spread of infectious diseases.

Biotechnology hits with protein snapshot

Researchers have used nuclear magnetic resonance methods to determine the structure of the largest membrane-spanning protein to date.

MicroRNAs help control HIV, biotechnology study

Scientists have discovered that specific microRNAs reduce HIV replication and infectivity in human T-cells.

Biotechnology pinpoints enzyme against Parkinson's disease

An enzyme that naturally occurs in the brain helps destroy the mutated protein that is the most common cause of inherited Parkinson's disease.

Biotechnology insight into flatworm infection

Researchers have discovered an important new insight into how a commonly prescribed drug may work to treat those infected by a parasitic flatworm.






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