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How cells measure themselves

How do cells measure themselves? Now we have an answer to this long-standing biological question......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyJun 11th, 2021

New discovery shows human cells can write RNA sequences into DNA

Cells contain machinery that duplicates DNA into a new set that goes into a newly formed cell. That same class of machines, called polymerases, also build RNA messages, which are like notes copied from the central DNA repository of recipes, so they c.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

Google Kills Measure, its AR-based Measurement-Taking App

The latest thing to be shuttered by Google is an app. AndroidPolice blog writes: Google's AR plans have changed over the years, from the standalone Project Tango to modern web-based efforts. But it's the AR-based Measure app that's the subject of tod.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

Pinpointing how cancer cells turn aggressive

As deadly as it is, cancer metastasis is a poorly understood process. A new study describes a cutting-edge tool for tracing the lineage and gene expression of thousands of individual metastatic cancer cells. Their findings open new angles for investi.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

How cells measure themselves

How do cells measure themselves? Now we have an answer to this long-standing biological question......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

Cells construct living composite polymers for biomedical applications

Biomedical engineers have demonstrated that a class of interwoven composite materials called semi-interpenetrating polymer networks (sIPNs) can be produced by living cells. The approach could make these versatile materials more biologically compatibl.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Compound blocks SARS-CoV-2 and protects lung cells, study finds

Researchers report that Elovanoids, bioactive chemical messengers made from omega-3 very-long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, may block the virus that causes COVID-19 from entering cells and protect the air cells (alveoli) of the lung......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Memory biomarkers confirm aerobic exercise helps cognitive function in older adults

Until now, systemic biomarkers to measure exercise effects on brain function and that link to relevant metabolic responses were lacking. A study shows a memory biomarker, myokine Cathepsin B (CTSB), increased in older adults following a 26-week struc.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Not just a phase for RNAs

A phenomenon in which an RNA named NORAD drives a protein named Pumilio to form liquid droplets in cells, much like oil in water, appears to tightly regulate the activity of Pumilio. A new study suggests that such RNA-driven 'phase separation,' in tu.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Cholesterol metabolite induces production of cancer-promoting vesicles

Scientists studying the link between cholesterol and breast cancer report that a byproduct of cholesterol metabolism causes some cells to send out cancer-promoting signals to other cells. These signals are packaged in membrane-bound compartments call.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

OtterBox"s new battery pack keeps your Xbox controller synced while you hot-swap dead cells

The problem is that when your juice is depleted or you remove the Xbox controller's batteries (AA or rechargeable third-party power pack), the controller loses connection with the console. It's unavoidable—or is it?.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

How cells measure themselves

Ever since scientists discovered cells under the microscope more than 350 years ago, they have noted that each type of cell has a characteristic size. From tiny bacteria to inches-long neurons, size matters for how cells work. The question of how the.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

New method to measure milk components has potential to improve dairy sustainability

Present in blood, urine, and milk, the chemical compound urea is the primary form of nitrogen excretion in mammals. Testing for urea levels in dairy cows helps scientists and farmers understand how effectively nitrogen from feed is used in cows' bodi.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Cells construct living composite polymers for biomedical applications

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have demonstrated that a class of interwoven composite materials called semi-interpenetrating polymer networks (sIPNs) can be produced by living cells. The approach could make these versatile materials more bio.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Dracula Technologies turns ambient light into energy with printed solar cells

Internet of Things devices are proliferating, making daily tasks more convenient for many people—but that comes at cost. The United Nations expects the amount of e-waste created globally to reach 52.2 million metric tons this year, and a sizable po.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Injectable microspheres to repair failing hearts

Biodegradable microspheres can be used to deliver heart cells generated from stem cells to repair damaged hearts after a heart attack, according to new findings by UCL researchers. This type of cell therapy could one day cure debilitating heart failu.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

New method to untangle 3D cancer genome

Northwestern Medicine scientists have invented a new method for resolving rearranged chromosomes and their 3D structures in cancer cells, which can reveal key gene regulators that lead to the development of tumors, published in Nature Methods......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Rapamycin changes the way our DNA is stored

Our genetic material is stored in our cells in a specific way to make the meter-long DNA molecule fit into the tiny cell nucleus of each body cell. An international team of researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Aging, the CECAD Clust.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

Scientists explore lipid metabolism with simulations and experiments

In humans and animals, fat cells produce and store fat in special organelles, which are specialized subunits within the cell, called lipid droplets. The lipid droplets make up the largest part of the volume of these fat cells, also known as adipocyte.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

Understanding how catalysts age could optimize industrial use

PSI researchers have developed a new tomography method with which they can measure chemical properties inside catalyst materials in 3D extremely precisely and faster than before. The method has applications for science and industry. The researchers p.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

Researchers develop tool to aid in development, efficiency of hydrogen-powered cars

Widespread adoption of hydrogen-powered vehicles over traditional electric vehicles requires fuel cells that can convert hydrogen and oxygen safely into water—a serious implementation problem......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021