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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:  sciencedailyJun 11th, 2021

Mouse Sperm Thrived Despite Six Years of Exposure To Space Radiation

In the longest biological experiment on the International Space Station yet, freeze-dried mouse sperm remained viable after nearly six years in space. Exposure to space radiation didn't seem to harm the sperm's DNA or the cells' ability to produce he.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 12th, 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

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

Study confirms safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccination in people with cancer

In a review of 200 patients with a wide spectrum of cancer diagnoses, researchers found that after full vaccination, 94 percent of patients overall demonstrated seroconversion, which was determined by the presence of antibodies to the SARS-CoV-2 spik.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsJun 10th, 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

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

Fingerbot Plus has more pressing power to make dumb appliances smart

The Fingerbot Plus can activate almost any switch and turn any regular device into a smart device......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated 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

Could naked mole rats hold key to curing cancer and dementia?

Scientists say naked mole rats—a rodent native to West Africa—may hold the key to new treatments for degenerative diseases such as cancer and dementia......»»

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

Spilled water on your laptop? Here’s how to fix it

You've just spilled water on your laptop. What now? Turn your system off right away, and then follow these steps. If you're lucky, you might be able to save it......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

A mitochondria-targeted fluorescent probe for cisplatin

NUS chemists have developed a mitochondria-targeted fluorescent probe for real-time imaging of clinically important anticancer drug cisplatin in live cancer cell models......»»

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

CLEAR study paves the way for novel electron-based cancer therapy

There are some cancer tumors that not even surgery, chemotherapy or traditional radiation therapy can cure. These resistant tumors contribute to making the disease one of the main causes of mortality worldwide, but the scientific community is teeming.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated 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