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Scientists use lipid nanoparticles to precisely target gene editing to the liver

The genome editing technology CRISPR has emerged as a powerful new tool that can change the way we treat disease. The challenge when altering the genetics of our cells, however, is how to do it safely, effectively, and specifically targeted to the ge.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgMar 1st, 2021

MIT scientists translated spider webs into music. It could help us talk to them

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have turned spider webs into music -- creating an eerie soundtrack that could help them better understand how the arachnids spin their complex creations and even how they communicate......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated News11 hr. 40 min. ago

RNA holds the reins in bacteria: Researchers observe RNA controlling protein synthesis

To better understand how RNA in bacteria gives rise to protein—and along the way, target these processes in the design of new antibiotics—researchers are turning their attention to the unique way this process happens in bacteria......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News12 hr. 40 min. ago

Reliably measuring whether rivers or lakes run out of air

Wastewater carries large quantities of organic substances into the rivers and lakes, leading to heavy growth of bacteria and oxygen deficiency. Measurement methods have so far been incapable of measuring this organic pollution precisely. A new method.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News12 hr. 40 min. ago

Plant biologists help develop guide for science outreach

What are scientists passionate about? What do they actually do, and why does it matter? Answering questions like these is often part of public outreach efforts that, through demystifying the world of science for non-scientists, can increase appreciat.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News12 hr. 40 min. ago

Are chemical pollutants altering the behavior of wildlife and humans?

International scientists from around the world are warning that chemical pollutants in the environment have the potential to alter animal and human behavior......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News12 hr. 40 min. ago

Interlayer exciton formation, relaxation, and transport in TMDs van der Waals heterostructures

Interlayer excitons in transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) van der Waals (vdW) heterostructures exhibit fascinating physics and hold great promise for developing excitonic devices. Scientists in China present a systematical and comprehensive over.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News12 hr. 40 min. ago

Scientists program microalgae"s "oil factory" to produce various oils

By combining the 'chassis' of an oil-producing microalgae with genes from a Cuphea plant, scientists from the Single-Cell Center, Qingdao Institute of BioEnergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), can turn the.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News12 hr. 40 min. ago

MIT startup Pickle raises $5.75M for its package-picking robot

There’s no doubt this past year has been a major watershed moment for the robotics industry. Warehouse and logistics have been a particular target for an automation push, as companies have worked to keep the lights on amidst stay at home orders and.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News15 hr. 8 min. ago

Will Future Electric Vehicles Be Powered by Deep-Sea Metals?

Mining companies and marine scientists want to know whether harvesting blobs of useful materials from the seafloor harms ocean life......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated News18 hr. 8 min. ago

The ocean urgently needs truly collaborative science between partners, scientists say

The ocean is at the heart of our planet. It provides many resources for those who live along its coasts and to the world as whole. To ensure a prosperous ocean now and in the future, marine research must offer clear recommendations based on represent.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News18 hr. 8 min. ago

Telescopes unite in unprecedented observations of famous black hole

In April 2019, scientists released the first image of a black hole in galaxy M87 using the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT). However, that remarkable achievement was just the beginning of the science story to be told......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News18 hr. 8 min. ago

"Polluter elite" needs to act first on climate change

A new report by the Cambridge Sustainability Commission on Scaling Behavior Change calls on policymakers to target the UK's 'polluter elite' to trigger a shift to more sustainable behavior, and provide affordable, available low-carbon alternatives to.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News18 hr. 8 min. ago

San Francisco Bay protection from costly disasters is being thrown away, scientists say

For more than 100 years after California's Gold Rush, developers and city leaders filled in San Francisco Bay, shrinking it by one-third to build farms, freeways, airports and subdivisions......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News18 hr. 8 min. ago

Ancient pottery reveals the first evidence for honey hunting in prehistoric West Africa

A team of scientists, led by the University of Bristol, with colleagues from Goethe University, Frankfurt, has found the first evidence for ancient honey hunting, locked inside pottery fragments from prehistoric West Africa, dating back some 3,500 ye.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 14th, 2021

Genetic Mistakes That Could Shape Our Species

Slashdot reader omfglearntoplay shares an excerpt from a BBC article that explores the new technologies that may have already introduced genetic errors to the human gene pool. The article starts by mentioning He Jiankui, a Shenzhen researcher who was.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsApr 14th, 2021

Reducing ocean acidification by removing carbon dioxide: Two targets for cutting-edge research

It is now widely recognized that in order to reach the target of limiting global warming to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels (as the objective of the Paris agreement), cutting the carbon emissions even at an unprecedented pace will not be.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

Novel guidelines help select optimal deconvolution method

Biomedical scientists are increasingly using deconvolution methods, those used to computationally analyze the composition of complex mixtures of cells. One of their challenges is to select one method that is appropriate for their experimental conditi.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

Silk moth"s diapause reverts back to ancestors" through gene editing

Diapause is a phenomenon in which animals and insects foresee changes in the environment and actively reduce metabolism, or halt regular differentiation and development. It is an adaptation strategy for adverse environments such as surviving winters,.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

Researchers streamline molecular assembly line to design, test drug compounds

Researchers from North Carolina State University have found a way to fine-tune the molecular assembly line that creates antibiotics via engineered biosynthesis. The work could allow scientists to improve existing antibiotics as well as design new dru.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

Scaling up genome editing in tiny worms

Understanding the effects of specific mutations in gene regulatory regions—the sections of DNA and RNA that turn genes on and off—is important to unraveling how the genome works, as well as normal development and disease. But studying a large var.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021