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Edible Seaweed Can Be Used To Grow Blood Vessels In The Body

When we have small wounds on our skin or muscles they can usually heal by themselves. But in deeper wounds – such as those in diabetic patients or in muscle tissue after a heart attack – repair is more difficult. These sorts of issues often require more serious treatments, and may eventually need amputation or […]

Synthetic Protein Offers Better Control For Immunotherapy

Researchers have developed a novel tool that offers a means of control over engineered cells, and it comes from a seemingly unlikely source: the hepatitis C genome. In combination with a widely available antiviral medication, the new system offers a highly specific way to turn engineered cells on and off, with an existing, proven medication. […]

3D Bioprinting Could Be The Next Pharmaceutical Revolution

Body organs such as kidneys, livers and hearts are incredibly complex tissues. Each is made up of many different cell types, plus other components that give the organs their structure and allow them to function as we need them to. For 3D printed organs to work, they must mimic what happens naturally – both in […]

Organelle-localized Self-assembly Of A Peptide Amphiphile

A new method to target the mitochondria of a cancer cell has been developed by researchers affiliated with the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology(UNIST). The research team expects that their study could pave way for new generation of anti-cancer drugs. In-situ assembly of amphiphilic peptides with accompanying cellular functions inside a living cell […]

Encoding Unique Fluorescent Profiles Enables Microbiota Strain Distinction

Gut microbes play a variety of roles in health and disease, but there has been a dearth of tools to investigate the relationship between microbial activity and host physiology. Two new studies in mice have now overcome this hurdle, making it possible to simultaneously visualize multiple bacterial strains in the gut by making them express […]