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Molecular machinery that makes potent antibiotic revealed after decades of research

February 3rd, 2019 at 11:10 am » Comments Off

Discovery by Rutgers and other scientists could lead to new antibiotics and anticancer drugs The 3D structure of McbBCD, an enzyme (protein) that makes the potent antibiotic microcin B17 from a smaller protein known as a peptide, as revealed by X-ray crystallography. The red spheres show chemical “cycles” formed by the enzyme that are required […]

We can now grow perfect human blood vessels in a lab

February 3rd, 2019 at 11:02 am » Comments Off

The latest game changer in diabetes research might not be a new drug or a therapy. Instead, it could be a system of human blood vessels virtually identical to the ones currently transporting blood throughout your body. What makes these blood vessels special is that they are the first ones grown in a lab — […]

Giving poop is the new giving blood

February 2nd, 2019 at 2:03 pm » Comments Off

  A side effect of donating blood is the self-satisfaction in knowing that you’ve done your duty to help save a life. The whole process only takes about 15 minutes and you’re rewarded with a juice box and free cookies. While giving blood is super important—and always will be—if you really want to go the […]

Face-scanning A.I. can help doctors spot unusual genetic disorders

January 26th, 2019 at 2:29 am » Comments Off

  Facial recognition can help unlock your phone. Could it also be able to play a far more valuable role in people’s lives by identifying whether or not a person has a rare genetic disorder, based exclusively on their facial features? DeepGestalt, an artificial intelligence built by the Boston-based tech company FDNA, suggests that the […]

Bio-Printers are churning out living fixes to broken spines

January 26th, 2019 at 1:19 am » Comments Off

A new study showed that 3D-printing a spinal cord implant, shown here, restored movement in injured rats.UCSD JACOBS SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING FOR DOCTORS AND medical researchers repairing the human body, a 3D printer has become almost as valuable as an x-ray machine, microscope, or a sharp scalpel. Bioengineers are using 3D printers to make more […]

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