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Microscopic nano robot kills disease-causing bacteria inside the human body

‘Nano-robot’ built entirely from DNA

Nano-robot made from DNA can study cell processes invisible to the naked eye.
IVF treatment in a Petri dish, transferring embryo cell DNA

What is the science behind IVF failure?

Researchers find that IVF failure is commonly due to spontaneous errors in the early phases of cell division which causes so many human embryos to fail to develop.
DNA motors

Computerized DNA motors are moving molecular robotics to the next level

Researchers have developed DNA motors with the ability to sense and process chemical information – mimicking the basic properties of living cells
effects of nanoparticles

The effects of nanoparticles and the disruption of neural development

Ken Tachibana explores how the effects of nanoparticles on the environment and human body and brain have been left largely unexamined.
unlocking dark matter

Unlocking dark matter in our genome to fuel immune responses

Dr Helen M Rowe at the Centre for Immunobiology at the Queen Mary University of London looks towards unlocking dark matter for the potential to boost immune responses in humans.
Centre for Immunobiology

Helen Rowe Lab – studying genomic ‘dark matter’

The Helen Rowe Lab studies how genomic ‘dark matter’ function, regulates immune genes and interferons in normal human cells.
Administration of justice

From crime scene to courtroom: Advancing the fair administration of justice

National Institute of Justice forensic science research is strengthening the fair and impartial administration of justice, explains Jonathan McGrath, Senior Policy Analyst, National Institute of Justice, Office of Investigative and Forensic Sciences
brittle bone disease, exosome therapy

Exosome therapy for brittle bone disease

Pascale V Guillot, Associate Professor at University College London, investigates the possibility of exosome therapy for those living with brittle bone disease.
next generation sequencing, DNA

Next generation sequencing in tissues: Towards in situ multiomics

Recent years have seen an increase in techniques developed for spatial transcriptomics, enabling gene expression patterns to be uncovered within intact, three-dimensional tissues.
genome remodelling

Unlocking dark matter for genome remodelling

Dr Helen Rowe, Senior Lecturer in Epigenetics, outlines the significance of research into dark matter and genome remodelling
thai jasmine rice, farming

How DNA technology helps control the premium quality of Thai Hom Mali Rice

Professor Dr Apichart Vanavichit, at the Rice Science Center, explains how DNA technology can create a high-quality Thai Jasmine Rice.
dark genome, mental disorders

‘Dark genome’ research suggests better treatment for mental disorders

Researching DNA outside of our genes, analysing the ‘dark genome’, scientists have found evolved proteins which can distinguish between schizophrenia and bipolar disorders, improving diagnosis and treatment.
exposure nanoparticles

The long-term effects of exposure to nanoparticles

In toxicology & health science focus, Ken Tachibana, Sanyo-Onoda City University in Japan, walks through the long-term effects of exposure to nanoparticles
next-generation sequencing

How can next-generation sequencing create treatments for diseases?

In this ebook, we interview Dr Richie Kohman, Synthetic Biology Platform Lead at the Wyss Institute at Harvard, about his work with next-generation sequencing (NGS).
RNA viruses, chapel hill

What is a virus? An exploration for middle school students

Ann Matthysse, Department of Biology, University of North Carolina, explores what exactly a virus is, with a specific focus on RNA viruses and SARS-CoV-2.
plasticity in biology

Constancy & plasticity in biology – the central role of hierarchical causal models

Ute Deichmann of the Jacques Loeb Centre for the History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences at Ben-Gurion University, explores the role hierarchical causal models have on constancy and plasticity in biology.
marine biodiversity, environmental DNA

Scientists use environmental DNA to calculate marine biodiversity

This study, conducted across the last 20 years on the kelp forests of Santa Barbara, examined marine biodiversity via environmental DNA.
clinic, lightbench

Precision medicine: From bench to clinic

Here, we find out about Yourgene Health, a molecular diagnostics company with products and technologies that enable precision medicine in oncology from bench to clinic.
solid-state nanopores, big data

Resourceful solid-state nanopores: From blue energy production to big data processing

Jean-Pierre Leburton, and Olgica Milenkovic, Professors of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, discuss how big data processing via bio-sensing, and blue energy production revolutionise solid-state nanopores.
foetal development stage

How do environmental factors affect foetal development?

Associate Professor Ken Tachibana, discloses how prenatal ambient fine particle exposure disrupts DNA methylation and subsequent gene expression in the foetal development stage.

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