biotech

Bacterial magnetic nanoparticles: tools for biomedical applications?

Bacterial magnetic nanoparticles: tools for biomedical applications?

Researchers have now developed and optimised a process for the isolation and purification of magnetic nanoparticles from bacterial cells.

Breast cancer-on-a-chip tests immunotherapy drugs

Breast cancer-on-a-chip tests immunotherapy drugs

Researchers have successfully designed and tested a system for rapid testing of large numbers of potential immunotherapy drugs.

'Organs-on-a-chip' system sheds light on gut-brain connection

'Organs-on-a-chip' system sheds light on gut-brain connection

Researchers have developed an “organs-on-a-chip” system that replicates interactions between the brain, liver, and colon.

Genome-editing tool TALEN outperforms CRISPR-Cas9

Genome-editing tool TALEN outperforms CRISPR-Cas9

Experiments revealed that TALEN is up to five times more efficient than CRISPR-Cas9 in parts of the genome that are densely packed.

Nano-thin piezoelectrics advance wearables

Nano-thin piezoelectrics advance wearables

A new type of ultra-efficient, nano-thin material could advance self-powered electronics, wearable technologies and even deliver pacemakers powered by heart beats.

CRISPR to cure sickle cell disease

CRISPR to cure sickle cell disease

University of Illinois Chicago is one of the U.S. sites participating in clinical trials to cure severe red blood congenital diseases such as sickle cell anemia or Thalassemia by safely modifying the DNA of patients’ blood cells.

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