June 14, 2017

Industry News

  • New CRISPR technique skips over portions of genes that can cause disease
    on August 16, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    In a new study in cells, researchers have adapted CRISPR gene-editing technology to cause the cell's internal machinery to skip over a small portion of a gene when transcribing it into a template for protein building. Such targeted editing could one day be useful for treating genetic diseases caused by mutations in the genome, such as Duchenne's muscular dystrophy, Huntington's disease or some cancers. […]

  • How a 'jellyfish'-shaped structure relieves pressure in your cells
    on August 16, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    Scientists have solved the structure of a key protein that senses when our cells swell. […]

  • Novel sensors could enable smarter textiles
    on August 16, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    A fabric coating with thin, lightweight and flexible pressure sensors that can be embedded into shoes and other functional garments, sensors that can measure everything from the light touch of a finger to being driven over by a forklift. And it's comfortable to boot! […]

  • Human wastewater valuable to global agriculture, economics
    on August 16, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    It may seem off-putting to some, but human waste is full of nutrients that can be recycled into valuable products that could promote agricultural sustainability and better economic independence for some developing countries, says a new study. […]

  • Researchers are developing vaccines for human parasites
    on August 16, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    Researchers outline their lessons learned while creating vaccine candidates for hookworm and schistosomiasis. […]