Category: Techniques

Picking Out Patterns

t takes a trained eye to determine whether you’ve succeeded in turning a skin cell into a stem cell, or to distinguish between two related cell populations based on a handful of their surface...

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Blood Stem Cells Grown in the Lab

Two teams of scientists have generated blood stem cells by reprogramming either human or mouse cells. In both cases, these hematopoietic stem cells successfully produced blood cells when implanted into mice. “This is important...

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LAMP shines a light on Zika virus

Rapid and simple assays to detect infectious agents are key to tracking emerging epidemics. Chotiwan et al. describe a loop-mediated amplification (LAMP) assay that detects Zika virus RNA in human biofluids such as serum...

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Countering chemo’s effects on fertility

Conventional chemotherapy with DNA-damaging agents has helped countless cancer patients become cancer survivors. This successful outcome is sometimes accompanied by long-term side effects, however. In young female patients, for example, the alkylating agent cyclophosphamide...

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Sickle Cell Disease

Sickle cell disease is caused by an alteration in a single DNA base, but its clinical manifestations are influenced by other genes and behavioral and environmental factors. Recent findings may indicate an acceleration in...

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CRISPR Corrects Duchenne-Causing Mutations

Researchers have been studying the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing system as a potential therapeutic tool to modify or delete pathogenic sequences within the human genome. Now, using a more recently discovered system, CRISPR-Cpf1, researchers have demonstrated...

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Streaming Movie Problemos (2017)

Problemos (2017) Director : Eric Judor. Writer : Noé Debré, Blanche Gardin. Release : May 10, 2017 Country : France. Production Company : Albertine Production. Language : Français. Runtime : 80 min. Genre :...

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