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Sydney Brenner, mRNA Discoverer, Dies
Sydney Brenner, mRNA Discoverer, Dies
Kerry Grens | Apr 5, 2019
One of the foremost molecular biologists of the 20th century, the Nobel laureate established C. elegans as a model organism, mapping its genes and development.
James Allison and Tasuku Honjo Win Nobel Prize
James Allison and Tasuku Honjo Win Nobel Prize
Ashley Yeager, Kerry Grens | Oct 1, 2018
The immunologists, honored with the 2018 award in Physiology or Medicine, pioneered immunotherapy, which harnesses the body’s immune system to fight cancer.
Extended spectrum of applications for centrifugation
Extended spectrum of applications for centrifugation
Eppendorf | Apr 3, 2019
Eppendorf has introduced the high-capacity fixed-angle Rotor FA-6x250 for up to 6 x 250 mL bottles. The Rotor FA-6x250 extends the application range of the large benchtop Centrifuges 5910 R and 5920 R, which encompasses harvesting of bacteria, algae and yeast, as well as mammalian cells, in vessels up to 250 mL. An additional area of application now includes plasmid DNA extractions and lysate clearance following cell lysis.
Genetic Risk Score Developed for Obesity
Genetic Risk Score Developed for Obesity
Kerry Grens | Apr 18, 2019
The tool weighs millions of variants to determine how susceptible a person is to becoming obese.
Image of the Day: Colorful Colonoids
Image of the Day: Colorful Colonoids
Chia-Yi Hou | Apr 18, 2019
Organoids grown from a mouse’s colon will be used to screen drugs for colorectal cancer.
FDA, New York Attorney General Go After Stem Cell Clinics
FDA, New York Attorney General Go After Stem Cell Clinics
Chia-Yi Hou | Apr 8, 2019
Warning letters and lawsuits attempt to regulate an industry providing treatments that may have serious health risks.
Circulation and Cell Function Revived in Dead Pigs’ Brains
Circulation and Cell Function Revived in Dead Pigs’ Brains
Chia-Yi Hou | Apr 17, 2019
Researchers develop a system to deliver synthetic blood to isolated brains hours after death.
Image of the Day: Aphid Nurses
Image of the Day: Aphid Nurses
Chia-Yi Hou | Apr 16, 2019
To their own detriment, aphid nymphs release body fluids that clot up a plant’s wound caused by insects predating on the gall where the colony lives.
Gene Therapy Effective for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency
Gene Therapy Effective for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency
Shawna Williams | Apr 17, 2019
Researchers report they’ve found a way to restore immune function in infants with one form of “bubble boy disease.”
Monkeys Genetically Edited to Mimic Human Brain Development
Monkeys Genetically Edited to Mimic Human Brain Development
Chia-Yi Hou | Apr 10, 2019
Rhesus monkeys engineered to express a human gene reportedly show delayed brain development and better short-term memory. Fellow scientists are raising ethical red flags.

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