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Double Agents: Engineered Bacteria Tackle Pathogenic Biofilms in Mice
Mycoplasma pneumoniae with pathogenic genes replaced by biofilm-degrading ones enhance survival in a mouse model of ventilator-associated pneumonia.
Double Agents: Engineered Bacteria Tackle Pathogenic Biofilms in Mice
Double Agents: Engineered Bacteria Tackle Pathogenic Biofilms in Mice

Mycoplasma pneumoniae with pathogenic genes replaced by biofilm-degrading ones enhance survival in a mouse model of ventilator-associated pneumonia.

Mycoplasma pneumoniae with pathogenic genes replaced by biofilm-degrading ones enhance survival in a mouse model of ventilator-associated pneumonia.

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An artist’s rendering of a DNA-based virus trap, represented as gray rods in a short cone-shaped arrangement. One is coated with blue molecules, likely antibodies, that adhere to a virus target. Another image shows to traps coming together to capture a red coronavirus.
“Origami” DNA Traps Could Keep Large Viruses From Infecting Cells
Natalia Mesa, PhD | Jan 18, 2023 | 4 min read
By engineering structures out of DNA, scientists could potentially prevent larger viruses, like coronaviruses and influenza viruses, from interacting with cells.
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Novel Yeast-Assembly Technique Yields Living Materials
Natalia Mesa, PhD | Nov 23, 2022 | 3 min read
Researchers say structures made of the cells could potentially be used to clean up uranium from oceans, heal wounds, and more.
Artificial Organs: Innovating to Replace Donors and Dialysis
Artificial Organs: Innovating to Replace Donors and Dialysis
Deanna MacNeil, PhD | 4 min read
Scientists employ cutting edge tools and techniques to create artificial organs for research and disease therapeutics.
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Ten Years of CRISPR
Sophie Fessl, PhD | Jun 28, 2022 | 7 min read
This month marks ten years since CRISPR-Cas9 was repurposed as a gene editing system, so we’re looking back at what has been accomplished in a decade of CRISPR editing.
Paolo Macchiarini stands at a podium with a microphone
Paolo Macchiarini Found Guilty for Botched Surgery
Amanda Heidt | Jun 16, 2022 | 3 min read
The former thoracic surgeon was acquitted on two counts of intentional assault but convicted on a single count of felony bodily injury for a series of fatal procedures in the early 2010s.
Learn about innovations in tissue regeneration 
Stem Cell Engineering for Tissue Regeneration
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team | 1 min read
Innovative strategies drive stem cell repair of organ damage.
a skin-coated robot finger sits in a petri dish of culture media
Robot Finger’s Living Skin Stretches, Heals Like the Real Thing
Christie Wilcox, PhD | Jun 10, 2022 | 2 min read
Researchers in Japan have given a plastic robot finger a layered coating made from actual, living skin cells. Next, they aim to add hair and sweat glands.
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Patient Implanted with Live, 3D-Printed Tissue in Medical First
Shawna Williams | Jun 2, 2022 | 2 min read
An ear made from the person’s own cells was surgically attached in March, the company behind the technology says.
Making Scientific Strides in the Produce Aisle
Science Philosophy in a Flash - Making Scientific Strides in the Produce Aisle
Iris Kulbatski, PhD | 1 min read
Andrew Pelling shares how pursuing knowledge for its own sake breaks down interdisciplinary barriers and lays the foundation for ground-breaking research.
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Biotech Tries Manipulating the Skin Microbiome
Bianca Nogrady | Apr 18, 2022 | 8 min read
Researchers are revealing the complexity of the microbial community living on the body—and paving the way for new bacteria-targeting treatments for acne and other dermatological conditions.
Electrode array, with needle-like electrodes facing upward
Brain Implant Allows Completely Paralyzed Patient to Communicate
Natalia Mesa, PhD | Mar 24, 2022 | 4 min read
The patient, who has ALS, is able to communicate in complete sentences by deliberately altering his brain’s activity.
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In Love with the Shape of You: Physical Scaffolding Defines Organoid Patterning
Sejal Davla, PhD | 3 min read
Controlling a growing tissue’s shape achieves deterministic and uniform patterning in intestinal organoids.
Abstract graphene structures
Synthetic Organelles Let Researchers Control Cell Behavior
Catherine Offord | Nov 1, 2021 | 3 min read
A technique that reversibly bundles tagged cargo into artificial membraneless compartments gives scientists the ability to switch cell processes on and off.
The US Senate Chamber with the Capitol Building in the background.
US Senate Passes Bill for Nearly $250 Billion in Science Funding
Christie Wilcox, PhD | Jun 9, 2021 | 2 min read
The legislation, which now heads to the House, aims to ensure the country can compete with China technologically by supporting research and development over the next five years.
Building a Synthetic Biology Platform for Drug Delivery
Building a Synthetic Biology Platform for Drug Delivery
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team | 1 min read
Kate Adamala and Niren Murthy will discuss the latest advances in drug delivery using synthetic biology approaches.
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Artificial Heart Valves Grow with Lambs
Emma Yasinski | Mar 19, 2021 | 3 min read
Two of the implanted valves lasted a full year as the animals matured into adult sheep, demonstrating that it might be possible to treat children with valve replacements that grow along with them.
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2020 in Pictures
Amanda Heidt | Dec 18, 2020 | 2 min read
This year yielded stunning images of transparent human organs, apex predators, and the world’s response to the ongoing pandemic.
High Content Phenotypic Screening and Analysis Enhances Drug Discovery
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team | 1 min read
Molly Shoichet and Bridget Wagner discuss strategies for using phenotypic screening to identify novel agents against diseases such as cancer and diabetes.
Image of the Day: Biomimetic Arteries
Amy Schleunes | Apr 6, 2020 | 1 min read
A newly engineered synthetic blood vessel offers a novel platform for developing drugs that treat high blood pressure.
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