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Image of the Day: Hungry Hookworms
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Mar 26, 2018
Researchers discover anti-malarials called quinolones can halt the development of the parasites, offering a potential therapeutic avenue.
More Success Fixing Sickle Cell Gene with CRISPR
Kerry Grens | Nov 9, 2016
Researchers say they have sufficient in vitro and animal data to apply for human testing.
Many Evolutionary Paths Lead to Same Bird Trait
Anna Azvolinsky | Oct 20, 2016
Diverse genetic changes lead to remarkably similar hemoglobin adaptations of diverse bird species, a study finds.
CRISPR Corrects Sickle Cell-Causing Gene in Human Cells
Kerry Grens | Oct 13, 2016
Once implanted in mice, the edited stem cells produced normal hemoglobin.
Antimalarial Drug Mechanism Explained
Karen Zusi | Dec 29, 2015
Artemisinin targets multiple parasite proteins after being activated by the iron in heme cofactors.
CRISPR Corrects Blood Disorder Gene
Kerry Grens | Aug 5, 2014
Scientists use the genome-editing technique to fix a disease-causing mutation in human cell lines.
Clamping Cords Too Soon?
Kate Yandell | Jul 16, 2013
A review study indicates that clamping umbilical cords immediately after birth, rather than waiting a few minutes, may increase the risk of iron and hemoglobin deficiency in infants.
Mammoth Blood Gives Hope for Cloning?
Bob Grant | Jun 3, 2013
Some question the supposition that viable cells and DNA will be found in a remarkably preserved carcass, purported to harbor fresh muscle tissue and flowing blood.