A new method allows the design and construction of nanometric cages using proteins. The structures are able to self-assemble inside cells and living beings. This protein “origami” could have applications in the development of new methods for administering drugs, vaccines, or molecular machines
Scars may fade, but the skin remembers. New research from The Rockefeller University reveals that wounds or other harmful, inflammation-provoking experiences impart long-lasting memories to stem cells residing in the skin, teaching them to heal subsequent injuries faster.
The results show the number of mutations driving cancer varies considerably across different cancer types
Findings Reported at ASHG 2017 Annual Meeting
Model developed at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory could reduce false positives and unnecessary surgeries.
Blow into the tube, please. In the future, the procedure will not just be used by police checking for alcohol intoxication, but also for testing the condition of athletes and for people who want to lose that extra bit of weight. A sensor developed by ETH researchers makes it possible to measure when the body starts burning fat with a convenient breathalyser.