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Open science for the modern scientific community
December 9, 2019 -- Today, at the 2019 American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB), European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) meeting, an important discussion took place surrounding the topic of open science. An esteemed panel of scientists, publishers, and regulators gathered to discuss where they see open access heading in the future.  Discuss
In vitro CRISPR system allows scientists to detect broad outcomes
December 6, 2019 -- As CRISPR technology advances, it is crucial to identify all unintended and potentially harmful changes introduced by gene-editing processes. A new study published in Communications Biology introduces a new system that details broad spectrum outcomes of gene-editing reactions in an unbiased fashion.  Discuss
Scientists identify chaperones as potential therapies for Parkinson's disease
December 5, 2019 -- Researchers from the University of Basel have identified the malfunctional relationship and master regulatory mechanisms between chaperone proteins and α-Synuclein occurring in Parkinson's disease. The findings were published in Nature on December 4.  Discuss
Scientists build artificial neurons to cure chronic disease
December 4, 2019 -- Scientists from the University of Bath have achieved a first-of-its-kind artificial neuron on a silicon chip that behaves like a real biological neuron. The technology, published on December 3 in Nature Communications, is intended to cure chronic diseases, such as heart failure or Alzheimer's disease.  Discuss
Scientists use antibodies to build nanostructures
December 3, 2019 -- Researchers from the University of Rome, Tor Vergata demonstrate a new model to control the construction of nanostructures using antibodies. The findings were published in Nature Communications on December 3.  Discuss
New microscopy technique helps scientists understand cancer growth and spread
December 2, 2019 -- Researchers from Duke Cancer Institute have developed a new technique to observe stem cell mutations occurring in colon cancer.  Discuss
Algorithm detects unknown anomalies in RNA-seq data
November 27, 2019 -- A new computational approach to analyzing gene expression data is presented by computational biologists from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and published in Cell Systems on November 27.  Discuss
New chemistry technique builds more precise nanoparticles
November 27, 2019 -- New research published in Nature Communications on November 27th demonstrates a new chemical technique that provides researchers enhanced control over the size and shape of nanoparticles used in drug delivery systems.  Discuss
A discovery of fungi – helping researchers identify new drugs
November 26, 2019 -- To address the need to identify new therapeutic targets, researchers at the Hubrecht Institute turned to fungi. The researchers tested secondary metabolites from over 10,000 fungi species and identified 34 biological active compounds with the potential to move to the next step of therapeutic drug development. The research was published in Scientific Reports on November 26.  Discuss
Designer DNA traps dengue virus
November 25, 2019 -- Researchers from Rensselear Polytechnic Institute have developed a new approach to trap the dengue virus, a close relative to the Zika virus, in the bloodstream using innovative nanotechnology. The technique was published in Nature Chemistry on November 25.  Discuss
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