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Image: Typical antibodies (left) unfold in the harsh environment of the cell. Camelid antibodies (right) are smaller and more stable (Photo courtesy of the Washington University School of Medicine).

Double Targeting Approach Increases Potential for Cancer Treatment with Oncolytic Viruses

Cancer researchers have used a double targeting approach to direct oncolytic viruses specifically to tumor cells where they reproduce until the cancer cells burst, releasing more viruses to infect and ultimately destroy the tumor.  More...
02 Mar 2015

New PCR Assay Rapidly Diagnoses Myotonic Dystrophy Gene Targets

In a proof-of-principle study, scientists have developed a conventional-PCR diagnostic test that specifically identifies myotonic dystrophy type 1 gene targets from whole blood samples in 15 minutes, obviating the need for prior DNA purification or concentration.  More...
01 Mar 2015
Image: Bacteriophage EFDG1 visualized by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) at a magnification of 20,000–30,000 times. Note that some phages are still bound to remains of the dead bacteria (Photo courtesy of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem).

Bacteriophage Therapy Eliminates Multidrug Resistant Bacterial Infections

Bacteriophage therapy has been shown to be an effective approach for treating infections caused by drug-resistant strains of the bacterium Enterococcus faecalis.  More...
01 Mar 2015

Study Suggests Language Delay Linked to Chromosome Deletion in Children with Neurological Disorders

A study found that children with neuro-developmental problems born with DNA duplications or deletions on part of chromosome 16, show measurable delays in their ability to process sound and language.   More...
25 Feb 2015
Image: In mice, mitochondria (green) in healthy (left) and Mfn1-deficient heart muscle cells (center) are organized in a linear arrangement, but the organelles are enlarged and disorganized in Mfn2-deficient cells (right) (Photo courtesy of the Rockefeller Press).

Cell Biologists Find That Certain Mitochondrial Diseases Stem from Coenzyme Q10 Depletion

A team of German cell biologists has linked the development of certain mitochondrial-linked diseases to depletion of the organelles' pool of coenzyme Q10 brought about by mutation in the MFN2 gene, which encodes the fusion protein mitofusin 2.  More...
25 Feb 2015

Nanovesicles Kill Human Lung Cancer Cells in Culture and in a Mouse Xenograft Model

Nanovesicles assembled from the protein Saposin C and the phospholipid dioleoylphosphatidylserine were shown to be potent inhibitors of lung cancer cells in culture and in a mouse xenograft model.  More...
24 Feb 2015
Image: Programmable, self-assembled DNA nanoswitches serve both as templates for positioning molecules, and as sensitive, quantitative reporters of molecular association and dissociation. The figure depicts gel electrophoresis separation of linear and closed loop DNA strands (Photo courtesy of Harvard Medical School).

Low Cost Platform for Studying Molecular Interactions Based on DNA Gel Electrophoresis

A novel platform for studying molecular interactions is based on the separation of linear and circular forms of DNA by gel electrophoresis.  More...
18 Feb 2015

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