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Next-generation ALS drug silences inherited form of the disease in animal...

NIH-funded researchers delayed signs of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)in rodents by injecting them with a second-generation drug designed to silence the gene, superoxide dismutase 1...

New Chinese herbal medicine has significant potential in treating hepatitis C

Data from a late-breaking abstract presented at the International Liver CongressTM 2014 identifies a new compound, SBEL1, that has the ability to inhibit hepatitis...

It slices, it dices, and it protects the body from harm

An essential weapon in the body's fight against infection has come into sharper view. Researchers at Princeton University have discovered the 3D structure of...

Better RNA interference, inspired by nature

New MIT nanoparticles offer best-ever gene silencing, could help treat liver diseases. Inspired by tiny particles that carry cholesterol through the body, MIT chemical engineers...

Toddler: Previously unknown signal tells embryo cells to reorganize

Whether human or animal, vertebrate or invertebrate, nearly every creature begins life as a tiny clump of cells. Before those cells can begin blossoming...

What’s Old is New as Tiny Worms Reshape Biology Lab

When Bryn Mawr’s biology department was looking for a new laboratory lecturer, they hoped to find someone who could help change the introductory biology...

New genes spring from non-coding DNA

"Where do new genes come from?" is a long-standing question in genetics and evolutionary biology. A new study from researchers at the University of...

Walk like a transcription: DNA motor hobbles along nanotube

Researchers have created a new type of molecular motor made of DNA and demonstrated its potential by using it to transport a nanoparticle along...

Unusual suspects in hunt for RNA machines

DNA stores the information of life, proteins provide the action, and in between sits elusive RNA, which serves both as a database of information...

SlipChip Counts Molecules with Chemistry and a Cell Phone

In developing nations, rural areas, and even one's own home, limited access to expensive equipment and trained medical professionals can impede the diagnosis and...

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