Genetics & Molecular Biology

Gene Editing Can Now Be Done Inside The Body

Crispr-Cas9 genome editing is one of ...

Article - Mark Pierce - Oct 18 2022 - 6:06pm

Zafirlukast: Myristoylglycine Metabolite Research May Pave The Way To Convert White Fat Cells To Brown

A metabolite that converts white fat cells (sometimes called “bad” fat) to brown fat (“good” fat) cells could lead to treatment metabolic conditions like cardiovascular disease plus lifestyle-preventable things like type 2 diabetes. Obesity is best treated ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 19 2022 - 9:52am

The Genetic Drivers Of Longevity In Mice, Humans And Worms

Since the dawn of civilization, people have searched for the secret to long life. ...

Article - Mark Pierce - Oct 21 2022 - 8:30am

I Made Smirnoff Vodka Concede Its Non-GMO Label Is Just A Marketing Gimmick

Smirnoff, the vodka brand owned by Diageo of Great Britain, recently undertook an ad campaign starring celebrities Ted Danson and Jenna Fischer touting how they are gluten-free and non-GMO. Wow, healthy vodka. Who knew that was possible? ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Oct 27 2022 - 9:59am

Syn3: This Synthetic Bacteria Is The Smallest Mobile Lifeform Ever (Artificially) Created

To help try and understand the evolution and origins of cell motility, researchers have created the smallest mobile lifeform ever.  Scientists introduced seven proteins, believed to be directly involved in allowing Spiroplasma bacteria to swim into a synth ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 30 2022 - 4:37pm

Phages: Scientists Create New Natural Weapon Against Bacterial Contamination And Infection

A new process uses harmless viruses that eat bacteria to form microscopic beads that can safely be applied to food and other materials to rid them of harmful pathogens such as E. coli. Though tiny, each bead is about one third the width of human hair, the ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Dec 7 2022 - 9:40am

Diet And Disease: Trying To Predict Effects Of Nutrients On Cancer Cells

Food is not medicine, anyone claiming it is medicine is selling you something, like a diet plan, but nutrients can impact cancer cells. How that applies consistently is unknown so a new tool hopes to create an exploratory method using mice. Mice don't ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 27 2023 - 9:32am

Fall Armyworm And Maize: If We Want Africa To Feed Itself, Europe Has To Stop Penalizing Them For Using Science

Thanks to the fall armyworm, nearly all of Africa's maize crop is in jeopardy, finds a new study.  The new projection was made using 3,175 geo-tagged occurrences and factoring in physiological and climatological requirements to geographically assess i ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Jan 31 2023 - 10:33am

Antioxidant Supplements Are Not Science But CoQ In Mitochondria Is

Since the 1960s, antioxidant supplements have been promoted as a miracle cure and that has never been true- preventing oxidation too much would be as bad as not preventing enough- but luckily few supplements make coenzyme Q bioavailable at all. Evolution c ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 1 2023 - 3:04pm

Antioxidants: Imidazole Dipeptides Found In Beef, Pork And Chicken

Imidazole dipeptides have been been linked to beneficial effects such as relieving fatigue and, with far less credibility, preventing dementia, and a new study has found that 2-oxo-imidazole-containing dipeptides (2-oxo-IDPs), which have one more oxygen at ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 21 2023 - 10:56am