What is Synthetic Biology?

I was trained as a physicist, but fascinated with computers. After my PhD, I had my own individual aha moment of, what if we could program biology in much the…

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Virginia Tech Biological Systems Engineering 2020 Department Intro

Hey everyone I'm Kate and I'm Ben and we are representing the biological systems engineering department at Virginia Tech and we just wanted to explain a little bit about our…

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Today’s heat waves feel a lot hotter than heat index implies

If you looked at the heat index during this summer’s sticky heat waves and thought, “It sure feels hotter!,” you may be right. An analysis by climate scientists at the…

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Aging | New research: Volume 14, Issue 15

BUFFALO, NY- August 15, 2022 – Aging (abbreviated as “Aging (Albany NY)” by Medline/PubMed and “Aging-US” by Web of Science) published a new issue of the latest research on aging in Volume 14,…

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New chip could make treating metastatic cancer easier and faster

Cancer spreads via circulating tumor cells (CTCs) that travel through the blood to other organs, and they are nearly impossible to track. Now, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology…

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MU math specialists boost knowledge, confidence among elementary school students, teachers

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Whenever Corey Webel introduces himself to someone as a math educator, he inevitably receives a passionate story or two about an experience — usually negative — someone…

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Rhodiola rosea root might be beneficial for managing type 2 diabetes

A team of researchers led by the University of California, Irvine has discovered that treatment with an extract from the roots of the Rhodiola rosea plant might be effective for…

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The Faraday Institution and NREL sign MOU in support of US UK joint battery research

HARWELL, UK (15 August 2022) Leaders in energy storage research in the United Kingdom and the United States have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) establishing a cooperative relationship in…

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Sugar chain on cell surface directs cancer cells to die

A cytokine named TRAIL binds to TRAIL receptors and kills cancer cells, but not normal cells. Therefore, various anticancer drugs targeting TRAIL receptors have been developed and gained great attention…

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Scientists develop gel made from spider silk proteins for biomedical applications

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences have discovered that spider silk proteins can be fused to biologically active proteins and be converted into…

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