Researchers map non-coding, ‘functional’ genome in maize during early reproductive development

Growth and development of all organisms depends on coordinated regulation of gene expression in time and space, and this is largely controlled by non-coding sequences in the genome. A major challenge in genomics-enabled crop improvement...

AI Promises to Accelerate Process Characterization

The Intensified Design of Experiment (iDoE) approach has the potential to significantly reduce the time needed for process development and characterization. “We’ve proved iDoE on a 20 L scale and compared it to a full...

Could success of Europe’s only cultivated GMO crop help ease public fear of biotechnology?...

The GLP Needs Your Help It is easier than ever for advocacy groups to spread disinformation on pressing science issues, such as the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. No, vaccines are not harmful. Yes, the use of...

New technology can sense the presence of toxic metals in the water supply

The new platform uses cell-free synthetic biology to test for 17 contaminants, including lead, copper, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics Tests cost pennies to make and minutes to work Researchers tested the platform in Paradise, California,...

Type 5 Collagen May Determine Amount of Scarring after Heart Attack

Researchers from UCLA say that work conducted in mice could explain why some people suffer more extensive scarring than others after a heart attack. Their  study ”Type V Collagen in Scar Tissue Regulates the...

NASA finds wind shear battering tropical storm Edouard

Credit: Credit: NASA/NRL The latest tropical storm in the Atlantic Ocean formed one day ago and was already being battered by wind shear. NASA’s Aqua satellite imagery...

Cell ‘membrane on a chip’ could help test potential drug candidates for COVID-19

Researchers have developed a human cell 'membrane on a chip' that allows continuous monitoring of how drugs and infectious agents interact with our cells, and may soon be used to test potential drug candidates...

Tomohiro Fujita wants to help Japan reach its potential in biotechnology – Chemical &...

Credit: Courtesy of Tomohiro Fujita Tomohiro Fujita in June 2018 Tomohiro Fujita is the proverbial person with a finger in every pie. Active in business, research, and academia, he is described by a peer as “the...

Protective antibodies identified for rare, polio-like disease in children

Credit: Purdue University image/Richard Kuhn WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Purdue University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison have isolated human monoclonal antibodies...

‘Fang’tastic: researchers report amphibians with snake-like dental glands

Utah State University and Butantan Institute scientists publish evolutionary findings in ‘iScience.’ Credit: Butantan Institute, Brazil LOGAN, UTAH, USA – Utah State University biologist Edmund ‘Butch’ Brodie, Jr....

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