Using CRISPR technology, researchers are tracking the lineage of individual cancer cells as they proliferate and metastasize in real-time.
yesterday • ~10 min
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For some sand-dwelling plants, stickiness is a defense tactic that keeps predators at bay.
Jan. 20, 2021 • ~6 min
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Structural biologist Pamela Björkman shared insights into pandemic viruses as part of the Department of Biology’s IAP seminar series.
Jan. 19, 2021 • ~5 min
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As invasive species transform the world, frontline agencies take solace that species needing unique partners can’t invade alone. A new study on figs shows they may find new partners to invade anyway.
Jan. 19, 2021 • ~9 min
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MIT study sheds light on the longstanding question of why cancer cells get their energy from fermentation.
Jan. 15, 2021 • ~6 min
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Using this computational system, researchers can identify viral protein sequences that could make better vaccine targets.
Jan. 14, 2021 • ~8 min
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Robotic engineers from Harvard’s Wyss Institute and John A. Paulson School for Engineering and Applied Science have developed a laser-steering microrobot in a miniaturized 6 by 16 millimeter package that can be integrated with existing endoscopic tools.
Jan. 13, 2021 • ~6 min
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A biologist explains where proteins come from and what role the 20,000 or so proteins in your body play in keeping you alive and kicking.
Jan. 13, 2021 • ~5 min
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A symbiotic culture of specialized yeast and bacteria can generate tough materials able to perform a variety of functions.
Jan. 11, 2021 • ~5 min
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