In lab tests, virus-like DNA structures coated with viral proteins provoke a strong immune response in human B cells.
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Researchers discover mysterious bacteria that break it down in the gut.
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Knocking out the immune cytokine IL-6 exacerbates symptoms in HD model mice, affects neural connection genes.
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Wei Hsi “Ariel” Yeh dedicated her research in chemistry to solving some of the vast genetic mysteries behind hearing loss.
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DNA-barcoded microbial spores can trace origin of objects, agricultural products.
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Drug compound, tested in mice, could be effective in treating the leading heritable cause of intellectual disability and autism.
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A new study takes the most comprehensive look to date at the connection between the ancestry and the molecular makeup of cancer.
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New CRISPR-based research tool delivers results in an hour; researchers share protocol and kits to advance research and move toward clinical validation.
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The CRISPR-based molecular diagnostics chip’s capacity ranges from detecting a single type of virus in more than 1,000 samples at a time to searching a small number of samples for more than 160 different viruses, including the COVID-19 virus.
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Study finds specific cells in the lungs, nasal passages, and intestines that are more susceptible to infection.
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