‘Assembly line’ tinkering lets yeast cells make drugs

Reprogrammed to behave like tiny factories, yeast cells make drugs.

Tom Abate-Stanford • futurity
Sept. 8, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: yeast genetic-engineering cells health-and-medicine medications

Team creates vesicles without any lipids

Scientists have created hollow, spherical sacks called vesicles by using protein and RNA, not lipids.

Charlotte Hsu-Buffalo • futurity
July 21, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: physics rna cells proteins science-and-technology

These cells spike before rheumatoid arthritis flare-ups

Newly discovered cells in the blood seem to indicate impending flare-ups of rheumatoid arthritis. Could they one day be a gauge of pain to come?

Katherine Fenz-Rockefeller • futurity
July 20, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: rheumatoid-arthritis cells health-and-medicine immune-systems joints blood-tests

Plants kill cells so they don’t pop

To stop their cells from exploding after a downpour, plants trigger them to self-destruct. Now researchers know more about how.

Marta Wegorzewska-WUSTL • futurity
June 18, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: water plants rain cells science-and-technology

2D nanosheets show promise for stopping cancer cells

Light-responsive biomaterials, such as the 2D nanosheets, "have a strong potential for developing the next generation of noninvasive, precise, and controllable medical devices."

Jennifer Reiley-Texas A&M • futurity
June 11, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: cancer nanotechnology light materials-science cells health-and-medicine

Computer models may make lab-grown meat cheaper

Lab-grown meat is still too expensive for the large scale, but computer models could make it cheaper, say researchers.

Matt Swayne-Penn State • futurity
May 22, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: sustainability food money cells meat featured earth-and-environment

The malaria parasite has its own internal clock

Understanding how the malaria parasite keeps time could help develop new weapons against a disease that kills a child every two minutes.

Robin Smith-Duke • futurity
May 15, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: malaria cells parasites health-and-medicine immune-systems

One protein eases problems when cancer cells divide

A protein that plays a vital role in cancer cell division could be a new target for drugs or treatments, researchers say.

Cecilie Krabbe-Copenhagen • futurity
May 12, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: cancer cells health-and-medicine mitosis

Nanoparticles enter living cells to gather cancer clues

A new imaging technique sends nanoparticles into living cells to reveal important information about cell structure—including how tumor cells physically change as they form a tumor.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
April 30, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: cancer nanotechnology cells health-and-medicine imaging-technology

Team captures cellular ‘muscle’ movement in detail

Cellular 'muscles' enable cells to exert forces outside of themselves and to propagate. Now, researchers have visualized their movement.

Peter Thorley-Warwick • futurity
April 12, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: cells proteins muscles science-and-technology imaging-technology

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