An enzyme called chondroitinase ABC that regrows damaged nerve tissue in animals has been too unstable for human use. New work could change things.
Sept. 8, 2020 • ~6 min
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One enzyme may determine whether human development starts correctly. The discovery could help explain why some fertilization fails.
April 3, 2020 • ~3 min
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A new technique called genetically targeted chemical assembly reprograms cells to build artificial structures to carry out functions inside the body.
March 23, 2020 • ~4 min
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"...we really need new structural classes of antibiotics that have never been contaminated by clinical resistance from established antibiotic classes."
Aug. 2, 2019 • ~7 min
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"We were surprised by the dramatic differences between the old mice that received the eNAMPT of young mice and old mice that received saline as a control."
June 17, 2019 • ~6 min
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Mammals with starchy diets—us, dogs, and rats, as opposed to, say, hedgehogs and mountain lions—appear to have adapted, genetically, to stomach more carbs.
May 15, 2019 • ~8 min
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Studying E. coli at neutral pH in the lab might not give us a full sense of their powers against antibiotics.
April 15, 2019 • ~4 min
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