Life Scientist > Molecular Biology

Inhibiting MERTK gene treats fibrosis in multiple organs

08 April, 2024

New research confirms the role of MERTK in multiple organ fibrosis and could lead to the development of much-needed anti-fibrotic treatments.


A novel technique for creating human artificial chromosomes

02 April, 2024

The new method allows human artificial chromosomes to be crafted quickly and precisely, which will speed up the rate at which DNA research can be done.


New England Biolabs NEBNext Enzymatic 5hmC-seq kit

01 April, 2024

NEBNext Enzymatic 5hmC-seq empowers researchers with the ability to unravel the complexities of epigenetic regulation, particularly the role of 5hmC in various biological processes and diseases.


Microgravity causes changes in gene expression rhythms

29 March, 2024

Astronauts exposed to microgravity experience changes to physiology, including immune suppression, increased inflammation, and reduced muscle mass and bone density.


CRISPR-Cas gene editing eliminates HIV in lab

21 March, 2024

Scientists deployed CRISPR-Cas molecular scissors and two gRNAs against 'conserved' HIV sequences, and achieved cure of HIV-infected T cells.


Protein biomarkers help predict dementia 15 years in advance

15 February, 2024 by Lauren Davis

A new study adds to the growing body of evidence that measuring levels of certain proteins in the blood of healthy people could accurately predict dementia.


Seer Proteograph automated platform for proteomic studies

07 February, 2024

Seer has released what it describes as the first and only automated platform for proteomic studies that enables sampling across the entire plasma proteome's wide dynamic range.


Gene therapy restores hearing in deaf children

01 February, 2024

Researchers utilised an adeno-associated virus (AAV) to 'carry' a version of the human OTOF gene into the inner ears of the patients.


Next-gen genomics reveals diversity of Indigenous Australians

16 January, 2024

Researchers identified more than 160,000 structural genetic variants, which is more than any previous population-level long-read study to date.


COVID-19 causes epigenetic scars in the lung

29 November, 2023

COVID-19 causes profound epigenetic changes in the lungs of patients who have died from the disease, particularly affecting genes related to hyperinflammation and fibrosis.


OGT SureSeq Myeloid MRD Panel

15 November, 2023

The SureSeq Myeloid MRD Panel is claimed to represent a substantial improvement on conventional flow cytometry and qPCR methods of detecting measurable residual disease (MRD) in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) samples.


Yeast with a >50% synthetic genome created in the lab

10 November, 2023

Researchers have combined over seven synthetic chromosomes that were made in the lab into a single yeast cell, resulting in a strain with more than 50% synthetic DNA.


AdipoGen Life Sciences latrunculins

02 November, 2023

Latrunculins are cell-permeable marine toxins that have been shown to strongly affect actin polymerisation.


OGT GeneSpect Somatic Reporter

01 November, 2023

Users of SureSeq myeloid panels can now benefit from insightful tertiary reporting for all myeloid malignancy content and variants.


Renting linked to faster biological aging, study finds

31 October, 2023

Renting your home has a stronger link to faster 'biological aging' — the cumulative damage to the body's tissues and cells — compared to unemployment or being a former smoker.


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