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Researchers announce progress in developing an accurate, noninvasive urine test for prostate cancer

#alert 2020-02-28 05:00:00

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have made significant progress toward development of a simple, noninvasive liquid biopsy test that detects prostate cancer from RNA and other specific metabolic chemicals in the urine.... Read More

New platform for engineering ribosomes to \'cook new cuisines\'

#alert 2020-02-28 05:00:00

Researchers have created a method for cell-free synthesis and evolution of new ribosomes that can specialize in the synthesis of functional materials and therapeutics.... Read More

Rare disease in children: the key role of a protein revealed

#alert 2020-02-28 05:00:00

Professor Stéphane Lefrançois, a researcher at the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS), is working on Batten disease, a neurodegenerative genetic disease that primarily affects children. His research focuses on the most common form of the disease -- Batten CLN 3 -- which is caused by mutations in the protein of the same name and for which there is still no cure. They recently published findings about a key role played by protein CLN3 in the Journal of Cell Science.... Read More

KIST develops biofuel production process in cooperation with North American researchers

#alert 2020-02-28 05:00:00

Biofuel is often touted as a clean fuel, but the fact that it is made using food sources is a major drawback. To address this issue, there has been continuous research on the development of second-generation biofuels using lignocellulosic biomass. The Korea Institute of Science and Technology(KIST) recently announces that it has developed an effective biofuel production process through the KIST-UBC (University of British Colombia) lab program in Vancouver, Canada.... Read More

Advancing gene therapies: PIP pip hurray!

#alert 2020-02-28 05:00:00

A new compound has the potential to bind to DNA and activate genes, which could lead to new treatments for cancers and hereditary diseases. Zutao Yu, Ganesh Pandian Namasivayam, and Hiroshi Sugiyama of Kyoto Universitys Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS) collaborated with colleagues in Japan and the USA to design and test a compound that could target specific DNA sequences and recruit gene-modifying molecules. Their findings were published in the journal ChemComm.... Read More

Actin filaments control the shape of the cell structure that divides plant cells

#alert 2020-02-28 05:00:00

A Japanese research group using microscopic video analysis provides deeper insight into the mechanics of plant cell division. Their analysis shows that actin filaments control the shape of cell structures, called phragmoplasts, that create the partition between two dividing plant cells. The discovery is expected to lead to a better understanding of plant cell division mechanisms.... Read More

Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Mid-Indian Ridge

#alert 2020-02-28 04:04:14

A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, Mid-Indian Ridge (0 miles). The temblor was reported at 00:59:58/12:59 am (local time epicenter) at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Did you feel it? Leave a comment!... Read More

Middle East peace negotiator: Trump\'s plan is the most dangerous I\'ve seen

#alert 2020-02-28 04:01:58

It’s no coincidence that the US has succeeded in the peace process only three times.
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Minor earthquake, 3 mag was detected near Nome in Alaska

#alert 2020-02-28 03:57:14

A minor earthquake magnitude 3 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 141 km NE of Nome, Alaska (88 miles) The temblor was detected at 18:38:56/6:38 pm (local time epicenter) at a depth of 2.8 km (2 miles). How would you describe the shaking?... Read More

Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Lata in Solomon Islands

#alert 2020-02-28 03:50:28

A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 158 km SE of Lata, Solomon Islands (98 miles) on Friday. The temblor was picked up at 11:17:40/11:17 am (local time epicenter) at a depth of 210.05 km (131 miles). Did you hear creaking or other noises?... Read More
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