Tag Archives: Branches of biology

19Dec/16

Cells that refuse to die may spread cancer despite chemotherapy

Cells that undergo a near-death experience but refuse to die could be responsible for helping cancer spread in the body.
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22Nov/16

Scientists edit genome to cure sickle cell anemia

Researchers have proven that a new gene editing technique could pave the way towards a cure for sickle cell disease. The disease affects about 5 million people globally. About 75 percent of cases occur in Africa where at least 200,000 children are born with the disease every year.
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31Oct/16

HIV-infected South African children have rare resistance to AIDS

Scientists have discovered more than 100 African children who appear to be resistant to the human immunodeficiency virus.
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05Mar/16

Scientists find possible link between Zika and microcephaly

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine find potential links between Zika and microcephaly and hope lab-grown stem cells may be used to develop therapies to fight the virus.

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26Nov/15

Unlocking the pineapple’s secrets

The pineapple, enjoyed by people world-wide in slices, chunks, juice, piña coladas, and Hawaiian pizza, is finally giving up its genetic secrets.

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24Nov/15

Wearable tech to decode sign language

Biomedical engineers are developing a wearable technology capable of sensing the muscle movements used during sign language and translating them into English speech. Continue reading

17Nov/15

Caffeine exposure leaves bees buzzing

Plants are tricking honey bees into pollinating their flowers by producing caffeine, successfully tricking the flying insects into repeatedly returning, even if their nectar is of poor quality.
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