Category Archives: Genomics

A Brain Database

December 2018 saw the publication of the first of many articles to use the NIH’s PsychENCODE initiative, a database of gene regulation and variation from over 2000 human brain samples. The database has been used to identify genetic mechanisms of

A Brain Database

December 2018 saw the publication of the first of many articles to use the NIH’s PsychENCODE initiative, a database of gene regulation and variation from over 2000 human brain samples. The database has been used to identify genetic mechanisms of

Targeted nucleic acid drug therapy by DNA manipulation

Researchers are developing a way to more efficiently deliver medication of the nucleic acid drug subtype by manipulating the lipid particles in cell DNA.  These drugs have been implicated in better treating not only viral infections, but also neurodegenerative disease

Targeted nucleic acid drug therapy by DNA manipulation

Researchers are developing a way to more efficiently deliver medication of the nucleic acid drug subtype by manipulating the lipid particles in cell DNA.  These drugs have been implicated in better treating not only viral infections, but also neurodegenerative disease

Growing human blood vessels In Vitro – a potential insight into diabetic vascular disease

Researchers at University of British Columbia have published a new study in Nature detailing their work in growing replicas of human blood vessels from stem cells and then transplanting the replicas into mice as fully functioning veins and arteries. The

Growing human blood vessels In Vitro – a potential insight into diabetic vascular disease

Researchers at University of British Columbia have published a new study in Nature detailing their work in growing replicas of human blood vessels from stem cells and then transplanting the replicas into mice as fully functioning veins and arteries. The

Smart Plants: Clearing the air of carcinogens

NIH has been conducting research into genetically modified houseplants that can remove VOC, or volatile organic carcinogens, from the air. The modified plants produce cytochrome P450 2E1, an enzyme which helps to clear toxins. The study has shown that the

Smart Plants: Clearing the air of carcinogens

NIH has been conducting research into genetically modified houseplants that can remove VOC, or volatile organic carcinogens, from the air. The modified plants produce cytochrome P450 2E1, an enzyme which helps to clear toxins. The study has shown that the

Novel imaging technique brings diagnostic potential into operating room

Researchers from University of Illinois have developed a new portable optical imaging system which can visualize the tumor microenvironment of human breast tissue shortly after being surgically removed in the OR. This technology can be used for tracking tumor progression,

Novel imaging technique brings diagnostic potential into operating room

Researchers from University of Illinois have developed a new portable optical imaging system which can visualize the tumor microenvironment of human breast tissue shortly after being surgically removed in the OR. This technology can be used for tracking tumor progression,

Three-Dimensional Bioprinting of Hepatic Structures with Directly Converted Hepatocyte-Like Cells

This study analyzed the efficacy of 3D bioprinting of hepatic structures within mouse models. The hepatic structures were created with a polymer scaffold imbedded with mouse-induced hepatocyte-like cells (miHeps). They wanted to determine whether there was greater expression of proteins

Three-Dimensional Bioprinting of Hepatic Structures with Directly Converted Hepatocyte-Like Cells

This study analyzed the efficacy of 3D bioprinting of hepatic structures within mouse models. The hepatic structures were created with a polymer scaffold imbedded with mouse-induced hepatocyte-like cells (miHeps). They wanted to determine whether there was greater expression of proteins

Easy to use 3D bioprinting technique creates lifelike tissues from natural materials

This article highlights the utilization of 3D printing to create lifelike organ models (such as blood vessels to supply gut or tumor cells) to be studied ex vivo. The researchers created such a design by printing a scaffold consisting of

Easy to use 3D bioprinting technique creates lifelike tissues from natural materials

This article highlights the utilization of 3D printing to create lifelike organ models (such as blood vessels to supply gut or tumor cells) to be studied ex vivo. The researchers created such a design by printing a scaffold consisting of