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Bizarre Bacterial Creations

In Uncategorized on November 3, 2006 at 10:41 pm

Anyone who has ever smelled E. coli bacteria knows that they smell bad. Putridly bad. So, a group of student bioengineers at MIT set out to sweeten the scent of this commonly used lab bacteria. The team constructed its creation from a collection of biological “parts”–bits of DNA that, when inserted into living organisms, can make the organisms glow, detect light, and perform a number of other unusual functions. The team will showcase its sweet-smelling bug this weekend at the International Genetically Engineered Machine competition (iGEM) at MIT, along with 37 other student groups from around the world.
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Nanotech Triple Threat to Cancer

In Health, nano on November 3, 2006 at 3:14 am

A new nanotechnology-based treatment developed by researchers at the University of Texas’s Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas could double the effectiveness of cancer drugs without increasing side effects, while allowing doctors to see immediately whether the treatment is working.
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Scientists grow liver from stem cells

In Uncategorized on November 3, 2006 at 3:11 am

NEWCASTLE, England, Oct. 31 (UPI) — British scientists have grown a liver from stem cells in the first step toward creating fully viable livers, perhaps within 10 years.
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