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by biokit
Thu Sep 22, 2016 7:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dormant bacteria may be chief culprit of diseases
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Views: 1490

Dormant bacteria may be chief culprit of diseases

Recent DNA sequencing method reveals that, per milliliter of blood contains about 1,000 bacterial cells. These bacteria are usually dormant. But they can be woke up when the blood iron is made use of by bacteria and begin to secrete lipopolysaccharide (LPS). This molecule will cover on the cell wall...
by biokit
Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To use fluorescent proteins to conduct arrhythmia study
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Views: 1629

To use fluorescent proteins to conduct arrhythmia study

Stem cell-derived cell models play an increasingly important role in cardiac dysfunction studies. Researchers at Technical University of Munich (TUM) have successfully produced cells which are helpful to the studies of cardiac cell characteristics. Using glowing molecular sensors will not only make ...
by biokit
Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:30 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: To use Cas9 to edit genes
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Views: 2352

To use Cas9 to edit genes

Cas9, a naturally occurring protein in the immune system of certain bacteria, acts like a pair of molecular scissors to precisely cut or edit specific sections of DNA. The CRISPR-Cas9 system has been in the limelight mainly as a revolutionary genome engineering tool used to modify specific gene sequ...
by biokit
Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Inntags: new potential tools for innocuous protein tagging
Replies: 0
Views: 1469

Inntags: new potential tools for innocuous protein tagging

As we know that proteins and peptides of various sizes and shapes have been used since the early 80s to tag proteins with many different purposes, ranging from affinity purification to fluorescence-based microscopic detection in whole organisms. However, tagging strategies used nowadays run the risk...
by biokit
Wed Aug 24, 2016 8:30 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Researchers conduct to verify anti-aging proteins
Replies: 1
Views: 4831

Researchers conduct to verify anti-aging proteins

A research team from Harvard University said they found GDF11 protein could explain the beneficial effects of the young blood. They used to report that when animals get old, GDF11 concentration in blood will drop, while injecting GDF11 to old mice would partially reverse age-related thickening of th...
by biokit
Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:33 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Hypoxia is the key regulatory factor of cancer epigenetics
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Views: 2246

Hypoxia is the key regulatory factor of cancer epigenetics

Oxygen is the key factor affecting gene expression, and a regulatory approach which is better understood is called hypoxia inducible factor: when lacking for oxygen, the levels of these transcription factors in many cells increase, and the expression of many hypoxia-related genes is started. Recentl...
by biokit
Wed Aug 17, 2016 8:01 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Diet + exercise can decrease the speed of protein deposition
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Views: 2149

Diet + exercise can decrease the speed of protein deposition

A study from UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior found that a healthy diet, regular physical exercise and normal body mass index can reduce the in-vivo accumulation speed of Alzheimer's disease-related protein, which reduces the incidence of Alzheimer's disease. There are also o...
by biokit
Mon Aug 15, 2016 7:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scientists successfully suppressed the reproduction of HIV
Replies: 0
Views: 1283

Scientists successfully suppressed the reproduction of HIV

Scientists successfully suppressed the reproduction of HIV by freezing pores of protein coat! Scientists from the University of Cambridge at London and the Royal College of England successfully suppressed the reproduction of HIV by freezing the pores of protein coat. Viruses construct infectious DNA...
by biokit
Tue Aug 09, 2016 8:10 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Scientists release a new tool of virus research
Replies: 0
Views: 2322

Scientists release a new tool of virus research

Do you know that scientists release a new tool of virus research? On the basis of mass spectrometry analysis, scientists developed a new proteomics technology - QTV (quantitative temporal viromics). This technology can conduct systematic quantitative analysis on real-time dynamic condition of host a...
by biokit
Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:12 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Share new progress in development of vaccine for Alzheimer's
Replies: 0
Views: 2377

Share new progress in development of vaccine for Alzheimer's

Share a new progress in the development of vaccines for Alzheimer's disease with you! In a study which is published recently in the journal Scientific Reports, researchers from United States and Australia successfully targeted the brain pathology protein in the progression of Alzheimer's disease, ma...