November 26, 2014

Synthetic Biology, Genetic Engineering and You: Two-Component Signalling Pathways as Elements in Synthetic Circuit Design

(Phys.org) —Two of the most exciting areas of science and technology, synthetic biology and genetic engineering, have just taken a step towards a brave new future in which large-scale synthetic biological circuits composed of bioengineered logic gates, orthogonal to (that … Read More

November 19, 2014

Two Sensors in One: Nanoparticles That Enable Both MRI and Fluorescent Imaging Could Monitor Cancer, Other Diseases

(Nanotechnology Now) – MIT chemists have developed new nanoparticles that can simultaneously perform magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and fluorescent imaging in living animals. Such particles could help scientists to track specific molecules produced in the body, monitor a tumor’s environment, … Read More

November 18, 2014

First Genetic-Based Tool to Detect Circulating Cancer Cells in Blood: NanoFlares Light Up Individual Cells if Breast Cancer Biomarker Is Present

(Nanotechnology Now) – Metastasis is bad news for cancer patients. Northwestern University scientists now have demonstrated a simple but powerful tool that can detect live cancer cells in the bloodstream, potentially long before the cells could settle somewhere in the … Read More

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