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Scientists use magnetic fields to remotely stimulate brain and control body movements

Scientists have used magnetism to activate tiny groups of cells in the brain, inducing bodily movements that include running, rotating and losing control of...

Impaired DNA replication can cause epigenetic changes inherited for several generations

Cell division is key for renewing the cells in our tissues and organs. There are two particular processes in which cell division is crucial:...

New approach makes it easier to find novel drugs

Scientists have created a new way of screening compounds that is more sensitive than existing methods, opening up the possibility of finding new drugs...

‘Origami organs’ can potentially regenerate tissues

Scientists and engineers have invented a range of bioactive 'tissue papers' made of materials derived from organs that are thin and flexible enough to...

Synthetic Genomics unveils digital-to-biological converter using digital DNA to print biologics

A team of researchers at Synthetic Genomics (SG) has unveiled a machine they call a digital-to-biological converter—it sends digitized information describing DNA, RNA or...

Bristol-Myers Squibb in $2.3B I-O biotech biobucks buyout deal

Bristol-Myers Squibb will pay $300 million upfront and up to $2 billion in biobucks for IFM Therapeutics and its new immuno-oncology approaches. The Cambridge,...

Scientists enlist baker’s yeast in a hunt for new medicines

One of the hardest parts in drug discovery is pinning down how a medicine actually works in the body. Despite modern technology, drug discovery still...

Cows produce powerful HIV antibodies

An unlikely hero has emerged in the quest to fight HIV: the cow. In a first for any animal, including humans, four cows injected...

Report: Pipeline of Alzheimer’s drugs ‘due for big victories’ in next 5 years

There are twenty-seven Alzheimer’s drugs in late-stage clinical trials and eight candidates in Phase II programs that could launch in the next 5 years. There...

Silk ‘micrococoons’ could be used in biotechnology and medicine

Microscopic versions of the cocoons spun by silkworms have been manufactured by a team of researchers. The tiny capsules, which are invisible to the...