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Biotech

MIT Develops a Synthetic Gene Circuit to Trigger Immune System Attack...

MIT researchers have developed a synthetic gene circuit that triggers the body’s immune system to attack cancers when it detects signs of the disease....

DBV peanut allergy vaccine fails trial, but analysts say don’t write...

DBV Technologies’ peanut allergy vaccine missed the mark—by a whisker—in a phase 3 trial but is still at least 50:50 for FDA approval, say...

Chemical

Diagnostics

Doubling up on ‘junk DNA’ helps make us human

 Doubling up on some DNA may have helped make humans human — including giving us uniquely human diseases. DNA that doesn’t produce proteins may be especially...

Superbugs may meet their match in these nanoparticles

Antibiotics may have a new teammate in the fight against drug-resistant infections. Researchers have engineered nanoparticles to produce chemicals that render bacteria more vulnerable...

New Human Protein-Based Surgical Glue Seals Wounds in 60 Seconds

A biocompatible and highly elastic hydrogel sealant can effectively seal wounds in shape-shifting tissues without the need for common staples or sutures, a new...

Geophysics