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Hemophilia ‘cures’ are proving gene therapy really is all it’s cracked up to be

The latest example is hemophilia, and the incredible recent progress toward a cure (or cures) show just how much potential the field really has.About 1 in 5,000 males is born with Hemophilia A, which has to do with the function of the protein factor VIII, and 1 in 30,000 is born with hemophilia B, due to defective versions of factor IX.

How MIT’s new biological ‘computer’ works, and what it could do in the future

How MIT’s new biological ‘computer’ works, and what it could do in the future With a fully realized ability to program cell behavior as reliably as we do computer behavior, there’s no telling what biological computing could accomplish.In 2013, this same team designed the computing strain that preceded this one: a biological “state machine.

In mice, a possible means to counteract multiple sclerosis

In mice, a possible means to counteract multiple sclerosis In either case, the length of the cell, the connection between the in-point and the out-point, is called the axon.It is responsible for carrying signals over whatever distance the signal must travel to get to the next neuron, or its ultimate destination.

Scientists invent a new kind of nanoscale imaging for living cells

Scientists invent a new kind of nanoscale imaging for living cells They also move, and all that motion makes it practically impossible to get good high-resolution images of cells and what’s inside them.To get around this, a team of scientists from the University of Texas at Austin have put their heads together and demonstrated a whole different way of imaging cells, called “thermal noise imaging.

Drug-resistant bacteria tricked into dropping their shields become vulnerable once again

Drug-resistant bacteria tricked into dropping their shields become vulnerable once again In search of another way to manage the endless slog against antibiotic-resistant bacteria, scientists just figured out how to bait bacteria into developing an Achilles’ heel.Not all drug resistance works the same: It depends on the type of antibiotic the bacteria have evolved to resist.

Scientists create new fluorescent protein to monitor the cell cycle

Scientists create new fluorescent protein to monitor the cell cycle When you need new cells, they can be created through a process called mitosis, whereby a cell makes a copy of itself.A new technique from Stanford (PDF) allows the cell cycle to be observed with more precision than ever before.