Focus on Biology2019-04-03T14:46:27+02:00
606, 2019

New Hope for Safer Treatments in Stem Cell Transplantation

New Hope for Safer Treatments in Stem Cell Transplantation New research shows that stem cell transplantation without radiation and chemotherapy may be possible, making cancer treatments easier, safer and more accessible to a broader range of patients. This procedure can save the lives of patients with cancer, especially patients [...]

2205, 2019

Marine Actinobacteria, the Microbial Pearl of the Sea

Marine Actinobacteria, the Microbial Pearl of the Sea While the sea is a host to ancient hidden treasures, perhaps the best treasure yet is a ticket to good health. With antibiotic resistance on the rise, scientists are looking for new microbes as a source for the development of new [...]

1605, 2019

SIRT6 Genes – The Elixir of Longevity

SIRT6 Genes The Elixir of Longevity For centuries people have been searching for ways to look and feel younger. While scientists haven’t exactly discovered a magical anti-aging potion, they have found SIRT6 genes that repairs broken DNA and can help us live longer and healthier lives. For a long [...]

1305, 2019

Antimicrobial Copper: a miracle metal in healthcare?

Antimicrobial Copper: a miracle metal in healthcare? The rise in antibiotic resistant pathogens and reduction in the discovery of new antibiotics is quickly becoming a world-wide health emergency that has led scientists to seek new alternatives to fight off deadly bacteria. Copper possesses antimicrobial properties that could make it [...]

2604, 2019

hD2R Neurons: can Brain Cells Beat Obesity?

hD2R neurons: can Brain Cells Beat Obesity? A recent study done on mice shows that brain cells not only help regulate memory, but can influence the body’s ability to restrain from eating when it is not beneficial. A natural mechanism in the brain that can curb the impulse to [...]

1904, 2019

The First Computer-Generated Bacterial Genome

The First Computer-Generated Bacterial Genome Life has been recreated in the lab…synthetically. Scientists in Switzerland have created the world's first fully computer-generated genome of a living organism with the help of a computer algorithm. The new bacterial genome, Caulobacter ethensis-2.0., has been added to the database of all known [...]