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Harvard’s Wyss Institute launches Torus Bio systems to develop, commercialize DNA nanotechnology

Harvard’s Wyss Institute launches Torus Bio systems to develop, commercialize DNA nanotechnology

The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University announced today that Cambridge, MA-based Torus BiosystemsTM, Inc., will develop and commercialize DNA nanotechnology developed at the Wyss Institute by Peng Yin and David Zhang.…

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Faculty receive funding to develop artificial intelligence techniques to combat Covid-19 

Faculty receive funding to develop artificial intelligence techniques to combat Covid-19 

Artificial intelligence has the power to help put an end to the Covid-19 pandemic. Not only can techniques of machine learning and natural language processing be used to track and report Covid-19 infection rates, but…

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Researchers demonstrate the production of viral parts within artificial cells

Researchers demonstrate the production of viral parts within artificial cells

Scientists searching for better diagnostic tests, drugs or vaccines against a virus must all begin by deciphering the structure of that virus. And when the virus in question is highly pathogenic, investigating, testing or developing…

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New Study Helps Model Atomically Precise Metal Nanoclusters

New Study Helps Model Atomically Precise Metal Nanoclusters

A field studying something very small is becoming very big: In the last decade, the field of nanoparticle research has exploded. At about one nanometer in size, nanoparticles are 100,000 times smaller than the width…

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Monash University researchers pave way for affordable immunotherapies

Monash University researchers pave way for affordable immunotherapies

Researchers from Monash University’s Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MIPS) are paving the way for accessible and affordable cancer treatment by using powerful nanoscale tools to overcome the high costs and long lead-times associated with one…

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AI Reads Protein Sequences to Fight COVID-19 

AI Reads Protein Sequences to Fight COVID-19 

Ahmed Elnaggar and Michael Heinzinger are helping computers read proteins as easily as you read this sentence. The researchers are applying the latest AI models used to understand text to the field of bioinformatics. Their…

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Artificial Red Blood Cells to Carry Oxygen, Drugs, and Work as Biosensors

Artificial Red Blood Cells to Carry Oxygen, Drugs, and Work as Biosensors

Manufacturing artificial red blood cells may turn out to be significant in treating a number of diseases and conditions. This has been tried in the past by a number of teams, but some important functions were missing…

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Using gene therapy to help the body to make its own cancer drugs

Using gene therapy to help the body to make its own cancer drugs

Imagine that we could instruct our bodies to make the drugs they need themselves. The gene technology that makes this possible is called mRNA therapy, which may become a major tool in the treatment of…

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New Technique Developed for Self-Assembling Nanostructures

New Technique Developed for Self-Assembling Nanostructures

A new technique has been developed by scientists at Carnegie Mellon University for self-assembling nanostructures with gamma-modified peptide nucleic acid (γPNA)—an artificial imitator of DNA. Such a process may have an impact on nanomanufacturing, and also on…

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2D Nanosheets can Advance Regenerative Medicine, Cancer Treatment

2D Nanosheets can Advance Regenerative Medicine, Cancer Treatment

Scientists in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University are developing new ways to advance the field of regenerative medicine and cancer treatment. They are developing a 2D nanosheet that is 1,000 times…

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