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Pig cloning for organs

...be only a matter of months before they genetically engineer piglets without either copy of the GATA1 gene. The next step will be to test the organs by transplanting them into non-human primates. "We think if everything is successful with what we think are the major issues, in two to three years we'll be able ...

Bioengineering production strains - Microbia develops new methods

...entists at Microbia had used a systems approach to engineer the microbial circuitry that regulates metabolite production. He added that the scientists had illustrated how they develop the roadmap for these regulatory networks and once they pinpointed the key genes to be modulated, such as those contributing t...

Common Cold Found to Fight Cancer

...er.Researchers have now found a way to genetically engineer the common cold virus so that //it kills cancerous cells, while leaving healthy ones intact. They did this by modifying one gene, so the virus could grow in cancerous cells. However, they had to boost the activity of another gene to ensure that th...

Genetic Pills A Future Thought

...rtment called the endosome. A key step here, is to engineer lipids that can get the DNA out of the endosome and into the cell nucleus where most of the genetic material resides.Thus researchers conclude saying "What we're doing is reinventing a virus through chemistry "....

Common Cold Found to Fight Cancer Cells

Researchers have now found a way to genetically engineer the common cold virus so that it kills cancerous cells, while leaving healthy ones intact.// They did this by modifying one gene, so the virus could grow in cancerous cells. However, they had to boost the activity of another gene to ensure that the v...

Producing Vaccines from genetically modified crops

... that plants are inexpensive to grow as well as to engineer them to contain a gene for a pharmaceutical product and most importantly they could produce large quantities of drugs or vaccines at low cost. The project has yet to decide which plants to use but some of the plants most likely to be used include to...

Sleeping Boy Does A Rip Van Winkle

... Alok Manna, the boy's father who is a mechanical engineer posted at Jamshedpur, has taken him for treatment to Kolkata, Vellore in Tamil Nadu and Cuttack in Orissa but to no avail. The boy sleeps in a bed at his maternal uncle's house in Panskura like a comatose patient while his parents have run out of m...

Mechanical forces drive early heart development

A biomedical engineer sees the heart as a pump, plain and simple, a machine shaped by genetics and complex biomechanical forces.Larry A. Taber, professor of biomedical engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, has been probing the forces, stresses and deformation...

New form of ultrasonic vision

A ‘SONIC flashlight’ developed by a biomedical engineer at the University of Pittsburgh makes the human body seem translucent right in front of your eyes. The prototype device merges the visual outer surface of the patient’s skin with a live ultrasound scan of what lies beneath. It creates the effect of a...

Platelets May Be The Source Of Gene Regulations

...sing stem cells from human umbilical cord blood to engineer the precursor cell that forms platelets and platelets isolated from the blood of study subjects, the Utah researchers found that splicing also takes place in the cytoplasm of circulating platelets. The U researchers, who report their findings in th...

Scientists Consider About New Technology Called Nanotechnology

...easing knowledge of nanoscience and the ability to engineer new products and services, it would not be far before the entire history can be compressed inside our pockets or the life system extended by specially designed molecules that mimic the living systems. While doing so, caution has to be taken to ensure...

Man Survives 32 Deaths

A 49-year-old engineer Leslie Hackwell is reported to have died 32 times in a matter of 20 minutes after having suffered a heart attack on 12 July 2005.// Leslie Hackwell had to be resuscitated after the succession of cardiac arrests. He paid tribute to the medical practit...

Visually impaired prefer specially enhanced TV

... rehabilitation expert, Peli is also an electrical engineer and optometrist by training; he has devoted his career to creating and evaluating new technologies to help low-vision patients regain their ability to do these tasks. He sees hundreds of patients suffering from vision impairments caused by diseases...

Mice With Human Thought Processes Could Be Developed In The Future

...s// that it is technically possible to genetically engineer such mice with the currently available scientific techniques. It has now been found that human embryonic stem cells claimed to have innumerable health benefits can be made functional inside another experimental animal such as mice. Scientists from ...

Sunflowers Could Hold the Key to New Class of AIDS Drugs

...te stem rot' that destroys the crops. Agricultural engineer Claudio Cerboncini proceeded to isolate the substance that confers protection on the sunflowers that are resistant to this fungal disease. The substance was dicaffeoyl quinic acid, or DCQA. "Dicaffeoyl quinic acid can prevent the HI virus from reprod...

Muscle Derived Stem Cell Can Repair Damaged Cartilage

...m muscle tissue // of injured rats and genetically engineer the same to induce expression of a therapeutic protein (bone morphogenetic protein 4, BMP-4, capable of repairing damaged cartilage. It is possible that such a repair mechanism can be instituted in humans as well. There is currently no proper avail...

HIV combater available at home: yogurt!

...to show that you can actually take these bacteria, engineer them to express the drug, or the inhibitor of the HIV, and then have it still be active." As stated by Mr. Turpin, “It may be five, ten years, or it may never happen, but, basic science-wise, we now have the confidence that we can produce these pro...

Researchers Aim To Develop Next Generation Of Surgical Robots

A mechanical engineer at Purdue University is to build robots that could make an operating procedure less expensive and versatile to boot. Reserachers are also // thinking of incorporating tactile sensors into these robots so that delicate tissue can be better felt and co...

'Free for All'Chicken Delicacies at Old Delhi fest

...chicken and so joined in," said Shazeb, a software engineer who had come for Sunday prayers at the Jama Masjid. "They are not going to charge anything for the food," said Mohammed Sharif. "We had stopped eating chicken but will soon start because I think it is now safe to eat." "It is a Rs.300 billio...

Alternate ways to produce HAS from tobacco plants

Ms Alicia Fernández San Millán’s, an agricultural engineer has developed a technique which uses plastidial transformation which results in the production// of Human serum albumin (HSA) from tobacco plants. HSA is an intravenous protein most commonly used in the world for therapeutic needs. It is mainly use...

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