Tag: "folate" at biology news
Scientists genetically engineer tomatoes with enhanced folate content
...reals and crops for less developed countries where folate
deficiencies are a very serious problem." Folat...s the proof-of-concept for the natural addition of folate
to diet through enhancement of the folate
content of fruits and vegetables." The vitamin is commo...
Researcher gives hard thoughts on soft inheritance
...hers provided pregnant moms with varying levels of folate
and B vitamins, to affect DNA methylation. "The idea was : If you pump these pregnant moms up with these dietary supplements, you might be able to skew the DNA methylation patterns, and thus skew the way the mice come out at the end of the ...
Scientists develop nanotech-laser treatment that kills cancer cells without harming healthy tissue
...The researchers decided to coat the nanotubes with folate
molecules, which would only be attracted to diseased cells with folate
receptors. The experiment worked as predicted. Most of the folate-coated nanotubes ended up inside ...
DNA Molecules Used To Assemble Nanoparticles
...orming barbell shaped two-dendrimer complexes with folate
on one end and fluorescence on the other end. Folate receptors are over-expressed on the surface of cancer cells, so these dendrimer clusters would tend to flock to the diseased cells. The other end of the complex carries a fluorescent protein so th...