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When it comes to treatments for constipation, the options aren't plentiful, nor are they always particularly effective. Help may be on the way, however, in the form of genetically-engineered bacteria... Continue Reading Bacteria engineered to treat constipation Category: Medical Tags: Bacteria Genetic engineering Mayo Clinic Microbiome Treat
A team of researchers at MIT has produced a new system that combines engineered bacteria that can detect intestinal bleeding with an ingestible electronic circuit that can wirelessly send a signal to a computer. .. Continue Reading Genetically engineered bacteria lets ingestible sensor monitor gut health Category: Medical Tags: Bacteria MIT Sensors Related
Swatting at mosquitoes is a great start, but if we really want to cut down on the hundreds of millions of malaria cases they cause every year, we're going to need some more effective weapons. Now, researchers from Johns Hopkins have used the CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing tool to engineered mosquitoes that are highly resistant to the malaria parasite, by deleting one specific gene...Continue Readin
Scientists have revealed that a simple genetic tweak to overexpress a single protein in crops could result in the plants needing up to 25 percent less water to produce a regular yield. It's hoped the breakthrough research will lead to a new generation of water-efficient agriculture that helps communities grow more food in areas struggling with drought and climate change...Continue Reading Cro
Cancer has been winning the arms race agains the immune system for too long, but scientists are developing plenty of new weapons to try to turn the tide. One key technique is to supercharge T-cells – the foot-soldiers of the immune system – to better detect and kill tumors, and a new trial at the Children's Research Institute has delivered promising results, keeping cases of Hodgkin's lymphom
Imagine recruiting a strain of gut bacteria to help target and kill cancer cells in your colon? A team from the National University of Singapore (NUS) is doing exactly that - genetically modifying a common type of gut bacteria so it locks onto colorectal cancer cells and turns a substance found in broccoli into a cancer-killing toxin...Continue Reading Genetically engineered probiotics to tur
Bacteria are nature's little workhorses, but their repertoire has its limits. Now, a Caltech team has bred bacteria that can make boron-carbon bonds, which were previously only possible in the lab. That new ability opens up the range of chemical compounds that bacteria could create, paving the way for easier and more environmentally-friendly production of drugs and other chemicals...Continue
The microscopic world inside our bodies can be pretty mysterious, but researchers from Columbia University have developed a technique that lets them send a spy in to see what's going on in there. The process is to essentially "bug" a bug, where bacteria are engineered to record what they interact with on their journey through the gastrointestinal tract, and even timestamp when those events oc
Bacteria can be great little workhorses, engineered to make better batteries, clean up waste plastics, combat cancer and even produce oxygen for the first human settlers on Mars. The problem is, we don't really know what the crafty critters could do if they were to ever escape from their intended environments – and let's face it, they probably will. To keep the bugs in check, scientists from
The field of xenotransplantation – implanting organs from one species into another – has accelerated dramatically since the discovery of the CRISPR gene editing tool a few years ago. Hurdles that previously seemed insurmountable are now not so daunting. The latest landmark development in the field comes from a team of scientists who successfully created genetically modified piglets free of 25


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