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Celebration to Commemorate Ocean Ridge Biosciences' Re-Opening at New Facility
Celebration to Commemorate Ocean Ridge Biosciences' Re-Opening at New Facility oceanrid Mon, 11/14/2016 - 12:41 Read more about Celebration to Commemorate Ocean Ridge Biosciences' Re-Opening at New Facility Ocean Ridge Biosciences (ORB), a leader in RNA profiling and biomarker discovery services, will celebrate a grand re-opening at its new location, 394 SW 12th Avenue, Deerfield Beach, Florida. The event will take place on Friday, November 18th, 2016 from 5:00PM to 8:00PM. Please read the PDF for more details
ORB Company News, 2016-11-14 17:41:06

Plants modulate accumulation of metabolites at organ level
Scientists have developed a computational metabolomic approach to measure metabolic diversity in different plant tissues, a new report outlines.
ScienceDaily, 2016-11-11 18:29:59

People who know about genetically modified food agree with science: They're safe
People who know about genetically modified food agree with science, that they're safe. On the other hand, those who know plenty about global warming are cautious about the science that says humans cause the phenomenon, a new study shows. Furthermore, the study showed some people still make what researchers call "illusionary correlations," such as "genetically modified foods cause autism."
ScienceDaily, 2016-11-09 23:19:06

Model predicts elimination of GMO crops would cause hike in greenhouse gas emissions
A global ban on genetically modified crops would raise food prices and add the equivalent of nearly a billion tons of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere, a study shows.
ScienceDaily, 2016-11-08 16:57:14

Changing cell behavior could boost biofuels, medicine
A computer scientist has developed a way to coax cells to do natural things under unnatural circumstances, which could be useful for stem cell research, gene therapy and biofuel production. A research team has designed an algorithm, called NetSurgeon, that recommends genes to surgically remove from a cell’s genome to force it to perform a normal activity in a different environment or circumstance.
ScienceDaily, 2016-11-07 21:07:51

Faster diagnosis of sepsis pathogens
Microbial pathogens can be diagnosed unambiguously and within just 24 hours by means of high-throughput sequencing of their genetic makeup and special bioinformatics evaluation algorithms. Researchers have validated this in a clinical study with sepsis patients.
ScienceDaily, 2016-11-03 15:51:54

Chemists create clusters of organelles by mimicking nature
Scientists have succeeded in organizing spherical compartments into clusters mimicking the way natural organelles would create complex structures. They managed to connect the synthetic compartments by creating bridges made of DNA between them. This represents an important step towards the realization of so-called molecular factories.
ScienceDaily, 2016-11-02 12:00:03

Scientists flip molecular switches to distinguish closely related immune cell populations
The cornerstone of genetics is the loss-of-function experiment. In short, this means that to figure out what exactly gene X is doing in a tissue of interest—be it developing brain cells or a pancreatic tumor—you somehow cut out, switch off or otherwise destroy gene X in that tissue and then watch what happens. That genetic litmus test has been applied since before people even knew the chemical DNA is what makes up genes. What has changed radically are the tools used by biologists to inactivate a gene.
ScienceDaily, 2016-11-01 13:37:29

NIH researchers unveil new wound-healing role for protein-folding gene in mice
Bethesda, Md., Thur., October 27, 2016 - National Institutes of Health researchers have identified a novel role for a gene known as heat shock protein 60 (Hsp60), finding that it is critical in tissue regeneration and wound healing. Researchers found that topical treatment of an Hsp60-containing gel dramatically accelerates wound closure in a diabetic mouse model. The study was published online today, October 27, in the journal npj Regenerative Medicine.
National Human Genome Research Institute, 2016-10-27 17:00:00