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Researchers engineer probiotic yeast to produce beta-carotene

Researchers have genetically engineered a probiotic yeast to produce beta-carotene in the guts of laboratory mice. The advance demonstrates the utility of work the researchers have done to detail how a suite of genetic engineering tools can be used to modify the yeast.

Apr 12th, 2021

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What is mRNA?

mRNA, the messenger molecule that's been in every living cell for billions of years is the key ingredient in some COVID-19 vaccines.

Apr 9th, 2021

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Inspired by cartilage

The clever addition of lipids to water-based hydrogels makes them excellent lubricants for biomedical uses.

Mar 23rd, 2021

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Mystery protein helps COVID-19 avoid immunity

A team of HIV researchers, cellular biologists, and biophysicists banded together to determine the atomic structure of a certain protein thought to help SARS-CoV-2 (the coronavirus that causes COVID-19) evade and dampen the response from human immune cells.

Mar 23rd, 2021

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