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biochemistry

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The veggie burger that bleeds like real meat

A biochemistry professor has invented a meat-free burger that looks and bleeds juice just like the beef you cook on your grill.

By October 12, 2014

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Jack the Ripper finally ID'ed? Skepticism meets author's claims

An armchair detective and a biochemist claim to have solved the mystery of the Ripper's identity through DNA testing a shawl. But some experts aren't convinced.

By September 8, 2014

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Can a foot cream really do battle with HIV?

A study has found that the antifungal drug Ciclopirox kills HIV in cell cultures -- and the virus doesn't bounce back when the drug is stopped. But the research has yet to be performed on people.

By September 24, 2013

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Glowing plants could act as biological night lights

A Kickstarter project promises to deliver seeds and plants that glow in the dark, thanks to synthetic biology and designer DNA sequences.

By April 29, 2013

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3D computer model helps screen millions of chemo drugs

The approach affords researchers a moving view of the structure of a protein thought to play a key role in causing chemo to fail.

By June 19, 2012

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Plucking cancer cells from blood via microfluidics

A new gadget can capture and culture circulating cancer cells shed by a tumor, providing important data about cancer progression and how patients respond to treatment.

By April 25, 2012

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Hot nanotubes blast chemo-resistant cancer cells into oblivion

These cancer stem cells are difficult to kill because they don't divide rapidly--a common behavior that most cancer treatments target.

By February 15, 2012

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DHS' X-ray scanners could be cancer risk to border crossers

Homeland Security is deploying X-ray scanners to inspect interior of vehicles crossing the border, according to documents obtained by a privacy group, raising new concerns about cancer and privacy risks.

By January 12, 2012

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Lasers could help biotag cancer cells

A breakthrough laser technology can discriminate between cancerous prostate cells and healthy bodily fluids, and ultimately help predict when cancer will metastasize.

By September 21, 2011

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Foldit game leads to AIDS research breakthrough

Gamers help biochemists understand the structure of a protein that is key to the growth of HIV in about 10 days.

By September 19, 2011