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One Template, Two Peptides

One Template, Two Peptides

Scientists from the University of Tokyo have developed a method of reprogramming the genetic code such that a single mRNA template can yield two different peptides.

Vitamin A-Enriched Bananas Go On Human Trials

Vitamin A-Enriched Bananas Go On Human Trials

The orange colored pro-vitamin A-enriched banana could have a profound impact on vitamin A deficiency in East Africa.

Boost Your Brain With Puzzle Games

Boost Your Brain With Puzzle Games

Want to improve your mental finesse? Playing a puzzle game like Cut the Rope could just be the thing you need.

Treatment For Deadly Nipah On The Horizon

Treatment For Deadly Nipah On The Horizon

The monoclonal antibody m102.4 prevents death in primates infected with Nipah virus even when administered 5 days after infection.

“Virtual Water” Accounting Tracks China’s Supply

“Virtual Water” Accounting Tracks China’s Supply

A method of modelling “virtual water” in China has shown that water usage for agriculture can be reduced without compromising food security.

Genetic Landscape Of ‘Cantonese Cancer’ Mapped

Genetic Landscape Of ‘Cantonese Cancer’ Mapped

A study of over 100 nasopharyngeal cancer patients has uncovered the genetic basis of the disease and identified possible drug targets.

Stretchy Hydrogels Spur Tissue Engineering

Stretchy Hydrogels Spur Tissue Engineering

An electrically conductive hydrogel that can withstand repeated stretching and bending could lead to the development of the next generation of implantable devices.

Manipulating Proteins With Light

Manipulating Proteins With Light

Scientists from Korea’s IBS have developed a method of controlling protein functions without drugs that could have widespread applications in cancer and signal transduction research.

Helping Computers Perceive Gender

Helping Computers Perceive Gender

Scientists have developed a mathematical model based on 3D facial scans that enables computers to objectively perceive gender.

From Sri Lankan Elephants To Shoppers

From Sri Lankan Elephants To Shoppers

An approach originally developed to track Sri Lankan elephants has been applied to study consumer behavior.