Recent Biotechnology News

Biotech News

Recent Biotechnology News offers reports about recent advances in biotechnology. This page may at times also provide links to interesting biotech articles on other websites.

A magnetic protein
Researchers think they may have discovered the protein basis of magnetic sensing in birds Read more …

glowing fingerprints

Glowing fingerprints
A new technique instantly visualizes fingerprints — and it makes them glow! Read more …

Not just a girl's best friend?
Australian researchers are using diamonds to get clear images of early-stage malignant tumors. Read more …

Hammerhead Shark

Hammerhead sharks
Scientists track their travels for the first time. Read more …

How will climate change impact leaf fall?
USGS scientists are studying how autumn leaf fall may be impacted by climate change. Read more…

A molecule-making machine:
New invention by University of Illinois chemists is like a 3-D printer at the molecular level Read more …

Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) and human origins
Analysis of mtDNA-related data suggests humans are derived from an ancient cross involving a female chimpanzee. Read more …

Electrofishing: A more selective way to kill invasives
A new study suggests that electric shock is a better way to cull non-native fish in small streams/ Read more...

Perfect focus through thick layers: Better vision for medicine?
In a first-of-its-kind demonstration, a team of researchers has developed a powerful technique to focus laser light through even the murkiest of surroundings. Read more…

More progress with GDF 11, anti-aging protein
Harvard researchers have shown that a protein, GDF 11, they previously demonstrated can make the failing hearts in aging mice appear more like those of young health mice, similarly improves brain and skeletal muscle function in aging mice. Read more…

University of Pittsburgh study: Treatment stimulates regenerative muscle growth in humans
Damaged leg muscles grew stronger and showed signs of regeneration in three out of five men whose old injuries were surgically implanted with extracellular matrix (ECM) derived from pig bladder, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Read more…

Woman undergoes uterus transplant, has baby
A Swedish woman is the first in the world to successfully deliver a child from a transplanted uterus. Read more …

Some not-so-recent biotechnology news (older articles):

3D x-ray film: Rapid movements in real time

Lactobacillus rhamnosus: Fighting heavy metals with yogurt

New hope against glioblastoma: Anti-psychotic medications

Lou Gehrig's Disease: A cure?

New digital camera: A bug's-eye view

Biofuel production: New advance

Whale shark conservation: Help from holiday photos

King Richard III found at last: Identity verified by DNA

Wearable cameras: New insights into lifestyles and health

Marine robots: Detecting endangered whales

New cardiac device

Cannabinoid synthesis deciphered

Planarians: Immortal worms defy aging

E4-ORF3: New cancer therapy?

Green batteries from a plant

A golden rule: New technique for fossils

Nucleosome structure: No evidence for 30-nm chromatin fibers

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