Scientists have created a compact and efficient gene-editing tool, called engineered AsCas12f, smaller than the common Cas9 enzyme. It was tested successfully in mice, demonstrating promise for treating genetic disorders like hemophilia. The key advantage is that it can be packed more efficiently into delivery systems, potentially advancing gene therapy for humans. However, further research is needed to establish safe and effective delivery methods.
Scientists have crafted novel macrocycles, composed of aromatic rings and amide bonds, that adeptly capture and transport anions. Their rigid structure compels hydrogen bond donors inward, forming a highly electropositive cavity ideal for anion binding. Moreover, these macrocycles can integrate into bio-membranes, facilitating anion transport across cell membranes. This breakthrough holds promise for treating conditions […]
Ever wondered why that supermarket steak looks so mouthwateringly red while the one at the back seems a bit, well, off? Turns out, the color of fresh beef is more than just aesthetics – it’s a scientific symphony playing out right before your eyes! Scientists are using high-tech tools like mass spectrometry and proteomics to […]
Did you know that there’s more to our DNA than just genes? Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are mysterious molecules that play a crucial role in our health and disease. But analyzing these tiny players has been a challenge, until now! Introducing the Firalink bioinformatics pipeline, a game-changer in the world of lncRNA research. This powerful […]