Antarctica is experiencing profound changes, with flowering plants, moss, and algae spreading due to rising summer temperatures. Record-low sea ice levels have also been observed. In 2022, Antarctica saw its most significant heatwave on record, with temperatures reaching 39 °C above normal. Climate change amplified this event by 2°C over the last century, and projections suggest a further 6°C increase by 2096, nearing melting point. As suitable land for plants expands, irreversible biodiversity loss and the invasion of foreign species become concerns. Scientists are urgently studying Antarctica’s ecosystems to protect them from the ongoing climate crisis.
🧬 Breaking Ground in Synthetic Biology! Scientists at The University of Manchester’s Manchester Institute of Biotechnology have achieved a groundbreaking feat—engineering a chromosome entirely from scratch for the world’s first synthetic yeast. As part of the Sc2.0 project, they’ve synthesized all 16 native chromosomes in common baker’s yeast and successfully combined six and a half […]
Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-T cells, although potent therapeutics, often face significant challenges in achieving their full efficacy. In this study, it is stated that the endocytic capability of the cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated antigen-4 (CTLA-4) cytoplasmic tail to revamp CAR functionality and significantly bolsters CAR-T cell effectiveness in live subjects. The molecular dynamics of reengineered CAR with […]
Researchers developed a gel-based system by embedding nanoparticles loaded with cancer drugs within a gelatinous matrix. This innovative approach enhances drug delivery to solid tumors. The gel is injected directly into the tumor site, allowing sustained and controlled release of the medication over time. The nanoparticles gradually release the drugs, targeting the tumor while minimizing […]