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Scientists Hijack Bacteria To Ease Drug Manufacturing

July 7, 2022 by Esther Robards-Forbes

Scientists have created biosensors from bacteria that will help speed up analysis of drug manufacturing, harnessing microbes to help detect therapeutic molecules.

E. Coli bacteria


New Vaccine Advances Could Help Against More Viral Illnesses

March 14, 2022 by Marc Airhart

Some of the same researchers at The University of Texas at Austin who created a key to all coronavirus vaccines used in the U.S. have...

Image of researchers Ching-Lin Hsieh and Jason McLellan at a computer screen reviewing data


Dried Bacteria Could Revolutionize Testing, Laboratory Science

March 3, 2022 by Esther R Robards-Forbes

When you think of the type of labs driving biomedical discoveries, you may envision beakers and test tubes filled with a rainbow of chemicals, where...

Microscopic images of E.coli bacteria.


Unraveling How One of the Most Important Cell Types Form

February 14, 2022 by Esther R Robards-Forbes

Microscope image of cells


Ancient Cousins, New AI Could Reveal Clues About Causes of Birth Defects

January 11, 2022 by Colleen Mulvihill

Editor's note: Each December, the journal Science identifies one scientific discovery as its "Breakthrough of the Year." For 2021, this recognition went to...

researchers working in the Marcotte lab


Potential New Gene Editing Tools Uncovered

December 3, 2021 by Marc Airhart

illustration of a DNA strand