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Month: March 2020

Gene tweezers
Researchers have overcome a major limitation of the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing system, which should allow previously inaccessible parts of the genome to be edited with ease. What is CRISPR-Cas9? Clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR) is used in CRISPR-Cas9 and CRISPR-associated protein, a gene editing system that has created considerable excitement in the last...
Fatty bacon
A new study published recently in BMC Microbiology shows that both aging and dietary fat intake both can change the delicate balance of bacteria in the gut for the worse. The gut microbiome The microbiome describes the varied community of bacteria, archaea, eukarya, and viruses that inhabit our gut. The four bacterial phyla of Firmicutes,...
This month the Journal Club returns with a double helping of science! Dr. Oliver Medvedik will be hosting the Journal Club this month and covering not one, but two scientific publications. The first is the 2014 "A three-dimensional map of the human genome at kilobase resolution reveals principles of chromatin looping" paper [1]. We use...
We have had an update from the MitoSENS team at the SENS Research Foundation about MitoMouse backer rewards which were due to ship at the end of last month. All the items have been ordered, however, we will not be able to physically ship anything until we are allowed into the building. Due to the...
WHO logo
The World Health Organization has initiated a trial to test four treatments that may be effective against the global pandemic of COVID-19. The COVID-19 pandemic has swept around the globe, shutting down cities and bringing countries to a standstill as governments scramble to control its spread. Though many researchers are racing to develop a vaccine...
X10 Cellular ticking clocks
In this educational episode of X10, Giuliano discusses telomeres, which keep the coding regions of your DNA safe during replication, the role of telomerase in keeping them healthy, and telomere attrition, the hallmark of aging that depletes these vital safety structures. HELP SPREAD THE WORD Please connect with us on social media, like and share...