Role of RNA Methylation elucidate in Drug Resistance by Leukemia Cells

Results of a current study elucidate the roles of RNA 5-methylcytosine (RNA:m5C) and RNA:m5C methyltransferases (RCMTs) in the formation of detached chromatin structures that modulate 5-Azacitidine (5-AZA) response or resistance in leukemia cells.Azacitidine is a chemical analogue of the nucleoside cytidine, which is present in DNA and RNA. It is thought to have anticancer stir…

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NASA idea to grow plants quickly back on Earth

The NASA research incriminated using the continuous light on wheat which provokes early procreation in the plants. Lee Hickey, Senior Research Fellow at University of Queensland (UQ) in Australia said that“By using speed breeding techniques in specially modified glasshouses we can sprout six generations of wheat, chickpea and barley plants, and four generations of canola…

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CRISPR genetic editing focus on RNA

SALK Institute for biological study, scientists (USA) has created a new tool that targets not DNA, but RNA. They used it to correct a protein imbalance in cells from a dementia patient and reinstate them to healthy levels. The new Salk tool, called CasRx, opens up and the huge potential of RNA and proteins towards…

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New method to improve crops

A team of University of Georgia researchers has developed a new way to breed plants with better traits. By introducing a human protein into the model plant species Arabidopsis thaliana, researchers found that they could particular activate silenced genes already available within the plant. Using this method to enlarge variety among plant populations could serve…

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Skin Swap With Genetically-Modified Grafts

Doctors have replaced the majority of a patient’s damaged skin using genetically-modified grafts. In 2015; a seven-year-old boy was admitted to a German hospital with lesions and blisters across nearly his entire body. He suffered from a unrivaled genetic condition called junctional epidermolysis bullosa (JEB) that prevents the epidermis, the outermost layer of our skin,…

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Human Embryo Gets CRISPR Treatment

In just a few short years, the gene-editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 has infiltrated biology labs around the world. This summer, scientists working in a U.S. lab announced they’d used CRISPR to modify viable human embryos, which were kept alive just a few days. The research is a first in the United States, though scientists in China…

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Reducing Beta-secretase Reverses Alzheimer’s Disease in facsimile

Employing a complex series of mouse models, a team of neurological disease researchers showed that reducing the level of the enzyme beta-secretase (BACE1) could reverse the clinical indication of Alzheimer’s disease (AD).An important element in the disease process in AD is the accretion of amyloid beta (Abeta) protein. To form Abeta, amyloid precursor protein (APP)…

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China’s First GM Rice Gets U.S. FDA assent

A genetically modified (GM) rice product developed by a group of Chinese scientists has acquired the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval, the first such Chinese product allowed to enter the US market. However, neither China nor the US has approved mass cultivation of the rice amid low acceptance from the Chinese public for…

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