Tags » Molecular Biology

Getting cytoplasm out of a single cell without killing it

It’s easy to see what cells are doing metabolically. Just take a million or so, grind them up and measure what you want. If this sounds crude to you, you’re right. 170 more words

Molecular Biology

A Troublesome Inheritance - IV -- Chapter 3

Chapter III of “A Troublesome Inheritance” contains a lot of very solid molecular genetics, and a lot of unfounded speculation. I can see why the book has driven some otherwise rational people bonkers. 1,260 more words

Molecular Biology

Old dog does new(ly discovered) tricks

One of the evolutionarily oldest enzyme classes is aaRS (for amino acyl tRNA synthetase). Every cell has them including bacteria. Life as we know it wouldn’t exist without them. 545 more words

Chemistry (relatively Pure)

Enrico Fasoli

Title: President, Chief Executive Officer
Company: Virtuo Medical Solutions LTD
Location: Abbadia Lariana LC, Italy
Notable Member

Health Care

And the Verdict Is...

Got a phone call from the immunologist today. The results of the genetic test are back in, and the Bruton’s (or X-linked) agammaglobulinemia has been switched to common variable immune deficiency. 323 more words

Role of Cyclin-D in Spread of Cancers

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have elucidated the role of a protein essential to regulating the progression of the cell cycle. 248 more words

Ivana De Domenico

How Gene Therapy Is Like a Weeble

By Anna Lau, PhD, Medical Writer

In 1963, at the dawn of the molecular biology age, Dr. Joshua Lederberg anticipated “the interchange of chromosomes and segments,” predicting that “the ultimate application of molecular biology would be the direct control of nucleotide sequences in human chromosomes, coupled with recognition, selection and integration of the desired genes…” His idea describes the basic principle of gene therapy. 971 more words

Blog Posts