POSTS TAGGED AS Genetic Engineering

Heat-Activated Immunotherapy

July 31, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Heat-sensitive genetic switch for T cell
Georgia Tech bioengineers have developed means to control T-cells activity in cancer therapy.  They introduced a [MORE]

3-D Printing with Genetically Engineered Bacteria

April 3, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Digital Bacteria
“In the latest research from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), a team has developed a “living” 3-D printer bio-ink [MORE]

Building Better Lab Rats

March 28, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Wistar Rat
Rats do more work in medical research than mice, but mice get all the glamour. (50% more scientific publications [MORE]

Semi-Automated Production of Hematopoietic Stem Cells

January 3, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle have developed a semi-automated process for separating and expanding hematopoietic stem [MORE]

A New Twist for Probiotics: Drug Delivery

September 13, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

This is a story about an idea that obviously is not ready for prime time, but is fascinating nonetheless. Systems [MORE]

Viral Melanoma Therapy

December 8, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

The search for oncolytic viruses which can destroy malignant tumors directly or indirectly has been going on for over a [MORE]

A New and Improved CRISPR

November 3, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Those in the know must be saying “CRISPR-Cas9” is “so yesterday.” This remarkable gene editing technology has shot like [MORE]

Immunotherapy for ALL

October 20, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Healthy Human T Cell
At the beginning of the 20th century, British physician Sir Almoth Wright predicted that the doctor of [MORE]

Microbiome Engineering Against Obesity

May 19, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Human Microbiome
Here’s an interesting thought: genetically engineer strains of bacteria that are not competitive with normal gut microbiota, but uniquely [MORE]

Gene Therapy that Prevents HIV/AIDS

May 27, 2014 | | Posted in Newsletter

Modifiying T Cells
Gene therapists at the University of Pennsylvania have used a gene editing technique (zinc finger technology) to induce [MORE]

A Simple Method for Inducing Pluripotent Stem Cells

March 25, 2014 | | Posted in Newsletter

Embryonic Stem Cells
In what may be the story of the year, if not of the century, researchers at Japan’s RIKEN [MORE]

iRNA’s to Treat Scarring

October 9, 2012 | | Posted in Newsletter

In 1998, Craig Mello and Andrew Fire published their research on small snippets of RNA which they believed had therapeutic [MORE]

Stem Cell Trial for Stroke

September 25, 2012 | | Posted in Newsletter

Though the patient base is small (only a half dozen so far) neuroscientists at the University of Glasgow in [MORE]

Genetic Engineering: Eliminating the Stop Codon

September 13, 2011 | | Posted in Newsletter

George Church, PhD
Harvard’s George Church, Farren Isaacs, and colleagues have used a technique called “multiplex automated genome engineering” to [MORE]