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Celebrating biotechnology, a culture at a time

CRISPR CRUMBS OF GENETIC ENGIEERING

Malaria is the most ruthless and ferocious disease on earth, probably contributing to the highest number of human casualties in human history. That’s a pretty vague statement that would require a change of font to have you bat an eye.... Continue Reading →

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THE OLDEST CELL LINE BEHIND THE NEWEST DEVELOPMENTS: THE STORY OF HeLa

Scientists regularly cultivate human cells as in-vitro cultures to study how they function, understand how diseases affect us and test new possible cures and vaccines without jeopardizing the patient’s life. However, it is an undeniably tedious and complex process and... Continue Reading →

DRIVE THROUGH COLLEGE : A TRAVELER’S GUIDE

It is 2:30 in the afternoon. 3 students, seated at the command of the principal investigator at NIRRH are asked to address their attention to a basic question. ‘What is the burning question you seek to answer?’ The meeting doesn't... Continue Reading →

ISOPRENE ROLLING DOWN, BIO-ISOPRENE EMERGING

  For many years there have been growing concerns about the dependence on imported oil, particularly in the USA, and the awareness that the world's oil supplies are not limitless are additional factors prompting the chemical and biotechnology industries to... Continue Reading →

NANO-DIAMONDS CUTTING WAY FOR CANCER DETECTION

What is metastasis and why does it matter? In order to fully comprehend metastasis, it is crucial to understand the mechanism of tumors. These are essentially an abnormal mass of cells developed as a result of their damaged capacity of... Continue Reading →

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