Redox Biology 101

Redox Biology 101

Reduction-oxidation (redox) reactions involve the transfer of electrons between chemical species. These reactions play a role in many common processes, such as cellular respiration and metal corrosion, and can also result in the formation of free radicals, which in high levels cause significant cellular damage. As a result, redox biology is an important area of 

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Genetic Code Evolution Limit Discovered

Genetic Code Evolution Limit Discovered

The origin and expansion of the genetic code is the basis for explaining the evolution of life. In Science Advances, a team of biologists specializing in this area explain a limitation that halts further development of the genetic code, the universal set of rules that all organisms use to translate DNA and RNA into the 

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Using gene therapy to treat pulmonary hypertension

Using gene therapy to treat pulmonary hypertension

Researchers have used airway gene delivery to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension in a large animal model. Led by researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, the study was published in the May 3 edition of Journal of the American College of Cardiology. A rare disease with no cure Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) 

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Kerafast adds new Zika virus antibody to its catalog of novel life science reagents

Company aims to help accelerate progress toward a vaccine or treatment for this global health threat Boston, MA.,(May 3, 2016)—   Kerafast Inc., developers of an online platform that facilitates accessibility to unique bioresearch materials from laboratories across the globe, today announced the availability of a Zika virus antibody from Vanderbilt University. While researchers scramble to 

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