Genes Affected by Spatial Distribution of Fibers

Genes Affected by Spatial Distribution of Fibers

A research team drawn from Poland’s Nencki Institute and Spain’s Instituto de Neurociencias de Alicante (INA) recently found that gene expression can be affected by the distribution of space between units of genetic material, packaged as special fibers. This discovery, which came out of their tests using laboratory mice, could potentially bring the medical community […]

DNA Pyramids Deliver Antibiotics to the Source of Infection

DNA Pyramids Deliver Antibiotics to the Source of Infection

Researchers have engineered a new method of drug delivery in which folded pyramids of DNA are capable of dispatching powerful antibiotics and/or chemotherapy drugs directly into pathogenic bacteria cells. Given the urgent public health concerns about the growing number and variety of antibiotic resistant bacteria, such developments have the potential to help doctors more efficiently […]