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2011-01-25 15:31:48

Duke University bioengineers have developed a new method for rapidly producing an almost unlimited variety of man-made DNA sequences.

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2009-11-01 14:52:39

Going smaller could bring better results, especially when it comes to cancer-fighting drugs.

2009-08-19 16:02:07

A new method for attaching a large protective polymer molecule to a protein appears to improve protein drugs significantly.

2005-10-13 04:51:25

Duke engineers have added a new construction tool to their bio-nanofabrication toolbox. Using an enzyme called TdTase, engineers can vertically extend short DNA chains attached to nanometer-sized gold plates. This advance adds new capability to the field of bio-nanomanufacturing.


Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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