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SHERLOCK of Molecular Biology: New CRISPR-CAS System Developed

In the past decade, CRISPR-CAS system has been a topic of interest among molecular biologist all around the world. And because of this, the development of this system as a tool for scientists is also commendable. Here is another proof of the same but before we talk about SHERLOCK, let us brief you about what... Continue Reading →


Now Gene Therapy Possible Without Leukemic Side-Effects

Retroviruses are RNA-based viruses that insert a portion of their genome into the host’s genome to replicate and survive in host’s body. This property of insertion of a portion of their genome into host’s genome is exploited by scientist to develop tool and therapeutic methods to treat hereditary and defective gene conditions such as Primary... Continue Reading →

BioPRIME Logo Design Competition

BioPRIME Logo Designing Competition!! Bring out the designer in you and design a logo for BioPRIME and win an amazing cash price!! If selected, your logo will proudly represent BioPRIME. Participate by filling the google form ( link below). Check out the link for more details.  Cash Prize = 500 rupees in the form of... Continue Reading →

LACTB, a new molecule for cancer suppression!

There are more than 200 different types of cancer that affect different parts of the human body. However, the incidents of certain cancer types are higher than the rest e.g. breast, colon and lung cancers occur more commonly. Cancer cells have characteristics that differ from non-cancerous cells. Cancer cells are proliferative, undifferentiated and use glycolysis... Continue Reading →

Adipocytes promote malignant growth of breast tumours with monocarboxylate transporter 2 expression via b -hydroxybutyrate

​Heterotypic cellular interaction has been given a serious thought recently as a way to discover novel molecules as drug targets and for a better understanding of prognostic characteristics of many cancers. Tracing the footsteps, authors described the role and mechanism of interaction between Mammary Gland-Derived Adipocytes (MGDAs) and cancer cells. They showed that this interaction... Continue Reading →

Pregnancy-Related Immune Adaptation Promotes the Emergence of Highly Virulent H1N1 Influenza Virus Strains in Allogenically Pregnant Mice.

Influenza or ‘Flu’ is a respiratory disease caused by influenza virus affecting the patient’s lungs, throat, nose etc. Common symptoms of influenza are high fever, sore throat, running nose, headache, muscle pain, tiredness, and coughing. On a population scale, Influenza can be an epidemic (restricted to a small community) or a Pandemic (when the whole... Continue Reading →

Molecular Chaperons as Genetic Buffers.

Molecular chaperones are proteins that assist in the proper folding of proteins and also the assembly and disassembly of other macromolecular structure. The research work presented here focuses on heat shock chaperone protein HSP90 and their role as a ‘protein-folding buffer’. Whereas the role of HSP90 as buffers in resisting (keeping it close to or... Continue Reading →

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