White button mushrooms

Genetically 'Edited' Mushroom Bypasses GMO Food Rules Through Regulatory Loophole

By R. Siva Kumar - Apr 16, 2016 07:43 AM EDT

A white button mushrom that was edited using CRISPR will not be regulated by the USDA due to a regulatory loophole.


Deep Sea Bacteria Can Chomp Down On CO2, Reduce Global Warming

By Peter R - Oct 25, 2015 12:26 AM EDT

An enzyme produced by T. crunogena that lives in deep sea thermal vents can breakdown carbon dioxide. Researchers have been able to produce the enzyme in lab through E.coli.

Potato salad

Our Evolving Brains Needed A Carb-Rich 'Paleo' Diet, Study

By R. Siva Kumar - Aug 15, 2015 05:17 PM EDT

Scientists feel that due to more cooked carbs, the human brain could consume more calories and grow bigger.

Mice in a box at the Neurosciences Research Center

Super-Intelligent Mice Created By Scientists, Can Treat Brain Disorder

By R. Siva Kumar - Aug 15, 2015 01:09 PM EDT

Blocking a single gene has helped scientists to make mice less fearful and anxious, and also smarter.


Bacteria That Chomps On Nicotine Can Help Quit Smoking

By Peter R - Aug 10, 2015 09:03 AM EDT

The enzyme was discovered in a bacteria that lives in the soil of tobacco fields. The bacteria uses nicotine to meet its carbon and nitrogen needs.

Breast cancer

Breast Cancer Spreads to Bone By Burrowing Holes

By Peter R - May 28, 2015 02:33 PM EDT

Researchers have identified a key protein release by primary tumor cells which causes holes in the bone. Blocking the protein could prevent secondary spread of the cancer.

Blood bags

You Can Change Your Blood Type To Become A Universal Donor

By R. Siva Kumar - May 01, 2015 10:18 AM EDT

Research has hit upon a new enzyme that can help to change blood types.

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