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HIV target shows surprising resistance

Fri, 2016-04-08 10:53

By Tod Hoffman, Lady Davis Institute 

Research reveals that even a tiny mutation can allow the HIV virus to become resistant to therapies using the CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing platform

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Contact: Tod Hoffman
Organization: Lady Davis Institute
Office Phone: 514-340-8222 x 8661
Mobile Phone: 514-433-3500
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From backyard pool chemical to nanomaterial

Molecule used to disinfect water could be key to building new kind of DNA structures
Tue, 2016-03-01 07:07

By Chris Chipello, McGill Newsroom

Could a cheap molecule used to disinfect swimming pools provide the key to creating a new form of DNA nanomaterials?

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Contact: Chris Chipello
Organization: Media Relations Office - McGill University
Office Phone: 514-398-4201
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Same gene can encode proteins with divergent functions

Research may help explain why humans have fewer genes than expected
Thu, 2016-02-11 12:07

By Cynthia Lee, McGill Newsroom

It’s not unusual for siblings to seem more dissimilar than similar: one becoming a florist, for example, another becoming a flutist, and another becoming a physicist.

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Contact: Anne Doerr
Organization: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
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Office Phone: (617) 632-4090

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Organization: Media Relations - McGill University
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Chronic pain changes our immune systems

Epigenetics may bring us one step closer to better treatments for chronic pain
Thu, 2016-01-28 06:39

By Cynthia Lee
Newsroom

Chronic pain may reprogram the way genes work in the immune system, according to a new study by McGill University researchers published in the journal Scientific Reports.  

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A ‘printing press’ for nanoparticles

New technique could facilitate use of gold nanoparticles in electronic, medical applications
Thu, 2016-01-07 11:25

Gold nanoparticles have unusual optical, electronic and chemical properties, which scientists are seeking to put to use in a range of new technologies, from nanoelectronics to cancer treatments.

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Contact: Prof. Hanadi Sleiman
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Contact: Chris Chipello
Organization: Media Relations - McGill University
Office Phone: 514 398-4201
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The father effect

Thu, 2015-10-08 14:11

Discovery of how environmental memories may be transmitted from a man to his grandchildren

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Contact: Sarah Kimmins
Organization: Dept. of Animal Science
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A better way to build DNA scaffolds

McGill researchers devise new technique to produce long, custom-designed DNA strands
Wed, 2015-05-06 11:29

Imagine taking strands of DNA – the material in our cells that determines how we look and function – and using it to build tiny structures that can deliver drugs to targets within the body or take electronic miniaturization to a whole new level.

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Contact: Chris Chipello
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Office Phone: 514-398-4201

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Contact: Prof. Hanadi Sleiman
Organization: Department of Chemistry
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Building tailor-made DNA nanotubes step by step

New, block-by-block assembly method could pave way for applications in opto-electronics, drug delivery
Mon, 2015-02-23 13:35

Researchers at McGill University have developed a new, low-cost method to build DNA nanotubes block by block – a breakthrough that could help pave the way for scaffolds made from DNA strands to be used in applications such as optical and electronic devices or smart drug-delivery systems.

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Contact: Chris Chipello
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Creating babies from the DNA of three people

Tue, 2015-02-03 13:37

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DNA ‘cages’ may aid drug delivery

Researchers find nanostructures made of DNA strands can encapsulate, release small-molecule drugs
Tue, 2013-09-03 11:49

Nanoscale “cages” made from strands of DNA can encapsulate small-molecule drugs and release them in response to a specific stimulus, McGill University researchers report in a new study.

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Contact: Chris Chipello
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Contact: Hanadi Sleiman
Organization: Department of Chemistry
Office Phone: 514-398-2633
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