First gene therapy for β-thalassemia approved

Bluebird Bio’s gene therapy eliminates the need for blood transfusions in patients with β-thalassemia.

Soil microbes play a key role in plant disease resistance

Scientists have discovered that soil microbes can make plants more resistant to an aggressive disease — opening new possibilities for sustainable food production.

Rethinking how cholesterol is integrated into cells

Most people have heard of “cholesterol levels” and the dangers of high blood cholesterol, which is one of the main causes of cardiovascular disease. But besides the harmful side effects of high cholesterol, cholesterol is an essential component of all cells and fundamental to a host of important functions of the body

Methane-consuming bacteria could be the future of fuel

Known for their ability to remove methane from the environment and convert it into a usable fuel, methanotrophic bacteria have long fascinated researchers. But how, exactly, these bacteria naturally perform such a complex reaction has been a mystery.

The Institute of Biotechnology, Hue University organized “Green Sunday”

On September 22th 2009, the Youth Union and the Trade Unions of Institute of Biotechnology (HUIB), Hue University held the “Green Sunday” activity to contribute to greening the environment of the Institute. The activity was joined by all members of HUIB.