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Reengineering the immune system to kill cancer

CAR-T immunotherapy has the potential to revolutionise the way certain cancers are treated but challenges associated with cost and complexity of these therapies have...

Life Scientist 28 May, 2018

'Bystander killing' eliminates rogue cancer cells

Scientists have identified a previously underappreciated way that cancer cells are destroyed — the inflammatory cytokine known as tumour necrosis factor (TNF).

Life Scientist 25 May, 2018

'Non-functioning' genes play their part in cancer research

Scientists have investigated a special class of genes known as noncoding RNAs, found in the human genome and previously thought to be 'non-functioning' in cancer...

Life Scientist 24 May, 2018

Programmed cell death not as vital as originally thought

While programmed cell death is essential for healthy development overall, many organs and tissues do not require the process in order to develop normally.

Life Scientist 23 May, 2018

Microbiome research to aid malnourished children

A collaboration between Merck and Washington University in St. Louis could lead to the optimising of nutritional supplements to restore a healthy gut microbiome.

Life Scientist 22 May, 2018

Biotechnology
Reengineering the immune system to kill cancer

Reengineering the immune system to kill cancer

CAR-T immunotherapy has the potential to revolutionise the way certain cancers are treated but challenges associated with cost and complexity of...

Article 28 May, 2018
Health & Medical
Does cancer immunotherapy work better in men than women?

Does cancer immunotherapy work better in men than women?

Male cancer patients may benefit more from immunotherapy than female patients.

Article 18 May, 2018
Life Sciences
3D 'mini brains' shed new light on mental illness

3D 'mini brains' shed new light on mental illness

US researchers are using 'mini brains', cultured from human stem cells, to study mutations in the gene most commonly associated with mental...

Article 01 May, 2018
Molecular Biology
Gene expression fails to adapt in night shift workers

Gene expression fails to adapt in night shift workers

Researchers recently revealed the impact that a four-day simulation of night shift work had on the expression of 20,000 genes.

Article 10 May, 2018
Lab Technology
Award-winning digital innovations for the health sector

Award-winning digital innovations for the health sector

The winning entries in the 2015 national iAwards have brought a range of benefits to a variety of sectors — with the health sector being no...

Article 09 September, 2015
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