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Promising drug compounds target liver cancer

Singaporean scientists have discovered four potential drug compounds that target hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common type of liver cancer.

Life Scientist 23 January, 2020

Blood pressure drug could help treat alcoholism

A drug used to treat high blood pressure may alleviate anxiety induced by long-term heavy alcohol use, and also halt the damage such drinking can cause to the brain's...

Life Scientist 22 January, 2020

More stem cells help improve memory in old mice

Scientists have discovered that increasing the number of stem cells in the brain assists in recovering the cognitive functions that are lost during ageing.

Life Scientist 21 January, 2020

Probiotic drink could help combat antibiotic resistance

The drink works by targeting small DNA molecules inside bacterial cells. These molecules frequently carry genes that give resistance to antibiotics, which the bacteria are...

Life Scientist 20 January, 2020

Genetically modified mozzies completely resistant to dengue

Scientists have engineered what is claimed to be the first breed of genetically modified mosquitoes resistant to spreading all four types of the dengue virus.

Life Scientist 17 January, 2020

Biotechnology
Alzheimer's drug candidates found to reverse broader ageing

Alzheimer's drug candidates found to reverse broader ageing

The drug candidates may be useful for treating a broad array of conditions, and suggest a new pathway that links normal ageing to Alzheimer's...

Article 17 December, 2019
Health & Medical
BRCA2 gene fault, fertility issues raise prostate cancer risk

BRCA2 gene fault, fertility issues raise prostate cancer risk

Risk of prostate cancer is higher in men who carry the BRCA2 gene fault, as well as those who have pursued assisted reproduction due to infertility.

Article 16 October, 2019
Life Sciences
Fishing for proteins… and answers

Fishing for proteins… and answers

Using a microscopic 'fishing' technique, scientists have successfully cast lines into human cells to snag proteins — solving a...

Article 15 January, 2020
Molecular Biology
Genetically modified mozzies completely resistant to dengue

Genetically modified mozzies completely resistant to dengue

Scientists have engineered what is claimed to be the first breed of genetically modified mosquitoes resistant to spreading all four types of the...

Article 17 January, 2020
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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