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New genetic cause of hearing loss discovered

US researchers have discovered that a gene called GAS2 plays a key role in normal hearing — and that its absence causes severe hearing loss.

Life Scientist 14 May, 2021

Australia secures 25 million Moderna vaccines

The government has secured 25 million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to further diversify its vaccine portfolio, as well as to provide access to a booster or variant...

Life Scientist 13 May, 2021

Pancreatic cancer cells' addiction could be their downfall

About half of patient-derived pancreatic cancer cell lines are highly dependent on the protein PRDX4 — which makes it a potential target against the cancer.

Life Scientist 12 May, 2021

Plants found to carry bacteria in their cells

Scientists have described how healthy plants appear to carry bacteria in their cells, opening a new avenue of research to improve future plant health and propagation efforts.

Life Scientist 11 May, 2021

Mapping the genes that control the skeleton

A research team has mapped the unique genetic profile of the skeleton's 'master regulator' cells, outlining the genes that are switched on or off in osteocytes.

Life Scientist 10 May, 2021

Biotechnology
Electrically activated glue used to seal broken blood vessels

Electrically activated glue used to seal broken blood vessels

A new device offers a way to seal tears and holes in blood vessels, using an electrically activated glue patch applied via a minimally invasive...

Article 07 May, 2021
Health & Medical
Maternal exposure to endocrine disruptors affects semen quality

Maternal exposure to endocrine disruptors affects semen quality

Scientists have established a link between poor semen quality in adult men and their mothers' occupational exposure to endocrine disruptors...

Article 28 April, 2021
Life Sciences
Researchers create human–monkey chimeric embryos

Researchers create human–monkey chimeric embryos

Scientists have injected human stem cells into primate embryos and were able to grow chimeric embryos for up to 19 days.

Article 20 April, 2021
Molecular Biology
New genetic cause of hearing loss discovered

New genetic cause of hearing loss discovered

US researchers have discovered that a gene called GAS2 plays a key role in normal hearing — and that its absence causes severe...

Article 14 May, 2021
Lab Technology
Innovation in life sciences amid a pandemic

Innovation in life sciences amid a pandemic

Life sciences organisations that embraced digital transformation were well positioned to adapt to immediate demands while maintaining production of...

Article 30 March, 2021
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