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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

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 balloon catheter.

Life Scientist 07 May, 2021

How immune cells communicate across the blood–brain barrier

Scientists have developed a high-tech laser microscopy imaging model, which has given them a rare peek inside blood vessels to watch immune cell behaviour in real time.

Life Scientist 06 May, 2021

How do your genes influence your coffee habits?

Researchers have found causal evidence that our genetics actively regulate the amount of coffee we drink, based on our cardio health.

Life Scientist 05 May, 2021

Mutations can reduce the effect of anti-oestrogen treatment

A small proportion of women who receive anti-oestrogen treatment after breast cancer surgery have worse outcomes, as a result of mutations in the oestrogen receptor gene.

Life Scientist 05 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
Oldest modern human genome found in a fossilised skull

Oldest modern human genome found in a fossilised skull

The woman known to researchers as Zlatý kůň displayed longer stretches of Neanderthal DNA than the 45,000-year-old Ust'-Ishim individual...

Article 15 April, 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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