Life Scientist > Molecular Biology

Not all fat is created equal

16 July, 2019

Why is it that fat stored in one part of the body has different health implications to fat stored somewhere else?

New gene for schizophrenia discovered

11 July, 2019

An 18-year schizophrenia study — made possible by the recruitment, diagnosis and DNA screening of thousands of people in India — has identified a new clue in the quest for causes of the illness.

New pathway to make cancer self-destruct

08 July, 2019

When the researchers knocked out the protein ATF4 in cells or mice, they found tumour cells continued to build up those proteins and eventually died as a result of stress.

Gene therapy could treat Parkinson's at the source

24 June, 2019

Researchers are focused on a protein called α-synuclein as a target for a novel Parkinson's disease treatment.

Next-gen sequencing company Longas publicly launches

03 June, 2019

Longas Technologies has emerged from stealth mode, unveiling its Morphoseq technology and announcing the appointment of Nick McCooke as its CEO.

Non-invasive embryo screening to boost IVF success

31 May, 2019

The non-invasive nature of the test allows clinicians to screen embryos that were previously assessed as not strong enough for biopsy.

Promising therapeutic target for depression identified

30 May, 2019

Researchers have discovered that a fragment of the 'galanin' neuropeptide is involved in anhedonia, which is the loss of the capacity to feel pleasure in daily activities.

Genomics partnership to advance precision public health

27 May, 2019

The collaboration between Pryzm Health and BGI Genomics aims to improve the utility of genomic testing for the clinic and lower the barriers for access to precision health care.

Key Alzheimer's protein blocked by researchers

20 May, 2019

Researchers have shown the de facto key role played by the protein galectin-3 in Alzheimer's disease, demonstrating a reduction in plaque and inflammatory load after the protein was blocked in mice.

IDT Custom NGS Adapters

17 May, 2019

Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT) has launched its Custom NGS Adapters offering, providing an easy and flexible customised adapter solution directly to scientists.

Gene found to defend against acute leukaemia

07 May, 2019

A gene called PHF6 plays a powerful role in protecting against blood cancer — and a breakdown in the gene's function could accelerate the development of T cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.

Blood samples could match cancer patients to clinical trials

29 April, 2019

Scientists could help match cancer patients with no other treatment options to clinical trials with experimental medicines, by analysing the genetic faults in a sample of their blood.

Biomarkers for oral cancer discovered

24 April, 2019

Researchers have discovered epigenetic markers that are distinctly different in oral cancer tissues compared to the adjacent healthy tissues in patients.

How to stop mosquitoes from smelling human sweat

22 April, 2019

US researchers have discovered how mosquitoes pick up on acidic volatiles found in human sweat.

New method to more accurately diagnose cancer subtypes

18 April, 2019

The method may provide a more accurate snapshot of rearranged DNA found in cancer, and could help connect cancer patients with personalised treatments faster than current methods.

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