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Fire at UEA chemistry lab

A fire has broken out in a third floor chemistry laboratory at the University of East Anglia.

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Floppy proteins linked to ALS

A loss of protein stability has been linked to muscle-destroying disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) by American researchers.

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Combating drug resistance in melanoma

‘Breadcrumb trail’ helps melanoma spread

Just like Hansel and Gretel followed the trail of breadcrumbs to the witch’s house, melanoma cells follow the trail of a naturally-occurring molecule allowing it to metastasise in the body.

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Parkinsons gut origin

Parkinson’s gut origin given boost

A disputed hypothesis which pinpoints the gut as the origin of Parkinson’s disease has gained support thanks to new research from Lund University.

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New type of stem cell discovered

The naïve-like stem cell – a type so elusive it was thought not to exist – has been found by scientists from Bath and Berlin in what they have termed a Eureka moment.

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Just how far reaching is your research?

As the pressure grows to show the wider implications and impact of scientific research, we learn...

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The enduring cliché…

Quentin Cooper discusses why the traditional image of the scientist is...

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Making magma crystal clear

Precious metal deposits, volcanic super-eruptions and even mass extinction...

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Geriatric nuclear power plants deserve our respect

Nuclear power in the UK received a boost in June. A deal was agreed with the...

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Successful spin-out? It’s all a question of timing…

So, you have the world changing idea and maybe even the proprietary...

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Therapeutic vaccine – is this the way forward for Parkinson’s treatment

Now that a potential molecular target has been elucidated, is it realistic to...

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Respect in the face of desolation

Tunneling through mountains, creating entire islands where once open ocean dominated, razing swathes of forest  – this is big engineering to meet big ambition; engineering which many would class as a defining characteristic of human kind.

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