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Early detection of liver disease ‘non-existent’

Leading medical experts have warned that early detection of liver disease by GPs in the UK is “virtually non-existent”.

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New particles found as CERN make data publicly available

CERN has announced that the LHCb experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has found two new particles in the baryon family. The organisation – celebrating its 60th anniversary – has also launched its Open Data Portal, making real collision events from LHC experiments available to all. More »

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Treating cancer by draining its fuel tank

Mitochondria fuelled by related proteins are key to promoting the proliferative expansion and survival of cancer stem cells. Draining their fuel could form the basis of new ways of treating the disease. More »

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Did gravity save the universe after the Big Bang?

The universe did not collapse immediately after the Big Bang and a team of European physicists might be able to explain why.

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New sensor for MRI and fluorescent imaging

Nanoparticles capable of simultaneously performing fluorescent and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in living animals have been developed by chemists at MIT.

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Stand and deliver – effective antisense delivery

Before we can fully take advantage of antisense therapeutics, we first need to effectively...

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Making the most of waste

Waste can be a goldmine and laboratory testing is the best way to take...

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Getting a handle on the right gloves

Nick Gardner explores hand protection and chemical hazards in molecular biology

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The dark side of ozone recovery

A recent statement by UNEP/WMO has claimed the size of the ozone hole is...

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TB or not TB? How NGS will win the battle against drug-resistance

The stats on TB are deeply worrying: one–third of the world’s current...

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A quartet of proteomic surprises…

The draft map of the Human proteome is just the beginning of our...

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The ‘omics’ revolution

The ‘omics’ revolution that has taken place in biology over the last few decades promises to yield so much. Yet undoubtedly we will have to wait a while before this promise is kept.

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