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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.

Floppy proteins linked to ALS

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

‘Breadcrumb trail’ helps melanoma spread

Combating drug resistance in melanoma

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.

Parkinson’s gut origin given boost

Parkinsons gut origin

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

New type of stem cell discovered

Naive cells stem cells

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.

Lipid membrane ink gives nanometre resolution

bio nanotech lipid membranes

Lipid membranes have been used as a biological ‘ink’ to draw in the nanometre region in a new technique developed by Leeds researchers.

Half as much dark matter as astronomers thought

Dark matter halo

The Milky Way contains half as much dark matter than previously thought according to new research which has weighed the mysterious substance.

‘Perfect storm’ led to spread of HIV

hiv pandemic spread

A ‘perfect storm’ led to the global spread of the HIV pandemic, which has its roots in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo suggests new research.

Implants linked to new sub-type of lymphoma

ALCL breast implants

Silicon-coated breast implants could be responsible for a new subtype of a rare but malignant lymphoma suggests research from Vienna.

Six faces of Streptococcus

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Like the faces of a die, Streptococcus pneumonia has six unique states it can switch to making it a leading cause of serious illness across the globe.

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