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It’s in the blood

Added: 7 Oct 2019

Despite – or perhaps because of – its importance, some of the world’s most deadly diseases have the…

Law and disorder

Added: 23 Sep 2019

We have been working on Alzheimer’s for a long time… so where are all the therapeutic drugs? Here D…

Defending our last line

Added: 10 Sep 2019

Swift action is vital in the battle against AMR. But as our last lines of defense begin to fall to …

A mysterious relationship

Added: 28 Aug 2019

It is hardly a secret that obesity continues to emerge as a pandemic, but less well known is the bi…

Knowing a lot about very little

Added: 19 Aug 2019

The potential of nanomedicine to tackle many diseases is immense, but we really don’t know much abo…

Reproducibility comes as standard (part 2)

Added: 5 Aug 2019

Science's reproducibility crisis is a big challenge and one that needs to be overcome quickly. In t…

Reproducibility comes as standard (part 1)

Added: 29 Jul 2019

Science's reproducibility crisis is a big challenge and one that needs to be overcome quickly. In t…

Living the single life

Added: 27 May 2019

Scientists are increasingly taking advantage of microfluidic technology for single cell application…

The secret microbiome

qUTJSc.cdqhpmm qUTJSc.cdqhpmm | Added: 21 May 2019

Auto-immune disease, obesity and even cancer… the microbiome is clearly involved in much of human h…

Making a value judgement

qUTJSc.cdqhpmm qUTJSc.cdqhpmm | Added: 7 May 2019

Bioethics has become a global endeavour – and a good thing too says Catherine Joynson. As we push t…

One at a time

qUTJSc.cdqhpmm qUTJSc.cdqhpmm | Added: 29 Apr 2019

Watching biological processes one molecule at a time is an incredibly difficult task… but it is get…

Running interference

qUTJSc.cdqhpmm qUTJSc.cdqhpmm | Added: 23 Apr 2019

Immuno-Oncology is considered a vital front in the battle against cancer, but will current approach…

An edit for good?

qUTJSc.cdqhpmm qUTJSc.cdqhpmm | Added: 9 Apr 2019

Gene editing could allow incredible crop improvements, with the potential to reduce the harmful imp…

Making a human connection

qUTJSc.cdqhpmm qUTJSc.cdqhpmm | Added: 25 Mar 2019

As organ-on-a-chip technology advances at pace, the next step is to connect them and understand a n…

The era of monetised DNA?

qUTJSc.cdqhpmm qUTJSc.cdqhpmm | Added: 21 Feb 2019

The next generation of genomics platforms will usher in a personalised healthcare revolution, but w…

An affirmation of alternatives

qUTJSc.cdqhpmm qUTJSc.cdqhpmm | Added: 11 Feb 2019

As concern over the reliability of commercially available antibodies continues to grow, we ask: whe…

Applications that make the cut

qUTJSc.cdqhpmm qUTJSc.cdqhpmm | Added: 1 Feb 2019

There’s been a lot of news and hype about CRISPR, but what can it actually do?  Dr Bahri Karacay ta…

The necrosome and the killer zombie proteins

qUTJSc.cdqhpmm qUTJSc.cdqhpmm | Added: 28 Jan 2019

As cell biologists gets to grips with the relatively recent discovery of non-apoptotic programmed c…

Liquid gold

qUTJSc.cdqhpmm qUTJSc.cdqhpmm | Added: 21 Jan 2019

Seventy years ago, a research paper published in France went almost unnoticed, but its findings led…

A very complex disturbance

qUTJSc.cdqhpmm qUTJSc.cdqhpmm | Added: 14 Jan 2019

Given what we know about how impactful humans have been on the environment, the idea that we actual…