Cellular podiatry – understanding how cells form feet
21 hours ago
A study carried out by a team of researchers from the labs of Professor Alexander Bershadsky at the Mechanobiology Institute, Singapore at the National University of Singapore and Professor Gareth E Jones at King's College ...
Scientists uncover novel properties of key signalling molecule in cell division
Jan 12, 2017
A signalling factor called ECT2 is essential for cytokinesis - the physical process of cell division - to happen correctly.
Scientists learn how to ramp up microbes' ability to make memories
Jan 04, 2017
Some microbes can form memories—although, inconveniently for scientists who study the process, they don't do it very often.
New software makes CRISPR-methodology easier
Jan 02, 2017
Scientists at Karolinska Institutet and the University of Gothenburg have generated a web-based software, Green Listed, which can facilitate the use of the CRISPR methodology. The software is published in the journal Bioinformatics ...
Scientists develop magnetic stem cells for gene engineering
Dec 29, 2016
Scientists from the Tomsk Polytechnic University's Laboratory of Novel Dosage are developing a technology to control mesenchymal stem cells of patients and allow more effective cancer treatment. To fight cancer, the scientists ...
Rampant narcissism and social cheating – the importance of teaching social evolutionary mechanisms
Dec 27, 2016
As socioeconomic inequality grows, the publicly acknowledged importance of traits such as honesty, loyalty, self-sacrifice, and reciprocity appears to have fallen out of favor with some of our socio-economic and political ...
Nanodiscs deliver personalized cancer therapy to immune system
Dec 26, 2016
Researchers at the University of Michigan have had initial success in mice using nanodiscs to deliver a customized therapeutic vaccine for the treatment of colon and melanoma cancer tumors.
Deadly disease can 'hide' from a Tasmanian devil's immune system
Dec 21, 2016
The Tasmanian devil facial tumour (DFT) cells may use a molecular deception – common in human cancers – that could allow the deadly disease to avoid the animal's immune system, according to our new research published ...
Probes help surgeons detect cancer cells: study
Dec 19, 2016
Nanoscale fluorescent probes that switch on in the presence of cancer cells helped surgeons remove tumours in mice without harming healthy tissue, according to a study published Monday.
Researchers build liquid biopsy chip that detects metastatic cancer cells in blood
Dec 15, 2016
A chip developed by mechanical engineers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) can trap and identify metastatic cancer cells in a small amount of blood drawn from a cancer patient. The breakthrough technology uses a simple ...