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Department of Ophthalmology, Visual & Anatomical Sciences

The Laboratory of TXNIP Biology and Function in Health and Disease

Dr Lalit Pukhrambam discusses his involvement in the Department of Ophthalmology, Visual & Anatomical Sciences including his current research
functional metagenomics

Functional metagenomics: Keys to modern biotechnology and new drugs

Professor Wolfgang Streit from the University of Hamburg details how functional metagenomics applies to modern biotechnology, new drugs and much more.
biological traits, species

Genetics: Understanding the origins of our biological traits

Virginie Courtier-Orgogozo, Directeur de recherche at CNRS explains an aspect of genetics that concerns understanding the origins of our biological traits.
Marine biology

Marine biology and ecology research at EMBRC: A “Blue Enlightenment” era is dawning

Marine bioresources are growing in importance with the establishment of the European Marine Biological Resource Centre (EMBRC-ERIC) – a unique research infrastructure for excellence in marine biology and ecology research
cleaving proteins

Health research: The challenge of cleaving proteins in the membrane

Regina Fluhrer from the LMU & DZNE in Munich explains an aspect of health research that concerns how proteases embedded in cellular membranes hydrolyse other proteins and the challenges they must overcome.

Rebuilding tissues inside the human body

Scientific progress to grow new tissues outside of the human body led to first market approvals of living tissue-engineered implants The creation of living tissues to replace or repair damaged tissues or organs in the human body has defied clinicians and researchers for centuries. Yet, only by the end of...
long tail knifefish

All about the adult long-tailed knifefish S. macrurus

Graciela A. Unguez and Chiann-Ling C. Yeh from New Mexico State University explain that sarcomere disassembly is a naturally occurring event during tail regeneration in the adult long-tailed knifefish S. macrurus.
marine species flock

The Antarctic notothenioid fishes: An especially interesting and unique marine species flock

Arthur L. DeVries, from the University of Illinois provides a comprehensive insight into a unique marine species flock, the Antarctic notothenioid fishes
molecular signalling

TGF-β signalling – Tumor biology in prostate cancer

Identifying the molecular signalling pathways leading to advanced prostate cancer to improve therapy and diagnosis
University of Florida - Biodiversity institute

University of Florida Biodiversity Institute: Addressing the issues

Professor Pamela Soltis discusses how the Biodiversity Institute at the University of Florida was founded to address critical societal issues of the 21st century related to biodiversity.
biological diversity

Recognising the important role of biodiversity

Pamela S. Soltis, Director, University of Florida Biodiversity Institute, reveals the key work being done in the U.S. to respond to the ‘biodiversity crisis’
developmental biology

How developmental biology changes our lives

Shyh-Jye Lee (Jeff), Ph. D, President of the Taiwanese Society of Developmental Biology (TSDB) explains the way in which developmental biology impacts upon our lives
UC-Davis-Department-of-Molecular-Biosciences

Developmental neurotoxicity testing – the need for a new approach

Professor Lein discusses developmental neurotoxicity and the critical need for a new approach to identifying and regulating chemicals that interfere with normal brain development.
Himalayan balsam

The threat of invasive species to biodiversity: Biological control of Himalayan balsam

Alan Gange, Amanda Currie & Nadia Ab Razak (Royal Holloway, University of London), Carol Ellison, Norbert Maczey & Suzy Wood (CABI Bioscience) and Robert Jackson & Mojgan Rabiey (University of Reading) discuss the threat of invasive species to biodiversity, including the biological control of Himalayan balsam.
discoveries

Biology: Enabling discoveries for understanding life

The mission of the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) at the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), is to enable discoveries for understanding life, as Open Access Government discovers
maintenance of specialised tissues

Electrical activity as a regulator of induction and the maintenance of specialised tissues

The electrical activity as a regulator of induction and the maintenance of specialised tissues is placed under the spotlight by Graciela A. Unguez at the Department of Biology, New Mexico State University in the United States
Physiology and Biophysics

The Department of Physiology and Biophysics

The Department of Physiology and Biophysics focuses on integration of knowledge obtained from studies at the level of molecules, cells, and organs to understand functions of the body as a whole organism. The main objective of the Department of Physiology and Biophysics is to understand basic mechanisms, and defects in...
DB research

What is developmental biology and why is it important?

Andreas Prokop from the British Society for Developmental Biology explores how developmental biology (DB) addresses questions of societal importance The life science discipline Developmental Biology (DB) aims to understand the processes that lead from the fertilisation of an egg cell (or equivalent) to the formation of a well-structured and functional...
genomes

Moving towards clinical applications of genomics (The TrainMALTA project)

Rosienne Farrugia from the University of Malta explores the role of high throughput sequencing (HTS) in rare and complex diseases, including the move towards the clinical applications of genomics High throughput sequencing (HTS) is poised to play an ever increasingly central role in the elucidation of the causes of both...
allergic rhinitis

Allergic rhinitis is scary, but health is around the corner

Roberta Savli from EFA provides insight into allergic rhinitis Rhinitis is a very common disorder, far more than just sneezing a couple of days in the year. Allergic rhinitis is a serious chronic respiratory disease that reduces patients’ quality of life and their productivity at work and at school. Despite...

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