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Dinosaur DNA

No resurrecting dinosaurs, but we should return to the Ark

Here, Professor Darren Griffin and Doctor Becky O’Connor discuss their fascinating work on Dinosaur DNA, as well as new initiatives for preserving species DNA.
Synthetic biology

Synthetic biology: Past, present and future

Gábor Balázsi, Ph.D. from the Louis and Beatrice Laufer Center for Physical and Quantitative Biology and the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Stony Brook University in the U.S., shares his perspective on the field of synthetic biology in terms of the past, present and future.

Bringing mathematical perspectives to the biological search for the Rules of Life

Editor of Open Access Government, Jonathan Miles, spoke to Juan Meza at the National Science Foundation about the launch of four new centres to bring mathematical perspectives to the biological search for the Rules of Life.
impact of wheat, plant pathology

Plant pathology: The global impact of wheat diseases

Dr Kim Hammond-Kosack at Rothamsted Research highlights an aspect of plant pathology that concerns the importance of finding new ways to disarm old enemies in wheat diseases.

Paediatric Hepatitis B: Investigating fingernails and hair

Here, Haruki Komatsu discusses how Paediatric Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is one of the main things which can lead to liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma.
how cancer spread, canine cancer

Scientists identify sea as how cancer spread 6,000 years ago

Researchers found out how cancer spread around the world, between sea-faring dogs around 6,000 years ago in Asia.
dna of policing

Driving data into the DNA of policing

Boyd Mulvey, CEO of Chorus Intelligence discusses why building data into the DNA of policing will help a leaner police solve more crime.
urine DNA test, urothelial cancer

Promising urine DNA test could detect urothelial cancer

Scientists have developed a promising urine DNA test that is capable of detecting urothelial cancer.
archaeology of collagen

Chemistry and the archaeology of collagen

Takashi Nakazawa, Professor at Nara Women’s University explores some fascinating aspects of chemistry and the archaeology of collagen, as well as a view point expressed on analysing ancient specimens in a collaborative way.
medicinal chemistry and chemical biology, University of Strathclyde

Double vision in research? Medicinal chemistry and chemical biology

Professor Colin Sucking discusses the work undertaken at the University of Strathclyde that explores the combination of medicinal chemistry and chemical biology.
biological traits

Genetics: Understanding the origins of our biological traits

Virginie Courtier-Orgogozo, Directeur de Recherche at CNRS details a fascinating aspect of genetics that concerns understanding the origins of our biological traits
genome / gene expression

Interdisciplinary research: New technologies for studying genomes

The Ebenstein lab for NanoBioPhotonics in Tel Aviv University, Israel, develops new technologies for studying genomes, an aspect of interdisciplinary research that Prof Yuval highlights here.
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.
paediatric cancers

Elucidating the pathogenesis of paediatric cancers

Prof Nicolo Riggi and Prof Ivan Stamenkovic from the University of Lausanne share their thoughts on the pathogenesis of paediatric cancers.
heterocyclic chemistry

Antimicrobial resistance challenged by flexible heterocyclic chemistry

Prof Colin J Suckling OBE DSc FRSE, Research Professor of Chemistry at the University of Strathclyde shares his expertise on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and how this is challenged by flexible heterocyclic chemistry
high-tech manufacturing

Oxford Nanopore to establish new high-tech manufacturing facility at Harwell

Harwell Innovation and Science Campus and Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd announce the completion of a significant expansion deal
human gene therapy

AAV: From almost a virus to an awesome vector for human gene therapy

Dr. Arun Srivastava, George H. Kitzman Professor of Genetics, from the University of Florida describes the rationale and strategies for the development of next generation (NextGen), generation X (GenX) and optimised (Opt) recombinant AAV vectors for human gene therapy Recombinant AAV vectors have been, or are currently being, used 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...
huntington's

New drug discovery may stop Huntington’s disease

The defect that causes Huntington's disease has been corrected in patients for the first time with an experimental drug Experts believe that the new experimental drug, which is injected into spinal fluid, could be the biggest breakthrough in neurodegenerative diseases for 50 years. The unstoppable death of brain cells in Huntington's gradually causes...
early stage cancer

Early stage diagnosis – spotting early stage cancer events

Cecilia Van Cauwenberghe, Vandana Iyer and Bhargav Rajan from Frost & Sullivan examine of how nanotechnology helps spot early stage cancer

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