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therapeutic intervention

What’s in an aggregate? Therapeutic intervention in Huntington’s

Naoko Tanese from New York University School of Medicine outlines their work around Huntington’s disease (HD) and new targets for therapeutic intervention
mammalian regeneration

The amazing spiny mouse, the champion of mammalian regeneration

Malcolm Maden, Department of Biology & UF Genetics Institute, Gainesville, Florida, USA shares his expert opinion on the amazing spiny mouse, the champion of mammalian regeneration
thalassemia

Is 2018 the year we will see a cure for Thalassemia?

Multiple breakthroughs in gene therapy offer new hope for patients with genetic blood disorder, most common in Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, South Asian and African populations
spinal muscular atrophy

Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) – research from gene and modifiers to therapy

The fascinating research of Professor Brunhilde Wirth is placed under the spotlight, concerning her work in the field of disease-causing genes, modifier pathways and pathomechanisms of neuromuscular disorders, focussing on spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)

The conundrum of human health versus beef fat consumption

Raluca Mateescu from Mateescu’s Animal Genetics and Genomics Lab explores the conundrum of human health versus beef fat consumption and opportunities for improving the health properties of beef Animal fat has been stigmatised due to a perceived association with several diseases, from cardiovascular diseases to cancer. Because beef is perceived...
University of Strathclyde

The Long Arm of Heterocyclic Chemistry

Professor Colin Suckling of Strathclyde University discusses advancements with Heterocyclic Chemistry and the progress towards new medicines. Earlier in January I attended a conference at the Roslin Institute near Edinburgh, famous for Dolly the Sheep. Unlike that high profile product of scientific invention and technological virtuosity the subject was on...
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...
conservation of wild crops

IUCN pushes for the conservation of wild crops to boost food security

The IUCN has warned that the world needs to turn its effort to the conservation of wild crops, which are essential for food security
mental illness

Genetic studies of suicide risk and research into mental illness

The Department of Psychiatry; University of Utah School of Medicine lifts the lid on their research into mental illness and suicide Nearly 800,000 people die by suicide every year, and suicide is the leading cause of death for people aged 15-29. While the environment has had an undeniable impact, evidence...
plant disease

Nanoparticles – a new weapon to fight plant disease and increase yield

Wade Elmer of The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station explores the effects of nanoparticles on health, the environment, and plant disease
DNA markers

DNA markers for wheat genetic improvement

Director of USDA Central Small Grain Genotyping Lab, Guihua Bai turns the spotlight on to the wonderful world of wheat and DNA markers
Pneumology & Pulmonary Cell Research

Pneumology & Pulmonary Cell Research

Prof Dr Michael Roth (PhD) at University Hospital Basel looks at pneumology & pulmonary cell research, in this profile of the organisation's research
minor cereals

How can minor cereals enhance diversity and contribute to human nutrition

Dagmar Janovská and Martina Eiseltová from HealthyMinorCereals project explain the scope of their research concerning five minor cereals
biodiversity data

iDigBio: Serving biodiversity data and resources to the World

Pamela S Soltis, Director of the University of Florida’s Biodiversity Institute shares a compelling insight into the digitisation of biodiversity data
modification of plants

Artificial chromosome technology in the modification of plants

James A. Birchler from University of Missouri, Columbia gives an absorbing insight into research around the modification of plants for food crops

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