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Researchers identify previously unknown part of the ICL DNA repair pathway.

Dividing cells are prone to errors, and so they must be prepared to summon sophisticated emergency systems to deal with potential damage. One type of division-derailing mishap can occur when … Continue Reading Researchers identify previously unknown part of the ICL DNA repair pathway.

Precision medicine study of CVID pinpoints gene crucial to immune defense.

Genomics researchers analyzing a rare, serious immunodeficiency disease in children have discovered links to a gene crucial to the body’s defense against infections. The finding may represent an inviting target … Continue Reading Precision medicine study of CVID pinpoints gene crucial to immune defense.

Researchers develop epigenetic ‘cell-free’ DNA blood test for prostate cancer.

Researchers from the Vanderbilt University, the University of Toronto and Chronix Biomedical have demonstrated a method for detecting ‘cell-free’ tumour DNA in the bloodstream.  The team believe that the technique … Continue Reading Researchers develop epigenetic ‘cell-free’ DNA blood test for prostate cancer.

RNA test diagnoses Lassa and Marburg hemorrhagic viruses before symptoms show.

A new United States Army contracted study has found it is possible to distinguish between different hemorrhagic fevers, including Marburg (Ebola cousin) and Lassa before the person becomes symptomatic. The embargoed … Continue Reading RNA test diagnoses Lassa and Marburg hemorrhagic viruses before symptoms show.

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