Over the past three decades DNA has emerged as an exceptional molecular building block for nanoconstruction due to its predictable conformation and programmable base-pairing interactions. DNA nanotechnology is the design … Continue Reading Low-cost DNA nanobot can detect many diseases, including HIV.
Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers, and melanoma, which accounts for 2% of skin cancer cases, is responsible for nearly all skin cancer deaths. Melanoma rates in … Continue Reading Researchers identify the precise trigger of melanoma.
A molecular switch that seems to be essential for embryonic heart cells to grow into more mature, adult-like heart cells has been discovered by researchers at University of Washington. The … Continue Reading Researchers identify the molecular switch that promotes heart cell maturation.
A protein that normally fosters tissue repair instead acts to inhibit healing when sugar levels are high, according to a study in The Journal of Cell Biology. The data findings … Continue Reading Researchers map epigenetic cause of slowed diabetic wound healing.
Human DNA accumulates damage over time, and older people’s bodies can’t repair it as well. Many scientists believe a build up of damage can cause cells to enter an irreversible … Continue Reading Study identifies molecular link between DNA damage and premature aging.
A precision genetic analysis has yielded a surprising result, a network of neurons control breathing within the vagus nerve. Among these function-specific network of neurons, two types are dedicated to … Continue Reading Researchers identify neural networks within the vagus nerve responsible for breathing.
New precision medicine ‘edits’ sickle cell gene and allows researchers to regrow normal blood cells.
Researchers at Johns Hopkins have successfully corrected a genetic error in stem cells from patients with sickle cell disease, and then used those cells to grow mature red blood cells, … Continue Reading New precision medicine ‘edits’ sickle cell gene and allows researchers to regrow normal blood cells.
Researchers at the University of Connecticut have found a new way to identify protein mutations in cancer cells. The novel method is being used to develop precision medical vaccines to treat … Continue Reading Researchers develop first individualised precise medical vaccine for ovarian cancer.
Over the years researchers have made tremendous strides in the understanding and treatment of cancer by searching genomes for links between genetic alterations and disease. Most of those studies have … Continue Reading Penn team mine specific ovarian cancer oncogene in ‘junk DNA’.
Scientists at A*STAR’s Institute of Medical Biology (IMB) have found new clues to early detection and precision treatment of ovarian cancer, currently one of the most difficult cancers to diagnose … Continue Reading A*STAR scientists make breakthroughs in ovarian cancer research.
Twist, Snail, Slug. They may sound like words in a children’s nursery rhyme, but they are actually the exotic names given to proteins that can generate cells with stem cell-like … Continue Reading Protein ZEB1 promotes breast tumour resistance to radiation therapy.
Researchers and doctors at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN), Singapore General Hospital (SGH) and National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS) have co-developed the first molecular test kit that can … Continue Reading First ever kidney cancer molecular test predicts patient’s survival and drug response.
As part of a multinational, collaborative effort, researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have helped identify over 100 locations in the human genome associated with the … Continue Reading Mount Sinai scientists and international team shed new light on schizophrenia.
Scientists develop new technology for the diagnosis of cancer cells. Thoughts health innovators? bit.ly/1nrOBkm