Researchers focus on nanoparticles for delivery of cancer treatment
At NYU Abu Dhabi's Center for Science and Engineering, assistant professor of chemistry Ali Trabolsi leads the Trabolsi Research Group, which focuses on supramolecular multifunctional systems: these are modified molecules ...
Speeding up gene discovery
Since the completion of the Human Genome Project, which identified nearly 20,000 protein-coding genes, scientists have been trying to decipher the roles of those genes. A new approach developed at MIT, the Broad Institute, ...
Variety of genetic risk behind bone cancer in dogs
Bone cancer in dogs is affected by a variety of genetic risk factors. Researchers from Uppsala University, Sweden, and the Broad Institute show this in a new study published in Genome Biology.
New sensor tracks zinc in cells, could be exploited for early diagnosis of prostate cancer
Zinc, an essential nutrient, is found in every tissue in the body. The vast majority of the metal ion is tightly bound to proteins, helping them to perform biological reactions. Tiny amounts of zinc, however, ...
Genetic studies of mammary tumours (breast cancer) in dogs
Mammary tumours (breast cancer) are the most common form of cancer in bitches. Kaja Sverdrup Borge's PhD project has led to the identification of genetic changes associated with these types of tumour. Her ...
Malignant cells adopt a different pathway for genome duplication
Genomes must be replicated in two copies during cell division. This process occurs at structures called 'replication forks', which are equipped with enzymes and move along the separated DNA strands. In tumour ...
Cylindrical nanoparticles more deadly to breast cancer
(Phys.org) —Cylindrical shaped nanoparticles are seven times more deadly than traditional spherical ones when delivering drugs to breast cancer cells, an international team of researchers has discovered.
Barcodes for trees: Study identifies genetic fingerprints of endangered conifers
In the tropics and subtropics, many evergreen conifers are endangered. Biologists at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) have collected the world's largest Podocarpaceae collection. Together with colleagues ...
Researchers looking to use nanographene oxide to destroy tumors
Two-way traffic enable proteins to get where needed, avoid disease
It turns out that your messenger RNA may catch more than one ride to get where it's going.
To treat cancer, is the force strong with nanorobots?
(Phys.org) —Every day, more than 20,000 people around the world succumb to cancer, according to statistics compiled by the World Health Organization. Thousands more continue to suffer through treatment ...
Scientists show how cells protect their DNA from catastrophic damage
Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have unveiled a profound biological process that explains how DNA can be damaged during genome replication. In addition, the scientists developed a new analytical tool to measure ...
Big results from tiny particles
Creating and manipulating particles made of just a few atoms is all in a day's work for Dr Richard Tilley.
Argonne X-rays point way to Nobel Prize, better medicine
You may not know what research earned the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. But chances are that it will impact your life or that of someone you know.