British biochemist Frederick Sanger, who twice won the Nobel Prize in chemistry and was a pioneer of genome sequencing, has died at the age of 95. His death was confirmed Wednesday by the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology - which Sanger helped found.
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International research with participation of Danish investigators from University of Copenhagen...
The first clinical trial of revolutionary stem cells that won a Nobel Prize for their developer has been greenlit. The cells, called induced pluripotent stem (iPS) Cells, will be morphed into retinal cells, then given to six patients with a major cause of blindness: age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
Two years after Japan’s nuclear plant disaster, an international team of experts said that residents of areas hit by the highest doses of radiation face an increased cancer risk so small it probably won’t be detectable. In fact, experts calculated that increase at about 1 extra percentage point added to a Japanese infant’s lifetime cancer risk.
Artificial bone, created using stem cells and a new lightweight plastic, could soon be used to heal shattered limbs. The use of bone stem cells combined with a degradable rigid material that inserts into broken bones and encourages real bone to re-grow has been developed at the Universities of Edinburgh and Southampton.
How, when and where a pathogen is transmitted between two individuals in a population is crucial in understanding and predicting how a disease will spread. New research has laid the foundation for a new generation of zoonotic disease spreading models, which could allow for more targeted prevention strategies.
Dendritic cells perform a vital role for the immune system: They engulf pathogens, break them down into their component parts, and then display the pieces on their surface. In order to do their job, they are dependent upon the support from a class of immune system molecules, which have never before been associated with dendritic cells: antibodies.
Willow trees cultivated for green energy can yield up to five times more biofuel if they grow diagonally, compared with those that are allowed to grow naturally up towards the sky. Researchers have identified a genetic trait that causes this effect and is activated in some trees when they sense they are at an angle, such as where they are blown sideways in windy conditions.
In 1953, Cambridge researchers Watson and Crick published a paper describing the interweaving ‘double helix’ DNA structure – the chemical code for all life. Now, in the year of that scientific landmark’s 60th Anniversary, Cambridge researchers have published a paper proving that four-stranded ‘quadruple helix’ DNA structures – known as G-quadruplexes – also exist within the human genome.
The Chinese government will give a boost to the biotechnology industry in order to tackle problems related to population growth, food safety, energy conservation and environmental protection, the State Council said. The government aims to double the share of GDP that the sector's value-added output accounts for by 2015 from the 2010 level.
BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) and the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) set in motion a joint, multi-year initiative to improve blood collection practices in African clinics and hospitals.