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cancer cells

Measuring Cancer Cell “Fitness” Reveals Drug Susceptibility

By studying both the physical and genomic features of cancer cells, MIT researchers have come up with a new way to investigate why some...
quantum computers

USC Scientists Find a Way to Enhance Quantum Computer Performance

SC scientists have demonstrated a theoretical method to enhance the performance of quantum computers, an important step to scale a technology with potential to...
Hydrogel-based Soft Lenses

Imec, Ghent University and SEED Demonstrate Electronics in Hydrogel-based Soft Lenses

At the imec technology forum Japan (ITF Japan 2018), imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies, the Ghent University...
blood pressure

Hundreds of Genetic Markers Linked to Blood Pressure Uncovered

The research, carried out by a team at Queen Mary University of London and Imperial College London, used data from more than one million...
Sleeping sickness

A Very Special Protein Synthesis Machinery

Sleeping sickness-causing parasites contain an unusual protein synthesis machinery. A team of researchers from ETH Zurich and the University of Berne resolved its very...
tuberculosis

Scientists Develop New Drug Treatment for TB

Scientists at The University of Manchester have developed the first non-antibiotic drug to successfully treat tuberculosis in animals. The team hope the compound –developed after...
cancer metabolism

Exploring Cancer Metabolism

Nearly 100 years ago, the German chemist Otto Warburg discovered that cancer cells metabolize nutrients differently than most normal cells. His discovery launched the...
bacterial DNA

Researchers Target Protein That Protects Bacteria’s DNA ‘Recipes’

Bacteria cause many serious illnesses, from food poisoning to pneumonia. The challenge for scientists is that disease-causing bacteria are extraordinarily resilient. For example, when...
Bacteria-Fighting Polymers

Bacteria-Fighting Polymers Created with Light

New method developed at University of Warwick enables hundreds of polymers to be synthesised and tested for ability to kill superbugs Synthetic reproductions...
Preclinical Data for ARQ 531

ArQule Announces Publication of Preclinical Data for ARQ 531, a Reversible...

ArQule, Inc. today announced the publication of preclinical study data for ARQ 531, the Company’s rationally-designed, reversible inhibitor of both wild type and C481S-mutant...
Drug Development

Infrared Sensor as a New Method for Drug Development

With an infrared sensor, biophysicists of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) have succeeded in quickly and easily investigating which active ingredients influence the structure of...
AI Platform

Researchers Develop AI Platform to Rapidly Identify Optimal Personalised Drug Combinations...

A multidisciplinary team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed an artificial intelligence (AI) technology platform that could potentially change...
Nano-tech diagnostic

Nano-Tech Diagnostic Can Indicate Cancer or Thrombotic Risk in One Drop...

A team of international researchers led by Professor Martin Hegner, Investigator in CRANN and Trinity’s School of Physics, have developed an automated diagnostic platform...
cancer drugs

New Method Reveals How Well Cancer Drugs Hit Their Targets

Scientists have developed a technique that allows them to measure how well cancer drugs reach their targets inside the body. It shows individual cancer...
Immunotherapy

Smart Nanoparticles Keep Immunotherapy Focused on Cancer

Immunotherapy is a highly promising and innovative approach to battling cancer that works by enlisting the body’s natural defenses to attack cancer cells. By...
hearing loss

Drug Could Protect Children from Hearing Loss After Chemo

When cisplatin was first used to treat cancer in the late 70s, it made a big impact. “It was the most extraordinary breakthrough treatment,” says Dr Penelope...
antibiotics

Soil Prospecting Yields Wealth of Potential Antibiotics

Soil, the source of our best antibiotics, can be more thoroughly mined for new drugs and other useful chemicals with the help of metagenomics,...
fatty acid

Enigma of Fatty Acid Metabolism Solved: Enzyme Shape Controls Its Activity

Fats are essential for our body. The core components of all fats are fatty acids. Their production is initiated by the enzyme ACC. Researchers...
tuberculosis

Scientists Discover How Vitamin A Drives the Lung Immune System to...

Scientists at Trinity College Dublin and St James’s Hospital, Dublin, have discovered how vitamin A drives the lung immune system to deal with tuberculosis...
cancer researchvideo

Two New Pathways Expand the Horizon for Cancer Research

Dramatically reshaping the scope of cancer research, the discovery was made by investigating a special class of genes known as noncoding RNA’s (ncRNA) found...