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Heart Disease

AI Beats Doctors at Predicting Heart Disease Deaths

The study, published in PLOS One, adds to the growing evidence that AI could revolutionise healthcare in the UK and beyond. So far, the emphasis has been...
colon cancer

Broccoli, Cabbage and Kale May Protect Against Colon Cancer

The early-stage mouse study, from scientists at the Francis Crick Institute and Imperial College London, is published in the journal Immunity. This suggests that even without genetic risk factors,...
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...
Alzheimer’s and Down syndrome

Genes Linking Alzheimer’s and down Syndrome Discovered

Scientists are a step closer to understanding which genes are responsible for early onset Alzheimer's disease in people with Down syndrome, thanks to a...
bone tumours

Genetic Discovery Could Help Clinicians Identify Aggressive Bone Tumours

The first genetic marker for the bone tumour, osteoblastoma, has been discovered by scientists at the Francis Crick Institute, the Wellcome Sanger Institute and...
genitals

Non-Coding DNA Changes the Genitals You’re Born with

Male mice grow ovaries instead of testes if they are missing a small region of DNA that doesn't contain any genes, finds a new...
Parkinson’s disease

Scientists Unravel Molecular Mechanisms of Parkinson’s Disease

Detailed brain cell analysis has helped researchers uncover new mechanisms thought to underlie Parkinson's disease.The study, published in Nature Communications, adds to our growing understanding...
tuberculosis and Parkinson’s disease

Link Between Tuberculosis and Parkinson’s Disease Discovered

The mechanism our immune cells use to clear bacterial infections like tuberculosis (TB) might also be implicated in Parkinson's disease, according to a new...
Breast Cancer Drug

How Breast Cancer Drug Can Accelerate Cancer Cell Growth

The breast cancer drug lapatinib which is designed to shrink tumours can sometimes cause them to grow in the lab, according to a new...
kidney cancervideo

‘Killer’ Kidney Cancers Identified by Studying Their Evolution

Scientists have discovered that kidney cancer follows distinct evolutionary paths, enabling them to detect whether a tumour will be aggressive and revealing that the...
antimalarial drug, breast cancer, tuberculosis, flu treatment

Scientists Find New Antimalarial Drug Targets

Researchers have discovered crucial new processes that allow malaria parasites to escape red blood cells and infect other cells, offering potential new treatment targets....
brains

Research Reveals How Our Brains Develop the Right Mix of Cells

Scientists have discovered a mechanism that controls the mix of cells in the developing brain, which could help us to understand and treat conditions...
cancer immunotherapy

Molecular ‘Magnets’ Could Improve Cancer Immunotherapy

Chemicals that attract specialised immune cells toward tumours could be used to develop better immunotherapies for cancer patients, according to new research published in...
embryonic development

Research Uncovers Gene Network That Regulates Motor Neuron Formation During Embryonic...

Researchers from the Francis Crick Institute and UCLA, USA, have uncovered the inner workings of a gene network that regulates the development of spinal...
brain circuits

New Method to Map Miniature Brain Circuits

In a feat of nanoengineering, scientists have developed a new technique to map electrical circuits in the brain far more comprehensively than ever before.In...
cancer

Cancer-Causing Mutation Suppresses Immune System Around Tumours

Mutations in 'Ras' genes, which drive 25% of human cancers by causing tumour cells to grow, multiply and spread, can also protect cancer cells...
antibiotic

New TB Drugs Possible with Understanding of Old Antibiotic

Tuberculosis, and other life-threatening microbial diseases, could be more effectively tackled with future drugs, thanks to new research into an old antibiotic by the...
fruit flies

Low Protein Diet in Early Life Increases Lifespan in Fruit Flies

Fruit flies raised on a low protein diet early in life can live over twice as long as their peers, according to new research...
cancer genes

New Toolkit Reveals Novel Cancer Genes

A new statistical model has enabled researchers to pinpoint 27 novel genes thought to prevent cancer from forming, in an analysis of over 2000...
embryo development

Research Reveals How Pollutants Affect Early Embryo Development

Chemicals found in cigarette smoke, factories and incinerators can interfere with the crucial early stages of embryo development, suggests new research from the Francis...