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Chemist develop nose-like array to „smell“ cancer

26.11.2012   |   News of Science

ScienceDaily (Sep. 13, 2012) — In the fight against cancer, knowing the enemy's exact identity is crucial for diagnosis and treatment, especially in metastatic cancers, those that spread between organs and tissues. Now chemists led by Vincent Rotello at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have developed a rapid, sensitive way to detect...


An Epigenetic Difference In Twins Could Explain The Different Risk Of Breast Cancer

15.11.2012   |   News of Science

Medical News Today 18 Oct 2012: Monozygotic twins have the same genome, that is, the same DNA molecule in both siblings. Despite being genetically identical, both twins may have different diseases at different times. This phenomenon is called "twin discordance".


Genome Brings Ancient Girl to Life

12.11.2012   |   News of Science

In a stunning technical feat, an international team of scientists has sequenced the genome of an archaic Siberian girl 31 times over, using a new method that amplifies single strands of DNA.


Gene Identified For Back Pain

5.11.2012   |   News of Science

Medical News Today, 26 Sep 2012: Researchers at King's College London have for the first time identified a gene linked to age-related degeneration of the intervertebral discs in the spine, a common cause of lower back pain.


Early Mouth Cancer Risk Detected By New Gene Test

1.11.2012   |   News of Science

MedicalNewsToday,08 Oct 2012:Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London have developed a new gene test that can detect pre-cancerous cells in patients with benign-looking mouth lesions. The test could potentially allow at-risk patients to receive earlier treatment, significantly improving their chance of survival.


Genome sequencing used to control hospital infection

29.10.2012   |   News of Science

New Scientist 23 August 2012: When a disease outbreak is confirmed, it's a race against time to track the source of infection and control its spread. Technology that can sequence a bacterial genome within a few days has proved crucial after being successfully used to track an outbreak last year.


Engineering Life to Survive on Mars and Aid Human Colonization

22.10.2012   |   News of Science

Wired Science, August 8, 2012: With NASA’s Curiosity Rover safely on Mars and ready to search for signs of life, back on Earth attempts are underway to engineer bacteria that could thrive on the Red Planet.


Genetically Engineered Bacteria Prevent Mosquitoes from Transmitting Malaria

15.10.2012   |   News of Science

JHMRI News 16.7. 2012: Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute have genetically modified a bacterium commonly found in the mosquito’s midgut and found that the parasite that causes malaria in people does not survive in mosquitoes carrying the modified bacterium.


Mother\'s Diet Before Pregnancy Can Change Gene Function In Offspring

11.10.2012   |   News of Science

Medical News Today 21 Sep 2012: It has long been known that nutrition during pregnancy affects the well-being of her child, but a new study suggests that what a woman eats before she becomes pregnant might also play a significant role.


Melanin considered for bio-friendly electronics

8.10.2012   |   News of Science, June 27, 2012: Melanin – the pigment that colours skin, eyes and hair – could soon be the face of a new generation of biologically friendly electronic devices used in applications such as medical sensors and tissue stimulation treatments.


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