Reservoir of mitochondrial DNA mutations identified

An international team of researchers has revealed a large reservoir of mitochondrial DNA mutations present in the general population.

MagnaRay Spectrometer

Thermo Fisher Scientific announced the launch of the first intelligent Wavelength Dispersive X-ray spectrometer, the Thermo Scientific MagnaRay WDS Spectrometer.

Culprits in alloy corrosion

Oxide scales are supposed to protect alloys from extensive corrosion, but scientists have discovered metal nanoparticle chinks in this armor.

Gene found to protect liver

Researchers have discovered that a protein called FOXA2 controls the maintenance of proper levels of bile in the liver.

Microbes as sources of sustainable biofuels

The notion of utilising the microscopic organisms as a means of generating renewable energy sounds too good to be true. Scientist...

Once a suspect, now a friend

HMGB1, a chromosomal protein that binds to damaged DNA, prevents cancer development by enhancing DNA repair, recent reports suggest.

Improving male fertility

A newly developed, minimally invasive treatment for a common cause of male infertility can significantly improve a couple's chances of pregnancy.

Deciphering gold nanoclusters

Researchers have described the principles behind the stability and electronic properties of gold nanoclusters, confirming the divide and protect bonding structure.

Online Metabolomics Resource Center

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announces the launch of its comprehensive online resource center for metabolomics researchers.

New Chromatography Software

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, has introduced new ChromQuest 5.0 Chromatography Data System (CDS)...

Hard X-ray Nanoprobe

The Center for Nanoscale Materials' newly operational Hard X-ray Nanoprobe at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory is one of the world's most powerful x-ray microscopes.

Future combination therapy

Two drugs bind to receptor sites on some tumours in different places at the same time, suggesting a new combination therapy for cancer.

Mitosis gets harder

A biological process taught to every pupil studying GCSE science has just become a little more complicated thanks to a new discovery.

Alcohol damages DNA

Reshaping of the DNA scaffolding that supports and controls the expression of genes in the brain may play a major role in the alcohol withdrawal symptoms.

Vive the vole!

Portable and accurate body composition measurements mean a longer life for rodents used in field and laboratory research.

Aiding drug discovery

Determining the structure of unknown natural compounds is a slow and expensive part of drug screening and development - but this may now change.

Blood test replacement

One day soon patients may spit in a cup, instead of bracing for a needle prick, when being tested for cancer, heart disease or diabetes.

Watching bleomycin

Researchers have created the first three-dimensional image of how a well-established chemotherapy agent targets and binds to DNA.

Corona CAD universal detector

The new Corona CAD universal detector is a simple and reliable HPLC method for simultaneous measurement of cations and anions.

Increased hepcidin expression

While circulating hepcidin levels were not associated with anaemia, it is positively associated with stage of colorectal disease.




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