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Scientists discover new clue to the chemical origins of life

Organic chemists at the University of York have made a significant advance towards establishing the origin of the carbohydrates (sugars) that form the building blocks of life.



Soil microbiologists discover microbe of global agricultural significance

Novel organism which performs the process of ammonia oxidation in acidic conditions



Researchers discover first genes for stuttering

Stuttering may be the result of a glitch in the day-to-day process by which cellular components in key regions of the brain are broken down and recycled.



Scientists discover a controller of brain circuitry

By combining a research technique that dates back 136 years with modern molecular genetics, a neuroscientist has been able to see how a mammal's brain shrewdly revisits and reuses the same molecular cues to control the complex design of its circuits.



Biologists discover bacterial defence mechanism

Researchers discovered that bacteria possess an ingenious mechanism for preventing oxygen from harming the building blocks of the cell.



Rheumatoid arthritis discover, medical news

A signal molecule made by the human body that triggers the immune system into action may be important in rheumatoid arthritis, according to new research.



Collaboration to discover new cancer drugs

Aptanomics SA, a specialist in the application of protein technologies for drug discovery, and Nanosyn Inc, a chemistry-based company applying its technology for the design, synthesis and analysis of small organic compounds for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, today announced their collaboration to discover new drugs in the field of oncology.



Scientists discover new method of gene identification

Scientists studying the genes and proteins of human cells infected with a common cold virus have identified a new gene identification technique that could increase the genetic information we hold on animals by around 70 to 80 per cent.



Neuroscientists discover key protein responsible for controlling nerve cell protection

A key protein, which may be activated to protect nerve cells from damage during heart failure or epileptic seizure, has been found to regulate the transfer of information between nerve cells in the brain. The discovery, made by neuroscientists at the University of Bristol and published in Nature Neuroscience and PNAS, could lead to novel new therapies for stroke and epilepsy.



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