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Artificial organ research could be key to development of novel drugs

Organs, both artificial and natural, hold the key to predicting and understanding how novel drugs will react in the body. Sean Ottewell investigates.



Could cabbage hold the key to preventing diseases?

Scientists are investigating whether compounds found in cabbage could help prevent against diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular diseases.



Scientists find genetic key to why some cancer patients don't respond to treatment

Researchers from Newcastle University have identified a gene variation carried by 20 per cent of the population which can significantly affect how patients with a rare type of blood cancer will respond to treatment.



Moisture consistency is key in food quality control

Adam Equipment’s PMB Moisture Balance offers the right features to provide the required consistency in measurement



Natural flavours are key for ingredients growth

The Chinese monk fruit, low-sodium salt, natural flavours for coffees and new flours are among the latest novel ingredients to grace the marketplace



Size and speed key to chromatography and spectroscopy advances

The latest releases in separation technology include a completely new approach to liquids analysis and advanced columns which focus on improving results and laboratory productivity. Sean Ottewell reports



Flexible partnership key to operation of managed laboratory service

Roche Diagnostics demonstrated that they could provide an analytical and financial solution that met the aims and objectives of the Cwm Taf Project Team in Wales



Key enzyme repairs sun-damaged DNA

Researchers have long known that humans lack a key enzyme - one possessed by most of the animal kingdom and even plants - that reverses severe sun damage.



Blocking key pathway in prostate cancer

Prostate cancer advances when tumors become resistant to hormone therapy, which is the standard treatment for patients, and begin producing their own androgens.



Key to tropical biodiversity

The tropics owe their stunning biodiversity to consistent year-round temperatures, not higher temperatures or more sunlight, according to a novel survey of insect diversity at different latitudes and at different points in the planet's history.



Genes key to ageing

A new study casts doubt on the theory that oxidative stress to our tissues shortens lifespan. Genes may be more important.



Wild Potato Germplasm Holds Key to Disease Resistance

Wild potato germplasm that offers resistance to some major potato diseases has been identified by a team of scientists.



Key Enzyme in Melanoma Cell Development

Researchers have discovered a mechanism by which an enzyme regulates gene expression and growth in melanoma cells, a finding that could someday lead to more effective drugs to attack cancers and make them more treatable.



The key role of subpolar regions

An international team of researchers has published the first registers of the evolution of Northern Pacific and Southern Atlantic sea-surface temperatures, dating from the Pliocene Era to the present.



Fire may be key to reviving dogwood trees

Proper and timely burning of some Eastern U.S. forests could help revitalise flowering dogwood trees, which benefits a wide range of species, a Purdue University report shows.



Jumping genes key to evolution

Researchers found extensive variation in these locations among the individuals they studied, further underscoring the role of these errant genes in maintaining genetic diversity.



Possible key event in Huntington's disease

In a step towards a possible treatment for Huntington's disease, scientists have shown for the first time that the accumulation of a mutated protein may explain damaging cellular behavior in Huntington's disease.



Key protein aids in DNA repair

Scientists have shown in multiple contexts that DNA damage over our lifetimes is a key mechanism behind the development of cancer and other age-related diseases.



Structure of key protein in common HIV subgroup

Scientists have provided the first-ever glimpse of the structure of a key protein-gp120-found on the surface of a specific subgroup of the human immunodeficiency virus, HIV-1.



Key to determining fruit fly gender

The brains of males and females, and how they use them, may be far more different then previously thought, at least in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster, according to research.



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