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OGT develops optimised rare disease sequencing and analysis service

Oxford Gene Technology (OGT), a provider of innovative clinical genetics and diagnostic solutions to advance molecular medicine, has extended its Genefficiency™ Sequencing Service to provide a dedicated service for investigating rare diseases .



Liver transplant offers new option for rare cancer

Early results suggest significant improvements in survival for challenging bile duct cancer



Coral reefs inspire rare consensus

One of the first set of studies to examine what tourists and recreation enthusiasts actually think about coral reef ecosystems suggests they are a rare exception to controversies over human use versus environmental conservation.



Rare mutation linked to schizophrenia

An international team of researchers has identified a mutation on human chromosome 16 that substantially increases risk for schizophrenia.



Marine microbe is source of rare nutrient

A new study of microscopic marine microbes, called phytoplankton, has solved a ten-year-old mystery about the source of an essential nutrient in the ocean.



Few genetic changes launch rare leukaemia

The most comprehensive analysis yet of the genome of childhood acute myeloid leukaemia found only a few mistakes in the genetic blueprint, suggesting the cancer arises from just a handful of missteps



Indicator of rare lung disease

Scientists have discovered a protein in the lungs that can help in determining progression of the rare lung disease Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.



Increasing levels of rare element

Dartmouth researchers have determined that the presence of the rare element osmium is on the rise globally and trace this increase to the consumption of refined platinum.



Rare genetic disease

Adult stem cells may provide an explanation for the cause of a Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome, a rare disease that causes premature ageing in children.



Rare 'suicide palm tree'

The seeds of the "suicide palm", a newly discovered and extremely rare palm tree, have arrived in Britain for urgent study and conservation.



Pioneering research into rare neonatal diseases

Groundbreaking research into rare neonatal diseases, conducted by the University of Sheffield, is set to improve the treatment of babies who lack the stress hormone cortisol.



Treatment for rare form of anaemia

Researchers have identified the specific biological mechanisms believed to lead to a rare and incurable blood disease known as Diamond Blackfan anemia.



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