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Kent scientists reveal how world’s smallest DNA virus evolved in rare parakeets

A University of Kent-led team of scientists has gained new insight into a rare virus that is threatening to wipe out the Mauritius parakeet - one of the world’s most endangered species of parrot.



Scientists revolutionise electron microscope

Researchers at the University of Sheffield have revolutionised the electron microscope by developing a new method which could create the highest resolution images ever seen.



Scripps research and technion scientists develop biological computer to encrypt and decipher images

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute in California and the Technion–Israel Institute of Technology have developed a “biological computer” made entirely from biomolecules that is capable of deciphering images encrypted on DNA chips. Although DNA has been used for encryption in the past, this is the first experimental demonstration of a molecular cryptosystem of images based on DNA computing.



Scientists ‘record’ magnetic breakthrough

An international team of scientists has demonstrated a revolutionary new way of magnetic recording which will allow information to be processed hundreds of times faster than by current hard drive technology.



Singapore scientists lead in 3D mapping of human genome to help understand human diseases

Genome Institute of Singapore has led a continuing study on the human genome spatial/structural configuration, revealing how genes interact/communicate and influence each other, even when they are located far away from each other.



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.



Scientists reveal how cholera bacterium gains a foothold in the gut

A team of biologists at the University of York has made an important advance in our understanding of the way cholera attacks the body.



Scientists map one of life’s molecular mysteries

All living organisms are made up of cells, behind these intricate life forms lie complex cellular processes that allow our bodies to function. Researchers working on protein secretion - a fundamental process in biology - have revealed how protein channels in the membrane are activated by special signals contained in proteins destined for secretion.



University scientists launch new Musculoskeletal Ageing Centre

Scientists from the Universities of Sheffield, Liverpool and Newcastle have been awarded £2.5 million to establish a new Medical Research Council (MRC) and Arthritis UK Centre for Integrated Research into Musculoskeletal Ageing.



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.



New degree will deliver scientists to tackle links between diet and disease

Nutri-genomics is an emerging area of scientific research which looks at the relationship between what we eat, disease and our own individual genetic make-up



Scientists’ discovery already saving patients’ lives

Patients in the UK with a hereditary immune disorder are benefiting from life-saving treatment, thanks to the work of scientists at Newcastle University.



Scientists find genes that make brain tumours resistant to treatment

Two genes have been pinpointed that can predict whether patients with a deadly brain tumour will respond to the gold standard treatment



Coated glassware protects scientists while improving laboratory productivity

Kimble Chase, the largest manufacturer of laboratory glassware products in the world, introduces KimCote plastic coated glassware



Scientists unravel genetic risk of bowel cancer

The team showed that high levels of the eifh3 protein lead to the development of bowel cancer



Shore thing for sea shell scientists

Scientists have made synthetic 'sea shells' from a mixture of chalk and polystyrene cups - and produced a tough new material that could make our homes and offices more durable.



Scientists shed new light on walking

Researchers at the medical university Karolinska Institutet have created a genetically modified mouse in which certain neurons can be activated by blue light.



Scientists create super-strong collagen

A team of researchers has created the strongest form of collagen known to science, a stable alternative to human collagen that could one day be used to treat arthritis and other conditions that result from collagen defects.



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.



Scientists watch evolution unfold

A 21-year Michigan State University experiment that distills the essence of evolution in laboratory flasks not only demonstrates natural selection at work, but could lead to biotechnology and medical research advances, researchers said.



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