News & Opinion

Covering the life sciences inside and out

Most Recent

What the public really, really wants

By | December 10, 2001

The healthcare priorities expressed by the British public differ significantly from those of the biomedical community.

0 Comments

Back to the drawing board for CJD treatment

By | December 7, 2001

The death of woman with CJD being treated with a novel drug combination casts doubts on the 'miracle cure' claim for the disease.

0 Comments

Enhancing T cell activation

By | December 7, 2001

antigen-presenting cell interface.

0 Comments

End-joining in yeast

By | December 6, 2001

Two genes have been found to down-regulate the non-homologous end-joining pathway in meiotic diploid yeast cells.

0 Comments

Out of this world physiology

By | December 6, 2001

The way in which the human body responds to the rigours of space flight is providing insights into Earthly physiology.

0 Comments

The benefits of the waiting game

By | December 6, 2001

Axonal regrowth following a spinal cord injury is limited and has its peak in intensity immediately after the injury. But, in December 1 Journal of Neuroscience, Jean Coumans and colleagues from Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC, show that delaying treatment with transplants and exogenous neurotrophic factors after spinal cord injury results in more permissive conditions for spinal cord regeneration and functional recovery.Coumans et al. used rats with medullar transection tha

0 Comments

genome

By | December 5, 2001

Some transposable elements can be beneficial and others may persist in the genomes of sexually reproducing eukaryotes even if they are deleterious. In the December 4 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Irina Arkhipova and Hilary Morrison report the characterization of retrotransposons in the Giardia lamblia genome (Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 2001, 98:14497-14502).G. lamblia is a protozoan parasite, one of the earliest-branching eukaryotes, and is thought to be asexual. Arkhipova and Mor

0 Comments

the fight continues

By | December 5, 2001

Despite a lower media profile HIV/AIDS looks set to become the biggest and most far-reaching pandemic in human history.

0 Comments

The MLL leukemia

By | December 5, 2001

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia with mixed-lineage leukemia gene (MLL) translocations has a particularly poor prognosis, but it is not clear if host-related factors or tumor-intrinsic biological differences are responsible for these poor survival rates. In December 3 on line Nature Genetics, Scott Armstrong and colleagues from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, show that acute leukemia with MLL translocations has a gene expression profile that identifies them as a unique, new type

0 Comments

Genes repressed by GDNF

By | December 4, 2001

The genes down-regulated by the glial cell-line-derived neurotrophic factor may account for the factor's inhibition of neurite growth.

0 Comments

Popular Now

  1. An Aging-Related Effect on the Circadian Clock
  2. Marching for Science, from Berlin to Sydney
  3. ADHD Linked to Structural Differences in the Brain
  4. Opinion: Is a Clone Really Born at Age Zero?
Business Birmingham