Research

Neurons constantly rewrite their DNA

Johns Hopkins scientists have discovered that neurons are risk takers: They use minor ‘DNA surgeries’ to toggle their activity levels...

DRUG resistance III

Antibiotic Armageddon in Europe by 2025

A group of leading scientists has warned that Britain and Europe collectively could face more than a million deaths in an impending...

Ovarian cancer

Genetic testing should be accessible to all women

The genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 play a significant role in hereditary breast and ovarian cancers. Recent media attention has focused on American...

Mutations

Dutch scientists build colon cancer progression model

Scientists from the Hubrecht Institute and the University Medical Center Utrecht (UMC Utrecht) have developed a cell culture model of human...

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Researchers grow cardiac tissue on “spider silk” substrate

Genetically engineered fibers of the protein spidroin, which is the construction material for spider webs, has proven to be a perfect...

Radiotherapy

Prostate: Free of cancer after five years

Results from a randomised controlled trial to compare the use of permanent radioactive implants (brachytherapy) with dose-escalated...

Excellence Award

ESCMID honours Médecins Sans Frontières

The European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease (ESCMID) today issued a special excellence award for outstanding...

Point-of-care-ultrasound

SonoSite scores for soccer team

Dr Paul Klein, team doctor of the Bundesliga football club 1.FC Köln for over 11 years, has recently taken advantage of the loan of a...