Lithium treatment helps slow the progression of memory loss, according to new research, published in the British Journal of Psychiatry. The finding raises the possibility that lithium could one day be used to prevent Alzheimer’s disease.
28 April, 2011
4-Antibody AG has announced that the Company has achieved the successful completion of a first milestone in its ongoing collaboration with Boehringer Ingelheim.
27 April, 2011
Scientists reveal that an ‘electronic nose’ can distinguish between molecules found in the breath of head-and-neck cancer patients and those of healthy people, according to the results of a small, initial study, published in the British Journal of Cancer.
26 April, 2011
Neurophysiologists of the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Iit) and the University of Genoa, together with geneticists of the Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal have demonstrated the involvement of the Synapsin-1 gene (SYN1) in epilepsy and autism.
21 April, 2011
Horizon Discovery (Horizon), a leading provider of research tools to support the development of personalized medicines, has announced that it has entered into a 3-year collaboration with the Fox Chase Cancer Center (Fox Chase). The focus of the collaboration is to apply rAAV gene targeting in mouse embryonic stem (ES) cells, and for the discovery of genes involved in resistance to EGFR-targeted therapies in human cancer, such as PI3K.
19 April, 2011
Scientists at the Babraham Institute have discovered a critical piece of the jigsaw that explains how a type of immune cell – a white blood cell known as a neutrophil – is activated by antibodies. The research, published today in the journal Science Signaling, brings new understanding to how the Phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) signalling pathway is used to regulate neutrophil function. This may pave the way for the development of a strategy to specifically inhibit the inappropriate activation of these immune cells that is seen in auto-immune inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, glomerulonephritis and some skin blistering diseases.
12 April, 2011
Study shows how cells decide whether they have enough fat – a molecular checkpoint that, when disturbed, could lead to obesity or other diseases.
07 April, 2011
Research being presented today (01 April) at the UK National Stem Cell Network annual science conference provides another piece in the puzzle of why it can be so hard to produce large numbers of the same type of cell in the lab - a process that is vital for scaling up stem cell production for therapeutic use. This knowledge will help researchers to develop strategies for obtaining the desired cell type for use in either research or medicine.
01 April, 2011