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Glossary

Cell

Cells are the building blocks of all living things. A human body is made up of around 100 million, million cells.



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Scientists film brain stem cells dividing into neurons for first time

12 February 2018 - by Charlotte Spicer

Researchers have successfully filmed the division of stem cells in an adult mouse brain, for the first time... [Read More]

Single molecule found for breast cancer spread

12 February 2018 - by Dr Nicoletta Charolidi

Blocking a single molecule, the amino acid asparagine, can prevent breast cancer spread in mice, according to a new study... [Read More]

Book Review: The Telomere Effect - A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer

05 February 2018 - by Dr Jess Buxton

We are already into the second month of 2018, so if you made New Year's resolutions then the chances are that, like me, you've long ditched them – especially any regarding your health. It seems that changing old habits is hard, even those that we know will increase our risk of succumbing to disease and disability... [Read More]

High-dose gene therapy appears toxic in monkeys and piglets

05 February 2018 - by Ewa Zotow

Animals given high doses of gene-carrying viruses in a new gene-therapy trial showed signs of severe toxicity.

Radio review: Science in Action - CRISPR immunity

05 February 2018 - by Theofanis Michailidis

As a law graduate with a special interest in medical law and bioethics, I admit having very limited scientific background or knowledge... [Read More]

Record-breaking study links over 950 genes to insomnia

05 February 2018 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya

A large study of the genomes of over 1.3 million people has found 956 genes implicated in insomnia... [Read More]

Vaping linked to impaired DNA repair in mice

05 February 2018 - by Theofanis Michailidis

E-cigarette smoke has been found to damage DNA in the heart, lungs and bladder in mice, according to research from New York University's School of Medicine... [Read More]

USA announces $190 million for genome editing research

29 January 2018 - by Hannah Tippett Simpson

The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced its intention to grant US$190 million for genome editing research... [Read More]

First close-ups show DNA being read in unprecedented detail

22 January 2018 - by Martha Henriques

Scientists have taken the most detailed images yet of an enzyme working its way along a strand of DNA, revealing how it reads the genetic code... [Read More]

BRCA gene does not affect survival in those treated for breast cancer

15 January 2018 - by Hannah Somers

A new study has found that BRCA gene mutations do not affect the survival rates of breast cancer patients under 40... [Read More]

Dolly the cloned sheep did not age prematurely

27 November 2017 - by Dr Rachel Huddart

Fears that cloning caused Dolly the Sheep to have early-onset osteoarthritis are 'unfounded', according to new research... [Read More]

Event Review: Darwin Lecture: from gene identification to clinical benefit - the example of cystic fibrosis

27 November 2017 - by Lea Goetz

The Darwin lecture held at the UK's Royal Society of Medicine in London, and jointly organised with the Linnean Society, gives an annual look at topics in science and medicine.... [Read More]

FDA issues warning on DIY gene-therapy kits

27 November 2017 - by Theofanis Michailidis

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is taking an active stance against the use of 'do it yourself' gene therapy kits... [Read More]

Gene conferring long-life identified in US Amish community

20 November 2017 - by Charlott Repschlager

A rare genetic mutation leading to longer and healthier lives has been discovered in the US Amish community... [Read More]

Real-time film shows CRISPR in action

20 November 2017 - by Helen Robertson

For the first time ever, researchers have been able to film, in real-time, the activity of the CRISPR technique on a strand of DNA... [Read More]

Study uses genome editing inside patient for first time

20 November 2017 - by Jennifer Willows

A new clinical trial in California marks the first time that genome editing has been used inside the body, rather than on cells such as blood or skin which can be extracted, edited outside the body, and then replaced... [Read More]

Number of mutations needed to cause cancer calculated

19 October 2017 - by Charlott Repschlager

Between one and 10 mutations are required for a healthy cell to turn cancerous... [Read More]

Gene linked to schizophrenia is key in early brain development

02 October 2017 - by Charlott Repschlager

A gene associated with schizophrenia influences a critical stage of early brain development in mice... [Read More]

Stem cells restore neurons in monkey model of Parkinson's disease

04 September 2017 - by Caroline Casey

Neurons derived from human stem cells have successfully been used to treat and relieve symptoms of Parkinson's disease in a primate animal model... [Read More]

EPO awards CRISPR patent to European biotech

14 August 2017 - by Ryan Ross

German-based company MilliporeSigma has announced that the European Patent Office intends to approve its CRISPR patent for use in eukaryotic cells... [Read More]

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Events using this Glossary Item

Functional Genomics and Systems Biology
30 November 2009  Wellcome Trust Conference Centre, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge CB10 1RQ, UK
An event addressing post-genomic science in humans and other organisms...
Engineering Principles in Biological Systems
14 October 2009  Wellcome Trust Conference Centre, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge CB10 1RQ, UK
The 3rd Cold Spring Harbour Laboratory/Wellcome Trust event on Engineering Principles in Biological Systems...
Running for Answers
16 September 2009  Club Med Athenia, Marathon 19007, Attica, Greece
The 7th European Congress on Reproductive Immunology...
Physics of Cells: From the Edge to the Heart
06 September 2009  Congress Centre, Hotel Zora, Raduća BB, Primošten 22202, Šibenik-Knin County, Croatia
The 1st European Molecular Biology Organisation conference on Cell Biophysics...
From Imprinting to the Epigenome in 25 years
04 September 2009  Lecture Theatre, Peterhouse College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 1RD; Kings College, University of Cambridge, King's Parade, Cambridge CB2 1ST, UK
An event celebrating the discovery of imprinting in mammals 25 years ago...
System Biology Tools and Preclinical Models for Translational Research in Endometriosis and Adhesion Formation: Lessons from Cancer and Inflammation Biology
04 September 2009  Auditorium GA1, Campus Onderwijs en Navorsing, Gasthuisberg Herestraat, Leuven 3000, Belgium
A course addressing state-of-the-art research methodology in systems biology...
Life's Molecular Interactions
04 July 2009  Prague Congress Centre, 5 Května 65, 140 21 Prague 4, Czech Republic
The 34th Congress of the Federation of European Biochemical Societies...


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