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Glossary

Protein

A large biological molecule made up of a string of sub-units called amino acids. There are thousands of different proteins in the human body, each with a particular job. For example, haemoglobin carries oxygen around the blood.



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DNA nanorobots help shrink tumours in mice

19 February 2018 - by Dr Molly Godfrey

Nanorobots made of DNA, that can target and kill tumours in mouse cancer models, have been developed by scientists... [Read More]

Huntington's protein is 'super assassin' for cancer cells

19 February 2018 - by Hannah Somers

Researchers have discovered that the protein responsible for the development of Huntington's disease is highly toxic to cancer cells... [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]

Muscle memory exists on the DNA level through epigenetic tagging

05 February 2018 - by Dr Loredana Guglielmi

A study led by UK researchers has shown for the first time that human muscles possess a 'memory' of earlier growth... [Read More]

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]

Blood test for eight common cancers offers promise

22 January 2018 - by Dr Loredana Guglielmi

Scientists have developed a single blood test to detect eight common cancer types and their location of origin within the body... [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]

Gene therapy shows 'mind-blowing' success in treating haemophilia A

18 December 2017 - by Sam Sherratt

A new gene therapy for haemophilia A has exceeded expectations in a recent clinical trial... [Read More]

Silencing 'junk' gene THOR could slow tumour growth

18 December 2017 - by Dr Loredana Guglielmi

Scientists in the USA have found a novel non-coding gene that alters proliferation in cancer cells to help tumour development... [Read More]

First trials of Huntington's drug show it could slow disease

11 December 2017 - by Martha Henriques

A breakthrough trial has successfully reduced levels of the harmful protein that causes the neurodegenerative disease Huntington's... [Read More]

Gene that protects against Alzheimer's disease found

04 December 2017 - by Ewa Zotow

Researchers have discovered a gene which may reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease... [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]

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]

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]

AI test could be first screening tool for ovarian cancer

06 November 2017 - by Isobel Steer

Machine learning has been used to develop a promising screening test for ovarian cancer, a team of US-based researchers has said... [Read More]

RNA editing tools could create new disease therapies

30 October 2017 - by Dr Rachel Huddart

A new molecular tool to change individual letters in an RNA sequence may open up new possibilities for gene therapy... [Read More]

FDA advisors back gene therapy for rare inherited blindness

16 October 2017 - by Rikita Patel

The US Food Drug and Administration advisory committee has backed the use of gene therapy to treat a hereditary disease for the first time... [Read More]

CRISPR used to uncover new drug targets for cancer

02 October 2017 - by Rachel Reeves

New potential drug targets have been identified for cancers associated with KRAS gene mutations, which are thought to drive around 20-30 percent of all human cancers... [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]

First genome editing of human embryos by UK scientists

25 September 2017 - by Paul Waldron

UK scientists have successfully edited the genome of human embryos to study the role of a gene key to the earliest stages of development... [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...
The Blind-Drunk Mutant Mouse: A Model for Schizophrenia?
19 November 2009 12midday Francis Crick Auditorium, Wellcome Trust Conference Centre, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge CB10 1RQ, UK
A discussion introduced by Professor Kay Davies, Head of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics at the University of Oxford...


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