Subscribe to the BioNews newsletter for free

Login
Advanced Search

Search for
BioNews


Print Page Follow BioNews on Twitter BioNews RSS feed

Like the Progress Educational Trust on Facebook



King's College London - Health: More than a medical matter

Glossary

Amino acids

Small molecules that are strung together to make proteins, which are large, complex biological molecules.



Articles using this Glossary Item

First pagePrevious page 1/1 Next pageLast page     10 per page20 per page50 per page100 per page

'Father of genomics' Fred Sanger dies aged 95

25 November 2013 - by James Heather

Fred Sanger, renowned biochemist, has died aged 95. Having pioneered seminal techniques for the understanding of both proteins and DNA, Dr Sanger is widely hailed as one of the most influential scientists of recent years... [Read More]

Crick Cambridge college commemoration

29 April 2013 - by Purvi Shah

A memorial to Francis Crick has been unveiled at his former college at the University of Cambridge to mark the 60th anniversary of the publication of the structure of DNA... [Read More]

Rare form of autism treated with dietary supplement

10 September 2012 - by Suzanne Elvidge

A rare form of autism, caused by a mutation that alters amino acid metabolism, could potentially be treated with a nutritional supplement, according to an international team of researchers... [Read More]

Progress Educational Trust conference: Making the grade

12 December 2011 - by James Brooks

The third session of the Progress Educational Trust's annual conference 'The Best Possible Start in Life: The Robust and Responsive Embryo' boasted a redoubtable roll-call of eminent clinicians and researchers as speakers. This being the case, I couldn't help wondering if the decision to limit such luminaries to ten minutes apiece was a wise one... [Read More]

Scientists discover new way to reverse genetic defects

20 June 2011 - by Dr Rebecca Hill

Scientists have discovered a way to bypass the type of mutation that causes about a third of human genetic diseases. Experiments in yeast have shown how chemical modifications can allow a cell's machinery to ignore mistakes in DNA known as nonsense mutations... [Read More]

Gene discovery hints at why humans can talk

16 November 2009 - by Dr Will Fletcher

Scientists believe that they have found a gene that helps explain the fact that humans are the only animal that has developed speech. Subtle variations in the human version of the gene, known as FOXP2, appear to underpin the human development of language, according to recent research carried out by scientists at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), US, and published in the journal Nature. When comparing the human and chimp version of FOXP2 the researchers discovered... [Read More]

Challenge to gene patents in the US

26 May 2009 - by Selene Kaye

On 12 May, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Public Patent Foundation filed a lawsuit challenging the US government's practice of granting patents on human genes - specifically, the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, which are associated with breast and ovarian cancer. In the last 20 or so years the... [Read More]

Why fertility patients should consider what they eat before resorting to more invasive fertility treatments

02 February 2009 - by Dian Shepperson Mills

Eating is something we do every day. It sustains us and keeps us healthy, and poor food choice can make us unhealthy. The maturing ova, sperm, endometrium and fetus depend upon nutrients for development. If the diet is laced with environmental endocrine-disrupting chemicals, trans-fats, refined sugars, or excess additives, or... [Read More]

Gene variant links migraine and stroke risk

04 August 2008 - by Stuart Scott

A gene variant previously thought to increase the risk of migraine in women has been shown, in fact, to have a mildly protective effect, according to a new study published in the journal Neurology. However, the study also shows that if women go on to develop migraines... [Read More]

Genes influence emotional memory

06 August 2007 - by Rose Palmer

Neuroscientists in Switzerland have identified a gene that influences the recall of emotionally charged memories. Dominique de Quervain, and colleagues, at the University of Zurich published a study in Nature Neuroscience last week reporting that subjects with the gene variant ADRA2B performed better on recall tests for... [Read More]

Parkinson's disease gene link strengthened

26 January 2006 - by BioNews

US researchers have found that many cases of Parkinson's disease (PD) in certain ethnic groups could be triggered by a single faulty gene. In two separate studies, the scientists discovered that some patients with an Ashkenazi Jewish or Arabic background have a mutated version of the LRRK2 gene. The findings... [Read More]

Francis Crick, a founding father of genetics, has died

30 July 2004 - by BioNews

He has been described as 'the Charles Darwin of the 20th century' by Professor Steve Jones of University College London and as 'the dominant hero of the heroic age of molecular biology' by Professor Richard Dawkins of Oxford University. He was a Nobel prize winner, a Fellow of the Royal... [Read More]

First pagePrevious page 1/1 Next pageLast page     10 per page20 per page50 per page100 per page


Events using this Glossary Item

 

No Events for this area at the moment.


Published by the Progress Educational Trust
RISK ASSESSMENT:
BREAST CANCER, PREDICTION AND SCREENING
FREE public event in central London, 6.30pm on Thursday 8 May 2014 - find out more HERE

ANNIVERSARY APPEAL
Please donate HERE, so that the Progress Educational Trust can continue throughout 2014 (and beyond) while keeping BioNews FREE for you to read

The Progress Educational Trust was shortlisted for the Charity Times Awards 2011

Advertise your products and services HERE - click for further details

Good Fundraising Code

Become a Friend of PET HERE, and give the Progress Educational Trust a regular donation