Understanding Fat Metabolism at the Organism Level – A Comprehensive Metabolic Screen of C. elegans.
Dr Jules Griffin, University of Cambridge, speaking at Advances in Metabolic Profiling 2011. Date Posted: Monday, April 02, 2012
A Shaggy Dog Story: The Contagious Cancer That Conquered The World A contagious form of cancer that can spread between dogs during mating has highlighted the extent to which dogs accompanied human travellers throughout our seafaring history. But the tumours also provide surprising insights into how cancers evolve by ‘stealing’ DNA from their host. Wednesday, May 18, 2016Number Of Known Genetic Risk Factors For Endometrial Cancer Doubled An international collaboration of researchers has identified five new gene regions that increase a woman’s risk of developing endometrial cancer, one of the most common cancers to affect women, taking the number of known gene regions associated with the disease to nine. Wednesday, May 04, 2016Genetic Variant May Help Explain Why Labradors Are Prone To Obesity A genetic variation associated with obesity and appetite in Labrador retrievers – the UK and US’s favourite dog breed – has been identified by scientists at the University of Cambridge. The finding may explain why Labrador retrievers are more likely to become obese than dogs of other breeds. Wednesday, May 04, 2016
Limbs May Have Evolved From Sharks’ Gills Latest analysis shows that human limbs share a genetic programme with the gills of cartilaginous fishes such as sharks and skates, providing evidence to support a century-old theory on the origin of limbs that had been widely discounted. Wednesday, April 20, 2016Very Early Stage Human Stem Cell Lines Developed Scientists at the University of Cambridge have for the first time shown that it is possible to derive from a human embryo so-called ‘naïve’ pluripotent stem cells – one of the most flexible types of stem cell, which can develop into all human tissue other than the placenta. Monday, March 14, 2016Could the Food we Eat Affect Our Genes? Almost all of our genes may be influenced by the food we eat, according to new research. Friday, February 12, 2016Stem Cells Likely to be Safe for Use in Regenerative Medicine Cambridge researchers have found the strongest evidence to date that human pluripotent stem cells – cells that can give rise to all tissues of the body – will develop normally once transplanted into an embryo. Monday, December 21, 2015The Manufacturing Challenges of Nanotechnology Head of NanoManufacturing at the Department of Engineering’s Institute for Manufacturing (IfM) Dr Michaël de Volder explains why manufacturing carbon nanotubes is so difficult – and so important. Thursday, December 03, 2015Ancient Genome from Africa Sequenced for the First Time DNA from 4,500-year-old Ethiopian skull reveals a huge migratory wave of West Eurasians into the Horn of Africa around 3,000 years ago had a genetic impact on modern populations right across the African continent. Monday, October 19, 2015Greater Understanding Of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome A new genetic study of over 200,000 women reveals the underlying mechanisms of polycystic ovary syndrome, as well as potential interventions. Wednesday, September 30, 2015Maintaining Healthy DNA Delays Menopause An international study of nearly 70,000 women has identified more than forty regions of the human genome that are involved in governing at what age a woman goes through menopause. Tuesday, September 29, 2015New Consortium to Develop and Study Early Stage Drugs An innovative new Consortium will act as a ‘match-making’ service between pharmaceutical companies and researchers in Cambridge with the aim of developing and studying precision medicines for some of the most globally devastating diseases. Thursday, July 30, 2015MRSA Contamination Found in Supermarket Pork A survey carried out earlier this year has found the first evidence of the ‘superbug’ bacteria Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) in sausages and minced pork obtained from supermarkets in the UK. Monday, June 22, 2015Expression of Certain Genes Changes with the Seasons As the seasons change, so do the expression levels of many human genes, including ones involved in immune function, according to new research. Thursday, May 14, 2015Blood Markers Could Help Predict Outcome Of Infant Heart Surgery New research suggests it may be possible to predict an infant’s progress following surgery for congenital heart disease by analysing a number of important small molecules in the blood. Friday, May 08, 2015