The Big Fat Science Quiz of the Year 2016

Quiz

Test your knowledge of the biggest breakthroughs and announcements from the world of science last year.

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Functional Analysis of RAD51B and RAD23B SNPs using Circular Chromosome Conformation Capture (4C) in Human Prostate Cell Lines

Poster

The aim of this study is to understand the mechanism behind the association between single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), lying in non-coding regions near or within RAD51B and RAD23B, and prostate cancer risk by analysing their interactions with the whole genome using Circular Chromosome Conformation Capture (4C).

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What are podosomes?

Video

We spoke to Alessandra Cambi, Professor, Radboud University Medical Center at Bioimaging: From Cells to Molecules 2016.

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Integrating Electronics with the Human Body

Life In Science

Recipient of this year’s IEEE EMBS Trailblazer Award, Dr. Rogers tells us a little about his career and the work his lab is doing to develop biocompatible electronics such as the Lab on the Skin.

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Positive Allosteric Modulator Improves Neurodegenerative Outcomes

News

Global collaboration shows positive allosteric modulation of M1 Muscarinic receptors slows prion neurodegeneration and restores memory loss.

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Handheld DNA Duplication with Adaptive PCR

Handheld DNA Duplication with Adaptive PCR

New development promises to make PCR simpler to operate with improved reliability and reduced sensitivity to environmental conditions whilst also shrinking it to handheld size.

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Clinical Trial Outcomes Influenced By Financial Ties Between Researchers And Companies

Research published in BMJ looked at a cross section of clinical trials from 2013 and describes a positive correlation between positive study outcomes and financial links between authors and drug companies.

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Yeast Programmed to Convert Plant Sugars into Oils

MIT engineers have genetically reprogrammed a strain of yeast so that it converts sugars to fats much more efficiently, an advance that could make possible the renewable production of high-energy fuels such as diesel

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The German National Center for Tumor Diseases, Protagen Collaborate

The collaboration will investigate the responsiveness to checkpoint inhibitors in melanoma.

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