RNAi is a novel and innovative approach to specifically target and silence any gene involved in the cause or pathway of disease.
RNAi, a Promising Potential New Class of Medicines
Video Aug 10, 2017 | Original video from Alnylam Pharmaceuticals YouTube Channel
Professor Sir Doug Turnbull from the Wellcome Trust Centre for Mitochondrial Research at the University of Newcastle explains his research into mitochondrial donation, the innovative treatment that hopes to stop faulty mitochondria being passed on from mother to child to prevent incurable genetic diseases.
The first babies conceived with this treatment through IVF may be born in the UK soon.
Komodo dragons, the largest lizards on earth, carry antimicrobial peptides in their blood as a defense against infections. Researchers at George Mason University used these peptides to treat wound infections in mice and hope we will be able to develop new antibiotics based on these chemicals.WATCH NOW
From their diet to their diseases, koalas are pretty special. Now researchers have sequenced the koala’s genome, unlocking the secrets that make these fuzzy fellas so unique. The genome is revealing everything from how koalas cope with munching poisonous eucalyptus leaves, to how they respond to chlamydia infections. The hope is that these insights will not only help us understand these fascinating marsupials, but also aid conservation efforts across Australia.