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3D Super-Resolution Nanoscopes Used To Identify Amyloid Plaques
3D Super-Resolution Nanoscopes Used To Identify Amyloid Plaques
News   Jul 17, 2018

A new development in 3D super-resolution imaging gives insight on Alzheimer's disease

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Crowdsourcing Friendly Bacteria Helps Superbug Cause Infection
Crowdsourcing Friendly Bacteria Helps Superbug Cause Infection
News   Jul 17, 2018

Antimicrobial resistant pathogens crowdsource friendly bacteria to survive in immune cells and cause disease, a new study has revealed.

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Brain Changes Responsible for Appetite Effects of Cannabis Identified
Brain Changes Responsible for Appetite Effects of Cannabis Identified
News   Jul 17, 2018

Deciphering the ways cannabis acts in the body to alter appetite could lead to new treatments for illness-induced anorexia common in cancer, HIV/AIDS, heart disease, and some metabolic disorders.

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Potential Treatment for Rare Inherited Cancers
Potential Treatment for Rare Inherited Cancers
News   Jul 17, 2018

Studying two rare inherited cancer syndromes, scientists have found the cancers are driven by a breakdown in how cells repair their DNA. The discovery suggests a promising strategy for treatment with drugs recently approved for other forms of cancer, said the researchers.

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CRISPR Causes More Genome Damage Than First Thought
CRISPR Causes More Genome Damage Than First Thought
News   Jul 17, 2018

Researchers have discovered that CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing can cause greater genetic damage in cells than was previously thought. These results create safety implications for gene therapies using CRISPR/Cas9 in the future as the unexpected damage could lead to dangerous changes in some cells.

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Chili Pepper Derived Anti-Obesity Drug Shows Promise in Animal Trials
Chili Pepper Derived Anti-Obesity Drug Shows Promise in Animal Trials
News   Jul 17, 2018

A novel drug based on capsaicin, the compound that gives chili peppers their spicy burn, caused long term weight loss and improved metabolic health in mice eating a high fat diet.

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‘Nitrogen Footprint’ Tool Offers Guide to Pollution Reduction
‘Nitrogen Footprint’ Tool Offers Guide to Pollution Reduction
News   Jul 17, 2018

Researchers have helped create the first tool to calculate the ‘nitrogen footprint’ of an organisation. The tool will provide a guide to sustainability and pollution reduction for daily activities such as food consumption, travel and energy use.

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ExPecto Patronum! Magical Machine Learning Tool Summons DNA Dark Matter Data
ExPecto Patronum! Magical Machine Learning Tool Summons DNA Dark Matter Data
News   Jul 17, 2018

A new machine learning framework, dubbed ExPecto, can predict the effects of mutations in the so-called “dark matter” regions of the human genome. ExPecto pinpoints how mutations can disrupt the way genes turn on and off throughout your body.

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Hunger Hormones: A Promising Avenue for Addiction Treatment?
Hunger Hormones: A Promising Avenue for Addiction Treatment?
News   Jul 17, 2018

Hormones that signal the body's state of hunger and fullness could be the key to new treatments for drug and alcohol addiction. Researchers expressed optimism about the potential for rapid progress toward new addiction treatments, since several drugs that affect these hormones are already approved or in the FDA pipeline.

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Allergic Responses May Protect Against Skin Cancer
Allergic Responses May Protect Against Skin Cancer
News   Jul 17, 2018

The components of the immune system that trigger allergic reactions may also help protect the skin against cancer, suggest new findings.

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