'Master gene' for immune cells identified
Researchers have identified the master gene that causes blood stem cells to turn into natural killer (NK) immune cells.
Gene therapy for colour blindness
A team of scientists have restored colour vision to two colour blind squirrel monkeys using gene therapy.
Stem cell link to prostate cancer
A new study identifies a stem cell that may cause some types of prostate cancer, at least in mice.
How broccoli protects arteries
Researchers have discovered one reason why broccoli and other green leafy vegetables are definitely good for you.
New research shows public opinion supportive of animal research
The latest public opinion research from Ipsos MORI shows that the vast majority of the British public can accept animal experimentation for medical research purposes.
Pioneers of stem cell research in animals win 'pre-Nobel'
The 2009 Albert Lasker basic medical research prize has just gone to stem cell pioneers John Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka for their work using frogs and mice.
EU tries to avoid using 54 million more animals
A recent study suggests that the chemical industry will have to spend €9.5 billion (US$13.6 billion) on safety testing over the next decade.
Diesel fumes grow new blood vessels?
New findings indicate that the link between diesel exhaust fumes and cancer lies in the ability of particles within the exhaust fumes to cause the growth of new blood vessels, which can aid tumour development.
The Shuffle: new interactive
Understanding where medicines come from – the long process from basic research, through clinical trails, to licensing and prescription – is not always easy for professional researchers, let alone young people.
Key protein in obesity related diseases
It is well known that obesity can lead to health problems such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and it is thought that this is due to low-grade inflammation.
Balanced diet best for arteries
A team studying the effect of diet on the cardiovascular system in mice have shown that a diet low in carbohydrates could lead to artery damage.
Monkeys with two mums may eradicate mitochondrial disorders
Scientists have produced four infant monkeys using a technique which could stop women with genetic diseases passing them on to their children.
Patching a broken heart
A team of scientists have developed a patch which could help the heart to heal after damage.
I'm Not a Chimp
How similar are we really to chimpanzees?
Leishmania parasites feed immune cells
Researchers using mice have shown how the Leishmania parasite, transmitted by sand flies, establishes infection.
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