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Molecular biology is the study of biology at a molecular level. The field overlaps with other areas of biology and chemistry, particularly genetics and biochemistry. Molecular biology chiefly concerns itself with understanding the interactions between the various systems of a cell, including the interactions between DNA, RNA and protein biosynthesis as well as learning how these interactions are regulated.
UW microbiologist receives 2015 Shaw Prize in life science and medicine

UW microbiologist receives 2015 Shaw Prize in life science and medicine

UW microbiologist Peter Greenberg has long been fascinated with how bacteria in cells communicate for cooperative activities, including the spread of infection. He started exploring the subject in 1977, thinking the implications could be far-reaching. [More]
British Columbia researchers develop SCOPE program to help prevent childhood obesity

British Columbia researchers develop SCOPE program to help prevent childhood obesity

A multidisciplinary group of researchers from British Columbia has developed a participatory action research program to help address healthy body weight in children. [More]
Potential mosquito-based malaria vaccine could be a step closer

Potential mosquito-based malaria vaccine could be a step closer

A promising type of vaccine designed to eradicate malaria by blocking parasite transmission could be a step closer, as a result of experts uncovering new information about the targeted protein. [More]
Researchers locate promising target for potential vaccine against malaria

Researchers locate promising target for potential vaccine against malaria

Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have located a new - and likely more promising, they say - target for a potential vaccine against malaria, a mosquito-borne illness that kills as many as 750,000 people each year. [More]
Supporting life science innovation: an interview with Ger Brophy, CTO, GE Healthcare Life Sciences

Supporting life science innovation: an interview with Ger Brophy, CTO, GE Healthcare Life Sciences

We are very interested in accessing innovation and technology, but we can't hope to do everything ourselves. One way for us to do this is to set up the Innovation Village, to provide space for entrepreneurs and innovators in South Wales. [More]
Men who use finasteride to treat benign prostate enlargement experience worsening ED

Men who use finasteride to treat benign prostate enlargement experience worsening ED

Men with benign prostate enlargement who used finasteride (also known as proscar and propecia) to treat their condition, experienced worsening erectile dysfunction (ED) that did not resolve with continued treatment. In addition, they experienced a reduction in their testosterone levels leading to hypogonadism (little to no production of sex hormones). [More]
Paediatric outpatient study compares effectiveness of three alternative treatments for type 1 diabetes

Paediatric outpatient study compares effectiveness of three alternative treatments for type 1 diabetes

A Montréal research team, co-supervised by Dr. Rémi Rabasa-Lhoret from the IRCM and Dr. Laurent Legault from the Montreal Children's Hospital, undertook the first paediatric outpatient study to compare three alternative treatments for type 1 diabetes. [More]
ITbM researchers find new molecules that change circadian rhythm in mammals

ITbM researchers find new molecules that change circadian rhythm in mammals

A team of chemists and biologists at the Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules, Nagoya University have succeeded in finding new molecules that change the circadian rhythm in mammals by applying synthetic chemistry methods, which makes use of highly selective metal catalysts. [More]
OGT launches new arrays for developmental disorders at ESHG

OGT launches new arrays for developmental disorders at ESHG

Oxford Gene Technology (OGT), The Molecular Genetics Company, is today launching a new range of arrays at the European Society of Human Genetics (ESHG) Conference in Glasgow, UK, that are dedicated to elucidating the underlying causes of developmental delay. [More]
Ampio reports effects of Ampion in treating chronic pain caused by osteoarthritis of the knee

Ampio reports effects of Ampion in treating chronic pain caused by osteoarthritis of the knee

Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced three peer-review publications that report the multifaceted and synergistic effects of Ampion in the treatment of osteoarthritis in the knee. [More]
Frankfurt researchers decode molecular details that provide better understanding of neurodegenerative diseases

Frankfurt researchers decode molecular details that provide better understanding of neurodegenerative diseases

Quality control is important - this is not only applicable to industrial production but also true for all life processes. However, whereas an enterprise can start a large-scale recall in case of any doubt, defects in the quality control systems of cells are often fatal. [More]
Profil Institute for Clinical Research forms strategic partnership with Gubra

Profil Institute for Clinical Research forms strategic partnership with Gubra

Profil Institute for Clinical Research, an clinical research organization (CRO) focused on diabetes, obesity and NAFLD/NASH, announced today a strategic collaboration with Gubra ApS, a metabolic preclinical and drug discovery company, to combine expertise and resources to discover and translate into clinical research novel drug targets, compounds and biomarkers addressing metabolic disease. [More]
Women & Infants Hospital awarded $5 million NIH grant to support COBRE for Perinatal Biology

Women & Infants Hospital awarded $5 million NIH grant to support COBRE for Perinatal Biology

Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island has recently received a nearly $5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to support an Institutional Development Award Center of Biomedical Research Excellence for Perinatal Biology. [More]
New article published in Spanish Journal of Pathology highlights a rare case of Hodgkin's lymphoma

New article published in Spanish Journal of Pathology highlights a rare case of Hodgkin's lymphoma

Dr. Jerónimo Forteza, Professor of Pathology and Director of the Valencian Institute of Pathology, Catholic University of Valencia "San Vicente Mártir," recently published an article in the Spanish Journal of Pathology on the case of a patient with Hodgkin's lymphoma. Medicine student Pablo Sánchez Vela performed this diagnostic work under the supervision of Dr. Forteza. [More]
UC Santa Cruz-led study offers new insights into molecular mechanisms of biological clock

UC Santa Cruz-led study offers new insights into molecular mechanisms of biological clock

A new study led by UC Santa Cruz researchers has found that a protein associated with cancer cells is a powerful suppressor of the biological clock that drives the daily ("circadian") rhythms of cells throughout the body. [More]
New finding may lead to development of immunity-based therapies for tuberculosis

New finding may lead to development of immunity-based therapies for tuberculosis

A study by researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center has identified how an enzyme involved in protecting the body from pathogens senses Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB), a bacterial pathogen that infects millions of people worldwide and causes about 1.5 million deaths annually. [More]
Caris Life Sciences: Study identifies benefit of targeted therapy in CRC with high microsatellite instability

Caris Life Sciences: Study identifies benefit of targeted therapy in CRC with high microsatellite instability

Caris Life Sciences, a leading biotechnology company focused on fulfilling the promise of precision medicine, today announced the results of a study identifying the clinical benefit of targeted therapy in colorectal cancer (CRC) with high microsatellite instability (MSI-H), a predisposition that occurs in 15% of all CRCs causing significantly different prognosis and response to treatment. [More]
PGDx introduces ImmunoSelect-R service to support development of immuno-oncology cancer therapies

PGDx introduces ImmunoSelect-R service to support development of immuno-oncology cancer therapies

Personal Genome Diagnostics, Inc., a provider of advanced cancer genome analysis and testing services, today announced the launch of its ImmunoSelect-R service designed to identify mutant neoantigens and support development of immuno-oncology cancer therapies. [More]
Researchers uncover critical role for two proteins in chromatin structure

Researchers uncover critical role for two proteins in chromatin structure

A team of researchers at the IRCM led by François Robert, PhD, uncovered a critical role for two proteins in chromatin structure. Their breakthrough, recently published in the scientific journal Molecular Cell, helps explain how DNA is organized in our cells. This discovery could lead to a better understanding of what causes certain types of cancer, such as lymphoma. [More]
Bacterium can use cell-content sharing to repair damaged siblings

Bacterium can use cell-content sharing to repair damaged siblings

A University of Wyoming faculty member led a research team that discovered a certain type of soil bacteria can use their social behavior of outer membrane exchange (OME) to repair damaged cells and improve the fitness of the bacteria population as a whole. [More]
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