Scientists have found that deleting a single gene in a particular strain of gut bacteria causes changes in metabolism and reduced weight gain in mice.
Scientists have previously overlooked the astonishing physical strength of the thin outer membrane that clings to E. coli‘s stout cell wall, according to a new study.
Clinical trials involving probiotics are failing to report on the safety and harms of these treatments.
The components of the immune system that trigger allergic reactions may also help protect the skin against cancer, new findings suggest.
In a new study in mice, researchers have identified a key protein involved in the irregular brain cell activity seen in autism spectrum disorders and epilepsy. The protein, p53, is well-known in cancer biology as a tumour suppressor.
Presage Biosciences has announced that they have received a $6 million investment from Takeda and Celgene, as well as appointing a new Chief Executive Officer.
We’ve heard the idea that “if you think positively, then positive thing will happen to you”. Well, new research is now suggesting that positive vibes might even slow down cancer!
Many people take a daily omega 3 supplements in the belief that it is good for their heart. But a systematic review of 79 clinical trials found no evidence for this belief.
Synthetic Genomics believe its ‘biological teleportation’ — a process in which DNA is digitally transmitted and printed out as synthetic sequences — will soon be mainstream.
Melanoma is it’s treatable if caught early enough. And a new blood test might be able to help with faster and easier diagnosis. Here’s what has to happen for the test to reach clinics:
Prenatal gene therapy has been used to prevent acute neuronopathic Gaucher’s disease, however this approach is using viruses to deliver normal copies of genes.
A new study has found that the Cas9 gene editing scissors don’t stop cutting after we tell them to. Can we use different scissors?
The debate about the pros and cons of genetically screening embryos is deeply entrenched. Perhaps we should let couples decide?
Scientists have discovered that CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing can cause greater genetic damage in cells than was previously thought.
The Nuffield Council on Bioethics has concluded that using gene editing tools on human embryos, sperm, or eggs for heritable gene editing could be ‘morally permissible’ in some cases.