Commonly believed to be genetic parasites, recent work suggests that at least some transposable elements might be critical for the organism.
We’d all dearly like to see a cure for the common cold, but it never quite seems to arrive. So what’s the hold-up — and will it be over soon? Getting rid of this scourge is nothing to be sneezed at.
Researches have identified molecular features of testicular germ cell cancers that could inform future efforts to improve treatment decisions and help monitor patients to see if their cancer has come back.
A new technique, dubbed intron seqFISH enables scientists to image 10,421 genes at once within individual cells.
Using genome-wide genetic approaches, researchers systematically screened for the loss of an additional gene that could rescue a genetic disease, and found it.
Wrinkles aren’t just a sign of ageing on our appearance, but also occurs deep inside on a cellular level. These wrinkles appear to prevent our genes from functioning properly, researchers have found.
A new method can examine protein assembly in real time, in living cells, to find problems in the process and diagnose the resulting diseases, according to new research.
A research team has identified the essential role of a structural protein in the silencing of the inactive X chromosome, a process that prevents both copies of the same gene from being expressed in female mammals, which carry two copies of the X chromosome.
Researchers have discovered that tumour cells reprogram metabolic pathways to gain control over a type of immune cell that allows cancer growth.
Researchers have synthesized the first artificial human prion, a dramatic development in efforts to combat a devastating form of brain disease that has so far eluded treatment and a cure.
The genomes of more than 3000 of these bacteria have been mapped by scientists in order to better understand diseases and the mechanisms of antibiotic resistance.
New findings suggest that a person’s own immune system helps nudge him or her down the path toward Parkinson’s, and that restraining the immune system with drugs potentially could prevent the neurological disorder.