Oncogenic microRNA Scientists have discovered how a particular cluster of short strings of genetic material called microRNAs promotes lymphoma development.
Damage Limitation A key regulator of the DNA damage response is directly activated by the transcription factor FOXO3a - a protein known to regulate the cell cycle and cell death.
'Lifeline' For Tumour Cells Can Be Cut Researchers studying cancers in mice have identified a protein that is crucial for tumour survival, raising the prospect that new cancer therapies might halt tumours in their tracks by targeting this molecule.
Missing Cells To Blame In Job's Syndrome New research by immunologists on the rare immune disease called Job's syndrome shows that sufferers lack a specific type of white blood cell, leaving them open to repeated attack by certain bacterial and fungal pathogens.
Altered Stem Cells Accelerate Ageing Study provides a mechanism by which the mutant protein Progerin contributes to the premature ageing disease Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome (HGPS), and implications for our understanding of normal ageing.
Drug Detective Kit For The Cell's Powerhouse A large-scale analysis of the effects of almost 2,500 drugs and natural products on mitochondria promises to become invaluable to scientists seeking new ways to tackle diabetes, neurodegeneration and even ageing.
Building A Picture Of Sight A device that can 'read' the brain and produce a picture of a person's visual experience could soon become a reality.
Turning Off 'Stemness' In Skin Cells Researchers have discovered the switch mechanism responsible for imposing the molecular boundary between the proliferating basal cells and terminally differentiating outer skin cells.
Targeting Psychosis A pair of receptors in the brain that react to hallucinogenic drugs are identified as a potential target for the treatment of psychosis.