- Clusterin Suppresses Prostate Cancer in Mice
A molecule that keeps prostate cancer at bay in mice is reported online.
- Regulating Stem Cell Treatments
Patients with incurable diseases are increasingly travelling thousands of miles for expensive, but risky and unproven stem-cell procedures.
- Regaining Running in Paralyzed Rats
A complex combination of drugs, electrical stimulation and regular exercise can enable paralyzed rats to walk and even run on a treadmill.
- While You Were Sleeping
Patients in vegetative and minimally conscious states still appear capable of acquiring certain forms of learning.
- Lung Cancer in a Breath
A sensor made up of gold nanoparticles can distinguish the breath of lung-cancer patients from healthy individuals in a high-humidity atmosphere.
- Silence, Please!
A new formulation of magnetic nanoparticles used to deliver nucleic acids that slow tumour progression in mice is reported.
- Preserving Fertility during Cancer Treatment
A mechanism that accounts for the negative effects of chemotherapy on female fertility, and a potential way to prevent it with a well known drug, is reported.
- Losing Weight without Too Much Energy
A pathway for how insulin signaling in the mouse hypothamalus -- a region of the brain known to control food intake -- is involved in obesity is presented.
- Driving Autoreactive Cells to Distraction
How potentially autoreactive T cells are prevented from being 'switched on' is reported in a paper published online.
- Variants in Prostate Cancer
New genetic variants that are associated with increased risk of prostate cancer have been identified in four studies published online.
- Direct RNA Sequencing
A new technique that enables researchers to sequence RNA directly should boost our understanding of human biology and disease.
- Ancient Roots for India's Rich Diversity
Current distinctions among groups within the Indian subcontinent are ancient, and strong inbreeding must have shaped marriage patterns in India for thousands of years.