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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: On Fridays we wear pink

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and on Friday (23rd October) charities are encouraging individuals to wear pink to raise […]

Myths and facts

Fake news and misinformation within medicine and healthcare is a serious problem. The advent and popularisation of social media has […]

Non-Genetic Mechanisms of Therapeutic Resistance in Cancer

Therapeutic resistance has repeatedly proved itself to be an unconquerable barrier for curative cancer treatment. However, recent investigations have challenged […]

Evolutionary arms race: artificial selection for host resistance to tumour growth

Researchers have used artificial selection to observe the evolutionary arms race between tumour cells and the host immune response. Evolutionary […]

The Genetics Of Alzheimer’s: Uncovering new Mechanisms and Drug Targets

An understanding of the environmental and genetic risk of Alzheimer’s Disease is vital for the production of more effective therapies. […]

Shuttle up for some genomics in space

Space. A silent vacuum beyond the upper limits of Earth’s atmosphere, home to billions of galaxies within our universe. A […]

Neuritogenesis genes confer risk for cerebral palsy

Researchers using whole-exome sequencing have identified that mutations that disrupt neuritogenesis may confer risk for cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy Cerebral […]

Genomic Epidemiology: The Modern-day Hunt for Malicious Microbes

In this new age of genomic epidemiology, so-called “Microbe Hunters” are combining whole genome sequencing technology with epidemiological data. This […]

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2020

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2020 has been awarded jointly to Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles […]

What Can Biomarker Research Learn from Planetary Science?

Making Space for Biomarker Data Clinical research, particularly cancer diagnostics, has seen an explosion in the collection of biomarker data […]