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Bacteria drive pathology in Parkinson’s disease

Written by Charlotte Harrison, Science Writer. A study led by researchers from the University of Helsinki indicates that Desulfovibrio bacteria […]

Transcriptional buffering safeguards cells in Rett syndrome

Written by Charlotte Harrison, Science Writer. A study published in Nature Communications offers new insight into the mechanisms involved in the […]

Towards a cure for HIV

Written by Charlotte Harrison, Science Writer. HIV infection can be managed with antiretroviral therapy (ART) but cannot be cured because […]

A new target for blood–brain barrier transport

Written by Charlotte Harrison, Science Writer Getting large-molecule drugs across the blood–brain barrier (BBB) is challenging, largely because of our […]

Prime editing successfully corrects sickle cell mutation

Researchers have used prime editing to correct the mutation that causes sickle cell disease in patient-derived stem cells. The study, […]

New computational tool maps development of immune cells

Researchers from the Wellcome Sanger Institute have developed a computational pipeline for mapping immune cell development. The tool, described in […]

The virus production line: understanding assembly and packaging

Written by Charlotte Harrison, Science Writer Viruses hijack host cellular processes to replicate and produce infectious progeny. But little is […]

Codon-specific mutations could be used to predict response to cancer treatment

Codon-specific mutations in the KRAS gene may predict a patient’s response to harsh chemotherapy, according to a recent study published […]

World of Genomics: Morocco

The Kingdom of Morocco, bordering the Sahara Desert and the strait of Gibraltar, is best known for its mountain ranges, […]

A key role for the histone chaperone CAF-1 in sustaining cell fate

Written by Charlotte Harrison, Science Writer Cell fate — whether a cell self-renews or differentiates — is driven by dynamic […]