The recent authorisation of the COVID-19 vaccine brings hope of a virus-free life in the New Year, but how likely is the return to normality in 2021?
Researchers have found that critical and severe COVID-19 patients have a highly impaired interferon response, which encourages a persistent blood viral load and heightened inflammatory response. This phenotype is now said to be associated with a poor prognosis.
Kathy Sullivan’s story inspires young girls interested in science and technology. Nobody could have predicted this feat until she made history – twice.
The 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna for their discovery and development of a novel method of genome editing. But what exactly is CRISPR-Cas9 and how does it work?
Highly aggressive cancer cells spread throughout the body using an array of sophisticated mechanisms. Researchers have now discovered a new promoter of metastasis which lies in a core neural signalling pathway.
Existing antimicrobial therapies are failing us. New chemical antimicrobials have not been forthcoming. Heather Louise O’Donoghue asks: How do you solve a problem like antimicrobial resistance?
Researchers at the University of Louvain de Duve Institute have successfully managed to defuse a molecule in the body which blocks the ability of the immune system to attack cancer.
Researchers have demonstrated that single gene manipulation in female Aedes aegypti mosquitos is able to convert them into nonbiting males
Researchers have established the cause of a worsening immune system with increasing age and demonstrated this can be halted using a novel therapeutic approach
Researchers from the University of California have discovered that inhibition of the PTB gene in mice converts neural support cells into dopamine-producing neurones.