Molecular Pathology & Genomics

The genetic basis of Alzheimer's

After he was awarded another illustrious prize for his Alzheimer’s disease research, we speak to Professor John Hardy about his work.

Molecular printing advance

A new fabrication technology could allow researchers to recreate complex biological environments.

Molecular analysis of ancient tissue

From ancient texts and historic documents, medical historians have uncovered a wealth of information about the history of disease.

How alcohol damages DNA

Scientists have shown how alcohol damages DNA in stem cells, to help people understand why drinking increases cancer risk.

Can cake cause epidemics?

A sugar additive used in several foods may have helped Clostridium difficile spread, according to a new study.

Improving the health of future generations

Parmesher Singh explains the work that is being undertaken at UK Biobank and the impact that it is hoped to have.

The 100,000 Genomes Project: it's not just about DNA

Gerry Thomas, Professor of Molecular Pathology, casts a critical eye over the 100,000 Genomes Project.*

Effective future antibiotics

Tuberculosis and other life-threatening microbial diseases could be more effectively tackled with future drugs.

Maturation of human sperm

New research sheds light on the complex process that occurs in the development of human sperm stem cells.

Human embryo development

Researchers have used genome-editing technology to reveal the role of a key gene in human embryos
in the first few days of development.

New method for lab-grown cells

Scientists from the University of Oxford have created a new method to 3D print laboratory-grown cells to form living structures.

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