Molecular Pathology & Genomics

British Journal of Biomedical Science: Issue 3 2020 - a synopsis

Deputy Editor Guy Orchard provides a brief glimpse of the articles on offer in the third issue of the year.

Blood test for Alzheimer's

A blood test could spot Alzheimer’s disease at the earliest stage and years before symptoms appear, new studies indicate.

The organisation that delivers

After years of frustration, people are finally starting to understand the value of biomedical scientists.

Molecule to remodel microbiome

Scientists at Scripps Research claim they have developed molecules that can remodel the bacterial population of intestines to a healthier state.

Detecting motor neurone disease

Scientists have identified a potential pattern within blood that signals the presence of motor neurone disease.

Improving drug delivery

A group of US scientists has developed a new way to deliver molecules that target specific genes within cells.

Under the microscope: The G protein-coupled estrogen receptor

Tell me about this receptor
The G protein-coupled estrogen receptor (let’s call it the GPER) is a seven-transmembrane-domain receptor that mediates non-genomic estrogen-related signalling.

Crumpled graphene for cancer detection

Graphene-based biosensors could usher in an era of liquid biopsy for detecting DNA cancer markers circulating in a patient’s blood or serum.

New genetic cell insights

Researchers have developed the first computational model of a human cell and simulated its behaviour for 15 minutes.

Giant cavity discovered in TB molecule

Scientists have discovered a strange new feature of a protein that is thought to be important in the development of tuberculosis.

Journal-based learning

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