Molecular Pathology & Genomics

Lipoproteins in the central nervous system

US scientists have created a method to detect lipoproteins in the central nervous system that they claim could give new insights into the workings of the brain.

Aggressive prostate cancer and mutations

An international research team has singled out mutations in 11 genes that are associated with aggressive prostate cancer.

Enabling the mRNA COVID vaccine

The 2023 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been jointly awarded to Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman for their discoveries concerning nucleoside base modifications that enabled the development of effective mRNA vaccines against COVID-19.

Immunotherapy for all blood cancers

A broad new strategy could hold hope for treating virtually all blood cancers with CAR T cell therapy.

Race to reveal the secret of life

The work of scientists from many disciplines led to the discovery of the double helix, 70 years ago. It has shaped biomedical science ever since.

Tech news: September

This month's top tech news stories

Mitochondrial DNA biomarkers

In an eight-year study of more than 600 older adults, US researchers say they have further linked levels of cell-free DNA circulating in the blood to chronic inflammation and frailty.

Testing cancer drugs in space

Scientists at University of California San Diego Sanford Stem Cell Institute launched several new nanobioreactor experiments onto the International Space Station.

Next generation cell and gene therapies

A new approach to the genetic engineering of cells promises significant improvements in speed, efficiency, and reduction in cellular toxicity compared to current methods, it is claimed.