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Medicine

CRISPR Gene Therapy Will Aim To Prevent Heart Attacks

Posted in Medicine on 30th May, 2022
by Alex Muller

If successful, it'll be the first foray of using base editors directly inside the body, and a potentially permanent solution for managing heart attacks.

Breast Cancer Breakthrough: Pill Gets Approval In Huge Boost 'Compelling Results'

Posted in Medicine on 30th May, 2022
by Alex Muller

A pill which prevents the recurrence of breast cancer has been approved by a UK drug regulator following its success in a global trial, led by British scientists.

Researchers Are Experimenting With New Ways To Design Tiny Particle Treatments For Cancer

Posted in Medicine on 30th May, 2022
by Alex Muller

Nanoparticle cancer drugs could act like biological missiles that destroy tumours while minimizing damage to healthy organs.

Blood Disorder Treatment Awakens "Sleeping" Cancer Gene

Posted in Medicine on 30th May, 2022
by Alex Muller

SALL4 is a known oncogene, and expression of SALL4 has been found to contribute to the development of MDS and leukaemia.

New 3D Structure Could Help Design Future Drugs Against Cancer

Posted in Medicine, Science, Software on 30th May, 2022
by Alex Muller

Spliceostatin is a powerful tool for dissecting the dynamics of spliceosomes in cells because it can ‘freeze’ the macromolecular machine in its natural state. By capturing the 3D structure of these spliceosomes, the researchers could visualise and understand spliceostatin’s effects on the splicing process in unprecedented detail.