Starving cells of sugar could be the key to future cancer treatments

Posted in Medicine on 27th Sep, 2015
by Alex Muller

Cancer cells are cells that cheat death; rather than growing old and dying, as healthy cells do, they continue to grow and divide.

Controlling brain cells with ultrasound

Posted in Science on 16th Sep, 2015
by Alex Muller

Sonogenetics may be able to selectively activate brain, heart, muscle, and other cells using ultrasonic waves, similar to optogenetics.

Chatty cellular machines take synthetic biology to next level

Posted in Featured, Science on 15th Sep, 2015
by Alex Muller

Researchers are working on a new class of cellular machines that 'talk' to each other, and behave in sophisticated ways. Synthetic biology is going multicellular.

Can resveratrol really stave off Alzheimers disease?

Posted in Science on 12th Sep, 2015
by Alex Muller

Extremely calorie-restricted diets greatly reduce age-related diseases in animals. The hope is that resveratrol activates sirtuins to get the same benefits.

Implant 'traps' spreading cancer cells

Posted in Medicine on 9th Sep, 2015
by Alex Muller

A small sponge-like implant that can mop up cancer cells as they move through the body has been developed by US researchers.