Source: McMaster University Summary: Comparing two strains of Salmonella – one that causes disease in humans and the other in reptiles, researchers discovered a covert way that the human-affecting bacteria essentially tricks the immune system into not attacking. The immune system is very efficient at what it does, but if bacteria evolve ways to getRead More →

Genetics of Breast Cancer

Source: University of Cambridge Summary: A major international collaboration of researchers worldwide identified new genetic variants which contribute to the risk of developing breast cancer. Researchers from all over the collaborated and identified 72 new genetic variants which contribute to the risk of developing breast cancer. Amongst these variants, 65 areRead More →

Researchers at the University of York uncovered that genes are controlled by nano football like structures but are 10 million times smaller than the average ball. This remarkable insight into the way in which the genes are controlled is gained by tagging transcription factors with glowing probes. Transcription factors are proteins insideRead More →