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Bacteria could contribute to development of wound-induced skin cancer

A new mechanism by which skin damage triggers tumour formation could have implications for patients with chronic ulcers or skin blistering diseases.
09 January 2015

Study sheds light on link between gut microorganisms and nervous system

Research helps explain the link between gut microorganisms and nerve cell networks in our intestines. It’s hoped that the findings will lead to new treatments to protect against bowel infections and inflammatory conditions
08 January 2015

Cholesterol in food causes inflammation in gut lining

Cholesterol in fatty foods triggers an inflammatory response in the cells lining the gut and impairs the movement of food through the gut.
23 December 2014

Using light to understand the brain

Scientists have combined two cutting-edge techniques to develop a new way to both ‘read’ and ‘write’ electrical signals in the brain, taking us a step closer to understanding how the brain stores and processes information.
23 December 2014

Fruit fly discovery provides insights into brain stem cell development

The discovery of a previously unrecognised developmental strategy to generate neurons in fruit flies is hoped to shed light on the mechanisms that occur in mammals.
15 December 2014