Science news

Research reveals how lymph nodes expand during disease

The same specialised immune cells that patrol the body and spot infections also trigger the expansion of immune organs called lymph nodes.
23 October 2014

Protein that protects against cell suicide during normal development could inspire new cancer target

A protein called Schnurri that protects some epithelial cells against cell suicide in fruit flies is also found in humans, with implications for diseases that are caused by a failure to eliminate defective cells.
09 October 2014

Researchers reveal lung cancer can stay hidden for over 20 years

Lung cancers can lie dormant for over 20 years before suddenly turning into an aggressive form of the disease.
09 October 2014

First pictures of BRCA2 protein show how it works to repair DNA

Researchers have, for the first time, taken pictures of the protein produced by the BRCA2 gene, in which mutations are known to increase breast cancer risk.
05 October 2014

Long-standing question about embryo development answered

Scientists have discovered how the production of different types of nerve cell and the growth of the spinal cord are coordinated during the development of embryos.
26 September 2014