Science news

New bowel cancer drug target discovered

Researchers have discovered a new drug target for bowel cancer that is specific to tumour cells and therefore less toxic than conventional therapies.
17 October 2017

A defence mechanism to kill intestinal worms

Researchers have discovered a mechanism that kills intestinal worms, which affect nearly a third of the world's population as well as livestock.
11 October 2017

Genome editing reveals role of gene important for human embryo development

Researchers have used genome editing technology to reveal the role of a key gene in human embryos in the first few days of development.
20 September 2017

Chemo-boosting drug discovered for leukemia

Drugs developed to treat heart and blood vessel problems could be used in combination with chemotherapy to treat an aggressive form of adult leukemia.
31 August 2017

New technique overcomes genetic cause of infertility

Scientists have created healthy offspring from genetically infertile male mice, offering a potential new approach to tackling a common genetic cause of human infertility.
17 August 2017