Science news: Sep 2016

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Yeast study suggests a third of all genes are involved in metabolism

Scientists at the Francis Crick Institute and the University of Cambridge have grown around 5,000 strains of yeast, each missing a different gene, to find out what role each gene plays. This staggering piece of work led to the discovery that a huge proportion – a third – of the genes are involved in metabolism.
29 September 2016

Genetic switch for cancer cell immortality revealed

A genetic switch involved in the packaging of DNA may be key to a cancer cell’s ability to keep growing, scientists at the Francis Crick Institute have found.
29 September 2016

Pioneering research points to a new class of targets for cancer and immune diseases

Scientists have identified molecules that orchestrate localised immune responses in our body tissues and may point to new treatments for cancer and inflammatory diseases.
15 September 2016

New insight into the progression of tuberculosis infection

Study suggests it may be possible to predict which people infected with TB will go on and develop the disease.
05 September 2016

Interferon shows promise as flu therapy

A molecule the body produces naturally in response to virus infection could be a viable flu treatment in the future, suggest researchers at the Crick.
01 September 2016

Crick team identifies new target for tuberculosis drug development

Scientists led by Dr Luiz Pedro Carvalho at the Crick have found a promising new target in the search for new tuberculosis drugs.
01 September 2016