Bacterial Fingerprints and Flying Vaccines
In this week's NewsFlash, a new way to finger criminals using the trail of bacteria they leave behind, combating cancer with synthetic lethality, and how scientists have turned mosquitoes into flying vaccinators. Plus, how to create, and cure Alzheimer's disease in fruit flies.
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Cancer is a disease caused by gene faults and increasingly, researchers are working out how to use these faults to our advantage to fight the disease...
Scientists have found a new way to track down criminals - using the unique collections of bacteria they leave behind on things they touch.
RNAi is a powerful technique used to switch off DNA polymerases in cancer cells grown in the lab. But until now we haven't seen that it can work in humans. Now research published in the journal Nature shows the first inklings that we might be able to get RNAi to work in patien...
Scientists have found a way to use mosquitoes as mobile vaccinating machines!
Leila Luheshi explains how a binding protein could be used to prevent the build up of the toxic proteins that cause Alzheimers disease...