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Vaccinia, a pox virus particle.

Triggering the immune system to attack tumours

... rashes, and organ damage.  But if we could trigger our own immune system to target a tumour, then we'd have a way to ... David K. -   What we do is we get the body's own defence mechanism, the immune system, to turn its sights ... healthy tissues get hit too. But if we could trigger our own immune system to target a tumour, then we’d have a way ...

internet cafe

The World Community Grid

... so, what the grid is, anybody can join.  It's using your own PC or computers that you own to join a network of computers and those computers are ...

Lance Armstrong finishing 3rd in Sète, taking over the Yellow Jersey at Grand Prix Midi Libre 2002

Keeping sport clean and doping free...

... doping, as far as I understand it is when you remove your own blood before a race so you've got a higher red blood ... yes and it's very hard to detect because you're using your own blood to put back into your body. The examples of using ...

Aducanumab: A promising new treatment?

... clear yet, but maybe through stimulating our body's own immune system to help clear away that protein. Chris - ... a vaccine which was designed to stimulate the person's own immune system to do something similar. A number of ...

Drugs

Ebola drug could also fight norovirus

... that that only happens to the virus and not one of our own cells because the same thing, if you mutate our own cells, we get cancer? Ian -  That's true.  So, the drug ...

Man scratching back with a Backscratcher

Scratching Away at the Sensation of Itch

... that signal pain or whether they signal through their own individual nerves. Hannah - So it was thought before that ...

Dark web

The dark net

... had a "dark side" of the force and the Internet has its own equivalent! The Dark Net is a part of the web that's ...

Can stem cells repair nerve damage?

... Luke discussed is one such, and there are others. In our own university, here in Cambridge, Robin Franklin has ...

Opium poppy

Killing off pain

... that they aren't able to activate the receptors on their own, they require the presence of other molecules, like the ...

Aspirin tablets

The History of Aspirin

... trials. Having found willow bark to be beneficial for his own aches and pains, in the 1760s he prepared further ...

 An assortment of drugs, including 150mg Effexor XR (by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals), 10mg dicyclomine (by Watson), 100 mg sertraline (generic), 25 mg Topamax (by McNeil), and 10 mg amitriptyline (generic) in addition to vitamin E gelcaps and some generic...

How bugs become resistant to the drugs

... that would be lost because if they are so similar to our own, then we end up causing harm to ourselves in the process ...

Blueberries

Resensitising bacteria to old agents

... and then you'll get an immune response?  You'll make your own antibodies to your drug. Mike -   Well, that's again a ...

 An assortment of drugs, including 150mg Effexor XR (by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals), 10mg dicyclomine (by Watson), 100 mg sertraline (generic), 25 mg Topamax (by McNeil), and 10 mg amitriptyline (generic) in addition to vitamin E gelcaps and some generic...

Printing out your own pain killers

... to print out prescription drugs at home? Printing out your own pain killers ...

Ebola in Guinea

Paper test can detect Ebola

... Chris -   Could you also use it to look at the body's own biochemicals?  For instance, could you do a test on ...

Drug-resistant virus plaques following infections with wild-type Hispaniola strain at increasing MOIs in the presence of guanidine or V-073.

The one and only

... to only form a complex with other proteins from its own types. So, drug resistant proteins only associate with ...

Streptomyces

Digging for Antibiotics

... these compounds, they have to also be resistant to their own compounds. So many of antibiotic resistance genes that we ...