Posts Tagged ‘Cells’

Ants Can Smell Breast Cancer

Posted on: January 27th, 2023 by admin No Comments

During the Covid lockdown in France, doctoral student Baptiste Piqueret, who was studying at the Sorbonne in Paris, conducted a series […]

An Extraordinary Biographer

Posted on: December 30th, 2022 by admin

Eleven years ago, I wrote a blog, “In pursuit of the perfect design,” which was in fact a book review. The […]

Leap Forward with CRISPR

Posted on: November 18th, 2022 by admin

Two years ago, the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna for “the development of a method […]

Watching Breast Cancer Cells Form

Posted on: November 4th, 2022 by admin

Imagine if it was possible for a surgeon, when operating on a patient with breast cancer, to insert a microscope […]

Bioengineering Can Do It!

Posted on: October 14th, 2022 by admin

Ralph Weissleder (seen right, © Wikipedia), who is a professor of systems biology at Harvard and a specialist in interventional radiology, […]

Articles Retracted by Nobel Laureate

Posted on: September 9th, 2022 by admin

On 7 October 2019, Dr Gregg Semenza of Johns Hopkins University received a life-changing call from Sweden to say he’d been awarded […]

Free Access to Research Articles

Posted on: September 2nd, 2022 by admin 2 Comments

Fifteen years ago, the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Cape Town hosted Dr Harold Varmus, then the CEO […]

Ultrasound and Supercomputing

Posted on: May 27th, 2022 by admin

The European Innovation Council, under the umbrella of its Pathfinder Programme, has recently awarded a grant of €2.7 million to a […]

Cholesterol and Breast Cancer

Posted on: April 1st, 2022 by admin

Cholesterol is an organic molecule that has a chequered history and is generally associated with an unhealthy diet. High levels […]

Are Drugs Fairly Priced?

Posted on: February 11th, 2022 by admin 2 Comments

Trastuzumab – also known as Herceptin – is a life-saving drug that arrests the development and spread of an aggressive form of […]