Research & University News
Three European-born scientists have been awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their development of cryo-electron microscopy, which is a technique for simplifying and improving the images of biomolecules. The award was announced on 4 October.
An experiment in which CRISPR-Cas9 was used to repair a gene mutation in a human embryo appears to have solved two safety problems associated with this technology while raising ethical questions about its long-term application.
Scientists at Imperial College London have determined that pneumococcal bacteria have been able to thwart vaccines because a “hotspot” of rapidly evolving
The term biopsy has traditionally been associated with the examination of tissue from a patient in order to detect the presence of disease. Tissue samples can be taken from the bone marrow, or organs such as the bladder, lung or liver, using procedures of varying complexity from the insertion of a needle into the skin, to surgery.