“Rare cells capable of transforming into blood cancer”

Dysfunction involving an unusual type of thymocyte cell found in small amounts in every person may be the reason why some people develop a form of leukaemia called T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (T-ALL), it is claimed.

Covid-19 fattens body cells to fuel viral takeover

The virus that causes COVID-19 performs a takeover of the body’s fat-processing system, creating cellular storehouses of fat empowering the virus to hijack the body’s molecular machinery and cause disease.

Infectious periods in vaccinated individuals

They found that in the majority of young, healthy and vaccinated adults, the infectious period for SARS-CoV-2 is limited, with only 17% remaining positive beyond five days.

UTIs and bacterial shapeshifting behaviour

Scientists are using state-of-the-art microscopy to pinpoint how these bacteria spread and multiply.

Nanopore sequencing for rare genetic disorders

This sequencing is a third-generation scalable technology that enables direct, real-time analysis of long DNA or RNA fragments.

Diffuse optics for diagnosticsDiffuse optics for diagnostics

It is based on analysing how light is absorbed and scattered by biological tissues, which relates to the tissue chemical composition and structure.

The key players in liver regeneration

Taking advantage of this regenerative capability could give more options for treating chronic liver disease.

Miniproteins that launch two-pronged attacks

The researchers report the design of a new class of artificial peptides or miniproteins that can not only block virus entry into our cells but also clump virus particles together, reducin

Characteristics of stable vitiligo skin disease

Professor of Dermatology Anand K Ganesan said: “In this study, we couple advanced imaging with transcriptomics and bioinformatics to discover the cell-to-cell communication networks betwe