Category: Biology

Unravelling the mystery that makes viruses infectious

Researchers have for the first time identified the way viruses like the poliovirus and the common cold virus ‘package up’ their genetic code, allowing them to infect cells. The findings, published today (Friday, 8...

How tech is reinventing healthcare

Covid-19 – “It’s time to get rid of the scars,” says Mark Slack, a gynaecologist and co-founder of robotic surgery startup CMR Surgical. Cambridge-based CMR Surgical was founded in 2014 – Slack remembers how, when the...

DNA bar coding facilitates the identification of species

Developments in genetic engineering also facilitate taxonomy, ie the scientific classification of species. The species can be identified by a small piece of DNA, just as a product is identified in a store by...

The brain beats differently in Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers at the University of Oulu have developed a new method to detect changes in the brain cleansing system. The study showed that in patients with Alzheimer’s disease, the pulsations of the blood vessels...

Cold symptoms predicts morbidity and mortality

Cardiovascular and respiratory symptoms caused by cold weather predict higher morbidity and mortality. The researchers were surprised to find that cold weather-related symptom increased morbidity and mortality in healthy individuals. The information is based...