Biology

The Biotechnology And Biological Sciences Research Council

THE BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL An exclusive interview with Professor Melanie Welham, BBSRC’s Interim Chief Executive. The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) is one of seven Research Councils that work together as...

Dr. Sharon Ruthstein – The Importance Of Copper In The Human Cell

THE IMPORTANCE OF COPPER IN THE HUMAN CELL Dr. Sharon Ruthstein researches the biological pathways involving metal ions, especially copper, by using Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) Spectroscopy. Here, she discusses the importance of copper in the human body and...

Professor Naoko Tanese – Huntingtin: Its Role In Gene Expression

HUNTINGTIN: ITS ROLE IN GENE EXPRESSION Professor Naoko Tanese and her research team at New York University School of Medicine investigate transcriptional and post-transcriptional gene regulatory pathways. Specifically, Professor Tanese is interested in identifying...

Professor Paul Dent – Developing Cancer Killing Combinations

Developing Cancer Killing Combinations Professor Paul Dent DEVELOPING CANCER KILLING COMBINATIONS Professor Paul Dent is committed to taking an idea from the bench to the bedside. He is doing just that by designing clinical trials that investigate how drugs can...

Professor Karl Forchhammer – Awakening Sleeping Bacteria

AWAKENING SLEEPING BACTERIA Professor Karl Forchhammer and his colleagues analyse how cyanobacteria can survive and recover from long periods of starvation. They use the model strain Synechocystis PCC 6803, a non-diazotrophic, unicellular cyanobacterium. When deprived...

The National Heart, Lung, And Blood Institute

THE NATIONAL HEART, LUNG, AND BLOOD INSTITUTE The national heart, lung, and blood institute (nhlbi) is one of 27 centers, institutes, and offices within the national institutes of health (nih). It was established originally as the national heart institute in 1948 with...