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Gene switch may repair DNA and prevent cancer
9-February-2016

New discoveries are bringing scientists closer to understanding how DNA repairs itself with a chemical modification which, when absent, can lead to tumour formation.

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Contact: Tomoka Aiyama Institution: Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences at Kyoto University Category: Science
 
Small molecule slows down ticking of the biological clock
8-February-2016

A group of biologists, theoretical chemists and synthetic chemists at the Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (ITbM) at Nagoya University, Japan, have come together to develop a small molecule that slows down the circadian clock rhythm through binding to the CRY clock protein.

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Contact: Ayako Miyazaki Institution: Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (WPI-ITbM), Nagoya University Category: Science
 
How sensitive and accurate are routine NMR and MS instruments?
6-February-2016

Researchers in Russia have addressed technical questions concerning routine analytic characterization and provided a concise description of the most important features regarding the accuracy and sensitivity of NMR, EI-MS and ESI-MS measurements.

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Contact: Ananikov Laboratory Institution: Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences Category: Science
 
Invasive Measurement of Blood Glucose No Longer Necessary
4-February-2016

A group of researchers, led by Prof. Yuji Matsuura of the Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering at Tohoku University, Japan, has developed a method of measuring blood glucose using far infrared light, which is both harmless and non-invasive.

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Contact: Ngaroma Riley Institution: Tohoku University Category: Medicine
 
Ready for the high seas?
3-February-2016

Seagrass genome reveals the structural and physiological adaptations needed for plants to survive and thrive in the marine environment.

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Contact: Michelle D'Antoni Institution: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Category: Science
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