Daily Archives: March 14, 2016

Parallel Reaction Monitoring: A targeted mass spectrometry method

Mass spectrometry has emerged as a highly sensitive technique to study proteins and proteomes. Proteome is an entire repertoire of proteins in its various forms present in a cell, tissue or an organism. The study of proteome

Renal cell carcinoma: can we identify patients with advanced disease?

Kidney cancer is among the 10 most common cancers in both men and women with approximately 61,560 new cases and 14,080 deaths from this disease expected in 2015. Clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) is the most

Climate change may add significantly to the impacts of pollution and habitat loss on fish populations

Climate change is seen globally as a major environmental risk, along with pollution and the loss of natural habitats. Many regions of the world are predicted to experience increasing climatic fluctuations and extremes, including either drought or

The inflamed skin in atopic eczema contributes to the disrupted skin-barrier

Atopic dermatitis, also known as atopic eczema or neurodermitis, is a chronic allergic skin disease affecting 15 – 30 % of children and 2 – 10 % of adults in industrialized countries. Patients suffer from inflamed, red

Calcium disturbances in Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s disease is a common disorder of the brain that affects around 127,000 people in the UK alone. The disease is characterised by the loss of nerve cells (neurons) that control mobility. Symptoms include muscle stiffness, tremor

How to increase heights in short populations such as the Philippines

Interactions between nutrition and various infections in developing countries are complex and analyses of the inter-relationships requires data from longitudinal studies spanning several years and a comprehensive framework facilitating the formulation of food and health policies. There

A natural transgene may help plants to adapt to local conditions

Transgenes are genes that have moved from a donor to a recipient organism via a process known as horizontal gene transfer (HGT), in the absence of sexual reproduction. The genetic modification of crop species involves the deliberate

Certain transcripts synthesized by RNA polymerase III in mammals became polyadenylation-competent

It has been known for 40 years that eukaryotic mRNA molecules contain a region of up to 250 adenine residues at the 3’ end. This poly(A) tail mediates mRNA nuclear export, translation, and protection from degradation in

Is the behaviour of the isotope polonium-210 conditioned by the acidity of the waters?

The Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) is a phenomenon that takes place when sulphide minerals are exposed to atmospheric conditions. In the presence of oxygen and humidity, the sulphides are oxidised releasing the elements contained in the rocks

Electrospun CH3MOF-5/PAN composite nanofibers for SPE of levonorgestrel and megestrol acetate

Electrospinning is a very simple , versatile and high – throughput method for generating continuous nanofibers from a wide range of materials including polymers , composites and ceramics with controllable diameters , compositions and morphologies. It was