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I just want your extra time and your… KISS-1

admin February 11, 2015

    By Sophie Quick The KISS-1 gene may encode a protein relating to cancer research, but the origins of its name could be considered romantic. Believe it or not, the KISS-1 gene was named for the location of its discovery: the lab was just around the corner from the Hershey’s Kisses chocolate factory in… Continue Reading »


Hidden Secrets of the Heart

admin January 28, 2015

    By Sophie Quick A Nature paper published in December last year showed that clues to your future health may already be hidden in your genome. The team behind the work was looking to identify whether particular mutations in particular genes might correlate with early-onset heart attack. Each protein in your body is coded… Continue Reading »


A New Start for the Heart | 4 New Year’s Resolutions

admin January 5, 2015

  By Alex Ryan Cardiovascular diseases can be roughly defined as those that affect the heart, blood vessels or both. Heart disease alone is the leading cause of death in the US, with 600,000 people dying annually. The most common causes of cardiovascular disease are atherosclerosis and hypertension, and risk factors include diabetes, obesity, excessive… Continue Reading »


Ebola: Potential Molecular Targets for Drug Development

admin December 2, 2014

  By Simon Hackett Yesterday, December 1, marked exactly one year since the start of the Ebola outbreak – the viral epidemic currently sweeping West Africa that has claimed 5000 deaths to date. The WHO has recently described the epidemic as “the most severe acute public health emergency seen in modern times.”1 In recent months, the… Continue Reading »


Nine Things You Didn’t Know About Movember

admin November 12, 2014

By Alex Ryan I’m sure all of you are seeing the effects of Movember: awkward attempts at moustaches, “hilarious” handlebars, and the full blown Grizzly Adams (even though the rules explicitly state: no beards). Movember is the time of the year when men (and donuts) are encouraged to grow moustaches in return for a donation…. Continue Reading »

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