Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

February 09, 2003
Host gene that makes people vulnerable to leprosy discovered
Scientists at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre have identified a gene that makes people vulnerable to leprosy.

Gene targeting technique extended to human embryonic stem cells
The technique that helped revolutionize modern biology by making the mouse a crucible of genetic manipulation and a window to human disease has been extended to human embryonic stem (ES) cells.

Targeted immunotherapy eradicates cancer in mice
Researchers have developed a novel approach to genetically instruct human immune cells to recognize and kill cancer cells in a mouse model.

New insights into how the nerve connection machinery remodels itself
A Duke University Medical Center neurobiologist has identified key mechanisms by which the intricate
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