Posted in September 2012

A Cornucopia of Candidates for Deafness

A Cornucopia of Candidates for Deafness

25 Sept 2012: Morag Lewis talks about a review she has had published in Cell. The study looked at genes and investigated how the loss of those genes affected the fly. Losing some of the genes resulted in a totally deaf fly, while others affected just some aspects of the fly’s hearing.
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Chipping away at the genetics of PBC

Chipping away at the genetics of PBC

21 Sept 2012: Jimmy Liu disscusses his recent research discovering and refining genetic regions linked to susceptibility for primary biliary cirrhosis, or PBC, an immune-mediated disease that causes the progressive destruction of liver bile ducts. Continue reading

Walking a thousand miles starts with one step

Walking a thousand miles starts with one step

11 Sept 2012: The Malaria Programme at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute is carrying out research addressing questions about the continuing emergence of drug resistance in malaria. Knowing which proteins in a cell are palmitoylated, specific protein-membrane interactions, can give important clues about their regulation or function—clues that can be used to piece together new ideas about how cells work. Continue reading