Harvard chemist teases out why drugs work (or don’t)

Assistant Professor Brian Liau of the Chemistry and Chemical Biology Department has answered the question of why some new drugs for acute myeloid leukemia don’t work by combining CRISPR gene editing with small-molecule inhibitor treatments in a technique he calls CRISPR-suppressor scanning.

Caitlin McDermott-Murphy | May 6, 2019 | harvard
~7 mins   

Tags: science-technology acute-myeloid-leukemia aml brian-liau chemistry chemistry-and-chemical-biology crispr leukemia nature-chemical-biology

Five things we've learned from nature crisis study

The UN's global assessment of nature has some hard hitting lessons for the world. Matt McGrath considers the critical takeaways.

By Matt McGrath | May 6, 2019 | bbcnews
~8 mins   

Tags: wildlife environment nature animals insects united-nations extinction birds climate-change

Nature loss: Report to show scale of 'silent crisis'

The world's most comprehensive - and damning - report on the state of nature is to be published in Paris.

By Matt McGrath | May 5, 2019 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: nature paris-climate-agreement climate-change

Connecting my bird box camera to the web

Lucy the blue tit is being live-streamed on YouTube after her bird box was connected to the web.

By Adrian Bradley | May 4, 2019 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: nature youtube birds

Nature's emergency: Where we are in five graphics

Five graphics that show how nature is disappearing faster than at any other point in human history.

By Helen Briggs, Becky Dale and Nassos Stylianou | May 4, 2019 | bbcnews
~7 mins   

Tags: environment nature conservation climate-change

Biodiversity heroes: The teenagers saving Madagascar's wildlife

This quiet, teen revolution could pave the way to Madagascar's sustainable future.

By Victoria Gill | May 3, 2019 | bbcnews
~12 mins   

Tags: wildlife environment nature conservation madagascar

Biodiversity: 'Beast of Beddau' is new millipede find

Colliery tips are home to hundreds of rare species of bugs - including some unique finds - say scientists.

By Steffan Messenger | April 23, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: nature maerdy insects beddau

HMS researchers design algorithm that ID’s DNA defects, making more cancers treatable

A new algorithm designed by HMS scientists can be incorporated into standard genetic tests to successfully identify patients harboring a tumor-fueling DNA repair defect found in multiple cancers treatable with existing drugs.

Ekaterina Pesheva | April 15, 2019 | harvard
~10 mins   

Tags: health-medicine algorithm-ids-dna-defects blavatnik-institute brca-genes cancer-treatment-advance doga-gulhan genetic-panels harvard-medical-school hr-deficiency nature-genetics newly-designed-algorithm parp-inhibitors peter-park sigma

Spring arrival: Public to capture new season in words

The public is being asked to contribute entries to a national nature diary documenting the arrival of spring.

By Victoria Gill | March 20, 2019 | bbcnews
~2 mins   

Tags: wildlife environment nature

76 more gene regions found associated with sleep duration

Scientists from Massachusetts General Hospital and the University of Exeter Medical School have identified another 76 gene regions associated with sleep duration. Their findings may underpin future investigations into disordered sleep and understanding individual set points for how much is enough.

Sue McGreevey | March 8, 2019 | harvard
~6 mins   

Tags: health-medicine early-riser genome-wide-association-study hassan-saeed-dashti massachusetts-general-hospital mgh nature-communications night-owl richa-saxena samuel-jones uk-biobank university-of-exeter-medical-school

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