New Treatments for Niemann-Pick Disease (ASHG 2016 coverage)

At the end of October, The Science Explorer attended some of the sessions at the American Society for Human Genetics annual meeting 2016. One of our favorite presentations was by Dr. Forbes D. Porter of the National Institutes of Health (NIH, US), who talked about a potential new treatment for the debilitating Niemann-Pick disease (NPC). He presented his…

New hope for triple negative breast cancer patients

Triple negative breast cancer is difficult to treat because it lacks the receptors that would allow it to respond to many of the drugs used for other forms of breast cancer. However, for the first time, a new drug candidate has been designed using genetic sequencing to specifically trigger tumour cells into killing themselves, leaving healthy cells…

Insects have feelings, too…

Throwing everything we thought we knew about insects into question, new research suggests that they are conscious, egocentric beings. Read about this new hypothesis here at The Canary.

GE animals vs. GE plants

Why aren’t GE animals making it to our plate? See my article about the opinion piece recently published in PNAS over at The Canary!