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  • Robot nose that can 'smell' disease on your breath July 5, 2022
    Scientists are working on diagnostic techniques that could sniff out chemical compounds from breath, sweat, tears and other bodily emissions and that act as fingerprints of thousands of diseases. However, to take this concept — known as "volatolomics" — and its associated diagnostic technologies from the laboratory through to commercialization will require collaboration across a […]
  • Targeting cancers with chromosome instability July 5, 2022
    Cancer cells frequently undergo sustained errors in chromosome segregation during mitotic divisions. This results in a dynamic state of chromosomal instability, which drives tumour progression and is associated with metastasis, drug resistance and poor prognosis. Hong et al. now report in Nature that cancer cells with CIN are dependent on an inflammatory signalling pathway mediated […]
  • Volatile organic compounds from breath, sweat, tears can act as fingerprints of thousands of diseases July 5, 2022
    Scientists are working on diagnostic techniques that could sniff out chemical compounds from breath, sweat, tears and other bodily emissions and that act as fingerprints of thousands of diseases. However, to take this concept — known as "volatolomics" — and its associated diagnostic technologies from the laboratory through to commercialization will require collaboration across a […]
  • How bacteria adhere to cells: Basis for the development of a new class of antibiotics July 5, 2022
    The adhesion of bacteria to host cells is always the first and one of the decisivesteps in the development of infectious diseases. The purpose of this adhesion by infectious pathogens is first to colonize the host organism, and then to trigger an infection, which in the worst case can end fatally. Precise understanding of the […]
  • Coral pathogen kills competitors in coral microbiota via prophage induction July 5, 2022
    Coral is a complicated holobiont, harboring an array of life forms at different scales, including coral cells, zooxanthellae, and associated bacteria, archaea and viruses. A research group led by Prof. Wang Xiaoxue from the South China Sea Institute of Oceanology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences has uncovered a novel interplay between a coral pathogen […]

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