Neuroscience

New chemical probe for visualising brain immune cells

Researchers in South Korea and Singapore have, for the first time, developed a chemical probe that enables live-imaging of a type of immune cells in the brain, known as microglia, in a live animal brain. This discovery, led ...

Oncology & Cancer

Chemical probe to dissect role of potential cancer-causing proteins

Scientists have created a highly specific and well-characterised chemical probe which can switch off two important proteins implicated in cancer—shedding new light on the role these proteins play in driving cancer cell ...

Medical research

Scientists uncover new compounds that could affect circadian rhythm

Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered a surprising new role for a pair of compounds—which have the potential to alter circadian rhythm, the complex physiological process ...