DNA Origami: a funky method of anti-cancer drug delivery

DNA origami

Ok, so here’s one that biologists, medics and engineers can get excited about.  It’s a fascinating little technique called DNA Origami. Its success, amongst ingenuity and oddity, is the fact that strands of DNA bind in such a predictable and reproducible manner. What is DNA Origami? DNA Origami is the folding of DNA into specific 3-dimensional More...

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By Matthew Jaffa On Thursday, February 12th, 2015
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The Science of Love

Love is a smoke raised with the fume of sighs; Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers’ eyes; Being vex’d a sea nourish’d with lovers’ tears: What is it else? a madness most discreet, A More...

By Khalida Abdulrahim On Saturday, January 24th, 2015
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University of Liverpool ranked 5th in the UK for its commitment to global health research

  First UK University Global Health Research League Table recently published reveals that University of Liverpool ranks 5th out of 25 top universities The university received a B grade, as the highest ranked More...

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By Matthew Jaffa On Monday, November 17th, 2014
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The 42nd Henry Cohen Lecture: A chance to explore the Liverpool Medical Institute

Have you ever noticed that old, worn building next to the Font and on the corner of Hope Street and Mount Pleasant? The Liverpool Medical Institute (LMI) sits there, squat, laden down with almost two centuries More...

Detector build in progress. Team members from left to right, Joseph McKenna (UoL), Andrea Capra (Visiting from YorkU, Canada) and Petteri Pusa (UoL). With the ALPHA Silicon Vertex Detector (Annihilation Detector).
By Pratiksha Paudyal On Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014
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An experimental limit on the charge of antihydrogen

Last April Nature Communications published a paper [1] outlining a new technique in measuring the effect of gravity on neutral antimatter specifically regarding the trapping of antihydrogen. This recent experimental More...

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By Emma McDermott On Tuesday, November 26th, 2013
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Jurassic Clues Shedding Light on Declining Size of Modern Day Marine Life

A recent study by Dr Bryony Caswell, from the University of Liverpool’s School of Environmental Sciences, in collaboration with Dr Angela Coe, from the Open University, has found similarities in the declining More...

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By Miriam Mowat On Friday, November 8th, 2013
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Food and human behaviour: Oxford University guest speaker explores the connection

Food is a major part of all of our lives. Not only is it necessary for life but it is involved in ceremonies, celebrations and is tied in with memories and emotions. But the food we eat has changed in the modern More...

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By Naomi Coombes On Saturday, October 19th, 2013
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2013 Nobel prize in Physiology or Medicine

This year’s Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine has been jointly awarded to three scientists.  James Rothman, Randy Schekman and Thomas Südhof shared the prize for solving the ‘mystery of how the cell organises More...

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By Miriam Mowat On Friday, October 11th, 2013
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Top female professor speaks on women in science

UoL held a talk on Tuesday evening entitled ‘Women in Science’ as part of a lecture series on Science and Society. Professor Lesley Yellowlees MBE spoke at the Victoria Gallery and Museum to an enthusiastic More...

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By Pratiksha Paudyal On Friday, October 11th, 2013
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Solar Electricity – A multi-scale challenge

Last night began the start of this years Institute of Physics Merseyside Branch Events 2013-2014. This years programme  kicked off with a talk from Professor Ken Durose in the Surface Science Research Centre. There More...