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 Sunday, October 6th, 2013
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UoL scientists discover dual infections abundant in malaria patients

A team of scientists at the University of Liverpool has discovered that the combination of viral brain infections and malaria increases the risk of serious complications in Malawian children. The study, published More...

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By Pratiksha Paudyal On Thursday, October 3rd, 2013
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EuroSpine – The Spine Society of Europe

During the 2nd to the 4th of October, The Arena and Convention centre in Liverpool has played host to the annual International Medical Congress of EuroSpine – the spine society of Europe. This meeting is EuroSpine’s More...

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By Joanna Thomas On Sunday, September 22nd, 2013
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University of Liverpool cancer research projects awarded NWCR grants

Local cancer charity North West Cancer Research (NWCR) has recently chosen to invest over £600,000 in new, world-class cancer research projects based at the universities of Liverpool and Lancaster. NWCR are one More...