Low doses of radiation promote cancer-capable cells
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative boosts Human Cell Atlas research at the Sanger Institute
Wellcome Sanger Institute researchers will receive funding from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) for five collaborative projects supporting the Human Cell Atlas (HCA), the global initiative to map every cell type in the human body. These projects will investigate specific tissues in the thymus, lung, liver, kidney and immune system to understand health and what goes wrong in disease.
Widely-available antibiotics could be used in the treatment of ‘superbug’ MRSA
In Nature Microbiology, scientists have identified which gene mutations make MRSA susceptible to a combination of penicillin and clavulanic acid. Analysing the whole-genome sequences of a diverse collection of MRSA strains revealed that a significant number of strains – including USA300 clone, the dominant strain in the United States – would be treatable with this drug combination.
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