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Skin colour studies on tadpoles leads to cancer advance

Skin colour studies on tadpoles leads to cancer advance

[UEA Press release] The humble tadpole could provide the key to developing effective anti-skin cancer drugs, thanks to a groundbreaking discovery by researchers at the University of East Anglia. The scientists have identified a compound which, when introduced into Xenopus laevis tadpoles, blocks the movement of the pigment cells that give the tadpoles their distinctive [...]

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New research identifies threat to human immune system’s key defence mechanism

New research identifies threat to human immune system’s key defence mechanism

UEA Press Release A breakthrough by scientists at the University of East Anglia could pave the way for new drugs that protect the human immune system from bacterial disease. Working with colleagues at the John Innes Centre, the researchers have made a key discovery about how infectious bacteria succeed in invading the human body – [...]

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Sugar-coated antibiotics

Sugar-coated antibiotics

Researchers from the John Innes Centre and the University of East Anglia have recently elucidated the structure and function of an enzyme which is involved in decorating antibiotics with sugar molecules.  Many antibiotics have a variety of different carbohydrate molecules attached to them which can help the antibiotic to be taken up by the target [...]

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Beer Today, Champagne Tomorrow?

Beer Today, Champagne Tomorrow?

We are all aware that climate change is happening, but how will it affect us in East Anglia? Norfolk currently has the ideal climate and soil conditions for growing malting barley, the major ingredient of beer and whisky, but climate change could be bad news for barley growers and good news for wine producers. Plant [...]

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