Bioscience: the science base of health
Recent developments in life sciences have created exciting possibilities for fundamental research as well as clinical applications. Knowledge about the genome of humans and model organisms, and techniques to manipulate genes and their expression allow for an unprecedented degree of control over biological processes, yielding new insights into the working mechanisms of cells, organs and organisms. Powerful new imaging techniques, both at macroscopic, microscopic and sub-cellular level, make it possible to track key processes and substances (biomarkers) over time.
Aggressiveness of cancer cells halted
Zebrafish-human communication shows that cancer cells lacking a signaling protein are less able to develop aggressive metastatic properties. This disc...
Scientists discover how to improve the production of antibiotics and enzymes in soil bacteria
A team of researchers at the Institute of Biology Leiden, in collaboration with scientists from Utrecht University, has discovered a novel approach to...
Halting protein degradation may contribute to new cancer treatment
Chemist Gerjan de Bruin has designed a method of slowing down the degradation process of proteins in cells. This may contribute to new cancer medicine...
Breakthrough by Leiden researchers in Pompe disease
Researchers at Leiden University have made a breakthrough in the study of the hereditary Pompe disease. Together with colleagues in York, they have de...