Health and Medicine

Jeffry A. Simpson – Taking The Long View On Wellness

Nature vs. nurture is one of the oldest debates in biology. Are people’s lives determined by their genes, their upbringing, or both? Nearly 30 years ago at the onset of the human genome project, scientists believed that once all human genes were known, all of human...

Dr Frances M. Sladek – Turning The Tables On ‘Healthy’ Fats

Dr Frances Sladek is a world leader in molecular biology research. Here she talks to us about her latest research, how soybean oil affects health and what the molecular mechanisms that underlie these outcomes may be. What is your research background and what triggered...

Dr David Greenberg – The Genetics Of Epilepsy

Searching for disease-causing genes is no simple task. Dr David Greenberg has been studying the genetic determinants of inherited epilepsy for 30 years and explains how the search can be hampered by deeply ingrained, but incorrect, assumptions within the field....

The American Society For Biochemistry And Molecular Biology

Representing over 12,000 members worldwide, the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) has been advancing the fields of biochemistry and molecular biology for the last 100 years. Over the next few pages we have had the pleasure of speaking...

ECCO

Consisting of 24 Member Societies and representing over 80,000 professionals, ECCO is a not-for-profit organisation that exists to support the right of all European cancer patients to the best possible treatment and care. ECCO achieves this by connecting the European...

Dr Stephanie Watkins – Building Immunity Against Cancer

A growing body of evidence supports how harnessing the power of the immune system may be the ultimate way to fight cancer. Therefore, researchers such as Dr Stephanie Watkins at Loyola University Chicago have been striving to increase our understanding of cancer...

Dr Maria Stella Carro – Making Maps Of Shifting Sands

The malignancy of brain tumours such as glioblastomas are controlled by complex networks of interlocking genetic factors. Dr Maria Stella Carro’s ultimate aim is to unravel these complex puzzles and find new opportunities for novel glioblastoma therapeutics. There are...

THE ALLIANCE FOR AGING RESEARCH

The Alliance for Aging Research is a national non-profit organisation dedicated to accelerating the pace of scientific discoveries and their application in order to vastly improve the universal human experience of aging and health. Founded 30 years ago in 1986, the...

Professor Paul Dent – Developing Cancer Killing Combinations

Professor Paul Dent is committed to taking an idea from the bench to the bedside. He is doing just that by designing clinical trials that investigate how drugs can combine and synergise to kill tumour cells. Maximising the potential of cancer treatments Professor Paul...

Professor Susan Masino – Metabolism and Brain Health

Professor Susan Masino of Trinity College, Connecticut, studies the mechanisms that underlie the effectiveness of the ketogenic diet, an almost 100-year-old therapy for epilepsy, with a view to apply what she has learned to the treatment of other disorders, such as...

The British Society For Research On Ageing

Founded sometime before 1939, The British Society for Research on Ageing (BSRA) is the oldest learned society in the world devoted to the study of the fundamental biology of the ageing process. The society’s mission is to increase our scientific knowledge of the...

Professor Karima Djabali – Putting A Stop To Premature Ageing

For over ten years, Professor Karima Djabali and her team have been on a mission to find a cure for Hutchinson- Gilford Progeria Syndrome. This cutting edge research can inform both interventions for this fatal disorder and reveal further insights into normal ageing....