Deciphering the 'mosaic' of the brain
Researchers from the University of Leicester have shed new light on how neurons in the brain communicate with one another. This could potentially help in our understanding of how and why a range of neurodegenerative diseases occur.
The team, led by Dr Joern Steinert from the MRC Toxicology ... more
Air pollution can alter effectiveness of antibiotics
Air pollution can change the way bacteria behave and can change their potential to cause disease Interdisciplinary research discovers new mechanism of how air pollution is detrimental to our health and well-being Developing megacities with extreme levels of air pollution are major risk fact ... more
Mysteries of enzyme mechanism revealed
An international research team led by the University of Leicester has made a breakthrough advance by trapping an intermediate in the mechanism of enzymes called heme peroxidases and determining its structure using a beam of neutrons from the heart of a nuclear reactor.
The Leicester team me ... more