News: June 2020
James Edwards has seen his final year dissertation work at Bangor University published in Acupuncture in Medicine . James, now 23 and studying dentistry, researched the effectiveness of acupuncture for nerve pain in the face. He compared treatment outcomes for acupuncture against drug therapy and surgery.
Publication date: 10 June 2020
The transition from childhood to adulthood is marked by humans in a wide variety of ways across the world. Many of these “coming of age” celebrations are held at puberty. For instance, the filing of front teeth in Bali is said to ease the “sad ripu” or six evils of lust, greed, wrath, pride, jealousy and intoxication. In contrast, the Jewish bar mitzvah marks the point at which children are deemed to be responsible for their own actions. This article by Isabelle Catherine Winder , School of Natural Sciences and Gwyndaf Roberts , and Vivien Shaw , School of Medical Sciences is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article .
Publication date: 8 June 2020
Research from the laboratory of Dr. Edgar Hartsuiker at the Bangor North West Cancer Research Institute , School of Medical Sciences , has been published in the latest issue (29 May) of the high-ranking journal Science Advances . Many cancer drugs kill cancer cells by inhibiting the replication of their genetic material, the DNA. One of these drugs is Gemcitabine, used to treat, among others, pancreatic, bladder and lung cancer. Gemcitabine mimics one of the building blocks of DNA, the nucleoside deoxycytidine, and competes with it for integration into cancer cell DNA. Once integrated, it inhibits DNA replication and thus division of the cancer cell.
Publication date: 3 June 2020