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July 7, 2015

Tracking Measles Cases Introduced to British Columbia During the 2010 Games

July 7, 2015 — The Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games brought more than just athletes to British Columbia. It also left the province with a bad case of the measles. A research team used whole-genome sequencing to track ... read more

Cancer Drug 49 Times More Potent Than Cisplatin

July 7, 2015 — A new cancer drug has been found to have effectiveness for ovarian and bowel cancer that is 49 times as potent is Cisplatin. The key to this new drug, researchers report, is that it can shut down a ... read more

July 7, 2015 — The error-free distribution of genetic material during cell division is important for preventing the development of tumor cells. Researchers have uncovered a new important function of the human ... read more

Potential Treatment Option for Children With Ewing's Sarcoma

July 6, 2015 — A new therapeutic alternative for children who suffer from a malignant pediatric tumor bone and soft tissue called Ewing's sarcoma has been discovered by a research consortium. Ewing's ... read more

tRNAs Are Segmented Into Fragments in a Manner That Depends on Race, Gender and Population

July 6, 2015 — The study reports on a newly discovered category of tRNA fragments as well as shows that all tRNAs are rich sources of very diverse short molecules whose characteristics depend on a person's ... read more

Visualizing RNAi at Work

July 6, 2015 — Researchers have revealed the molecular mechanism of RNA interference (RNAi), the phenomenon by which the synthesis of a specific protein is inhibited, by real time observation of target RNA cleavage ... read more

July 6, 2015 — Researchers have identified modes of Sox9 action during cartilage formation by analyzing big data on Sox9 location, chromatin state, and gene expression over the whole mouse genome. This finding will ... read more

Research Breakthrough to Treat Girls-Only Epilepsy

July 6, 2015 — A breakthrough discovery is expected to help thousands of young girls worldwide who are suffering from a rare yet debilitating form of epilepsy, an international team led by a genetics expert ... read more

Colorectal Cancer: Second-Line Cetuximab Active Beyond Progression in Quadruple Wild-Type Patients With Mcrc

July 4, 2015 — Patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) that are mutation-free in the KRAS, NRAS, BRAF and PIK3CA genes showed significant benefit from continuing anti-epidermal growth factor receptor ... read more

July 3, 2015 — The DNA molecule is chemically unstable giving rise to DNA lesions of different nature. That is why DNA damage detection, signaling and repair, collectively known as the DNA damage response, are ... read more

New Understanding of Retinoblastoma Proteins' Role in Cell Death and Cancer Progression

July 2, 2015 — A new review article focuses on RB role in apoptosis provides a comprehensive overview on the role of RB proteins in the coordinated control of cell ... read more

The Sting in Dengue's Tail

July 2, 2015 — Scientists have identified how small changes in dengue's viral genome can affect the virus' ability to manipulate human immune defenses and spread more ... read more

July 2, 2015 — Prions are fascinating, enigmatic, and might teach us not only about rare prion diseases like Creutzfeld-Jakob disease, mad cow disease, or scrapie, but also about other more common neurodgenerative ... read more

Genes May Not Be to Blame for Link Between Migraine, Heart Disease

July 2, 2015 — Genes may not be to blame for the increased risk of heart disease some studies have shown in people with migraine, especially those with migraine with aura, new research shows. Aura are sensations ... read more

July 2, 2015 — By growing two types of stem cells in a '3-D culture' and measuring their ability to produce retinal cells, a team of researchers has found one cell type to be better at producing retinal ... read more

July 2, 2015 — A team using electron cryomicroscopy has for the first time revealed at the atomic level the structure of a protein required for viral replication in vesicular stomatitis virus, a virus that is a ... read more

Genetic Variation Determines Response to Anti-Diabetic Drug

July 2, 2015 — In the first study of its kind, researchers have shown how an anti-diabetic drug can have variable effects depending on small natural differences in DNA sequence between individuals. They aim to ... read more

July 2, 2015 — Cartilage does a lot more than determine the shapes of people's ears and noses. It also enables people to breathe and to form healthy bones -- two processes essential to life. A new study ... read more

July 2, 2015 — In fruit flies, the abnormal growth induced by Hippo pathway disruption depends on genes involved in responding to the steroid hormone ecdysone. This has potential implications for human biology, ... read more

Telomeres Linked to Origins of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

July 2, 2015 — Researchers have now discovered that telomeres, the structures that protect the chromosomes, are at the origin of pulmonary fibrosis. This is the first time that telomere damage has been identified ... read more

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