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May 24, 2015

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May 22, 2015 — A novel mouse has been developed that exhibits the symptoms and neurodegeneration associated with the most common genetic forms of frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis ... read more

New Biotechnology for High Efficiency Purification of Live Human Cells

May 21, 2015 — Cell therapies require a purification step that isolates the desired cell types from contaminating cells. Normally cell surface receptors are used as markers to distinguish cell types, but undesired ... read more

Research Community Comes Together to Provide New 'Gold Standard' for Genomic Data Analysis

May 18, 2015 — Although genomic sequencing of tumor genomes is exploding, the mutations identified in a given genome can differ by up to 50 per cent just based on how the data is analyzed. Research teams were asked ... read more

Obesity, Weight Loss Change Splicing Pattern of Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes Genes

May 21, 2015 — Alternative splicing of obesity and type 2 diabetes related genes may contribute to the pathophysiology of obesity, according to research. Obesity leads to changes in the splicing pattern of ... read more

May 20, 2015 — Scientists want people who stutter to give a spit -- five milliliters to be precise -- to help find the cause and a cure for ... read more

Biomarker May Boost Ovarian Cancer Chemotherapy Response

May 20, 2015 — A molecule that helps control gene expression may play a role in controlling chemotherapy resistance among patients with the most common form of ovarian cancer. Chemoresistance is a major challenge ... read more

Molecule Designed to Treat Lung Cancer Shows Promising Results in Mice

May 20, 2015 — A new therapy for lung cancer, the most common cancer worldwide, has been identified by researchers. The team's study primarily focuses on lung cancer, yet further studies are ongoing in ... read more

May 18, 2015 — A molecule important in blood vessel formation and brain wiring is also essential for the onset of puberty, finds new research led by UCL.The researchers found a genetic fault that prevented this ... read more

Multiple Sclerosis: Scientists Identify Cause of Movement, Balance Problems

May 19, 2015 — New research into the causes of the excessive inflammation that drives multiple sclerosis has identified a faulty 'brake' within immune cells, a brake that should be controlling the ... read more

Horizontal Gene Transfer in E. Coli

May 19, 2015 — Escherichia coli O104 is an emergent disease-causing bacterium various strains of which are becoming increasingly well known and troublesome. The pathogen causes bloody diarrhea as well as and ... read more

The Life and Death of Beta Cells

May 19, 2015 — Researchers studying microRNA -- tiny strands of ribonucleic acid -- in beta cells have found a type that plays a key role in cell death under stress. MicroRNAs have been regulating cell processes ... read more

Key Component in Protein That Causes Cystic Fibrosis Identified

May 19, 2015 — Nearly 70,000 people worldwide are living with cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening genetic disease. There currently is no cure for the condition, but researchers have now identified a key component ... read more

May 19, 2015 — When a human cell divides, its' daughter cells should each receive an identical copy of the mother cell's genome. Occasionally mistakes occur during this process generating mutations that ... read more

Differences in Tumor Cell Metabolism Affect Growth, Invasion and Response, Say Researchers

May 19, 2015 — Cells within a tumor are not the same; they may have different genetic mutations and different characteristics during growth and throughout treatment. These differences make treating tumors extremely ... read more

Investigating the Benefits of 'Sticky Sperm' for IVF

May 19, 2015 — Scientists are investigating whether a molecule usually found in moisturizers and skin creams could improve IVF success rates. Embryologists running a new clinical trial are investigating whether ... read more

Collaborative Research Team Solves Cancer-Cell Mutation Mystery

May 18, 2015 — Approximately 85 percent of cancer cells obtain their limitless replicative potential through the reactivation of a specific protein called telomerase. A collaborative team of researchers has shown ... read more

Adding Genetic Information Changes Risk Profile of Smokers and Results in Greater Adherence to CT Lung Screening

May 18, 2015 — Researchers have found that adding genetic information to a former or current smoker’s clinical risk profile results in a reclassification of their risk for lung cancer in about one in four ... read more

Non-Invasive Colon Cancer Screening May Be Promising for African-Americans, Study Finds

May 18, 2015 — Stool DNA (sDNA) testing, a new non-invasive technology for colon cancer screening, is a promising alternative to colonoscopy for African Americans, according to a new study. According to the ... read more

How Early Childhood Vaccination Reduces Leukemia Risk

May 18, 2015 — A team of researchers has discovered how a commonly administered vaccine protects against acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common type of childhood cancer. The Haemophilus influenzae Type b ... read more

Researchers Quantify Proportion of Different Genetic Mutations in Individual Bowel Cancers

May 18, 2015 — For the first time, researchers have quantified the different mutational profiles of clusters of cells in individual tumors in patients with bowel cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. ... read more

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