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July 31, 2015

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July 31, 2015

Gene Drive Research: Safeguarding the Greater Good

July 30, 2015 — Research teams have proactively assembled an international group of 26 experts, including prominent genetic engineers and fruit fly geneticists, to unanimously recommend a series of preemptive ... read more

Researchers Design First Artificial Ribosome

July 29, 2015 — Researchers have engineered a tethered ribosome that works nearly as well as the authentic cellular component, or organelle, that produces all the proteins and enzymes within the cell. The engineered ... read more

Targeted Therapy Shows Effectiveness Against a Subtype of the Brain Tumor Medulloblastoma

July 29, 2015 — A subset of medulloblastoma tumors briefly stopped growing or disappeared entirely during treatment with vismodegib, researchers report after a trial with both adults and ... read more

New Research Opens the Door for Treatment of Relapsing Bacterial Infections

July 29, 2015 — A new discovery could put people with relapsing urinary tract infections (UTIs) on the fast track for a new therapeutic regimen. An estimated 150 million UTIs occur each year worldwide, accounting ... read more

July 29, 2015 — Researchers have developed a smartphone test for chlamydia that can detect the disease with high accuracy, which could reduce the prevalence of this sexually transmitted disease (STD) by making ... read more

New Tool Uses 'Drug Spillover' to Match Cancer Patients With Treatments

July 28, 2015 — A new article describes a new tool that improves the ability to match drugs to disease: the Kinase Addiction Ranker predicts what genetics are truly driving the cancer in any population of cells and ... read more

Understanding Molecular Origin of Epigenetic Markers

July 28, 2015 — Researchers have determined the mechanics behind of one of the most common epigenetic modifications: histone-tail acetylation. Acetylation is a means by which a cell can control the expression of its ... read more

Role of Genes in Disease Revealed in Major European Mouse Study

July 28, 2015 — The role of over 300 genes has been revealed by scientists across Europe in a major initiative to understand the part they play in disease and biology. All the findings from the project have been ... read more

Ewing's Sarcoma: A Dangerous Liaison

July 28, 2015 — Researchers have elucidated at the molecular level how an otherwise innocuous inherited mutation that is quite common in European populations interacts with a spontaneous somatic mutation to promote ... read more

July 28, 2015 — A new technology is improving the efficiency of the studies in epigenomics. The examination of epigenomes requires mapping DNA interactions with a certain protein in the entire genome. This ... read more

New Treatment May Help Neonatal Liver Disease Associated With Parenteral Nutrition

July 28, 2015 — Exogenous glucagon-like peptide 2 (GLP-2) treatment may help fight neonatal parenteral nutrition associated liver disease (PNALD), a new study ... read more

Ancient Proteins Involved in DNA Repair Could Shed Light on Tumor Development

July 28, 2015 — By studying yeast used in beer- and bread-making, researchers have uncovered the mechanism by which ancient proteins repair DNA damage and how their dysfunction could lead to the development of ... read more

Researchers Create Promising New Mouse Model for Lung Injury Repair

July 28, 2015 — Researchers have created a dynamic functional mouse model for lung injury repair, a tool that will help scientists explain the origins of lung disease and provide a system by which new therapies can ... read more

Gene Therapy May Improve Survival of Patients With Recurrent Ovarian Cancer

July 27, 2015 — Use of gene therapy to deliver a protein that suppresses the development of female reproductive organs may improve the survival of patients with ovarian cancer that has recurred after chemotherapy, ... read more

New Treatment Options for a Fatal Leukemia

July 27, 2015 — In industrialized countries, acute lymphoblastic leukemia is the most common form of cancer in children. An international research consortium has now succeeded in decoding a specific form of this ... read more

'Major Player' in Skin Cancer Genes Identified

July 27, 2015 — A subgroup of genetic mutations that are present in a significant number of melanoma skin cancer cases has been defined by a multidisciplinary team of researchers. Their findings shed light on an ... read more

DeepBind Predicts Where Proteins Bind, Uncovering Disease-Causing Mutations

July 27, 2015 — A new tool called DeepBind uses deep learning to analyze how proteins bind to DNA and RNA, allowing it to detect mutations that could disrupt cellular processes and cause ... read more

July 27, 2015 — If you haven't heard of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, thank geography, NGOs, and government agencies like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization ... read more

Small Genetic Differences Could Spell Life-and-Death for Gut Infections

July 27, 2015 — When it comes to fighting gut infections, we are not equal. Scientists have shown how apparently insignificant genetic variation can lead to big differences in the gut's immunity. The study ... read more

Free Radicals May Not Be So Destructive After All

July 27, 2015 — New research challenges the most popular theory about why our bodies deteriorate in old age. Scientists know that as we grow older our cells accumulate particles, called free radicals. It has long ... read more

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