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May 25, 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

Why You Need One Vaccine for Measles and Many for the Flu

May 21, 2015 — While the influenza virus mutates constantly and requires a yearly shot that offers a certain percentage of protection, old reliable measles needs only a two-dose vaccine during childhood for ... read more

International Study of Advanced Prostate Cancer Genome Finds Potential Targets for Drug Therapy

May 21, 2015 — First study of the genomic composition of prostate cancer shows many patients have gene mutations that can be targeted with existing or potential drugs. The finding is based on an analysis of tumor ... read more

Scientists Unveil Prostate Cancer's 'Rosetta Stone'

May 21, 2015 — Almost 90 percent of men with advanced prostate cancer carry genetic mutations in their tumors that could be targeted by either existing or new cancer drugs, a landmark new study reveals. Scientists ... read more

May 21, 2015 — Scientists have succeeded in restoring normal activity in cells isolated from patients with the premature aging disease Cockayne syndrome. They have uncovered the role played in these cells by an ... 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

Common Mutation Linked to Heart Disease

May 20, 2015 — A common mutation in a gene that regulates cholesterol levels may raise the risk of heart disease in carriers up to 49 percent, particularly among men and African Americans, according to a new ... read more

May 21, 2015 — Antimicrobial resistance in bacteria poses a global threat to public health. Common antibiotics are often ineffective in treating infectious diseases because pathogens acquire resistance genes. These ... 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

Adults Harbor Lots of Risky Autoreactive Immune Cells

May 19, 2015 — Contradicting a long-held belief that self-reactive immune cells are weeded out early in life in an organ called the thymus, a new study has revealed that vast numbers of these cells remain in ... 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

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