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May 7, 2015

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May 7, 2015

Biologist Are Increasingly Becoming Data Scientists, Expert Says

May 6, 2015 — Biology is rapidly acquiring the character of a data science. Billions of data points on genes, proteins and other molecules are compiled in large files and systematically studied. This should lead ... read more

Insight Into Ebola Virus Nucleocapsid Assembly Mechanism

May 6, 2015 — For decades, numerous research works have identified the structures of most EBOV encoded proteins except two, the L protein and nucleoprotein (NP), because of the difficulties they present in the ... read more

May 6, 2015 — The surprising discovery and function of a new DNA modification in insects, worms, and algae has been described in a new article by an international team of ... read more

May 5, 2015 — Research results can help develop anti-inflammatory drugs, scientists say. Results from recent study revealed a nucleic acid molecule that has the perfectly reversed geometry as compared to a ... read more

May 5, 2015 — Finding out how protein-synthesizing cellular machines are assembled in a stepwise fashion has been the focus of recent research. Ribosomes are vital to the function of all living cells. Using the ... read more

Shedding Light on Rods: Novel Technique to Investigate the Activity of These Retinal Cells

May 5, 2015 — By using 'unusual' optic fibres in a novel fashion, an international team of researchers scrutinized the response to light of rods, the light-sensitive cells of the retina, and demonstrated ... read more

Scientists Dramatically Improve Method for Finding Common Genetic Alterations in Tumors

May 4, 2015 — Scientists have developed a significantly better computer tool for finding genetic alterations that play an important role in many cancers but were difficult to identify with whole-genome sequencing. ... read more

Revolutionary Method of Making RNAs

May 4, 2015 — Scientists -- and ultimately patients -- could benefit from a new approach to making ribonucleic ... read more

Study Points to Possible Treatment for Lethal Pediatric Brain Cancer

May 4, 2015 — Using brain tumor samples collected from children in the United States and Europe, an international team of scientists found that the drug panobinostat and similar gene regulating drugs may be ... read more

May 4, 2015 — Various repair mechanisms help our cells to revert continuous damage to their DNA. If they fail, mutations accumulate that can lead to devastating diseases. DNA repair defects underlie predisposition ... read more

Mutations in Two Genes Linked to Familial Pulmonary Fibrosis and Telomere Shortening

May 4, 2015 — Mutations in two genes that cause a fatal lung scarring disease known as familial pulmonary fibrosis have been identified by researchers. Researchers also determined that these mutations cause ... read more

May 4, 2015 — Is there a sixth DNA base? A team of researchers suggests that the methyl-adenine that would regulate the expression of certain genes in eukaryotic cells could have a specific role in stem cells and ... read more

Study Shows Where Damaged DNA Goes for Repair

May 3, 2015 — New research sheds light on the process of DNA repair in the cell. Expanded repeats of the CAG/CTG trinucleotide in yeast shift to the periphery of the cell nucleus for repair. This shift is ... read more

Gene Therapy Efficacy for Leber Congenital Amaurosis Is Dynamic: Improvement Is Followed by Decline in Vision

May 3, 2015 — Gene therapy for Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA), an inherited disorder that causes loss of night- and day-vision starting in childhood, improved patients’ eyesight within weeks of treatment in a ... read more

May 1, 2015 — The CRISPR/Cas system, which is based on chemically synthesized small RNAs and commercially available Cas9 enzyme, has enabled long gene-cassette knock-in in mice with highest efficiency ever ... read more

Researchers Create DNA Repair Map of the Entire Human Genome

May 1, 2015 — When common chemotherapy drugs damage DNA in cancer cells, the cells can't replicate. But the cells do have ways to repair the DNA and the cancer drugs aren't effective to do so. ... read more

May 1, 2015 — New research has brought us closer to being able to understand the health benefits of ... read more

Genome Library, Blood Test Aim to Minimize Statin Side Effects, Maximize Benefits

May 1, 2015 — In the midst of the growing and often conflicting data around the benefits of statins, researchers are developing gene-based resources to help improve statin efficacy and cost-effectiveness and to ... read more

Link Between Inherited Genetic Variations, Outcomes of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients Discovered

May 1, 2015 — Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the most common type of lung cancer. Patients diagnosed with NSCLC have a poor prognosis, with a 5-year survival rate of only 16 percent. Researchers hope to ... read more

Apr. 30, 2015 — A study tying the aging process to the deterioration of tightly packaged bundles of cellular DNA could lead to methods of preventing and treating age-related diseases such as cancer, diabetes and ... read more

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