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Apr. 24, 2015 — Researchers have discovered that the signalling route - a cascade activation of several molecules - triggered by the ATM protein regulates DNA repair during the production of spermatocytes by ... read more

Apr. 23, 2015 — Scientists have used molecular "scissors" to eliminate mitochondrial mutations in eggs and embryos. They are now investigating the possibility of translating this technology to the clinic ... read more

Genomic Analyses Point to the Potential of Personalized Care for Liver Cancer Patients

Apr. 23, 2015 — A new study shows that by using genomic analyses to understand how and when carcinogenic mutations occur in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma, it is possible to identify specific molecular ... read more

Apr. 22, 2015 — More than 100 drugs have been approved to treat cancer, but predicting which ones will help a particular patient is an inexact science at best. A new implantable device may change ... read more

Discovery Could Impact Study of Chronic Pain Conditions

Apr. 22, 2015 — Researchers have uncovered the critical role in pain processing of a gene associated with a rare disease. Their breakthrough paves the way for a better understanding of chronic pain conditions, they ... read more

Apr. 22, 2015 — A post-exposure treatment that is effective against a specific strain of the Ebola virus that killed thousands of people in West Africa has been developed by researchers. The treatment uses a ... read more

Apr. 22, 2015 — In a major breakthrough in shellfish management and disease prevention, researchers have discovered a new method to detect a bacterium that has contaminated New England oyster beds and sickened ... read more

Apr. 22, 2015 — Using an ultra bright X-ray source, scientists have decoded the molecular and three-dimensional structure of two promising drug candidates from the new group of Spiegelmers for the first time. The ... read more

Apr. 22, 2015 — Researchers have uncovered the first evidence of a genetic link between prodigy and autism. The scientists found that child prodigies in their sample share some of the same genetic variations with ... read more

Triple Negative Breast Cancer in African-American Women Has Distinct Difference

Apr. 22, 2015 — What makes triple negative breast cancer more lethal in African-American women than white women or women of European descent? A new study reveals specific genetic alterations that appears to impact ... read more

Frequent Genomic Alteration Is Identified in a Rare Subset of Breast Cancer

Apr. 22, 2015 — Genomic profiling identifies genomic mutations in a gene associated with a rare subset of breast cancer, research shows -- mutations that cannot otherwise be identified with standard clinical ... read more

Surprising Contributor to Rett Syndrome Identified

Apr. 21, 2015 — The immune system is designed to protect us from disease. But what if it was malfunctioning? Would it make a disease worse? That appears to be the case with Rett syndrome, a neurodevelopmental ... read more

New Gene Therapy Success in a Rare Disease of the Immune System

Apr. 21, 2015 — The efficacy of gene therapy treatment for Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome has been demonstrated by researchers. Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome is a rare congenital immune and platelet deficiency which is ... read more

Most Cancer Patients Want Tumor Profiling, Even If It Reveals Other Genetic Risks

Apr. 21, 2015 — Most cancer patients would opt for tumor profiling even if the test revealed that they or their families were at risk for other genetic diseases, according to a study. The study showed that despite ... read more

Re-Engineering Lupus Into a Cancer Killer

Apr. 21, 2015 — Researchers have devised a way to re-engineer lupus antibodies to turn them into potential cancer killers. Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that occurs when the immune system attacks its own ... read more

Messenger RNA-Associated Protein Drives Multiple Paths in T-Cell Development

Apr. 21, 2015 — A lab studies how splicing occurs in T cells and how it is regulated by multiple proteins. This study describes a cascade of events that may explain changes in gene expression that occur during the ... read more

Apr. 21, 2015 — Researchers have uncovered new clues to help understand the functions of antisense DNA and its alterations in cancer. Antisense transcripts are DNA sequences that 'rebel,' DNA that are ... read more

Trial Shows Benefit of 'BRCA-Targeting' Drug in Prostate Cancer

Apr. 21, 2015 — Men with prostate cancer benefit from treatment with the pioneering drug olaparib -- the first cancer drug to target inherited mutations -- according to the results of a major ... read more

Genetic Variance Explains Poor Response to Common Asthma Medications

Apr. 21, 2015 — Researchers have identified a biological basis for asthmatic children who do not respond well to corticosteroid treatment -- currently the most effective treatment for chronic asthma and acute asthma ... read more

Long Non-Coding RNA Modulates Colorectal Cancer Metabolism

Apr. 20, 2015 — Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNA) are unusual in that they don’t encode proteins like normal RNA. Yet they do play a role in regulating cellular functions and interest cancer ... read more

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