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July 27, 2015

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July 27, 2015

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

In CRISPR Advance, Scientists Successfully Edit Human T Cells

July 27, 2015 — Scientists have devised a new strategy to precisely modify human T cells using the genome-editing system known as CRISPR/Cas9. Because these immune-system cells play important roles in a wide range ... 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

Scientists Identify Schizophrenia's 'Rosetta Stone' Gene

July 23, 2015 — A breakthrough reveals gene's influence in a vulnerable period of the brain's development. Researchers hope it could offer a therapeutic target for reversing the disease. There is ... read more

July 23, 2015 — Researchers have evaluated the benefits of placing the DNA on the principle of spaghetti. Scientists concluded that packing of the genome in a special state called 'fractal globule,' apart ... read more

Gene-Sequence Swap Using CRISPR to Cure Hemophilia

July 23, 2015 — For the first time, chromosomal defects responsible for hemophilia have been corrected in patient-specific iPSCs using CRISPR-Cas9 nucleases. Hemophilia A occurs in about 1 in 5,000 male births and ... read more

Fighting Mosquito Resistance to Insecticides

July 23, 2015 — Controlling mosquitoes that carry human diseases is a global health challenge as their ability to resist insecticides now threatens efforts to prevent epidemics. Scientists have identified new ... read more

July 23, 2015 — The CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing tool requires an RNA guide to precisely target a segment of DNA, where the Cas9 enzyme can either cut or latch on with a fluorescent probe. Creating guide RNAs is time ... read more

Opening the Door to the Cause of Myeloid Leukemia: Finding the Targets of Common Mutation

July 23, 2015 — A breakthrough in understanding how mutated genes in leukemia reprogram blood stem cells and send them spiraling out of control has been made by a team of ... read more

July 23, 2015 — Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis -- a condition featuring curvature of the spine -- affects tens of millions of children worldwide, but does not have a known cause. Now, scientists have discovered a ... read more

Researchers Decode Molecular Action of Combination Therapy for a Deadly Thyroid Cancer

July 23, 2015 — In their bid to find the best combination of therapies to treat anaplastic thyroid cancer (ATC), researchers have demonstrated that all histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors are not created ... read more

Novel Algorithm Identifies DNA Copy-Number Landscapes in African American Colon Cancers

July 23, 2015 — The algorithm ENVE could be the Google for genetic aberrations. The findings about the algorithm distinguishes “noise” from real evidence, as well as some genetic characteristics of colon cancer ... read more

First Genetic Test Developed to Predict Tumor Sensitivity to Radiation Therapy

July 23, 2015 — Advances have been made in cancer care with the development of the first test that analyzes the sensitivity of tumors to radiation therapy. Researchers discovered that colon cancer metastases have ... read more

July 23, 2015 — Like a collection of ragtag villagers fighting off an invading army, the mix of bacteria that live in our guts may band together to keep dangerous infections from taking hold, new research suggests. ... read more

Faster, Better, Cheaper: New Method to Generate Extended Data for Genome Assemblies

July 23, 2015 — A new library construction method for genome sequencing has been developed that can simultaneously construct up to 12 size-selected long mate pair or 'jump' libraries ranging in sizes from ... read more

July 23, 2015 — There’s no time to lose when an emergency doctor diagnoses "Shock lung!" at the accident scene. What physicians know as “acute lung injury” (ALI) otherwise leads to death by ... read more

Tool Developed for More Accurate Interpretation of Biomedical Research

July 23, 2015 — Investigators have recently achieved great success with a study involving biomedical research on mouse models. The research group recently used tangible examples to demonstrate how the side effects ... read more

Retail Meat Is a Potential Vehicle for Disease-Causing Klebsiella

July 23, 2015 — Chicken, turkey and pork sold in grocery stores harbors disease-causing bacteria known as Klebsiella pneumoniae, according to a new study. The research shows that contaminated meat may be an ... read more

Using Low-Dose Irradiation, Researchers Can Now Edit Human Genes

July 22, 2015 — For the first time, researchers have employed a gene-editing technique involving low-dose irradiation to repair patient cells. This method is 10 times more effective than techniques currently in ... read more

Gene Mutation Contributes to Liver Disease in Patients of Normal Weight

July 22, 2015 — Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a major worldwide health problem. The disease is strongly associated with obesity and has been found in a high percentage Asian patients of normal weight. ... read more

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