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September 4, 2015

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Sep. 3, 2015 — A protein known to play a role in transporting the molecular contents of normal cells into and out of various intracellular compartments can also turn such cells cancerous by stimulating a key ... read more

Sep. 3, 2015 — Using computational and experimental methods, researchers have developed a technique for creating so-called protein-DNA nanowires -- a hybrid biomaterial that could have important ... read more

New Hope for Lou: Unexplored Therapeutic Targets for ALS

Sep. 3, 2015 — No cures exist for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and the only approved therapy slows the progression by only a few months. A new study identifies a promising unexplored avenue of treatment for ... read more

Genetic Factors Drive Roles of Gut Bacteria in Diabetes, Obesity

Sep. 3, 2015 — One strain of mice that were genetically prone to become obese became resistant to excess weight gain after their populations of gut microbiota were transformed simply by an sharing an environment ... read more

Targeting Newly Discovered Pathway Sensitizes Tumors to Radiation and Chemotherapy

Sep. 3, 2015 — In some patients, aggressive cancers can become resistant to chemotherapy and radiation treatments. In a new paper, researchers identified a pathway that causes the resistance and a new therapeutic ... read more

Switch for Health Heart Muscle

Sep. 3, 2015 — Researchers have discovered a protein, called Mel18, that regulates the development of heart muscle. Faults in the production of Mel18 in early cardiac cells may play a role in heart defects. The ... read more

Sep. 3, 2015 — The multifunctional ubiquitin tweaks the activity of newly made proteins, which can influence DNA damage repair via BRCA1 and anti-inflammatory responses, scientists report. One enzyme in particular, ... read more

Genetic Testing All Women for Breast Cancer Might Not Be Worth the Cost

Sep. 3, 2015 — Women who are carriers of mutated BRCA genes are known to have a significantly higher risk for developing breast and ovarian cancers than those who don’t have the mutations. But a new study ... read more

Novel Genes Found in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Under Age Five

Sep. 3, 2015 — Researchers analyzing the complicated genetic influences in inflammatory bowel disease have discovered new gene variants associated with an often-severe type of the disease that affects children ... read more

Sep. 2, 2015 — The reproduction rates of the bacteria in one's gut may be a good indicator of health or disease, scientists say. In their examination of human microbiome data, the research group found that ... read more

Cellular Recycling Complexes May Hold Key to Chemotherapy Resistance

Sep. 2, 2015 — Upsetting the balance between protein synthesis, misfolding, and degradation drives cancer and neurodegeneration. Recent cancer treatments take advantage of this knowledge with a class of drugs that ... read more

Sep. 2, 2015 — Their pregnancies are carried by the males but, when it comes to breeding, seahorses have more in common with humans than previously thought, new research ... read more

Study Identifies Potential Genes Associated With Most Common Form of Liver Damage

Sep. 1, 2015 — In a first-of-its-kind exploratory study, researchers identified a potential gene associated with the initiation of the most common cause of liver damage. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is the most ... read more

Sep. 1, 2015 — Medical research has yet to discover an Alzheimer's treatment that effectively slows the disease's progression, but neuroscientists may have uncovered a mechanism by which onset can be ... read more

Genetic Landscape Can Impact Treatment for Children With Rare, Aggressive Cancer

Sep. 1, 2015 — For children with rare, aggressive and advanced cancer, precision medicine may help doctors determine their best treatment options, a new study finds. Using information from a patient’s entire ... read more

Sep. 1, 2015 — The genetic cause of a previously undescribed disease has been discovered by researchers. With this, they have solved an over ten year old medical conundrum. Using modern high-tech methods, followed ... read more

Simply Turn Off a Virus: Scientists Develop New Method for Detailed Investigation of Functional RNA Elements

Sep. 1, 2015 — A new method has been developed for studying the function of ribonucleic acid (RNA) that provides more detailed results, is more cost-effective, as well as easier to work with than previous methods. ... read more

Sep. 1, 2015 — A new method for protein tagging has been revealed that preserves protein native functions and structure. The study proposes the use of two plant protein epitopes, named inntags, as the most ... read more

Aug. 31, 2015 — Vision researchers have discovered a gene that causes myopia, but only in people who spend a lot of time in childhood reading or doing other ... read more

Aug. 31, 2015 — In animals, numerous behaviors are governed by the olfactory perception of their surrounding world. Whether originating in the nose of a mammal or the antennas of an insect, perception results from ... read more

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