Human Biology News
August 30, 2015

Latest Headlines
updated 5:58am EDT

More Human Biology News
August 30, 2015

Circadian Genes Go to Sleep Every Day at the Periphery of the Nucleus

Aug. 27, 2015 — Mobility between different physical environments in the cell nucleus regulates the daily oscillations in the activity of genes that are controlled by the internal biological clock, according to a new ... read more

Trypanosomes and Renal Insufficiency: APOL1 Induces a Double Permeabilization

Aug. 27, 2015 — Scientists shed further light on the way human APOL1 kills the ... read more

New Strategy Improves Detection of Genetic Mutations in Hereditary Colorectal Cancer

Aug. 27, 2015 — Enhanced accuracy and reduced turnaround time of testing can provide vital information for patients suspected of having lynch syndrome and their family members, according to a new ... read more

New 'Mutation-Tracking' Blood Test Could Predict Breast Cancer Relapse Months in Advance

Aug. 26, 2015 — Scientists have developed a blood test for breast cancer able to identify which patients will suffer a relapse after treatment, months before tumors are visible on hospital scans.The test can uncover ... read more

Aug. 26, 2015 — Researchers say they have discovered some of the first steps in how a very common gene mutation causes the brain damage associated with both amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal ... read more

Batting Practice in the Genome

Aug. 25, 2015 — In the biochemical game of genetics, it was thought that the proteins controlling gene regulation in animals were either spectators or players. But scientists have now found that spectator proteins ... read more

Adaptive Mutation Mechanism May Explain Some Forms of Antibiotic Resistance

Aug. 25, 2015 — Evolutionary theory says mutations are blind and occur randomly. But in the phenomenon of adaptive mutation, cells can peek under the blindfold, increasing their mutation rate in response to stress. ... read more

Aug. 25, 2015 — When our cells copy their DNA to grow and replicate, it’s vital the process runs smoothly. To get this right, cells use a complex “machine”, made from many hundreds of ... read more

Protein With Promise for Cancer Therapy Identified

Aug. 24, 2015 — A researcher says he has solved a cell division mystery in a way that will intrigue the makers of cancer-fighting ... read more

Genetic Overlapping in Multiple Autoimmune Diseases May Suggest Common Therapies

Aug. 24, 2015 — Scientists who analyzed the genes involved in 10 autoimmune diseases that begin in childhood have discovered 22 genome-wide signals shared by two or more diseases. These shared gene sites may reveal ... read more

Genetic Ancestry Partially Explains One Racial Sleep Difference

Aug. 21, 2015 — A new study clearly establishes a partial genetic basis underlying racial differences in slow-wave sleep, suggesting that it may be possible to develop sleep-related therapies that target specific ... read more

Aug. 21, 2015 — Scientists have revealed that weak doses of gamma radiation prolong the life of drosophila flies (fruit flies), and that the effect is stronger in females than in males. These findings could reveal ... read more

Anti-Aging Tricks from Dietary Supplement Seen in Mice

Aug. 21, 2015 — The dietary supplement alpha lipoic acid can stimulate telomerase, the enzyme that lengthens chromosomes' protective caps, with positive effects in a mouse model of atherosclerosis, scientists ... read more

Aug. 21, 2015 — Researchers have discovered how two important proofreader proteins know where to look for errors during DNA replication and how they work together to signal the body's repair ... read more

Aug. 21, 2015 — Many cells in our bodies present a small structure that looks like, and as a matter of fact works as an antenna, conveying to the cell information on the extracellular environment. They are called ... read more

Study Finds Genes Associated With Improved Survival for Pancreatic Cancer Patients

Aug. 20, 2015 — A new set of genes that can indicate improved survival after surgery for patients with pancreatic cancer has been identified by researchers. The study also showed that detection of circulating tumor ... read more

Researchers Suggest Approach to Fight Common Virus in Immunosuppressed Patients

Aug. 20, 2015 — New light has been shed on how adenovirus replicates in humans. The findings suggest that agents that enhance the Type I interferon signaling pathway could be useful to fight adenovirus infections in ... read more

Unique Genes in Khoe-San People May Lower Risk of Some Pregnancy Hazards

Aug. 20, 2015 — An unusual mutation in an immune system gene switches a receptor from one target molecule to another in Khoe-San people. It's the first known example of such a change, say researchers, and ... read more

Discovery of Trigger for Bugs' Defenses Could Lead to New Antibiotics

Aug. 20, 2015 — Scientists have exposed a chink in the armor of disease-causing bugs, with a new discovery about a protein that controls bacterial ... read more

Aug. 20, 2015 — The structure of an important tumor suppressing protein, PTEN, has been identified by an international group of researchers. Their findings provide new insights into how the protein regulates cell ... read more

Thursday, August 27, 2015
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Monday, August 24, 2015
Friday, August 21, 2015
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Monday, August 17, 2015
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Monday, August 10, 2015
Sunday, August 9, 2015
Friday, August 7, 2015
Thursday, August 6, 2015
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Monday, August 3, 2015