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May 4, 2015

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May 4, 2015

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

Improving the Effect of HIV Drugs by the Use of a Vaccine

Apr. 29, 2015 — A vaccine containing a protein necessary for virus replication can boost an HIV-infected patient's immune system, according to clinical research. This boost can result in increased effectiveness ... read more

Scientists Uncover Surprising New Details of Potential Alzheimer's Treatment

Apr. 29, 2015 — Some surprising details have been uncovered by scientists about a group of compounds that have shown significant potential in stimulating the growth of brain cells and memory restoration in animal ... read more

Bacteria in Medical Implants on Purpose? Opening the Way to Living Implants

Apr. 28, 2015 — Supramolecular chemistry is the science that is concerned with molecular self-assembly: chemical building blocks which, when you combine them, naturally form larger ordered structures. Researchers ... read more

A CRISPR Antiviral Tool

Apr. 28, 2015 — Cas9 is part of the CRISPR genetic defense system in bacteria, which scientists have been harnessing to edit DNA in animals, plants and even human cells. Researchers now demonstrate they can use Cas9 ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — Until today, the proteins known as ubiquitin receptors have been associated mainly with protein degradation, a basic cell cleaning process. A new function now described for the protein dDsk2 links ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — Until now, the proteins known as ubiquitin receptors have been associated mainly with protein degradation, a basic cell cleaning process. A new function now described for the protein dDsk2 links ... read more

Apr. 27, 2015 — Researchers have discovered how an abundant class of RNA genes, called lncRNAs can regulate key genes. By studying an important lncRNA, called Xist, the scientists identified how this RNA gathers a ... read more

Apr. 27, 2015 — Researchers have trained a computer to crunch big biomedical data in order to recognize how genes work together in human tissues. Combining genomic data from 38,000 experiments, this research group ... read more

More Power to the Mitochondria: Cells' Energy Plant Also Plays Key Role in Stem Cell Development

Apr. 27, 2015 — Mitochondria, the major energy source for most cells, also play an important role in stem cell development — a purpose notably distinct from the tiny organelle’s traditional job as the cell’s ... read more

Apr. 27, 2015 — Scientists have discovered that neurons are risk takers: They use minor "DNA surgeries" to toggle their activity levels all day, every day. Since these activity levels are important in ... read more

Gene Editing Used to Correct Mutation in Cystic Fibrosis

Apr. 27, 2015 — Researchers have successfully corrected the most common mutation in the gene that causes cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis is an inherited, life-threatening disorder that damages the lungs and ... read more

New 3-D Method Improves Study of Proteins

Apr. 27, 2015 — A new computational method called AGGRESCAN3D has been developed, allowing researchers to study in 3-D the structure of folded globular proteins, and substantially improve the prediction of any ... read more

Common Back Problems May Be Caused by Evolution of Human Locomotion

Apr. 27, 2015 — A common spinal disease could be the result of some people's vertebrae, the bones that make up the spine, sharing similarities in shape to a non-human primate. The research suggests that the ... read more

Breakthrough Provides New Hope for More Effective Treatments for Patients With HER2+ Breast Cancer

Apr. 24, 2015 — Researchers have identified parts of the body that rev up one of the most aggressive forms of breast cancer, HER2+. Their findings suggest that 38 genes and molecules likely trigger HER2+ cancer ... read more

Apr. 24, 2015 — Chinese scientists say they've genetically modified human embryos for the very first time. The team attempted to modify the gene responsible for beta-thalassaemia, a potentially fatal blood ... read more

Discovery May Open Door for Treating Fragile X Carriers

Apr. 24, 2015 — Fragile X syndrome, an inherited cause of autism and intellectual disability, can have consequences even for carriers of the disorder who don't have full-blown ... read more

DNA Study Could Shed Light on How Genetic Faults Trigger Disease

Apr. 24, 2015 — A new technique that identifies how genes are controlled could help scientists spot errors in the genetic code which trigger disease, a study ... read more

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. 24, 2015 — Scientists are a step closer to developing new therapies for controlling the body's response to allergies and parasitic worm ... read more

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