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April 27, 2015

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April 27, 2015

Apr. 24, 2015 — Scientists have discover that certain cell structures, the centrioles, could act as information carriers throughout cell generations. The discovery raises the possibility that transmission of ... 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. 23, 2015 — A team of international scientists has identified hundreds of possible new genes in mice that could transform benign skin growths into deadly ... read more

Apr. 23, 2015 — Many studies have linked more sleep to better memory, but new research in fruit flies demonstrates that extra sleep helps the brain overcome catastrophic neurological defects that otherwise would ... 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

Nanotech-Enabled Moisturizer Speeds Healing of Diabetic Skin Wounds

Apr. 23, 2015 — A new high-tech but simple ointment applied to the skin may one day help diabetic patients heal stubborn and painful ulcers on their feet, Northwestern University researchers report. They are the ... read more

Missing Genetic Link Found in a Challenging Immune Disease

Apr. 22, 2015 — In the largest genome-wide analysis to date of common variable immunodeficiency disorder, scientists have identified a gene that may be a 'missing link' between overactive and underactive ... read more

Caloric Restriction: A Fountain of Youth for Aging Muscles?

Apr. 22, 2015 — Caloric restriction has been studied as a way to increase longevity in animals. Now, researcher explore how it may positively affect muscle and find that aging muscles receive the most benefit. ... 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

Researchers Discover New Drugs to Combat the Root Cause of Multiple Sclerosis

Apr. 22, 2015 — Several drugs could lead to new treatment options for multiple sclerosis, including two drugs that effectively treat MS at the source, in vivo, researchers report. At the pathological level, MS is a ... 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

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

Potential New Lung Cancer Therapy

Apr. 20, 2015 — New findings about regulation of PD-L1, a protein that allows cancer to evade the immune system, has shown therapeutic promise for several cancers, including the most common form of lung ... read more

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