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February 28, 2017

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February 28, 2017

Feb. 27, 2017 — Scientists have identified a new regulator of the innate immune response—the immediate, natural immune response to foreign invaders. The study suggests that therapeutics that modulate the ... read more

World-First Genetic Clues Point to Risk of Blindness

Feb. 27, 2017 — Scientists have discovered the first evidence of genes that cause Macular Telangiectasia type 2 (MacTel), a degenerative eye disease which leads to blindness and is currently incurable and ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — The skin cells of four adults with schizophrenia have provided an unprecedented 'window' into how the disease began while they were still in the womb, according to a recent ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — Researchers have designed a machine that can rapidly produce large quantities of customized peptides. This technology could help researchers rapidly generate new peptide drugs to test on diseases ... read more

Feb. 25, 2017 — Cutting-edge research and development can help solve some of the challenges associated with drug delivery, say ... read more

Feb. 25, 2017 — Multiple genetic changes can occur before or early after conception, a new study describes. The researchers looked at a type of genetic change called copy number variants, which refers to the number ... read more

Feb. 24, 2017 — Bioengineers have developed a new tool to identify RNA-DNA interactions. The tool can provide a full account of all the RNA molecules that interact with a segment of DNA, as well as the locations of ... read more

Novel DNA Vaccine Design Improves Chances of Inducing Anti-Tumor Immunity

Feb. 24, 2017 — Scientists have devised a novel DNA vaccine approach through molecular design to improve the immune responses elicited against one of the most important cancer antigen ... read more

Feb. 24, 2017 — Several newly discovered variants of a gene increase the risk of developing anxiety disorders. A research team aims to derive new therapies from this finding which are better tailored to the ... read more

Size Matters... and Structure Too! New Tool Predicts the Interaction of Proteins and RNA

Feb. 24, 2017 — Researchers have developed Global Score, a method that allows, for the first time, to predict protein interactions with long non-coding RNAs. This algorithm helps scientists prioritize binding ... read more

Broad Cancer Vaccine May Be out of Reach

Feb. 23, 2017 — The high level of genetic diversity between individual tumors suggests that if it were to be developed, a broad cancer vaccine would be unlikely to work for more than 0.3 percent of the population, ... read more

Europeans Brought New Strains of Ulcer-Causing Bacterium to Pre-Columbian Americas

Feb. 23, 2017 — A genomic study of a harmful stomach bacterium finds that foreign strains intermingled with and replaced local strains after the arrival of Europeans and African slaves across the ... read more

Why a Common Bacterium Can Produce Severe Illness

Feb. 23, 2017 — How can the same infection result in dramatically different levels of illness in two different people? A new study identifies two conditions -- a genetic immunodeficiency and delayed acquired ... read more

Gene Mutations Cause Leukemia, but Which Ones?

Feb. 23, 2017 — New research sought to better understand one 'typo' in a standard leukemia assay, or test. The study, however, encountered a new problem: an issue with the model system ... read more

Patterns of Protein Synthesis Associated With Increased Longevity Discovered

Feb. 23, 2017 — Aging is a complex process that involves multiple metabolic and regulatory pathways. Previous studies have identified hundreds of genes whose deletion can significantly increase lifespan in model ... read more

Sons of Cocaine-Using Fathers Have Profound Memory Impairments

Feb. 23, 2017 — Fathers who use cocaine at the time of conceiving a child may be putting their sons at risk of learning disabilities and memory loss. The researchers say the findings reveal that drug abuse by ... read more

Direct-to-Consumer Genomics: Harmful or Empowering?

Feb. 23, 2017 — In a new study, a research explores questions that stem from new advances in direct-to-consumer DNA tests, which have the effect of separating the physician-patient relationship from access to new ... read more

Diabetic Kidney Disease Is Decoded, Offering New Avenues for Diagnosis and Treatment

Feb. 23, 2017 — Researchers say their new study represents hope for a complication considered incurable and ... read more

The Body Does Not Absorb Genetic Material from Our Food

Feb. 23, 2017 — A study finds no evidence that genetic material from food is absorbed in the human body where it would, for example, be able to change the body’s ability to regulate the cholesterol metabolism or ... read more

Feb. 23, 2017 — Viruses propagate by infecting a host cell and reproducing inside. This not only affects humans and animals, but bacteria as well. This type of virus is called bacteriophage. They carry so called ... read more

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