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July 25, 2016

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July 25, 2016

New Gene Variants Present in Three Percent of All ALS Patients

July 25, 2016 — Variations in a gene with multiple functions in neurons are present in approximately 3 percent of all cases of ALS in North American and European populations, both sporadic and familial, making it ... read more

DNA Sequencing Uncovers Latent Risk for Developing Cystic Fibrosis

July 25, 2016 — All babies with a known mutation for cystic fibrosis (CF) and second mutation called the 5T allele should receive additional screening in order to better predict the risk of developing CF later in ... read more

Novel Technique to 'Taste' DNA

July 25, 2016 — Scientists have demonstrated for the first time that it is possible to selectively sequence fragments of DNA in real time, greatly reducing the time needed to analyze biological ... read more

July 22, 2016 — Scientists have reported a detailed description of how function-impairing mutations in polr1c and polr1d genes cause Treacher Collins syndrome (TCS), a rare congenital craniofacial development ... read more

Researchers Identify Way to Predict, Prevent Damage in Donated Kidneys

July 22, 2016 — A panel of genes has been identified that can help predict whether a transplanted kidney will later develop fibrosis, an injury which can cause the organ to ... read more

July 21, 2016 — A team of researchers have unveiled an engineered protein that they designed to repress a specific cancer-promoting message within ... read more

July 21, 2016 — A better understanding of HIV latency is the key to eradicating the virus, researchers write in a new article. Worldwide, 37 million people are living with HIV. A cure has proved elusive due to viral ... read more

Gene Controls Regeneration of Injured Muscle by Adult Stem Cells

July 21, 2016 — A key gene enables the repair of injured muscle throughout life, according to a study in mice. The study results further suggest that this "overlooked" gene may play an important role in ... read more

New Intellectual Disability Syndrome Caused by Genetic Damage to Single Gene

July 21, 2016 — Scientists have found a gene responsible for an intellectual disability disorder and proven how it works. The research, details the role of a gene called BCL11A in a new intellectual disability ... read more

Algorithm Characterizes How Cancer Genomes Get Scrambled

July 21, 2016 — A new method for analyzing the scrambled genomes of cancer cells gives researchers for the first time the ability to simultaneously identify two different types of genetic changes associated with ... read more

Virtual Development of Real Drugs

July 21, 2016 — Inside the human body, the same drug can interact with multiple molecules. This phenomenon is known as 'polypharmacology' and, according to the interaction, a drug can cure a disease or ... read more

July 21, 2016 — A new study has identified one of the genetic causes underlying the higher rate of melanoma in men. The research group focused their study on the differences between men and women in terms of ... read more

July 20, 2016 — Researchers have engineered a clinically relevant bacterium to produce cancer drugs and then self-destruct and release the drugs at the site of tumors. The approach enables continual production and ... read more

Uncovering a New Principle in Chemotherapy Resistance in Breast Cancer

July 20, 2016 — A laboratory study has revealed an entirely unexpected process for acquiring drug resistance that bypasses the need to re-establish DNA damage repair in breast cancers that have mutant BRCA1 or BRCA2 ... read more

RNA: How Cells Master the Art of Reading Life's Recipes

July 20, 2016 — A research project has closed an important gap in the understanding of a fundamental process of life -- the creation of proteins based on recipes called ... read more

Liquid Biopsies Offer Hope for Earlier Treatment, Better Tracking of Ovarian Cancer

July 20, 2016 — A promising new way to monitor and treat recurrence of ovarian cancer has been identified by researchers -- a hard-to-detect disease that claims many lives. New research finds liquid biopsies from ... read more

July 20, 2016 — A new study has uncovered details of how a type of immune cell helps the brain get rid of the tiny amyloid-beta aggregates that can clump together to form the plaques characteristic of ... read more

Diseases That Run in Families Not All Down to Genes, Study Shows

July 20, 2016 — Family history of disease may be as much the result of shared lifestyle and surroundings as inherited genes, research has shown. Factors that are common to the family environment -- such as shared ... read more

New Sun Cream Compound Offers Unprecedented Protection Against UVA Radiation

July 20, 2016 — A new wonder compound offers unprecedented protection against the harmful effects of UVA radiation in sunlight, which include photo-ageing, cell damage and ... read more

Disturbances in Blood Cell Gene Transcription May Lead to Leukemia

July 20, 2016 — Researchers have succeeded in shedding light on the pathogenesis of DNA breakpoints that are associated with leukemia. A mechanism discovered in a recent study can explain up to 90% of DNA damages ... read more

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