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July 26, 2016

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July 26, 2016 — Zika virus, it is thought, can cause microcephaly, a birth defect where a baby's head is smaller than usual. Additionally, it is associated with Guillain-Barré syndrome, a neurological disorder ... read more

Why Baby Boomers Need a Hepatitis C Screening

July 26, 2016 — Hepatitis C affects a disproportionate amount of older Americans, born between 1945-1965. A new strategy is helping them get ... read more

Severity of Enzyme Deficiency Central to Favism

July 26, 2016 — The congenital disease favism causes sickness and even jaundice in patients after they consume beans. The culprit is a particular enzyme deficiency, which destroys the red blood cells. Scientists ... read more

Doping in Sports and Society: A Growing Problem

July 26, 2016 — The use of doping has spread from elite sports to include recreational sport and the growing “fitness movement”. It is now being practiced particularly by young and early middle aged people who ... read more

Newly Found, 'Thrifty' Genetic Variant Influences Samoan Obesity

July 25, 2016 — A genetic variant that affects energy metabolism and fat storage partly explains why Samoans have among the world's highest levels of obesity, a new study ... read more

Parenchymal Enhancement in Breast Tissue Is Not an Indicator for Increased Cancer Risk

July 25, 2016 — Women with a certain gene mutation are among the high-risk patients for breast cancer. With a magnetic resonance tomography (MRT) it is possible to detect tissue with measurable active blood supply ... read more

Growing Large-Volume Protein Crystals Bigger, Better in Space

July 25, 2016 — An out of this world experiment to grow large-volume protein crystals aboard the International Space Station has proven successful. These sorts of crystals, which may be used in everything from basic ... 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

Genes Find Their Partners Without Matchmakers

July 22, 2016 — A new study provides more evidence that identical sections of DNA can match up with each other without the help of other ... read more

July 22, 2016 — Bacteria resistance to antibiotics can be offset by combining three antibiotics that interact well together, even when none of the individual three, nor pairs among them, might be very effective in ... 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 new study of the gut microbiomes of humans, chimps, bonobos and gorillas shows that at least two major groups of bacteria have cospeciated with these hosts, with a lineage going back at least 15 ... read more

July 21, 2016 — Using novel computational and biochemical approaches, scientists have designed and built from scratch 10 large protein icosahedra that are similar to viral capsids that carry viral ... 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

Scientists Untangle Barr Body of Inactive X Chromosome

July 21, 2016 — Scientists have taken a detailed look inside the small, densely packed structure of the inactive X chromosome found in female mammals called the Barr ... 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

July 21, 2016 — A new project to promote the use of pharmacogenetics -- the study of how genetics influence drug response -- has the goal of improving medication safety and ... read more

July 21, 2016 — In an effort to expand the number of cancer gene mutations that can be specifically targeted with personalized therapies, researchers looked for combinations of mutated genes and drugs that together ... 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

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