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February 21, 2017

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February 21, 2017

Feb. 17, 2017 — A mutation in the hemoglobin of a young woman in Germany was found to cause her mild anemia. But her father, who shared the mutation, did not develop anemia because his mutant hemoglobin was ... read more

Feb. 17, 2017 — Scientists have mapped a vast spider web of interactions between proteins in lung cancer cells, as part of an effort to reach what was considered 'undruggable.' This approach revealed new ... read more

Feb. 17, 2017 — Scientists have known for decades that drastically restricting certain nutrients without causing malnutrition prolongs health and lifespan in a wide range of species, but the molecular mechanisms ... read more

Feb. 17, 2017 — Nonsense-mediated RNA decay (NMD) is a processing pathway in cells that, like a broom, cleans up erroneous RNA. Biomedical scientists report that they have come up with a method in the lab that ... read more

Feb. 16, 2017 — A collaboration between chemists and gene therapy experts produced a new way of inserting the code for modified proteins into the cells of mice. If successful in humans, the technique could be useful ... read more

GARP2 Accelerates Retinal Degeneration in a Mouse Model

Feb. 16, 2017 — Researchers show that GARP2 accelerates retinal degeneration in mice, and have made an important step toward creating a standardized nomenclature between mice and humans for a measurement of retinal ... read more

Feb. 16, 2017 — Alpha cells in the pancreas can be induced in living mice to quickly and efficiently become insulin-producing beta cells when the expression of just two genes is blocked, according to a ... read more

Researchers Develop Potential Treatment for Fatal Kidney Disease

Feb. 16, 2017 — Researchers have developed a potential drug to treat polycystic kidney disease -- an incurable genetic disease that often leads to end-stage kidney ... read more

Prebiotic Evolution: Hairpins Help Each Other out

Feb. 16, 2017 — The evolution of cells and organisms is thought to have been preceded by a phase in which informational molecules like DNA could be replicated selectively. New work shows that hairpin structures make ... read more

Feb. 16, 2017 — Results of the largest genome-wide association study on proteomics to date reports 539 associations between protein levels and genetic variants. These associations overlap with risk genes for 42 ... read more

Feb. 15, 2017 — The view that males just pass on genetic material and not much else to their offspring has now been debunked. Instead, new research found a father's diet can affect their son's ability to ... read more

Signals from Fat May Aid Diagnostics and Treatments

Feb. 15, 2017 — Scientists now have identified a route by which fat also can deliver a form of small RNAs called microRNAs that helps to regulate other organs. This mechanism may offer the potential to develop an ... read more

Feb. 15, 2017 — New research shows how epithelial cells naturally turn over, maintaining constant numbers between cell division and cell ... read more

Scientists Take Aim at Obesity-Linked Protein

Feb. 15, 2017 — Scientists have shown that deleting the gene for this protein, known as IP6K1, protects animal models from both obesity and ... read more

Feb. 15, 2017 — In an effort to one day eliminate the need for an annual flu shot, a group of researchers is exploring the surface of influenza viruses, which are covered by a protein called “hemagglutinin” ... read more

Feb. 15, 2017 — Less aggressive cancers are known to have an intact genome--the complete set of genes in a cell--while the genome of more aggressive cancers tends to have a great deal of abnormalities. Now, a new ... read more

Feb. 15, 2017 — Scientists have developed a method to obtain structural details on molecules in lipid membranes near gold nanoparticles. Their method, called SABERS, could help researchers who study drug delivery ... read more

Analyzing Copies of Genes Offers New Treatment Possibilities for Ovarian Cancer

Feb. 15, 2017 — A team of researchers has developed a new tool to analyze an often overlooked aspect of cancer genetics -- an alteration that results in the loss or gain in a copy of a gene. This change, known as ... read more

Potential New Causes for the Odor-Producing Disorder TMAU

Feb. 15, 2017 — A new study provides new insight into the causes of trimethylaminura (TMAU), a genetically-transmitted metabolic disorder that leads to accumulation of a chemical that smells like rotting fish. ... read more

Imbalance of Calcium in a Cell's Energy Factory May Drive Alzheimer's Disease

Feb. 14, 2017 — Calcium in the mitochondria -- the energy factory of cells -- may be one of the keys to understanding and treating Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Researchers have now identified how an ... read more

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