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August 26, 2016

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August 26, 2016

Breast Milk Sugar May Protect Babies Against Deadly Infection

Aug. 26, 2016 — A type of sugar found naturally in some women’s breast milk may protect newborn babies from infection with a potentially life threatening bacterium called Group B streptococcus, according to a new ... read more

Hormone Activation of Genes Takes Teamwork

Aug. 25, 2016 — A high-throughput look at how human cells respond to the stress hormone cortisol has revealed a more complex system than previously thought. The study found that when the cortisol-binding ... read more

Aug. 25, 2016 — Scientists have demonstrated for the first time the 'perfect storm' of conditions that cells need to start forming cancer, helping to explain why some organs are more susceptible to ... read more

Study Shows Protein Complex Essential to Creating Healthy Blood Cells

Aug. 25, 2016 — A group of proteins best known for helping to activate all mammalian genes has been found to play a particularly commanding role in the natural development of specialized stem cells into healthy ... read more

Aug. 25, 2016 — Scientists are testing a drug that could boost levels of critical protective protein in brain. In the study, the team conducted tests in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease by raising the ... read more

Aug. 25, 2016 — New research shows that certain primate stem cells have pluripotency superior to some types derived from mice. The study maps how pluripotency differs among mice, monkeys, and humans, and illustrates ... read more

Enigmatic Molecules Maintain Equilibrium Between Fighting Infection, Inflammatory Havoc

Aug. 24, 2016 — Special RNA molecules called long non-coding RNAs are key controllers for maintaining immune health when fighting infection or preventing inflammatory disorders. The discovery offers a potential drug ... read more

Asthma Risk Increases When Child Had Bronchiolitis

Aug. 24, 2016 — Asthma risk increased 17 times when children who had bronchiolitis in the first two years of life also had a common variation of the Plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 gene, new research ... read more

Scientists Identify Spark Plug That Ignites Nerve Cell Demise in ALS

Aug. 24, 2016 — Scientists have pinpointed an enzyme that triggers rapid demise of nerve cells in people with ALS. The research team describes a molecular chain of events that culminates in the stripping of the ... read more

Barcodes Show the Blood Family Tree

Aug. 24, 2016 — By assigning a barcode to stem cells, researchers have made it possible to monitor large blood cell populations as well as individual blood cells, and study the changes over time. Among other things, ... read more

New Small Molecule Compounds Could Treat Ebola Virus Infection

Aug. 24, 2016 — Scientists have found Ebola's Achilles' heel: a new kind of chemical compound can block the protein Ebola uses to break out of cells and infect new cells. The compounds could potentially be ... read more

In Some Genetic Cases of Microcephaly, Stem Cells Fail to Launch

Aug. 24, 2016 — In a very severe, genetic form of microcephaly, stem cells in the brain fail to divide, according to a new study that may provide important clues to understanding how the Zika virus affects the ... read more

A New Path for Killing Pathogenic Bacteria

Aug. 24, 2016 — Bacteria that cause tuberculosis, leprosy and other diseases, survive by switching between two different types of metabolism. Scientists have now discovered that this switch is controlled by a ... read more

Mechanism That Alters Neural Excitability Offers Window Into Neuropsychiatric Disease

Aug. 23, 2016 — Researchers show, for the first time, that the well-known mechanism of gene expression control -- dynamic changes in DNA methylation -- is also involved in changes to the excitability of neural ... read more

Studies Explore Use of Genetics to Help Determine Appropriate Treatment for Fever in Children

Aug. 23, 2016 — Two new studies examine the use of genetic tests to help rule out a serious bacterial infection in infants with fever, and also to determine if an infection is bacterial or viral in children with ... read more

New Zika Clone Could Be New Model for Developing Vaccine

Aug. 23, 2016 — Stopping the explosive spread of Zika virus -- which can lead to birth defects in babies born to infected mothers -- depends on genetic insights gleaned through new tools and models. Researchers ... read more

Aug. 22, 2016 — Researchers have discovered a rare and sometimes lethal inflammatory disease -- otulipenia -- that primarily affects young children. They have also identified anti-inflammatory treatments that ease ... read more

Aug. 22, 2016 — Researchers have succeeded in creating embryos with 'heteroplasmy,' or the presence of both maternal and paternal mitochondrial DNA. This new innovation will allow scientists to study ... read more

Aug. 22, 2016 — Combining ultrasound energy and microbubbles to poke holes in cells may prove to be a new tool in the fight against cardiovascular disease and cancer, report ... read more

Esophageal Cancers Driven by 'Marginal Gain' Rather Than Speed

Aug. 22, 2016 — Scientists have shown that unexpectedly, esophageal cancer cells do not divide faster than their normal neighbors. But unlike normal cells, the tumor cells produce slightly more dividing daughter ... read more

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