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August 25, 2016

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

Transcription Factor Foxn1 and Preserving Immune Function in Later Life

Aug. 22, 2016 — Researchers use new experimental models and analytical tools to investigate genes regulated by Foxn1, becoming the first to identify the DNA sequence bound by the transcription factor. Among the ... read more

Aug. 22, 2016 — In doses equivalent to those used regularly in human children, antibiotics changed the mix of gut microbes in young mice to dramatically increase their risk for type 1 ... read more

Two Key Proteins Preserve Vital Genetic Information

Aug. 22, 2016 — New research demonstrates how two key proteins mediate the organization of chromosomes and our genome, shedding light on one of the key genetic processes for every person. With this key basic ... read more

Answering the Call for Quality Colorectal Cancer Patient Info

Aug. 22, 2016 — Patients depend on the Internet for health information, but when it comes to colorectal cancer, currently available resources are not meeting their ... read more

Increased Eye Cancer Risk Linked to Pigmentation Genes That Dictate Eye Color

Aug. 19, 2016 — New research links specific inherited genetic differences to an increased risk for eye (uveal) melanoma, a rare form of melanoma that arises from pigment cells that determine eye color. scientists ... read more

The First Stage of the Cascade

Aug. 19, 2016 — G proteins are molecular switches on the insides of cell membranes. They convey important signals to the inner workings of the cells. The associated receptors are targeted by all kinds of ... read more

'Born to Be Bad' or 'Born to Be Benign:' Testing Cells for Esophageal Cancer Risk

Aug. 19, 2016 — Genetically analyzing lesions in the food pipe could provide an early and accurate test for esophageal cancer, according to research. Barrett's Esophagus is a common condition that affects ... read more

In Cells, Some Oxidants Are Needed

Aug. 18, 2016 — Some studies are showing that reactive oxygen species (ROS) molecules sometimes can aid in maintaining health -- findings now boosted by a surprising discovery from the ... read more

Uncovering a New Pathway to Halting Metastasis

Aug. 18, 2016 — New research could lead to new therapies to treat patients who suffer from metastatic disease, report scientists. Metastasis, the process by which cancer cells leave the primary tumor and spread to ... read more

How Genomic Sequencing May Be Widening Racial Disparities in Cancer Care

Aug. 18, 2016 — As scientists learn more about which genetic mutations are driving different types of cancer, they're targeting treatments to small numbers of patients with the potential for big payoffs in ... read more

New Strategy to Reverse the Disease Dyskeratosis Congenita

Aug. 18, 2016 — A link between telomeres and a molecular signaling cascade called the Wnt pathway has been identified by researchers, which may point to a treatment option for dyskeratosis congenita patients. ... read more

Unexplained Developmental Disorder Linked to Gene Involved in Essential Cellular Processes

Aug. 18, 2016 — A neurodevelopmental disorder for which there was no known cause has been linked to SON, a gene that is involved in essential mechanisms a cell uses to translate DNA into protein, as well as in DNA ... read more

Heart Muscle Made from Stem Cells Aid Precision Cardiovascular Medicine, Study Shows

Aug. 18, 2016 — Heart muscle cells made from induced pluripotent stem cells faithfully mirror the expression patterns of key genes in the donor's native heart tissue, according to researchers. As a result, the ... read more

Aug. 18, 2016 — Structural biologists provide a new explanation for how ALS-associated genetic flaws interfere with the proper function and behavior of the protein ... read more

Aug. 18, 2016 — Scientists have used CRISPR gene editing technology and live cell, single molecule microscopy to watch in real-time, for the first time, the essential interaction between telomerase and ... read more

Female Forensic Scientists More Stressed Than Males

Aug. 18, 2016 — Women may be at the forefront of the fast-growing forensic science field, but they're also more stressed than their male counterparts, indicates new ... read more

Aug. 18, 2016 — A high-fat, high-sugar diet during pregnancy may be linked to symptoms of ADHD in children who show conduct problems early in life, new research ... read more

Gene Associated With Age-Related Hearing Loss

Aug. 18, 2016 — A large screening program has identified several genes associated with age-related conditions including hearing loss, retinal degeneration and osteoarthritis. The animal study may lead to studies of ... read more

Study Links Two Genes to Breast Cancer Survival

Aug. 17, 2016 — Testing for the activity of two genes could pick out women who are at increased risk of dying from their breast cancers, suggests a new study of almost 2,000 ... read more

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