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March 1, 2017

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March 1, 2017

Mar. 1, 2017 — Using 3-D electron microscopy, structural biologists have succeeded in elucidating the architecture of the lamina of the cell nucleus at molecular resolution for the first time. This scaffold ... read more

Mar. 1, 2017 — An evolutionary biologist suggests that hormones, such as testosterone, play a key role in shaping gene expression in ways that are unique to each sex as an organism develops to ... read more

Wound Healing: The Stem Cell Dynamic

Mar. 1, 2017 — One of the key questions in biology is to identify how tissues are repaired after trauma and understand how stem cells migrate, proliferate, and differentiate to repair tissue damage. Researchers ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — Scientists have identified a new regulator of the innate immune response—the immediate, natural immune response to foreign invaders. The study suggests that therapeutics that modulate the ... read more

World-First Genetic Clues Point to Risk of Blindness

Feb. 27, 2017 — Scientists have discovered the first evidence of genes that cause Macular Telangiectasia type 2 (MacTel), a degenerative eye disease which leads to blindness and is currently incurable and ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — Researchers have designed a machine that can rapidly produce large quantities of customized peptides. This technology could help researchers rapidly generate new peptide drugs to test on diseases ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — It is technically challenging to replace a single nucleotide with the current gene editing tool, CRISPR-Cas9. Scientists have used a variation of the popular gene editing technique CRISPR-Cas9 to ... read more

Novel Syndrome Highlights the Importance of Rare Disease Research

Feb. 27, 2017 — Tuesday Feb. 28, 2017 is Rare Disease Day, and this year's slogan is 'With research, possibilities are limitless'. Disease Models & Mechanisms is marking the day by spotlighting a ... read more

Feb. 25, 2017 — Cutting-edge research and development can help solve some of the challenges associated with drug delivery, say ... read more

Feb. 24, 2017 — Bioengineers have developed a new tool to identify RNA-DNA interactions. The tool can provide a full account of all the RNA molecules that interact with a segment of DNA, as well as the locations of ... read more

Clues to Relationship Between Schizophrenia and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Feb. 24, 2017 — A bioinformatics study identifies genetic variants with differing effects on risk of rheumatoid arthritis and ... read more

Novel DNA Vaccine Design Improves Chances of Inducing Anti-Tumor Immunity

Feb. 24, 2017 — Scientists have devised a novel DNA vaccine approach through molecular design to improve the immune responses elicited against one of the most important cancer antigen ... read more

Feb. 24, 2017 — Several newly discovered variants of a gene increase the risk of developing anxiety disorders. A research team aims to derive new therapies from this finding which are better tailored to the ... read more

Size Matters... and Structure Too! New Tool Predicts the Interaction of Proteins and RNA

Feb. 24, 2017 — Researchers have developed Global Score, a method that allows, for the first time, to predict protein interactions with long non-coding RNAs. This algorithm helps scientists prioritize binding ... read more

Feb. 25, 2017 — A new database of bottlenose dolphin DNA and associated proteins just completed could possibly aid in dolphin care and research of human medical problems such as stroke and kidney ... read more

Feb. 24, 2017 — A new study has shown that the electrical wire-like behavior of DNA is involved in the molecule's ... read more

Broad Cancer Vaccine May Be out of Reach

Feb. 23, 2017 — The high level of genetic diversity between individual tumors suggests that if it were to be developed, a broad cancer vaccine would be unlikely to work for more than 0.3 percent of the population, ... read more

Europeans Brought New Strains of Ulcer-Causing Bacterium to Pre-Columbian Americas

Feb. 23, 2017 — A genomic study of a harmful stomach bacterium finds that foreign strains intermingled with and replaced local strains after the arrival of Europeans and African slaves across the ... read more

Why a Common Bacterium Can Produce Severe Illness

Feb. 23, 2017 — How can the same infection result in dramatically different levels of illness in two different people? A new study identifies two conditions -- a genetic immunodeficiency and delayed acquired ... read more

Gene Mutations Cause Leukemia, but Which Ones?

Feb. 23, 2017 — New research sought to better understand one 'typo' in a standard leukemia assay, or test. The study, however, encountered a new problem: an issue with the model system ... read more

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