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February 28, 2017

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February 28, 2017

Stem Cells Fiercely Abide by Innate Developmental Timing, Study Shows

Feb. 27, 2017 — A regenerative biology team is studying whether stem cell differentiation rates can be accelerated in the lab and made available to patients ... 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

Feb. 27, 2017 — New research has identified sections of DNA associated with altered regulation of gene expression underlying schizophrenia. The implicated loci contribute to schizophrenia risk by affecting ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — The master gene that regulates differences between males and females plays a complex role in matching the right physical trait to the right sex, scientists have found. The research reveals new ... 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

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

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

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

Sons of Cocaine-Using Fathers Have Profound Memory Impairments

Feb. 23, 2017 — Fathers who use cocaine at the time of conceiving a child may be putting their sons at risk of learning disabilities and memory loss. The researchers say the findings reveal that drug abuse by ... read more

Direct-to-Consumer Genomics: Harmful or Empowering?

Feb. 23, 2017 — In a new study, a research explores questions that stem from new advances in direct-to-consumer DNA tests, which have the effect of separating the physician-patient relationship from access to new ... read more

The Body Does Not Absorb Genetic Material from Our Food

Feb. 23, 2017 — A study finds no evidence that genetic material from food is absorbed in the human body where it would, for example, be able to change the body’s ability to regulate the cholesterol metabolism or ... read more

Feb. 23, 2017 — Viruses propagate by infecting a host cell and reproducing inside. This not only affects humans and animals, but bacteria as well. This type of virus is called bacteriophage. They carry so called ... read more

Compounds That Show Potent Anti-Cancer Activity in Breast and Colon Tumor Cell Lines

Feb. 23, 2017 — Potential drugs have shown low toxicity in non-tumor cell lines, which could decrease side effects during chemotherapy, researchers ... read more

Mathematics Supports a New Way to Classify Viruses Based on Structure

Feb. 23, 2017 — Scientists have found new evidence to support a classification system for viruses based on viral ... read more

New Mechanisms of Gene Inactivation May Prevent Aging and Cancer

Feb. 23, 2017 — Every cell in our body contains the complete DNA library. So-called methyl groups regulate that in body tissues only the genetic information is expressed that is indeed needed in this tissue. Now, ... read more

How Blood Can Be Rejuvenated

Feb. 23, 2017 — Our blood stem cells generate around a thousand billion new blood cells every day. But the blood stem cells’ capacity to produce blood changes as we age. This leads to older people being more ... read more

Sorting out Risk Genes for Brain Development Disorders

Feb. 23, 2017 — Gene discovery research is uncovering similarities and differences underlying a variety of disorders affecting the developing brain, including autism, attention deficits, tics, intellectual ... read more

CAR T Cells More Powerful When Built With CRISPR, Researchers Find

Feb. 22, 2017 — Researchers have harnessed the power of CRISPR/Cas9 to create more-potent chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells that enhance tumor rejection in ... read more

Feb. 22, 2017 — The mosquito Aedes aegypti, which can spread dengue fever, chikungunya, Zika fever, and yellow fever virus, requires a blood meal to develop eggs. One way to control the spread of these diseases is ... read more

Proteins in Your Runny Nose Could Reveal a Viral Infection

Feb. 22, 2017 — It may seem obvious, but the key to confirming whether someone is suffering from a cold or flu virus might lie at the misery's source -- the inflamed passages of the nose and throat. Scientists ... read more

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