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Annotation tool provides step toward understanding links between disease, mutant RNA
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have developed a computer program that represents a key step toward better understanding the connections between mutant genetic material and disease. 2 hours
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Annotation tool provides step toward understanding links between disease, mutant RNA
PHYS.ORG Researchers at Oregon State University have developed a computer program that represents a key step toward better understanding the connections between mutant genetic material and disease. 1 day
Study brings fresh insights into biology of malaria parasite
NEWS MEDICAL A team of researchers led by a University of California, Riverside, scientist has found that various stages of the development of human malaria parasites, including stages involved in malaria transmission,... 2 days
New CRISPR/Cas9 system targets regulatory genes of AIDS virus
NEWS MEDICAL By destroying the regulatory genes of the AIDS virus HIV-1 using the genome editing system CRISPR/Cas9, a Japanese research group has succeeded in blocking the production of HIV-1 by infected... 2 days
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Insect gene allows reproductive organs to cope with harmful bacteria
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SCIENCE DAILY Scientists collate the evidence for the mismatch between past evolutionary adaptation and our modern lives. They also ask whether natural selection linked to modernization... 2 days
New insights into malaria parasite
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have found that various stages of the development of human malaria parasites, including stages involved in malaria transmission, are linked to epigenetic features and how chromatin -- the complex of DNA and proteins within the nucleus --... 2 days
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Conformational ensembles of RNA oligonucleotides from integrating NMR and molecular simulations
Science Magazine RNA molecules are key players in numerous cellular processes and are characterized by a complex relationship between structure, dynamics, and function. Despite their apparent simplicity, RNA... 2 days
Graphene biointerfaces for optical stimulation of cells
Science Magazine Noninvasive stimulation of cells is crucial for the accurate examination and control of their function both at the cellular and the system levels. To address this need, we present a pioneering optical stimulation platform... 2 days
Mechanism underlying malformation associated with severe epilepsy is revealed
SCIENCE DAILY Study suggests dysregulation of gene NEUROG2 could be linked to development of focal cortical dysplasia, one of the most common causes of drug-resistant epilepsy. NEUROG2 is involved in cell differentiation... 2 days
Tumor immune evasion arises through loss of TNF sensitivity
Science Magazine Immunotherapy has revolutionized outcomes for cancer patients, but the mechanisms of resistance remain poorly defined. We used a series of whole-genome clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeat (CRISPR)–based screens performed... 2 days
New genes found that determine how the heart responds to exercise
SCIENCE DAILY A new study has discovered 30 new gene locations that determine how the heart responds to and recovers from exercise. 2 days
Upfront, comprehensive genetic testing in advanced lung cancer is cost-effective
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Research offers new insights into malaria parasite
PHYS.ORG A team of researchers led by a University of California, Riverside, scientist has found that various stages of the development of human malaria parasites, including stages involved in malaria transmission, are linked to epigenetic... 2 days
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Researchers uncover unusual form of cross-talk between proteins that affect gene expression
NEWS MEDICAL Turning genes on and off is an intricate process involving communication between many different types of proteins that interact with DNA. 2 days
Researchers discover new gene locations that determine heart’s response to exercise
NEWS MEDICAL A new study by researchers at Queen Mary University of London and University College London has discovered 30 new gene locations that determine how the heart... 2 days
Ovarian cancer therapy may help treat patients with aggressive pancreatic cancer
NEWS MEDICAL A targeted therapy that has shown its power in fighting ovarian cancer in women including those with BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations may also help patients with... 2 days
Infant formulas containing fructose pose risk to babies with hereditary fructose intolerance
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Scientists uncover a new face of a famous protein, SWI2/SNF2 ATPase
SCIENCE DAILY A team of scientists now have a deeper understanding of a large switch/sucrose non-fermentable (SWI/SNF) protein complex that plays a pivotal role in plant and human... 3 days
Scientists analyze first ancient human DNA from Southeast Asia
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have completed the first whole-genome analysis of ancient human DNA from Southeast Asia Study identifies at least three major waves of human migration into the region over the last... 3 days
New Zealand has its own population of blue whales
SCIENCE DAILY A group of blue whales that frequent the South Taranaki Bight (STB) between the North and South islands of New Zealand appears to be part of a local population that... 3 days
Insect gene allows reproductive organs to cope with harmful bacteria
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Reading histone modifications, an oncoprotein is modified in return
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How rice farming may have spread across the ancient world
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Plants send small RNAs in extracellular vesicles to fungal pathogen to silence virulence genes
Science Magazine Some pathogens and pests deliver small RNAs (sRNAs) into host cells to suppress host immunity. Conversely, hosts also transfer sRNAs... 3 days
Ancient genomes document multiple waves of migration in Southeast Asian prehistory
Science Magazine Southeast Asia is home to rich human genetic and linguistic diversity, but the details of past population movements in the region are not well known. Here,... 3 days
Scientists analyze first ancient human DNA from Southeast Asia
PHYS.ORG The first whole-genome analyses of ancient human DNA from Southeast Asia reveal that there were at least three major waves of human migration into the region over the last 50,000... 3 days
Medical News Today: Dyslipidemia: Everything you need to know
MNT Blood lipids are fatty substances, such as triglycerides and cholesterol. When a person's levels are too high or low, they have dyslipidemia. It can be caused by genetic conditions or... 3 days
Pancreatic cancer patients with BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations fare better on platinum-based chemotherapy
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Study shows New Zealand has its own population of blue whales
PHYS.ORG VIDEO A group of blue whales that frequent the South Taranaki Bight (STB) between the North and South islands of New Zealand appears to be part of... 3 days
Rocket Pharma partners with Stanford University to advance FA and PKD gene therapy research
NEWS MEDICAL Rocket Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a leading U.S.-based multi-platform gene therapy company, and the Stanford University School of Medicine today announced a... 3 days
Scientists discover how unusually long strands of RNA help colon cancer cells avoid death
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have discovered how unusually long strands of RNA help colon cancer... 3 days
The long life of pesticides
PHYS.ORG Although the use of organochlorine pesticides has been forbidden for decades, it is still affecting our soils. This is the conclusion of a research group from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid after an exhaustive study carried out in the... 3 days
Obsidian Therapeutics presents preclinical data on regulated IL12 and IL15 programs
NEWS MEDICAL Obsidian Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company dedicated to the development of next-generation cell and gene therapies with pharmacologic operating systems, today announced that the company presented... 3 days
GP-write has big goals for synthetic genomes
PHYS.ORG We continue to improve our ability to read, write, and edit DNA on larger and larger scales. GP-write wants to gather and coordinate the global enthusiasm around large-scale genome engineering to bring about some... 3 days
The survival of sea birds affected by ocean cycles
PHYS.ORG In a general context of climate change, researchers at the Centre d'écologie fonctionnelle et évolutive (CNRS/Université de Montpellier/Université Paul Valery/EPHE-PSL) and their international partners revealed the impact of ocean cycles,... 3 days
Moon Dust Could Give Astronauts Permanent DNA Damage, Study Finds
LIVE SCIENCE Turns out moon dust is really bad for human cells. 3 days
50 years ago, scientists warned of a sparrow’s extinction
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New nuclear RNA retention activity discovered
PHYS.ORG Gene expression involves mRNA transport from its place of synthesis to the cytoplasm where protein translation occurs. However, many non-coding RNA species do not follow this flow and new data now demonstrate how cells prevent the... 3 days
Scientists disrupt two enzymes to shrink cancer cells
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Alaska dive fishermen plead for relief from sea otters
PHYS.ORG Northern sea otters, once hunted to the brink of extinction along Alaska's Panhandle, have made a spectacular comeback by gobbling some of the state's finest seafood—and fishermen are not happy... 3 days
Researcher develops small molecules that inhibit derailment of gene expression in cancer
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Exercise can reduce genetic predisposition to obesity in older women, shows study
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Exploration of diverse bacteria signals big advance for gene function prediction
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have developed a workflow that enables large-scale, genome-wide assays of gene importance across many conditions. The study, 'Mutant Phenotypes for Thousands of Bacterial Genes of... 4 days
New nuclear RNA retention activity discovered
SCIENCE DAILY Gene expression involves mRNA transport from its place of synthesis to the cytoplasm where protein translation occurs. However, many non-coding RNA species do not follow this flow and new data now demonstrate how cells prevent the... 4 days
UC San Diego scientists discover gene that helps prevent neurodegenerative diseases
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists know that faulty proteins can cause harmful deposits or "aggregates" in neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. Although the causes of these protein... 4 days
FDA allows KU Medical Center to begin clinical trial of novel cellular therapy for HR/SR aGvHD
NEWS MEDICAL The University of Kansas Medical Center announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared... 4 days
Researchers discover mutation that can protect against Alzheimer's disease in mice
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Brain Science have discovered a mutation that can protect against Alzheimer's disease in mice. Published in the scientific journal Nature... 4 days
Scientists explore DNA secrets of green-blooded lizards
REUTERS WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of lizards inhabiting the island of New Guinea boasts one of the most exotic traits of any... 4 days
Biologists find mechanisms that control where transcription factors bind
SCIENCE DAILY A team of biologists has determined how transcription factors, which guide gene regulation, function differently in embryonic development. The results help illuminate how cells acquire distinct functions as the embryo... 4 days
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Mannan-induced Nos2 in macrophages enhances IL-17-driven psoriatic arthritis by innate lymphocytes
Science Magazine Previous identification of the inducible nitric oxide synthase (NOS2) gene as a risk allele for psoriasis (Ps) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) suggests a possible pathogenic role... 4 days
Chitinase genes (CHIAs) provide genomic footprints of a post-Cretaceous dietary radiation in placental mammals
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[Research Articles] Targeted inhibition of histone H3K27 demethylation is effective in high-risk neuroblastoma
Science Magazine High-risk neuroblastoma is often distinguished by amplification of MYCN and loss of differentiation potential. We performed high-throughput drug screening of epigenetic-targeted therapies... 4 days
Study of short Peruvians reveals new gene with a major impact on height
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Exploration of diverse bacteria signals big advance for gene function prediction
PHYS.ORG In the air, beneath the ocean's surface, and on land, microbes are the minute but mighty forces regulating much of the planet's biogeochemical cycles. To better... 4 days
Could gut bacteria drive colon cancer?
MNT Could gut bacteria impact the development of colon cancer by interacting with molecules that help to regulate gene expression? A recent study investigates. 4 days
Medical News Today: Could gut bacteria drive colon cancer?
MNT Could gut bacteria impact the development of colon cancer by interacting with molecules that help to regulate gene expression? A recent study investigates. 4 days
Mutation protects against Alzheimer's-like disease in mice
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have discovered a mutation that can protect against Alzheimer's disease in mice. The study found that a specific mutation can reduce the characteristic accumulation of the amyloid-beta peptide that occurs. 4 days
Exercise beats genetics in determining amount of body fat
SCIENCE DAILY With obesity now a global epidemic, there is increased focus on risk factors that contribute to weight gain, especially in postmenopausal women. Although many women may blame genetics for their... 4 days
Research offer clues to how random gene fluctuations may be tamed during earliest stages of life
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists exploring how to tame random gene fluctuations as the embryos that become our bodies start... 4 days
Study illuminates how neuronal activity leads to gene activation
NEWS MEDICAL From burning your palm on a hot pan handle to memorizing the name of a new acquaintance, "anytime you experience something, your neurons are active," says Kelsey Tyssowski, a graduate... 4 days
Fossil record reveals changes in Earth's movement and rotation
PHYS.ORG Professor James Crampton from Victoria University's School of Geography, Environment, and Earth Sciences worked with a research team from GNS Science and the Universities of Wisconsin, California Riverside, and Chicago... 4 days
New device for quick and accurate detection of lead
PHYS.ORG A research team from the Department of Chemistry of Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) has invented a portable device for one-stop detection of lead concentration in drinking water. The DNA-based... 4 days
Biologists determine how transcription factors function differently in embryonic development
NEWS MEDICAL A team of biologists has determined how transcription factors (TFs), which guide gene regulation, function differently in embryonic development. 4 days
Scientists successfully transfer memory of one animal to another
NEWS MEDICAL UCLA neuroscience researchers have successfully transferred the memory of one animal to another via injections of RNA. This futuristic study has made possible hopes for similar transfers among higher animals... 5 days
Scientists crack how primordial life on Earth might have replicated itself
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have created a new type of genetic replication system which demonstrates how the first life on Earth -- in the form of RNA -- could... 5 days
Taming random gene changes as our bodies start to form
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists exploring how to tame random gene fluctuations as the embryos that become our bodies start to form have identified a control switch in the vertebrate segmentation clock... 5 days
First clues to the causes of multiple sclerosis
SCIENCE DAILY There is still no cure for multiple sclerosis, with current treatments largely based on managing symptoms, especially accelerating recovery phases following a relapse and reducing the number and severity of relapses. Researchers... 5 days
In Germany, controversial law gives Bavarian police new power to use DNA
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Could Reviving Woolly-Mammoth Genes Fight the Effects of Global Warming?
LIVE SCIENCE Scientists hope to mingle woolly mammoth genes with those of today's elephants to help permafrost from melting. 5 days
Cleveland Clinic researcher wins NCI grant to delve into cancer genetics and radiation effectiveness
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Medical News Today: Colorectal cancer: Some cells are 'born to be bad'
MNT A small study finds that genetic signatures for cell migration and metastasis are already present in early malignant — but not benign — colorectal... 5 days
Biologists find mechanisms that control where transcription factors bind
PHYS.ORG A team of biologists has determined how transcription factors (TFs), which guide gene regulation, function differently in embryonic development. The results help illuminate how cells acquire distinct functions as the... 5 days
Scientists crack how primordial life on Earth might have replicated itself
PHYS.ORG Scientists have created a new type of genetic replication system which demonstrates how the first life on Earth—in the form of RNA—could have replicated itself. The... 5 days
Taming random gene changes as our bodies start to form
PHYS.ORG Scientists exploring how to tame random gene fluctuations as the embryos that become our bodies start to form have identified a control switch in the vertebrate segmentation clock... 5 days
Essential fats in diet may regulate protein secretion in muscles by altering gene expression
NEWS MEDICAL A new study reveals that essential fats in the diet may play a role in regulating protein secretion in the... 5 days
Enzyme adopts dynamic structure to function in hot, salty sea
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Bamboo-eating Bale monkeys could still be saved from extinction
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Scientists find missing factor in gene activation
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have unraveled a mystery on how genes are activated. Human genes are blocked by structures known as nucleosomes, components that package DNA inside cells. How do these roadblocks clear out to allow genes... 5 days
Omega-3, omega-6 in diet alters gene expression in obesity
SCIENCE DAILY A new study reveals that essential fats in the diet may play a role in regulating protein secretion in the muscles by changing the way genes associated with secretion act. 5 days
The disc of the Milky Way is bigger than we thought
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Research collaboration uses cutting-edge technology to produce new veterinary drug
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Connecting the dots to unlock brain structure
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Scientists identify key factor that clears the way for gene activation
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UCLA researchers characterize mechanism of mEAK-7 gene for the first time
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UCLA biologists transfer memory by injecting RNA from one marine snail to another
NEWS MEDICAL UCLA biologists report they have transferred a memory from one marine snail to another, creating an artificial memory, by injecting RNA from... 5 days
Scientists examine vitamin D levels in children with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
NEWS MEDICAL New research charts vitamin D levels and variations in genes that determine vitamin D status in UK children diagnosed with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. 5 days
Genetic fixer-uppers could aid in predicting prognosis of patients with bladder cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Mutations in genes that help repair damage to DNA may aid in predicting the prognosis of patients with bladder and other related cancers, according... 5 days
Researchers reverse Alzheimer's symptoms in flies by restoring epigenetic balance
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers from Drexel University reversed symptoms of Alzheimer's disease in fruit flies by restoring the balance between two epigenetic enzymes that regulate gene expression, a study shows. 5 days
UQ's new Genome Innovation Hub focuses on improving healthcare
NEWS MEDICAL Genetic research aimed at improving healthcare will be the focus of the University of Queensland’s new Genome Innovation Hub. 6 days
Gene variant may be linked to worse psychiatric symptoms in TBI patients
NEWS MEDICAL A variant of the APOE gene may be linked to worse psychiatric symptoms in people who have had a traumatic brain injury, found a... 6 days
Scientists uncover genome variation linked to increased risk of developing Alzheimer's
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Scientists find missing factor in gene activation
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