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DNA tests bring together French son of GI and US half-brother
PHYS.ORG A Frenchman who spent his whole adult life searching for his American father, a soldier who fought in Europe during World War Two, said he was... 2 hours
DNA islands effective as 'anti-bacterial drones'
SCIENCE DAILY Genomic 'islands' that evolved from viruses can be converted into 'drones' that disable Staphylococcus aureus, bacteria that are often resistant to antibiotics, a new study finds. 9 hours
Burst of morning gene activity tells plants when to flower
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have discovered that the gene FT -- the primary driver of the transition to flowering in plants each spring -- does something unexpected in Arabidopsis thaliana plants... 9 hours
Mosquitoes that can carry malaria eliminated in lab experiments
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have eliminated caged mosquitoes using 'gene drive' technology to spread a genetic modification that blocks female reproduction. 9 hours
DNA islands effective as 'anti-bacterial drones'
PHYS.ORG Genomic "islands" that evolved from viruses can be converted into "drones" that disable Staphylococcus aureus, bacteria that are often resistant to antibiotics and pose a threat to safe hospital care, a new study finds. 10 hours
In lab tests, this gene drive wiped out a population of mosquitoes
SCIENCE-NEWS For the first time, a gene drive caused a population crash of mosquitoes in a small-scale test. 10 hours
Gene therapy approach could help treat mitochondrial diseases
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers have developed a genome-editing tool for the potential treatment of mitochondrial diseases: serious and often fatal conditions which affect 1 in 5,000 people. 10 hours
Mosquitoes Genetically Modified To Crash Species That Spreads Malaria
NPR Scientists demonstrate that a "gene drive" can rapidly spread a genetic mutation through a species, perhaps providing a potent new weapon against malaria. But there are plenty of skeptics. 10 hours
Zapping mutant DNA in mitochondria could treat major class of genetic disease
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Burst of morning gene activity tells plants when to flower
PHYS.ORG For angiosperms—or flowering plants—one of the most important decisions facing them each year is when to flower. It is no trivial undertaking. To flower, they must cease vegetative... 10 hours
Eradicating Helicobacter pylori infections may be a key treatment for Parkinson's disease
SCIENCE DAILY While human genetic mutations are involved in a small number of Parkinson's disease (PD) cases, the vast majority of cases are of unknown environmental... 10 hours
Stepfathers' 'Cinderella effect' challenged by new study
SCIENCE DAILY Long-held assumptions that stepfathers are far more likely to be responsible for child deaths than genetic parents have now been challenged. Findings suggest that differences in rates of child homicides by stepfathers and genetic... 10 hours
Height may be risk factor for varicose veins
SCIENCE DAILY The taller you are, the more likely you are to develop varicose veins, according to a researchers who examined the genes of more than 400,000 people in search of clues to what... 10 hours
National parks bear the brunt of climate change
SCIENCE DAILY Human-caused climate change has exposed US national parks to conditions hotter and drier than the rest of the nation, says a new study quantifying for the first time the magnitude of climate... 11 hours
Does our environment affect the genes in our brains?
SCIENCE DAILY Is there a link between differences in IQ test performance and the activity of certain genes? Researchers have shown that modifications in the structure of a specific gene have a... 11 hours
Ecologist suggests wild approach to selling threatened plants
PHYS.ORG Selling plants could save them from extinction. The key is growing them in their natural habitats, not on private properties or nurseries, according to FIU conservation ecologist Hong Liu. 12 hours
Custom circuits for living cells
PHYS.ORG VIDEO A team of Caltech researchers has developed a biological toolkit of proteins that can be assembled together in different ways, like Legos, to program new behaviors in cells. As a proof-of-concept, they designed and constructed a circuit that... 12 hours
Silver fox study reveals genetic clues to social behavior
PHYS.ORG In 1959, Russian scientists began an experiment to breed a population of silver foxes, selecting and breeding foxes that exhibited friendliness toward people. They wanted to know if they could... 13 hours
Genes predicting person's height may provide clues about causes of varicose veins
NEWS MEDICAL A person's height and certain genes that predict height are associated with varicose veins and may provide clues about what causes this condition and... 13 hours
New study finds height as possible risk factor for developing varicose veins
NEWS MEDICAL The taller you are, the more likely you are to develop varicose veins, according to a study led by Stanford University School of Medicine... 15 hours
Kiwifruit duplicated its DNA in two separate evolutionary events millions of years ago
NEWS MEDICAL Today's kiwifruit, a member of the Chinese gooseberry family, contains about as much vitamin C as an orange. This extra boost in... 15 hours
ADCETRIS drug receives approval in Japan as frontline treatment option for Hodgkin lymphoma
NEWS MEDICAL Seattle Genetics, Inc. today announced that its collaborator, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, has received approval from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour... 17 hours
Cytox, AIBL announce expanded agreement to assess genetic risk for Alzheimer’s
NEWS MEDICAL Cytox, a precision medicine company which today is commercializing polygenic risk scoring approaches for assessing genetic risk for developing Alzheimer's disease and other neurological diseases, has... 18 hours
Study: Over 80% of people who carry identifiable genetic risk for cancer don't know it
NEWS MEDICAL Genomic screening of more than 50,000 people shows that more than 80% of those who carry an identifiable... 19 hours
What can salad dressing tell us about cancer? Think oil and vinegar
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have identified another way the process that causes oil to form droplets in water may contribute to solid tumors, such as prostate and... 23 hours
Genomic study brings us closer to precision medicine for type 2 diabetes
SCIENCE DAILY Most patients with type 2 diabetes are treated with a 'one-size-fits-all' protocol, but this approach can leave many cases inadequately managed. New work indicates... 2 days
Researchers identify new genetic disorder in a human patient
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and physicians from Spectrum Health have identified for the first time in a human patient a genetic disorder only previously described... 3 days
USC research uncovers previously unknown genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease
NEWS MEDICAL New research from USC has uncovered a previously unknown genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. The study provides insights on how these conditions,... 3 days
Mutant Green Crabs Are Mean, and They're Invading Maine's Waters
LIVE SCIENCE VIDEO Fearless crabs threaten the state's shellfish industry. 3 days
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ASTRO WATCH The discovery of a microorganism that gives a candy-pink lagoon in central Spain its... 3 days
Land-based bird populations are at risk of local extinction
SCIENCE DAILY A new report finds that land-based bird populations are becoming confined to nature reserves in some parts of the world -- raising the risk of global extinction -- due to... 3 days
Investigational steroid mirrors prednisone's benefits while taming its side effects
SCIENCE DAILY A head-to-head trial comparing the decades-old steroid, prednisone, and a promising new steroid, vamorolone, finds both act on the same key set of genetic pathways involved in controlling... 3 days
Genomic dark matter activity connects Parkinson's and psychiatric diseases
SCIENCE DAILY Using a new technique known as laser-capture RNA seq, that involves cutting out dopamine neurons from a human brain section with a laser, investigators have cataloged more than 70,000 novel... 3 days
Octopuses given mood drug 'ecstasy' reveal genetic link to evolution of social behaviors in humans
SCIENCE DAILY By studying the genome of a kind of octopus not known for its friendliness toward its peers, then... 4 days
Sparrow in a lead mine—birds adapt to life in contaminated areas
PHYS.ORG A new study of house sparrows' genes has found the first evidence of animals adapting to lead contamination in heavily polluted areas of Australia. 4 days
The extirpation of species outside protected areas
PHYS.ORG Land-based bird populations are becoming confined to nature reserves in some parts of the world—raising the risk of global extinction—due to the loss of suitable habitat, according to a report led by UCL. 4 days
Salk Institute researchers uncover molecular structure of RNA-based CRISPR system
NEWS MEDICAL Over the past several years, CRISPR-Cas9 has moved beyond the lab bench and into the public zeitgeist. This gene-editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 holds promise for correcting defects inside individual... 4 days
Novel mathematical approach uncovers existence of unsuspected biological cycles
NEWS MEDICAL A novel mathematical approach has uncovered that some animal cells have robust 12-hour cycles of genetic activity, in addition to circadian or 24-hour cycles. 4 days
Kiwifruit duplicated its vitamin C genes twice, 50 million and 20 million years ago
SCIENCE DAILY Today's kiwifruit contains about as much vitamin C as an orange -- the result of the kiwifruit's ancestors' spontaneously duplicating... 4 days
CWRU receives NIH grant to learn how non-coding genes contribute to spread of colorectal cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Certain genes that code for proteins have long been known to contribute to cancer progression. But in a... 4 days
Metaresearchers take on meta-analyses, and hoary old myths about science
Science Magazine Meta-analyses—structured analyses of many studies on the same topic—were once seen as objective and definitive projects that helped sort out conflicts amongst smaller studies. These days, thousands of... 4 days
Cellular checkpoint control using programmable sequential logic
Science Magazine Biological processes that require orderly progression, such as growth and differentiation, proceed via regulatory checkpoints where the cell waits for signals before continuing to the next state. Implementing such control would allow genetic engineers... 4 days
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Using DNA to dissect the ivory trade
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Understanding epilepsy in pediatric tumors
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have identified a neuronal BRAF somatic mutation that causes intrinsic epileptogenicity in pediatric brain tumors. 4 days
Decoding the structure of an RNA-based CRISPR system
PHYS.ORG Over the past several years, CRISPR-Cas9 has moved beyond the lab bench and into the public zeitgeist. This gene-editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 holds promise for correcting defects inside individual cells and potentially healing... 4 days
Mathematics meets biology to uncover unexpected biorhythms
SCIENCE DAILY A novel mathematical approach has uncovered that some animal cells have robust 12-hour cycles of genetic activity, in addition to circadian or 24-hour cycles. 4 days
Cane toad: Scientists crack genetic code
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have unlocked the DNA of the cane toad, a poisonous amphibian that is a threat to many native Australian species. 4 days
Test could detect patients at risk from lethal fungal spores
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have discovered a genetic mutation in humans linked to a 17-fold increase in the amount of dangerous fungal spores in the lungs. The study could allow doctors... 4 days
Like humans, octopuses want more hugs when high on ecstasy
Science Magazine Researchers find genetic link in both species between MDMA and social behavior 4 days
How lactoferrin clamps down on free roaming iron ions to stop nefarious effects on cells
PHYS.ORG What prevents our cells from being overexposed to iron ions roaming freely in the body is a protein... 4 days
Octopuses given mood drug 'ecstasy' reveal genetic link to evolution of social behaviors in humans
PHYS.ORG By studying the genome of a kind of octopus not known for its friendliness toward its peers, then... 4 days
Kiwifruit duplicated its vitamin C genes twice, 50 million and 20 million years ago
PHYS.ORG Today's kiwifruit, a member of the Chinese gooseberry family, contains about as much vitamin C as an orange. This extra... 4 days
Few hatchery brook trout genes present in Pennsylvania watershed wild fish
PHYS.ORG Despite many decades of annual brook trout stocking in one northcentral Pennsylvania watershed, the wild brook trout populations show few genes from hatchery fish, according to... 4 days
Mesosaurs: ‘Oldest-Known Aquatic Reptiles’ Were Semi-Aquatic, Paleontologists Say
SCI-NEWS.COM According to new research published in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, mesosaurs — the oldest known reptiles that... 4 days
Candy-pink lagoon serves up salt-rich diet for potential life on Mars
PHYS.ORG The discovery of a microorganism that gives a candy-pink lagoon in central Spain its startling colour is providing new evidence for how life could survive on... 4 days
Scientists predict extinction risk for hard-to-track species
PHYS.ORG Species are going extinct all over the world: Scientists believe that Earth is losing between 200 and 2,000 species every year. That number is squishy, partly because there are so many species for which... 5 days
LineaRx signs agreement with Takis/Evvivax to develop linear-DNA based anti-cancer vaccines
NEWS MEDICAL Applied DNA Sciences Inc. announced today that LineaRx, Inc., its wholly-owned subsidiary focused on next-generation biotherapeutics, has signed a Joint Development Agreement with Takis S.R.L. and... 5 days
Genetic polymorphisms linked with muscle injury and stiffness
NEWS MEDICAL To test whether sex-related genetic polymorphisms are associated with muscle injury and stiffness, Noriyuki Fuku from Juntendo University and colleagues report in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise that... 5 days
Mathematics meets biology to uncover unexpected biorhythms
PHYS.ORG A novel mathematical approach has uncovered that some animal cells have robust 12-hour cycles of genetic activity, in addition to circadian or 24-hour cycles. The method, published in the journal PLOS ONE, assessed the... 5 days
Study could allow doctors to screen patients at risk from Aspergillus
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists at The University of Manchester have discovered a genetic mutation in humans linked to a 17-fold increase in the amount of dangerous fungal spores in... 5 days
AMSBIO launches circulating tumor DNA Reference Standards
NEWS MEDICAL AMSBIO announce the launch of a new range of circulating tumor DNA Reference Standards for cancer disease management research. 5 days
Restoring cells to an uninfected state once a virus is destroyed
PHYS.ORG New research, pioneered by a first year Ph.D. student and researchers at the University of St Andrews' School of Biology, has identified an important new component... 5 days
Co-evolution between a 'parasite gene' and its host
PHYS.ORG A Danish research team has delineated a complex symbiosis between a 'parasitic' noncoding RNA gene and its protein-coding 'host' gene in human cells. The study reveals how co-evolution of the host gene... 5 days
When a chemical tag makes the difference in cell fate and gene expression
PHYS.ORG Scientists at the Centre for Genomic Regulation in Barcelona, Spain, have uncovered the role of special chemical 'tags' in controlling vital genes... 5 days
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CERN Cristina Agrigoroae TEDxCERN event in the CMS building in 2015 (Image: Maximilien Brice/CERN) The... 5 days
Researchers develop fast detection strategy to know type of virus acquired by patients
NEWS MEDICAL Even tiny amounts of viruses can have disastrous consequences. RNA identification can reveal the type of virus present. 5 days
Geroscience takes center stage in Journal of the American Medical Association
NEWS MEDICAL Geroscience--the burgeoning research field that focuses on the genetic, molecular, and cellular mechanisms that make aging a major risk factor for most chronic diseases as we... 5 days
NIH and FDA call for eliminating involvement of RAC in human gene therapy experiments
NEWS MEDICAL Recently, the U.S. National Institutes of Health and Food and Drug Administration called for the eliminating involvement of the Recombinant... 5 days
New study focuses on two-way gene switches controlling gene activity
NEWS MEDICAL Led by ICREA research professors at the Centre for Genomic Regulation, Luciano Di Croce and Marc A. Marti-Renom, the study focused on a set of genes with what's... 5 days
First U.S. patient treated with innovative gene therapy at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
NEWS MEDICAL A Puerto Rican patient with X-linked retinitis pigmentosa (XLRP) is hoping to save his vision after an innovative gene therapy procedure at... 5 days
Scientists examine variations in a cell's protein factory
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists are studying the factors within a cell that can influence noise. They discovered that for 85 percent of genes, the noise magnitude is higher in the last step as compared to... 5 days
Researchers discover cell mechanism regulating protein synthesis in stressful situations
NEWS MEDICAL The different genes within the genome must be expressed in precise levels and in the exact moment if the complex balance regulating cell activity is to be maintained. 5 days
DNA tests of illegal ivory link multiple ivory shipments to same dealers
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists report that DNA test results of large ivory seizures made by law enforcement have linked multiple ivory shipments over the three-year period, when... 5 days
Anti-inflammatory protein promotes healthy gut bacteria to curb obesity
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have discovered that the anti-inflammatory protein NLRP12 normally helps protect mice against obesity and insulin resistance when they are fed a high-fat diet. The researchers also reported that the... 5 days
Scientists Just Found the Guys Who Are Killing Africa’s Elephants
LIVE SCIENCE How do you crack the complicated empire of cartels that kill hundreds of thousands of elephants every year for their ivory? You put an international slew of gumshoe... 5 days
Combating transnational organized crime by linking multiple large ivory seizures to the same dealer
Science Magazine Rapid growth in world trade has enabled transnational criminal networks to conceal their contraband among the 1 billion containers shipped... 5 days
[Research Articles] Repurposing ciclopirox as a pharmacological chaperone in a model of congenital erythropoietic porphyria
Science Magazine Congenital erythropoietic porphyria is a rare autosomal recessive disease produced by deficient activity of uroporphyrinogen III synthase, the... 5 days
[Reviews] The hallmarks of successful anticancer immunotherapy
Science Magazine Immunotherapy is revolutionizing the clinical management of multiple tumors. However, only a fraction of patients with cancer responds to immunotherapy, and currently available immunotherapeutic agents are expensive and generally associated with considerable toxicity, calling... 5 days
[Research Articles] The PTH/PTHrP-SIK3 pathway affects skeletogenesis through altered mTOR signaling
Science Magazine Studies have suggested a role for the mammalian (or mechanistic) target of rapamycin (mTOR) in skeletal development and homeostasis, yet there is no evidence connecting mTOR... 5 days
DNA tests of illegal ivory link multiple ivory shipments to same dealers
PHYS.ORG The international trade in elephant ivory has been illegal since 1989, yet African elephant numbers continue to decline. In 2016, the International Union for... 5 days
How Geneticists Tracked Down Africa's 3 Largest Elephant-Slaughtering Cartels
LIVE SCIENCE How do you crack the complicated empire of cartels that kill hundreds of thousands of elephants every year for their ivory? You put an international slew of gumshoe geneticists on... 5 days
Photos: Seized Elephant Ivory Reveals How Massive Cartels Operate
LIVE SCIENCE Scientists are using elephant DNA to crack the code on ivory cartels. 5 days
DNA from seized elephant ivory unmasks 3 big trafficking cartels in Africa
SCIENCE-NEWS Scientists can sleuth out wildlife crime and aid law enforcement by tracing elephant DNA from ivory seizures back to the source. 5 days
Study reveals new therapeutic target for pediatric tumor-associated intractable epilepsy
NEWS MEDICAL Pediatric brain tumors are characterized by frequent complications due to intractable epilepsy compared to adult brain tumors. However, the genetic cause of refractory epilepsy in pediatric brain tumors... 5 days
Optical detection of picomolar concentrations of RNA using switches in plasmonic chirality
PHYS.ORG Even tiny amounts of viruses can have disastrous consequences. RNA identification can reveal the type of virus present. A fast and sensitive technique based... 5 days
When a chemical tag makes the difference in cell fate and gene expression
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have uncovered the role of special chemical 'tags' in controlling vital genes involved in early mammalian development. 5 days
Scientists examine variations in a cell's protein factory
PHYS.ORG You can think of a cell in your body like a miniature factory, creating a final product called proteins, which carry out various tasks and functions. In this cellular factory, genes control... 5 days
Scientists crack genetic code of cane toad
PHYS.ORG A group of scientists from UNSW Sydney, the University of Sydney, Deakin University, Portugal and Brazil have unlocked the DNA of the cane toad, a poisonous amphibian that is a threat to many native... 5 days
Cell mechanism regulating protein synthesis in stress conditions discovered
PHYS.ORG Genes must be expressed in precise levels and at the exact moment if the complex balance regulating cell activity is to be maintained. Messenger RNA (mRNA) conveys genetic information from... 5 days
End-Permian extinction, which wiped out most of Earth's species, was instantaneous in geological time
PHYS.ORG The most severe mass extinction in Earth's history occurred with almost no early warning signs, according to a new study... 5 days
To avoid vision problems in space, astronauts will need some kind of artificial gravity
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Ever since astronauts began going to space for extended periods of time, it has been known that long-term exposure to... 5 days
Co-evolution between a 'parasite gene' and its host
SCIENCE DAILY A research team has delineated a complex symbiosis between a 'parasitic' noncoding RNA gene and its protein coding 'host' gene in human cells. The study reveals how co-evolution of the host gene... 5 days
Eulogy for a seastar, Australia's first recorded marine extinction
PHYS.ORG We see the surface of the sea: the rock pools, the waves, the horizon. But there is so much more going on underneath, hidden from view. 5 days
DermTech completes enrollment in clinical study to assess DNA damage and reversal
NEWS MEDICAL DermTech, Inc., the global leader in non-invasive molecular dermatology, announced today it has completed enrollment in a clinical study to assess DNA damage induced... 5 days
New method to estimate the energy efficiency of entire neighborhoods
PHYS.ORG Researchers from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) and Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) have developed a precision tool to assess the potential for improving energy efficiency in the... 6 days
Alector announces initiation of Phase 1 trial of AL001 for treating frontotemporal dementia
NEWS MEDICAL Alector, a privately held biotechnology company pioneering immuno-neurology, a novel therapeutic approach for the treatment of neurodegeneration, today announced the initiation of... 6 days
Study finds why some human genes are more popular with biomedical researchers
NEWS MEDICAL Historical bias is a key reason why biomedical researchers continue to study the same 10 percent of all human genes while ignoring many genes... 6 days
Researchers describe cell mechanism that optimize proteins production in stressful situations
NEWS MEDICAL The different genes within the genome must be expressed in precise levels and in the exact moment if the complex balance regulating cell activity is to... 6 days
Researchers study DNA polymerases at the molecular level
PHYS.ORG Complex biological systems can be described as a network of chemical processes that take place in molecules. The scientists of the "ChemLife" research initiative at the University of Konstanz are working together... 6 days
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Detangling DNA replication
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