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Four genes associated with OCD identified
NEWS MEDICAL There are found genes that have been identified to be associated with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). These genes have been found to alter the circuitry of the brain in a manner that could lead to OCD.... 1 hour
Two studies set groundwork for new avenues to treat influenza and anthrax poisoning
NEWS MEDICAL Two recent studies led by biologists at the University of California San Diego have set the research groundwork for new avenues to... 3 hours
TGen project to develop standard operating procedures for single-cell RNA sequencing
NEWS MEDICAL The Translational Genomics Research Institute today announced grant support from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative donor advised fund, an advised fund of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation,... 3 hours
Resolving traffic jams in human ALS motor neurons
SCIENCE DAILY A team of researchers used stem cell technology to generate motor neurons from ALS patients carrying mutations in FUS. They found disturbed axonal transport in these motor neurons, but also identified genetic... 5 hours
Genetic diversity plays major role in evolution of drug resistance
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers have shown that genetic diversity plays a key role in enabling drug resistance to evolve. Scientists at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the Institute for Research... 7 hours
Study opens door to new approach for curing HIV infections
NEWS MEDICAL In findings that open the door to a completely different approach to curing HIV infections, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have for the... 7 hours
Scientists receive critical funding to study treatments for three deadly cancers
NEWS MEDICAL Immunotherapy for leukemia patients has been nothing short of a miracle. Now scientists hope to use that science and other forms of gene therapy to tackle three of... 10 hours
Synthetic compound targets enzyme that supports survival and dissemination of metastatic cells
NEWS MEDICAL Cancer can most often be successfully treated when confined to one organ. But a greater challenge lies in treating cancer that has metastasized, or... 10 hours
Medical News Today: Stress may harm gut health as much as junk food
MNT Researchers suggest that the effect of stress on gut microbiota is comparable with that seen with a high-fat diet, but this may... 11 hours
Stress may harm gut health as much as junk food
MNT Researchers suggest that the effect of stress on gut microbiota is comparable with that seen with a high-fat diet, but this may only apply to women. 11 hours
Yeast spotlights genetic variation's link to drug resistance
PHYS.ORG Researchers have shown that genetic diversity plays a key role in enabling drug resistance to evolve. Scientists at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the Institute for Research on Cancer and Ageing... 12 hours
Cancer: New compound targets energy generation, thereby killing metastatic cells
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have identified an enzyme that supports the survival and dissemination of metastatic cells, and developed a synthetic compound that targets the enzyme and kills the metastatic cells... 12 hours
Scientists create most powerful micro-scale bio-solar cell yet
PHYS.ORG Researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York have created a micro-scale biological solar cell that generates a higher power density for longer than any existing cell of its kind. 13 hours
Medical News Today: New insights into marijuana's effect on the developing brain
MNT Emerging research investigates what the main active substance in marijuana does to neural cells, and how this may lead to addictive behavior. 14 hours
New insights into marijuana's effect on the developing brain
MNT Emerging research investigates what the main active substance in marijuana does to neural cells, and how this may lead to addictive behavior. 14 hours
Search Of DNA In Dogs, Mice And People Finds 4 Genes Linked To OCD
NPR Scientists looking for genetic factors behind obsessive compulsive disorder looked for clues in the DNA of humans and two animal... 14 hours
Major advance in nanopore detection of peptides and proteins
SCIENCE DAILY Nanopore technology, which is used to sequence DNA, is cheap, hand-held and works in the jungle and in space. The use of this technology to identify peptides or proteins is... 15 hours
Bolstering fat cells offers potential new leukemia treatment
SCIENCE DAILY Killing cancer cells indirectly by powering up fat cells in the bone marrow could help acute myeloid leukemia patients, says a new study. Researchers found that boosting adipocytes, or fat cells, located... 15 hours
'Hiding in plain sight:' Discovery raises questions over scale of overlooked biodiversity
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have used cutting edge DNA technology to demonstrate that one of Europe's top freshwater predators is actually two species rather than one. 15 hours
Proteins and polymers: Spinning strands hint at folding dynamics
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have created flexible strings of magnetized beads to model how natural and synthetic strands bend and fold in dynamic conditions. The work could enhance knowledge of how proteins and... 15 hours
Oysters offer hot spot for reducing nutrient pollution
SCIENCE DAILY Marine scientists have quantified potentially denitrifying bacteria in the oyster gut and shell, with important implications for efforts to reduce nutrient levels in coastal waters through oyster restoration. 15 hours
Biology of childhood brain tumor subtypes offers clues to precision treatments
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers investigating pediatric low-grade gliomas (PLGG), the most common type of brain tumor in children, have discovered key biological differences in how mutated genes combine with... 15 hours
Researchers developed single cell level sorting technology using sound waves
PHYS.ORG Sound wave enables the sensation of hearing, and is an important way of communicating in the animal world. In physics, sound is considered as a mechanical vibration that... 16 hours
Saving hearts after heart attacks: Overexpression of a gene enhances repair of dead muscle
SCIENCE DAILY Biomedical engineers report a significant advance in efforts to repair a damaged heart after a heart attack, using grafted heart-muscle... 16 hours
Matchmaking with consequences
PHYS.ORG Most human tumours have one thing in common: They harbour drastically increased amounts of the so-called Myc proteins. Animal experiments show that such high Myc concentrations contribute to causing cancer. But Myc proteins not only have harmful properties, they are... 16 hours
Study reveals link between cancer relapse and body’s immune system
NEWS MEDICAL Results from a new study conducted at the Institute of Cancer Research, London, suggests cancer cells that remain in the body after treatment, utilize the immune system of... 16 hours
A new type of robotic microscope
PHYS.ORG Scientists at Oldenburg University can now use a "digitizing robotic microscope" for biological and medical research. Oldenburg University is one of the few German universities where this new type of microscope, which costs approximately 200,000 euros,... 17 hours
Chemists develop optical imaging tool to target cancer cells
PHYS.ORG Dr. Ning Fang of the Chemistry Department at Georgia State University has developed a new optical imaging technique, Single Particle Orientation and Rotational Tracking (SPORT), to image rotational motions in... 17 hours
UAB researchers report major advance in efforts to repair damaged heart after heart attack
NEWS MEDICAL University of Alabama at Birmingham biomedical engineers report a significant advance in efforts to repair a damaged heart after a... 17 hours
Study uses precision medicine approach to find effective treatments for rare cancers
NEWS MEDICAL For the first time, researchers have been able to identify effective treatments for patients with rare cancers by analyzing genes and proteins in their... 17 hours
The importance of asymmetry in bacteria
PHYS.ORG New research published in Nature Microbiology has highlighted a protein that functions as a membrane vacuum cleaner and which could be a potential new target for antibiotics. 17 hours
Microbes leave 'fingerprints' on Martian rocks
PHYS.ORG Scientists around Tetyana Milojevic from the Faculty of Chemistry at the University of Vienna are in search of unique biosignatures, which are left on synthetic extraterrestrial minerals by microbial activity. The biochemist and astrobiologist investigates these... 17 hours
Researchers identify strategies to mitigate disturbed axonal transport in ALS patients
NEWS MEDICAL A team of researchers at VIB and KU Leuven used stem cell technology to generate motor neurons from ALS patients carrying mutations in FUS. They found... 17 hours
Key to expanding genetic code described
PHYS.ORG Yale scientists have described the atomic structure of a protein that is the key tool in efforts by synthetic biologists to expand the genetic code. 18 hours
Cascade of costs could push new gene therapy above $1 million per patient
NEWS MEDICAL Outrage over the high cost of cancer care has focused on skyrocketing drug prices, including the $475,000 price tag for the country's... 18 hours
USC study reveals how schizophrenia has biological effect on the entire brain
NEWS MEDICAL Some 40 years since CT scans first revealed abnormalities in the brains of schizophrenia patients, international scientists say the disorder is a systemic disruption... 18 hours
Clues to the innate drug resistance of a cocoa-fermenting pathogen
PHYS.ORG At first glance, the yeast Candida krusei seems as innocuous as microbes come: it's used for fermenting cocoa beans and gives chocolate its pleasant aroma. But it's increasingly... 19 hours
Sunlight stimulates microbial respiration of organic carbon
PHYS.ORG Sunlight and microbes interact to degrade dissolved organic carbon (DOC) in surface waters, but scientists cannot currently predict the rate and extent of this degradation in either dark or light conditions. A recent study... 19 hours
Using AFM to study cell mechanics and function
NEWS MEDICAL My lab, broadly speaking, is interested in trying to understand interactions between cells and materials. Those could be materials that are present within living tissue or materials that we use for engineering... 20 hours
Medical News Today: Cancer recurrence may be stopped with immunotherapy
MNT A new study shows how the body's immune system is 'tricked' into not attacking cancer cells, causing relapse. Immunotherapy proves effective in mice. 21 hours
Medical News Today: How broccoli protects your gut
MNT New research finds that broccoli might be beneficial for gastrointestinal health; it appears to regulate the microbiome and prevent leaky gut. 21 hours
'Hiding in plain sight'—Discovery raises questions over scale of overlooked biodiversity
PHYS.ORG Scientists have used cutting-edge DNA technology and museum samples collected over the past two centuries to reveal a new species of diving beetle living in streams... 21 hours
How broccoli protects your gut
MNT New research finds that broccoli might be beneficial for gastrointestinal health; it appears to regulate the microbiome and prevent leaky gut. 21 hours
ESnet's science DMZ design could help transfer, protect medical research data
PHYS.ORG Like other sciences, medical research is generating increasingly large datasets as doctors track health trends, the spread of diseases, genetic causes of illness and the like.... 22 hours
Team uses magnetic beads to model microscopic proteins, polymers
PHYS.ORG An engineered string of micronwide beads may take up the slack where computer modeling fails researchers who study the bending, folding and other movements of polymers or biomolecules like actin... 22 hours
Novel gene expression signature assay could help enhance lymphoma management
NEWS MEDICAL Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is an aggressive cancer and the most frequently diagnosed non-Hodgkin lymphoma worldwide (nearly 40% of cases). Recent advancements indicate that both the prognosis... 24 hours
Columbia scientists receive grant from CZI to construct atlas of cells in human spinal cord
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists at Columbia's Zuckerman Institute today received a grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative donor advised fund, an... 24 hours
CHOP researchers discover key differences among gene fusions in childhood brain tumors
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers investigating pediatric low-grade gliomas, the most common type of brain tumor in children, have discovered key biological differences in how mutated genes combine... 1 day
Father's diet before sex could contribute to changes in the offspring’s health, study reveals
NEWS MEDICAL A new study, conducted by the University of Cincinnati (UC) biology professors Michal Polak and Joshua Benoit, suggests that a... 1 day
Einstein scientists share $9 million NIH grant for longevity research
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists now believe that the Fountain of Youth flows from our genes, or at least from the genes of people who live healthy lives to age 100 or... 1 day
Clues to the Innate Drug Resistance of a Cocoa-Fermenting Pathogen
SCIENCE DAILY At first glance, the yeast Candida krusei seems as innocuous as microbes come: it’s used for fermenting cocoa beans and gives chocolate its pleasant aroma. But it’s increasingly... 1 day
An epigenetic key to unlock behavior change
PHYS.ORG When it comes to behaviour, researchers have moved beyond the "nature versus nurture" debate. It's understood that genes and environment both play a role. However, how they interact at a molecular level to shape... 1 day
Your Hair Color and Sleep Habits May Come from Neanderthals
LIVE SCIENCE Neanderthal DNA could influence your skin tone, hair color, sleep patterns, mood and even smoking behavior, a new study finds. 1 day
Toward efficient high-pressure desalination
SCIENCE DAILY One of the biggest operational challenges for desalination plants is the fouling of membranes by microbes. New research suggests a novel approach to reducing the rate of fouling, and thus improving desalination plant efficiency. 1 day
Researchers Uncover New Antibiotic Resistance Genes
SCI-NEWS.COM Chalmers University of Technology Professor Erik Kristiansson and co-authors have identified over 70 new metallo-β-lactamase genes that make bacteria resistant to last-resort antibiotics. “Metallo-β-lactamases... 1 day
Powering up fat cells could help acute myeloid leukemia patients
NEWS MEDICAL Killing cancer cells indirectly by powering up fat cells in the bone marrow could help acute myeloid leukemia patients, according to a new study from McMaster University. 1 day
Medical News Today: Leukemia: Cancer cells killed off with diabetes drug
MNT Researchers find that boosting fat cells in the bone marrow using a diabetes drug not only kills off leukemic cells, but it also regenerates healthy ones. 2 days
Neutrons observe vitamin B6-dependent enzyme activity useful for drug development
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have performed neutron structural analysis of a vitamin B6-dependent protein, potentially opening avenues for new antibiotics and drugs to battle diseases such as drug-resistant tuberculosis, malaria and... 2 days
Nidoviruses redundantly express genes and encode more proteins than previously believed, study finds
SCIENCE DAILY Arteriviruses, a family of single-stranded RNA viruses that belongs to the order Nidovirales, produce more proteins and messenger RNAs than previously reported,... 2 days
How cells induce inflammation upon detection of cytoplasmic DNA
SCIENCE DAILY A research team has elucidated the mechanism by which human cells induce inflammation upon detection of cytoplasmic DNA. Notably, the signal network involved differs from that used in the same... 2 days
Childhood poverty, poor support may drive up pregnant woman's biological age
SCIENCE DAILY Pregnant women who had low socioeconomic status during childhood and who have poor family social support appear to prematurely age on a cellular level, potentially raising... 2 days
Medical News Today: Dietary supplement may help to prevent seizures
MNT Researchers suggest that glucosamine, a dietary supplement, may help to reduce brain cell excitability, bringing us closer to a new therapy for epilepsy. 2 days
Neutrons observe vitamin B6-dependent enzyme activity useful for drug development
PHYS.ORG Scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have performed neutron structural analysis of a vitamin B6-dependent protein, potentially opening avenues for new antibiotics and drugs... 2 days
Side-by-side deposition of atomically flat semiconductor sheets enhances solar cell conversion efficiency
PHYS.ORG Super thin photovoltaic devices underpin solar technology and gains in the efficiency of their production are therefore keenly sought. KAUST researchers have combined and... 2 days
Nidoviruses redundantly express genes and encode more proteins than previously believed, study finds
PHYS.ORG Arteriviruses, a family of single-stranded RNA viruses that belongs to the order Nidovirales, produce more proteins and messenger RNAs than previously reported,... 2 days
Dietary supplement may help to prevent seizures
MNT Researchers suggest that glucosamine, a dietary supplement, may help to reduce brain cell excitability, bringing us closer to a new therapy for epilepsy. 2 days
Scientists demonstrate path to linking the genome to healthy tissues, disease
SCIENCE DAILY A study has reached a major milestone in establishing a baseline understanding of gene expression across healthy human tissues, and linking genes to disease. 2 days
Major advance in nanopore detection of peptides and proteins
PHYS.ORG Nanopore technology, which is used to sequence DNA, is cheap, hand-held and works in the jungle and in space. The use of this technology to identify peptides or proteins is... 2 days
New UTSA study describes how dopamine tells you it isn't worth the wait
SCIENCE DAILY A new study sheds light on how dopamine cells in the brain signal the passage of time. 2 days
How dopamine tells you it isn't worth the wait
SCIENCE DAILY A new study sheds light on how dopamine cells in the brain signal the passage of time. 2 days
Investigating new cancer therapy candidates with live-cell imaging
NEWS MEDICAL There are two main things that we've worked on in the lab as regards to drug studies. One is identifying new combinations of drugs, and working on why a combination of drugs... 2 days
Sleep duration may affect the integrity of sperm DNA
SCIENCE DAILY A new study found a link between sleep duration and a measure of chromosomal health in sperm. In the study of 2020 semen samples provided by 796 male volunteers from... 2 days
New antibiotic resistance genes found
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have found several previously unknown genes that make bacteria resistant to last-resort antibiotics. The genes were found by searching large volumes of bacterial DNA. 2 days
Structural insights into processes at DNA damage sites
PHYS.ORG Ishan Deshpande and his colleagues from the group of Susan Gasser and the Protein Structure Facility at the FMI elucidated the mechanism of how Mec1-Ddc2, a tumor suppressor involved in DNA damage... 2 days
Ocean atmosphere rife with microbes
PHYS.ORG Microbes are dispersed widely over the oceans with islands acting as stepping-stones to help transport of land-based organisms. 2 days
Study finds link between sleep duration and measure of chromosomal health in sperm
NEWS MEDICAL A new study found a link between sleep duration and a measure of chromosomal health in sperm. The findings are published in... 2 days
Scientists Identify New Molecular Pathway that Controls Aging
SCI-NEWS.COM A team of researchers led by Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has discovered a conserved molecular pathway that... 2 days
Genome-wide data from a 40,000-year-old man in China reveals complicated genetic history of Asia
PHYS.ORG The biological makeup of humans in East Asia is shaping up to be a very complex story, with greater diversity... 2 days
pressurization isn t to blame for fouling of membranes study finds Pressurization isn't to blame for fouling of membranes, study finds
PHYS.ORG VIDEO The desalination industry, a critical source of potable water in many arid regions, generated more than $13 billion last year and is expected to double within a decade.... 2 days
A range of substances with antitumor properties synthesized
PHYS.ORG Scientists from RUDN University have synthesized a number of new cytotoxic substances that can damage cells. The results of the study could be used in cancer therapy. The compounds were obtained by... 2 days
Unexpected finding in the cell's power plant
PHYS.ORG Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have discovered that the protein complex RNase P in the cell's mitochondria behaves differently than previously thought. The findings, published in Nucleic Acids Research, give important new clues on how... 2 days
Medical News Today: How do genes and lifestyle choices affect lifespan?
MNT Researchers have analyzed abundant genetic and lifestyle data, and they warn that our lifestyle choices can have a serious impact on our life expectancy. 2 days
New antibiotic resistance genes found
PHYS.ORG Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have found several previously unknown genes that make bacteria resistant to last-resort antibiotics. The genes were found by searching large volumes of bacterial DNA and the... 2 days
Researchers identify several previously unknown antibiotic resistance genes
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have found several previously unknown genes that make bacteria resistant to last-resort antibiotics. 2 days
Toward efficient high-pressure desalination
MIT Surprisingly, pressurization isn’t to blame for fouling of membranes, study finds. 2 days
Genes that determine skin color studied - new revelations
NEWS MEDICAL Human populations vary vastly in skin tones. European populations have been studied and some of the genes that determine skin color have been found. A latest study in a varied... 2 days
FDA advisory committee vote 16-0 for first even gene therapy for rare blindness
NEWS MEDICAL A panel of advisors to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has voted unanimously in favor of an experimental gene... 2 days
Medical News Today: Can psoriasis be passed on genetically?
MNT We examine the genetic factors affecting psoriasis. Learn more about the genes involved and what the studies say about skin conditions being hereditary. 4 days
Medical News Today: How does rabies cause aggression?
MNT New research investigates the molecular mechanism that allows the rabies virus to induce aggressive behavior in the infected host. 4 days
Reengineered immune system cells show early promise against HIV
SCIENCE DAILY Improving on a previous attempt, scientists have developed a new strategy that could potentially be used to reengineer a patient's own immune system cells to fight HIV. The approach shows... 4 days
Cholesterol byproduct hijacks immune cells, lets breast cancer spread
SCIENCE DAILY High cholesterol levels have been associated with breast cancer spreading to other sites in the body, but doctors and researchers don't know the cause for the link. A new study... 4 days
Cell biology: Cell contacts in embryonic development determine cellular fate
SCIENCE DAILY The average human consists of about 37.2 trillion cells. But not all cells are created equal: while muscle cells contain the molecular machinery to contract and relax your... 4 days
Newfoundland populated multiple times by distinct groups, DNA evidence shows
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers who've examined genetic evidence from mitochondrial DNA provide evidence that two groups of indigenous people in Canada, known as the Maritime Archaic and Beothuk, brought different matrilines... 4 days
Lead halide perovskites: Crystal-liquid duality, phonon glass electron crystals, and large polaron formation
Science Magazine Lead halide perovskites have been demonstrated as high performance materials in solar cells and light-emitting devices. These materials are characterized by coherent... 4 days
Integrating networks and comparative genomics reveals retroelement proliferation dynamics in hominid genomes
Science Magazine Retroelements (REs) are mobile DNA sequences that multiply and spread throughout genomes by a copy-and-paste mechanism. These parasitic elements are active in diverse genomes,... 4 days
The sea cucumber genome points to genes for tissue regeneration
SCIENCE DAILY A new high-definition genome sequence of the sea cucumber provides molecular insights into its ability to regenerate. 4 days
Cell biology: Proteins may prevent dysfunction, disease by relaxing, study shows
SCIENCE DAILY A team of researchers used simulations and X-rays to conclude that disordered proteins remain unfolded and expanded as they float loose in the cytoplasm of a... 4 days
Enzymatic synthesis of core 2 O-glycans governs the tissue-trafficking potential of memory CD8+ T cells
Science Magazine Trafficking of memory CD8+ T cells out of the circulation is essential to provide protective immunity against intracellular... 4 days
New model predicts how E. coli bacteria respond to temperature changes, genetic mutations
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at the University of California San Diego have developed a genome-scale model that can accurately predict how E. coli bacteria respond... 4 days
Combination of El Niño and 2016 Ecuador earthquake likely worsened Zika outbreak
SCIENCE DAILY A Zika virus outbreak in coastal Ecuador in 2016 was likely worsened by a strong El Niño and a magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck... 5 days
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